May 18, 2009
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UC IRVINE TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 12th year with its 2009 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue from Feb. 23 through June 25 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls feature a national Top 30.

This week's poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. UC Irvine Big West 40-12 3-1 1
2. LSU Southeastern 41-15 3-1 2
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 41-11 3-0 3
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 41-14 3-1 5
5. Cal State Fullerton Big West 38-14 2-1 4
6. Texas Big 12 38-12-1 2-0 7
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 40-14 4-0 9
8. Mississippi Southeastern 40-15 3-0 11
9. Rice Conference USA 35-15 2-2 6
10. Oklahoma Big 12 40-16 3-0 13
11. Florida Southeastern 38-18 3-1 12
12. TCU Mountain West 35-14 4-0 14
13. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 34-15-1 1-3 8
14. Virginia Atlantic Coast 39-12-1 2-2 10
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 39-17 5-0 16
16. Miami Atlantic Coast 35-18 3-0 21
17. East Carolina Conference USA 41-15 4-0 20
18. Coastal Carolina Big South 42-13 3-0 22
19. Texas A&M Big 12 34-21 1-3 15
20. Arkansas Southeastern 32-20 1-3 17
21. Alabama Southeastern 37-17 2-2 19
22. Georgia Southeastern 35-20 1-3 18
23. Louisville Big East 40-14 4-0 28
24. Elon Southern 37-14 1-0 25
25. Cal Poly Big West 35-17 2-2 24
26. South Carolina Southeastern 37-19 5-0 -
27. Ohio State Big Ten 39-15 3-1 29
28. Kansas State Big 12 39-15-1 1-2 23
29. George Mason Colonial Athletic 40-10 2-1 27
30. Oregon State Pacific-10 31-16 2-2 26
Also receiving votes: Auburn (31-25), Bethune-Cookman (32-26), Dallas Baptist (38-16), Georgia Southern (38-15), Gonzaga (32-16), Kansas (37-19), Kent State (38-15), Middle Tennessee State (38-15), Minnesota (35-15), Missouri (32-23), New Mexico (37-18), San Diego State (37-19), San Jose State (39-18), Texas State (38-14), Washington State (28-22), West Virginia (36-16).
Dropped out: Texas State (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, Pacific-10 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Colonial 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2009 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (North Carolina)
Feb. 23 (North Carolina)
March 2 (LSU)
March 9 (Georgia)
March 16 (North Carolina)
March 23 (Georgia)
March 30 (Georgia)
April 6 (Arizona State)
April 13 (LSU)
April 20 (North Carolina)
April 27 (North Carolina)
May 4 (North Carolina)
May 11 (UC Irvine)
May 18 (UC Irvine)
May 25 (UC Irvine)
June 2 (LSU)
June 9 (LSU)
Final (LSU)