May 25, 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 11 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 43-13 3-1 1
2. LSU Southeastern 46-16 5-1 2
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 44-12 3-1 3
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 42-14 4-0 5.
5. Texas Big 12 41-13-1 3-1 6
6. Rice Conference USA 39-15 4-0 9
7. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 42-16 1-2 4
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-16 2-2 7
9. Virginia Atlantic Coast 43-12-1 4-0 14
10. Oklahoma Big 12 41-18 1-2 10
11. Florida Southeastern 39-20 1-2 11
12. Mississippi Southeastern 40-17 0-2 8
13. TCU Mountain West 36-16 1-2 12
14. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 35-17-1 1-2 13
15. Coastal Carolina Big South 46-14 4-1 18.
16. Clemson Atlantic Coast 40-19 1-2 15
17. Miami, Florida Atlantic Coast 36-20 1-2 16
18. Texas A&M Big 12 36-22 2-1 19
19. East Carolina Conference USA 42-17 1-2 17
20. Louisville Big East 44-15 4-1 23
21. Arkansas Southeastern 34-22 2-2 20
22. Georgia Southeastern 37-22 2-2 22
23. Elon Southern 40-16 3-2 24
24. Alabama Southeastern 37-19 0-2 21
25. Cal Poly Big West 37-19 2-2 25
26. Kansas State Big 12 41-16-1 2-1 28
27. Oregon State Pacific-10 35-17 4-1 30
28. South Carolina Southeastern 38-21 1-2 26
29. Georgia Southern Southern 42-15 4-0 -
30. Ohio State Big Ten 40-17 1-2 27
Also receiving votes: Bethune-Cookman (32-26), Dallas Baptist (38-17), Georgia Mason (42-12), Georgia State (39-20), Gonzaga (35-16), Indiana (32-25), Jacksonville (36-20), Kent State (42-15), Middle Tennessee State (43-16), Minnesota (38-17), Missouri (34-25), Oral Roberts (31-13), Sam Houston State (36-22), San Diego State (40-21), Texas State (41-15), Vanderbilt (34-25), Washington State (31-23).
Dropped out: George Mason (29).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, Pacific-10 2, Southern 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain West 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)