June 9, 2009
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LSU 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 final poll will be released one day after the College World Series ends.

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. LSU Southeastern 51-16 5-0 1
2. Arizona State Pacific-10 49-12 5-0 2
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 47-14 5-0 3
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 47-16 5-0 5
5. Texas Big 12 46-14-1 5-1 4
6. Virginia Atlantic Coast 48-13-1 5-1 8
7. Arkansas Southeastern 39-22 5-0 16
8. Southern Miss Conference USA 40-24 5-1 20
9. Rice Conference USA 43-18 4-3 6
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 45-18 3-2 7
11. TCU Mountain West 40-18 4-2 10
12. Mississippi Southeastern 44-20 4-3 12
13. UC Irvine Big West 45-15 2-2 11
14. Florida Southeastern 42-22 3-2 9
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 44-22 4-3 13
16. East Carolina Conference USA 46-20 4-3 14
17. Louisville Big East 47-18 3-3 15
18. Oklahoma Big 12 43-20 2-2 17
19. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 38-19-1 3-2 18
20. Miami Atlantic Coast 38-22 2-2 19
21. Coastal Carolina Big South 47-16 1-2 21
22. Kansas State Big 12 43-18-1 2-2 22
23. South Carolina Southeastern 40-23 2-2 23
24. Oregon State Pacific-10 37-19 2-2 25
25. Texas A&M Big 12 37-24 1-2 24
26. Georgia Southeastern 38-24 1-2 26
27. Elon Southern 41-18 1-2 27
28. Western Kentucky Sun Belt 42-20 3-2 29
29. Vanderbilt Southeastern 37-27 3-2 28
30. Alabama Southeastern 37-21 0-2 30
Also receiving votes: Army (36-21), Boston College (34-26), Cal Poly (37-21), Dallas Baptist (38-17), Georgia Southern (42-17), Georgia State (39-22), Gonzaga (36-18), Kansas (39-24), Kent State (43-17), Middle Tennessee State (44-18), Minnesota (40-19), Ohio State (42-19), Oklahoma State (34-24), Oral Roberts (33-15), San Diego State (41-23), Tennessee Tech (31-24-1), Texas State (41-17), Washington State (32-25)
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Pacific-10 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 1, Sun Belt 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)