June 25, 2009
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LSU TOPS FINAL NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2009 weekly surveys. This season's polls have been circulated from Feb. 23-June 25 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb. This is the final poll of the year and '09 after LSU won its sixth NCAA baseball championship on June 24.

The poll voters come from 30 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks, and five different schools have held down the No. 1 position.

There have been 21 separate leagues among the Top 30 in the '09 poll, and five different schools North Carolina, LSU, Georgia, Arizona State, and UC Irvine held down the No. 1 position in the NCBWA polls.

The first 2010 NCBWA Division I poll will be released in January 2010.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. LSU Southeastern 56-17 10-1 1
2. Texas Big 12 50-16-1 9-3 5
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 51-14 7-2 2
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 48-18 6-2 4
5. Arkansas Southeastern 41-24 7-2 7
6. Virginia Atlantic Coast 49-15-1 6-3 6
7. Cal State Fullerton Big West 47-16 5-2 3
8. Southern Miss Conference USA 40-26 5-3 8
9. Rice Conference USA 43-18 4-3 9
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 45-18 3-2 10
11. TCU Mountain West 40-18 4-2 11
12. Mississippi Southeastern 44-20 4-3 12
13. UC Irvine Big West 45-15 2-2 13
14. Florida Southeastern 42-22 3-2 14
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 44-22 4-3 15
16. East Carolina Conference USA 46-20 4-3 16
17. Louisville Big East 47-18 3-3 17
18. Oklahoma Big 12 43-20 2-2 18
19. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 38-19-1 3-2 19
20. Miami Atlantic Coast 38-22 2-2 20
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 24
25. Texas A&M Big 12 37-24 1-2 25
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 28
29. Vanderbilt Southeastern 37-27 3-2 29
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)