March 15, 2010
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VIRGINIA TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 13th year with its 2010 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 22-June 29 following the 64th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., and final CWS competition at historic Rosenblatt Stadium.

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2010 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Virginia Atlantic Coast 12-3 3-1 4
2. Arizona State Pacific-10 15-0 4-0 3
3. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 13-1 3-0 5
4. Florida State Atlantic Coast 13-2 3-2 2
5. Texas Big 12 13-3 5-0 6
6. LSU Southeastern 13-2 2-2 1
7. TCU Mountain West 12-2 4-0 8
8. Florida Southeastern 11-3 4-1 7
9. Clemson Atlantic Coast 13-1 4-0 9
10. Louisville Big East 14-1 3-1 10
11. Miami Atlantic Coast 10-4 3-1 13
12. Coastal Carolina Big South 15-2 5-1 12
13. UCLA Pacific-10 13-0 4-0 16
14. Arkansas Southeastern 12-3 4-1 14
15. Oregon State Pacific-10 10-3 3-0 18
16. Oklahoma Big 12 15-2 4-1 19
17. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 12-4 2-3 11
18. Vanderbilt Southeastern 14-1 4-0 21
19. Rice Conference USA 10-7 3-2 15
20. Kentucky Southeastern 13-2 4-1 24
21. UC Irvine Big West 9-6 3-1 22
22. Ole Miss Southeastern 12-4 3-2 20
23. Alabama Southeastern 12-1 4-0 27
24. South Carolina Southeastern 11-4 5-0 28
25. East Carolina Conference USA 8-6 1-3 17
26. Texas A&M Big 12 13-3 4-1 29
27. Kansas Big 12 11-4 4-1 -
28. Stanford Pacific-10 7-4 0-0 25
29. Cal State Fullerton Big West 7-7 3-1 26
30. Southeastern Louisiana Southland 15-1 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (11-4), Canisius (10-5), Connecticut (7-4), Duke (11-4), Florida Gulf Coast (10-4), Houston (8-5), Kansas State (13-2), Liberty (11-2), N.C. State (11-4), New Mexico (13-5), Ohio State (9-4), Oklahoma State (8-2), Oregon (12-6), South Alabama (12-6), Southern Miss (10-4), The Citadel (11-3), VMI (14-1), Washington State (10-3), Western Kentucky (12-4), Wichita State (10-3).
Dropped out: Ohio State (23), N.C. State (30).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 4, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Mountain West 1, Southland 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. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please visit ncbwa.com.

2010 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Texas)
Feb. 22 (LSU)
March 1 (LSU)
March 8 (LSU)
March 15 (Virginia)
March 22 (Virginia)
March 29 (Arizona State)
April 5 (Arizona State)
April 12 (Virginia)
April 19 (Arizona State)
April 26 (Texas)
May 3 (Texas)
May 10 (Texas)
May 17 (Texas)
May 24 (Texas)
May 31 (Virginia)
June 15 (Arizona State)
June 29 (South Carolina)