April 12, 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 11 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 27-7 4-1 5
2. Arizona State Pacific-10 28-3 3-2 1
3. Texas Big 12 26-7 5-0 6
4. UCLA Pacific-10 25-3 2-2 4
5. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 27-5 2-2 2
6. LSU Southeastern 26-6 3-2 3
7. Arkansas Southeastern 26-6 4-0 9
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 25-7 4-1 8
9. Florida Southeastern 23-8 3-1 10
10. TCU Mountain West 23-7 3-1 11
11. Coastal Carolina Big South 27-5 4-0 13
12. Louisville Big East 25-6 1-3 7
13. South Carolina Southeastern 25-7 3-1 16
14. Miami Atlantic Coast 23-9 3-2 12
15. Oklahoma Big 12 25-7 3-1 17
16. Oregon State Pacific-10 20-8 2-2 15
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 23-10 3-2 14
18. Vanderbilt Southeastern 26-8 2-2 19
19. Ole Miss Southeastern 23-10 2-2 18
20. Western Kentucky Sun Belt 26-8 4-1 24
21. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 22-12 2-2 20
22. Arizona Pacific-10 22-9 2-1 23
23. Southeastern Louisiana Southland 26-7 2-2 22
24. Kansas State Big 12 23-6 2-1 30
25. Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-12 3-1 -
26. East Carolina Conference USA 20-12 2-1 27
27. California Pacific-10 20-10 4-0 -
28. UC Irvine Big West 18-11 1-3 21
29. Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast 23-11 3-1 -
30. Kentucky Southeastern 21-12 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (21-11), Arkansas State (21-11), Auburn (22-11), Baylor (19-11), College of Charleston (24-10), Connecticut (22-7), Elon (21-12), Florida Gulf Coast (21-10), Fresno State (20-13), Kansas (19-13-1), Liberty (22-9), Michigan State (22-6), N.C. State (21-12), New Mexico (21-11), Ohio State (19-9), Oregon (21-11), Pittsburgh (22-8), Rice (19-14), San Diego (17-14), Stanford (14-13), Texas A&M (20-10-1), Texas State (20-10), The Citadel (23-11), UCF (22-12), VMI (28-5), Washington State (17-11), Wichita State (21-10).
Dropped out: Alabama (25), College of Charleston (26), Stanford (28), Rice (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 7, Pacific-10 5, Big 12 3, Big West 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Southland 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. 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)