June 29, 2010
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SOUTH CAROLINA 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 2010 weekly surveys. This season's polls have been circulated from Feb. 23 to June 29/30, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb. This is the final poll of the year after South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference won its first NCAA baseball championship on June 29 by downing UCLA, 2-1 in 11 innings.

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll has representation by 10 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 16 separate leagues among the Top 30 in the 2010 polls, and four different schools (chronologically) Texas, LSU, Virginia, and Arizona State held down the No. 1 position in the NCBWA 2010 polls.

The first 2011 NCBWA Division I poll will be released in Jan. 2011.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. South Carolina Southeastern 54-16 6-1 5
2. UCLA Pacific-10 51-17 3-3 4
3. TCU Mountain West 54-14 3-2 3
4. Clemson Atlantic Coast 45-25 2-2 8
5. Oklahoma Big 12 50-18 1-2 6
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 48-20 1-2 7
7. Arizona State Pacific-10 52-10 0-2 1
8. Florida Southeastern 47-17 0-2 2
9. Texas Big 12 50-13 - 9
10. Virginia Atlantic Coast 51-14 - 10
11. Coastal Carolina Big South 55-10 - 11
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 46-18 - 12
13. Miami Atlantic Coast 43-20 - 13
14. Arkansas Southeastern 43-21 - 14
15. Vanderbilt Southeastern 46-20 - 15
16. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 47-15 - 16
17. Louisville Big East 50-14 - 17
18. Alabama Southeastern 42-25 - 18
19. Auburn Southeastern 43-21 - 19
20. UC Irvine Big West 39-21 - 20
21. Rice Conference USA 40-23 - 21
22. Connecticut Big East 48-16 - 22
23. Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast 40-22 - 23
24. Texas A&M Big 12 43-21-1 - 24
25. Oregon Pacific-10 40-24 - 25
26. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 38-22 - 26
27. College of Charleston Southern 44-19 - 27
28. St. John's Big East 43-20 - 28
t29. LSU Southeastern 41-22 - t29
t29. Ole Miss Southeastern 39-24 - t29
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (34-24), Baylor, (36-24), Florida Atlantic (37-24), Hawaii (35-28), Kansas State (37-22), Minnesota (32-30), New Mexico (38-22), San Diego (37-22), Southern Miss (36-24), Stanford (31-25), The Citadel (43-22), Washington State (37-22).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 7, Big 12 3, Big East 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2,
Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 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)