Feb. 28, 2011
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA)  The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 14th 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 first CWS competition at TD Ameritrade Park

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2011 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida Southeastern 7-0 4-0 2
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 7-1 3-1 3
3. Oklahoma Big 12 9-0 5-0 4
4. South Carolina Southeastern 6-0 3-0 6
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 7-0 4-0 8
6. UCLA Pacific-10 5-2 2-2 1
7. Arizona State Pacific-10 6-1 3-1 9
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 6-1 3-1 10
9. Clemson Atlantic Coast 5-1 3-0 11
10. TCU Mountain West 4-3 2-2 5
11. LSU Southeastern 7-0 4-0 14
12. Texas Big 12 5-3 2-2 7
13. Texas A&M Big 12 6-1 3-1 13
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 4-3 3-1 15
15. Stanford Pacific-10 4-3 2-2 12
16. Arkansas Southeastern 6-0 3-0 20
17. Rice Conference USA 5-3 4-1 18
18. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 6-1 2-1 21
19. College of Charleston Southern 7-0 4-0 25
20. Oregon Pacific-10 4-3 3-1 19
21. UC Irvine Big West 7-0 4-0 26
22. Arizona Pacific-10 5-1 2-1 23
23. Louisville Big East 4-2 1-2 16
24. California Pacific-10 5-1 3-1 30
25. Auburn Southeastern 5-2 3-1 27
26. Miami Atlantic Coast 4-3 2-2 22
27. Coastal Carolina Big South 4-4 1-3 17
28. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 5-3 3-2 24
29. Fresno State Western Athletic 6-0 4-0 -
30. Wichita State Missouri Valley 7-0 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (4-3), Baylor (4-3), Charlotte (7-1), Connecticut (2-4), Creighton (7-1), Duke (7-1), East Carolina (4-2), Georgia State (7-1), James Madison (7-1), Kansas State (5-2), Loyola Marymount (7-1), Mercer (8-2), New Mexico State (8-0), Ole Miss (7-1), Oregon State (4-3), San Jose State (6-1), Southeast Missouri State (5-2), Southeastern Louisiana (6-1), Southern Miss (6-2), Stetson (5-0), Texas Tech (7-1), Troy (6-1), UCF (6-1), Virginia Tech (6-2), Washington State (4-1).
Dropped out: Connecticut (28), Alabama (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Southeastern 6, Big 12 3, Big West 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 1, Western Athletic 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.

2011 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (TCU)
Feb. 21 (UCLA)
Feb. 28 (Florida)
March 7 (Florida)
March 14 (Vanderbilt)
March 21 (Florida)
March 28 (Vanderbilt)
April 4 (Vanderbilt)
April 11 (Vanderbilt)
April 18 (Virginia)
April 25 (Virginia)
May 2 (Vanderbilt)
May 9 (Vanderbilt)
May 16 (Virginia)
May 23 (South Carolina)
May 30 (Virginia)
June 14 (Virginia)
June 30 (South Carolina)