March 14, 2011
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Commodores' 16-1 mark propels them to No. 1
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VANDERBILT 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 11 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2011 NCAA Division I ranks.

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