March 28, 2011
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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 10 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2011 NCAA Division I ranks.

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