April 4, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Unbeaten week keeps Commodores at 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 26-3 4-0 1
2. Virginia Atlantic Coast 28-2 4-0 2
3. South Carolina Southeastern 22-5 4-0 3
4. Florida Southeastern 24-5 3-1 4
5. Arizona State Pacific-10 21-6 3-0 5
6. Texas A&M Big 12 22-6 3-1 6
7. Oklahoma Big 12 22-6 3-0 7
8. Texas Big 12 21-7 4-0 8
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 21-7 3-1 9
10. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 26-4 3-1 10
11. TCU Mountain West 18-9 3-1 11
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 20-8 4-0 14
13. Fresno State Western Athletic 20-3 2-1 15
14. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 23-6 2-2 12
15. LSU Southeastern 20-8 3-1 16
16. Stanford Pacific-10 13-7 3-1 19
17. UCLA Pacific-10 14-9 3-1 20
18. Arkansas Southeastern 19-8 1-2 13
19. UC Irvine Big West 18-6 4-0 22
20. California Pacific-10 19-6 3-1 21
21. Arizona Pacific-10 20-9 3-2 18
22. Rice Conference USA 21-11 5-0 25
23. Southern Miss Conference USA 22-5 4-0 28
24. Alabama Southeastern 21-9 3-2 24
25. Louisville Big East 18-9 3-1 23
26. Clemson Atlantic Coast 14-12 1-3 17
27. Oregon State Pacific-10 20-7 2-1 27
28. Charlotte Atlantic 10 23-6 4-0 -
29. Troy Sun Belt 22-5 3-1 -
30. Oklahoma State Big 12 21-7 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal State Bakersfield (20-7), Coastal Carolina (18-10), Connecticut (14-10-1), Creighton (20-5,) East Carolina (20-7), East Tennessee State (16-8), Georgia (14-14), Georgia Southern (18-11), Gonzaga (16-8-1), James Madison (20-9), Kennesaw State (18-12), Louisiana-Lafayette (16-11), Mercer (21-9), New Mexico State (22-6), Oregon (14-12), Penn State (17-8), San Jose State (19-8), Stetson (22-7), Texas State (19-8), UCF (19-9).
Dropped out: Oregon (26), Stetson (29), Auburn (30).
By conference: Pacific-10 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big East 1, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 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)