April 25, 2011
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VIRGINIA 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. Virginia Atlantic Coast 40-4 4-1 1
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-5 3-0 3
3. South Carolina Southeastern 31-8 3-1 2
4. Texas Big 12 30-10 3-1 4
5. Florida Southeastern 31-10 3-1 5
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 28-9 3-0 6
7. TCU Mountain West 29-11 4-0 7
8. Texas A&M Big 12 29-11 3-1 9
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 31-10 5-0 10
10. Oklahoma Big 12 29-11 3-1 11
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-11 1-2 8
12. Oregon State Pacific-10 29-8 2-1 15
13. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 30-11 3-1 16
14. Arkansas Southeastern 28-11 2-2 12
15. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 32-10 2-2 13
16. Fresno State Western Athletic 28-7 3-2 14
17. UC Irvine Big West 26-10 3-1 18
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 25-14 3-1 21
19. UCLA Pacific-10 21-14 2-2 17
20. Southern Miss Conference USA 30-9 3-1 24
21. Stanford Pacific-10 19-13 3-1 23
22. Rice Conference USA 28-16 2-2 19
23. Miami Atlantic Coast 27-13 3-1 30
24. Oklahoma State Big 12 28-12 1-3 20
25. Charlotte Atlantic 10 31-9 3-1 28
26. California Pacific-10 24-12 1-3 22
27. Stetson Atlantic Sun 31-9 2-2 26
28. Arizona Pacific-10 24-15 1-2 25
29. East Carolina Conference USA 27-13 3-1 -
30. Troy Sun Belt 30-10 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal State Bakersfield (24-11), Coastal Carolina (26-15), College of Charleston (27-15), Connecticut (26-12-1), Creighton (27-10), Elon (26-16), Georgia (21-20), Kansas State (24-15), Kent State (26-12), LSU (24-17), Mercer (28-15), Mississippi State (24-16), N.C. State (24-18), Ole Miss (24-17), Penn State (24-13), St. John's (21-13), Stephen F. Austin (28-12), Stony Brook (26-9), Texas State (25-14), UAB (23-17), UCF (26-15), UNC Wilmington (23-17), West Virginia (24-16).
Dropped out: LSU (27), Creighton (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Big 12 4, Southeastern 4, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 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)