May 2, 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 12 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2011 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 38-5 3-0 2
2. South Carolina Southeastern 35-8 4-0 3
3. Virginia Atlantic Coast 42-5 2-1 1
4. Florida Southeastern 34-10 3-0 5
5. Texas Big 12 33-11 3-1 4
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 31-10 3-1 6
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-11 2-1 9
8. Oregon State Pacific-10 32-9 3-1 12
9. TCU Mountain West 31-13 2-2 7
10. Oklahoma Big 12 31-13 2-2 10
11. Texas A&M Big 12 30-14 1-3 8
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 30-13 2-2 11
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 33-10 1-0 15
14. Clemson Atlantic Coast 29-15 4-1 18
15. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 31-14 1-3 13
16. Arkansas Southeastern 29-13 1-2 14
17. UC Irvine Big West 28-12 2-2 17
18. Fresno State Western Athletic 29-9 1-2 16
19. Southern Miss Conference USA 32-11 2-2 20
20. UCLA Pacific-10 23-16 2-2 19
21. Rice Conference USA 28-16 0-0 22
22. Oklahoma State Big 12 30-13 2-1 24
23. Miami Atlantic Coast 29-15 2-2 23
24. Stanford Pacific-10 21-16 2-3 21
25. Charlotte Atlantic 10 34-10 3-1 25
26. Stetson Atlantic Sun 34-10 3-1 27
27. Arizona Pacific-10 27-16 3-1 28
28. California Pacific-10 26-14 2-2 26
29. Coastal Carolina Big South 30-15 4-0 -
30. Connecticut Big East 31-13-1 5-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (28-19), Bethune-Cookman (29-19), College of Charleston (30-15), Creighton (31-10), Dartmouth (28-10), Delaware (25-19), East Carolina (28-16), Elon (30-17), Florida Atlantic (26-17), Georgia (24-21), Georgia State (33-13), Gonzaga (25-13-1), Hawaii (24-18), James Madison (30-15), Kent State (30-12), Louisville (25-18), LSU (28-17), N.C. State (26-19), Nebraska (27-18), New Mexico State (30-14), Purdue (30-13), Southeastern Louisiana (30-16), Stephen F. Austin (30-13), Stony Brook (30-10), Troy (31-13).
Dropped out: East Carolina (29), Troy (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Big 12 4, Southeastern 4, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Big South 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)