May 16, 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 45-6 2-1 2
2. South Carolina Southeastern 41-11 4-1 3
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 42-8 2-2 1
4. Texas Big 12 38-12 2-0 4
5. Florida Southeastern 39-13 3-1 6
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 39-13 3-1 7
7. Oklahoma Big 12 39-13 4-0 8
8. Arizona State Pacific-10 36-13 1-2 5
9. TCU Mountain West 36-15 3-1 9
10. Oregon State Pacific-10 37-12 3-1 10
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-14 3-1 12
12. Clemson Atlantic Coast 36-16 4-1 13
13. Texas A&M Big 12 36-16 4-0 14
14. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 40-12 3-2 11
15. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 37-15 4-1 15
16. UC Irvine Big West 34-13 3-0 18
17. Rice Conference USA 35-17 3-1 19
18. Arkansas Southeastern 33-17 1-2 16
19. Fresno State Western Athletic 36-11 4-0 21
20. Southern Miss Conference USA 37-13 1-2 17
21. UCLA Pacific-10 29-19 2-3 20
22. Stanford Pacific-10 28-18 3-2 22
23. Miami Atlantic Coast 32-18 1-2 24
24. Connecticut Big East 36-14-1 3-1 29
25. Charlotte Atlantic 10 38-12 2-1 27
26. Arizona Pacific-10 31-17 1-1 26
27. Stetson Atlantic Sun 39-13 2-3 23
28. Oklahoma State Big 12 33-18 2-3 25
29. California Pacific-10 28-16 0-0 30
30. East Carolina Conference USA 34-17 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (28-24), Coastal Carolina (34-17), Creighton (35-13), Dallas Baptist (37-15), Elon (34-18), Florida International (35-16-1), Gonzaga (28-14-1), James Madison (34-17), Kent State (36-13), LSU (33-19), Mississippi State (32-19), Monmouth (34-17), St. John's (30-17), Stony Brook (37-10), Texas State (34-17), Troy (37-15), UCF (33-19).
Dropped out: Coastal Carolina (28).
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, 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)