May 23, 2011
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SOUTH CAROLINA 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. South Carolina Southeastern 44-12 3-1 2
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 44-9 2-1 3
3. Texas Big 12 40-13 2-1 4
4. Virginia Atlantic Coast 45-9 0-3 1
5. Florida Southeastern 41-15 2-2 5
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 38-14 2-1 8
7. TCU Mountain West 40-15 4-0 9
8. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 44-12 4-0 14
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 40-15 1-2 6
10. Clemson Atlantic Coast 39-17 3-1 12
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 37-14 1-0 11
12. Oklahoma Big 12 40-15 1-2 7
13. Oregon State Pacific-10 38-14 1-2 10
14. Texas A&M Big 12 38-18 2-2 13
15. Rice Conference USA 38-18 3-1 17
16. UC Irvine Big West 37-14 3-1 16
17. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 39-17 2-2 15
18. Arkansas Southeastern 36-18 3-1 18
19. UCLA Pacific-10 31-20 2-1 21
20. Stanford Pacific-10 30-19 2-1 22
21. Southern Miss Conference USA 38-15 1-2 20
22. Connecticut Big East 39-15-1 3-1 24
23. Miami Atlantic Coast 34-20 2-2 23
24. Fresno State Western Athletic 37-14 1-3 19
25. East Carolina Conference USA 37-18 3-1 30
26. Arizona Pacific-10 33-19 2-2 26
27. Creighton Missouri Valley 39-13 4-0 -
28. Charlotte Atlantic 10 39-14 1-2 25
29. California Pacific-10 30-18 2-2 29
30. Troy Sun Belt 40-16 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bethune-Cookman (35-22), Cal State Bakersfield (30-21), Coastal Carolina (37-18), Dallas Baptist (39-17), Elon (36-19), Florida International (37-17-1), Gonzaga (31-17-1), James Madison (37-17), Kent State (39-14), LSU (36-20), Michigan State (34-19), Oklahoma State (34-21), Stetson (40-16), Stony Brook (41-10), Texas State (35-20), UCF (36-20), UNC Greensboro (34-18).
Dropped out: Stetson (27), Oklahoma State (28).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Southeastern 4, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big East 1, Missouri Valley 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)