DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the ninth year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue from Feb. 5 to June 26, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.
The Florida State Seminoles have taken over the top spot in the poll, which has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The Seminoles are the fourth different team to be ranked No. 1 by the NCBWA this season. The Big 12 and SEC each boast six teams in the poll to lead all conferences.
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