NCBWA Mar. 3 Division I Poll

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DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 25-June 30 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 30 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank

Current Ranking School Name Conference Overall Previous Ranking

1 Arizona State Pacific-10 7-0 1

2 Mississippi Southeastern 8-0 4

3 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 7-1 2

4 South Carolina SEC 5-1 5

5 Arizona Pac-10 5-1 6

6 Rice Conference USA 6-2 9

7 Texas Big 12 6-2 3

8 Miami (Fla.) ACC 5-1 8

9 Florida State ACC 7-0 11

10 Vanderbilt SEC 5-2 7

11 Long Beach State Big West 5-2 12

12 Virginia ACC 10-0 19

13 UC Irvine Big West 7-0 20

14 Clemson ACC 5-2 13

15 UCLA Pac-10 5-1 21

16 (tie) Baylor Big 12 7-0 22

16 (tie) Wichita State Missouri Valley 3-3 10

18 Missouri Big 12 6-2 16

19 Oregon State Pac-10 3-3 17

20 Kentucky SEC 9-0 23

21 San Diego West Coast 5-4 18

22 Oklahoma State Big 12 7-1 24

23 Michigan Big Ten 4-3 14

24 Coastal Carolina Big South 8-1 26

25 Texas A&M Big 12 7-2 27

26 Cal State Fullerton Big West 3-4 15

27 Georgia Tech ACC 7-1 28

28 Louisville Big East 4-2 25

29 Pepperdine West Coast 5-2 30

30 Arkansas SEC 6-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): California (5-1-1), Charlotte (7-1), College of Charleston (6-2), Elon (9-0), Florida (6-2), Georgia (2-4), Jacksonville (6-0), LSU (7-1), Oral Roberts (7-0), San Diego State (5-4), Southern Miss (6-2), St. John’s (6-2), Stanford (6-2), Texas-San Antonio (6-2), UCF (7-0).

Dropped Out: Southern Mississippi (29)

By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, West Coast 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1.

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