NCBWA Mar. 10 Division I Poll

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. 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 nine different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 different leagues have had teams in the Top 30 in ’08. For more ore information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank (Records Through Mar. 9)

1 Arizona State Pacific-10 12-0 1

2 Arizona Pac-10 10-1 5

3 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 10-2 3

4 South Carolina Southeastern 8-2 4

5 Miami (Fla.) ACC 9-1 8

6 Florida State ACC 12-0 9

7 Long Beach State Big West 9-2 11

8 Mississippi Southeastern 10-3 2

9 Vanderbilt SEC 8-3 10

10 Texas Big 12 9-4 7

11 UC Irvine Big West 10-1 13

12 Baylor Big 12 10-1 t-16

13 Rice Conference USA 8-5 6

14 Missouri Big 12 9-2 18

15 Wichita State Missouri Valley 7-3 t-16

16 Virginia ACC 11-2 12

17 Kentucky SEC 11-0 20

18 Clemson ACC 7-4 14

19 UCLA Pac-10 7-4 15

20 Coastal Carolina Big South 12-1 24

21 Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-4 26

22 Georgia Tech ACC 12-1 27

23 Texas A&M Big 12 11-3 25

24 Arkansas SEC 11-1 30

25 Oklahoma State Big 12 9-3 22

26 Oregon State Pac-10 5-5 19

27 San Diego West Coast 7-7 21

28 Pepperdine WCC 10-3 29

29 Stanford Pac-10 8-4 NR

30 California Pac-10 9-1-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas State (8-4), Charlotte (10-1), College of Charleston (10-3), Dallas Baptist (9-3), East Carolina (8-4), Elon (13-1), Florida (10-3), Jacksonville (10-1), LSU (11-2),

Louisville (5-3), Michigan (5-5), Nebraska (9-2), North Carolina State (8-3), North Carolina-Wilmington (9-4),

Oklahoma (12-2), St. John’s (8-4), St. Mary’s, Calif. (8-3), TCU (7-5), Texas-San Antonio (9-4), UCF (11-1)

Dropped Out: Michigan (23), Louisville (28)

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

  • writerGuru

    Always good to see that the writers don’t let on field performance impact their opinions. San Diego 7-7, Rice with 5 losses, Clemson drops 4 of last 6 games and only drops 4 spots in the poll, Ole Miss almost dropped more game sthis week than they dropped in the poll. All talented teams but shouldn’t on field performance mean something?

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    I agree 100 percent with you. Come by anytime.

  • http://nomorespin.blogspot.com nomorespin

    How good do you think Georgia Tech is this year?

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    GT should be decent…They have a strong pitching staff but need a more consistent offense.