NCBWA Mar. 17 Division I Poll

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
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 total leagues have had teams in the Top 30 in ’08. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank (Records Through Mar. 16)

1 Arizona State Pacific-10 17-0 1
2 Arizona Pac-10 12-2 2
3 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-3 3
4 Miami (Fla.) ACC 13-2 5
5 Florida State ACC 16-1 6
6 Vanderbilt Southeastern 12-4 9
7 Long Beach State Big West 12-3 7
8 South Carolina SEC 11-5 4
9 UC Irvine Big West 14-1 11
10 Texas Big 12 12-5 10
11 Missouri Big 12 13-2 14
12 Kentucky SEC 18-0 17
13 Rice Conference USA 12-6 13
14 Mississippi SEC 13-5 8
15 Wichita State Missouri Valley 11-3 15
16 Baylor Big 12 13-4 12
17 UCLA Pac-10 10-5 19
18 Coastal Carolina Big South 15-2 20
19 Texas A&M Big 12 15-4 23
20 Virginia ACC 14-4 16
21 Clemson ACC 10-6 18
22 San Diego West Coast 12-7 27
23 Cal State Fullerton Big West 9-7 21
24 California Pac-10 13-2-1 30
25 Oregon State Pac-10 7-6 26
26 Oklahoma State Big 12 11-5 25
27 Stanford Pac-10 8-4 29
28 Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 13-4 22
29 Pepperdine West Coast 13-5 28
30 UCF C-USA 16-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (12-5), Bethune-Cookman (10-6), Charlotte (14-2), Duke (16-3), East Carolina (13-4), Elon (17-2), Florida (14-3), Georgia (8-7), Houston (12-6), Jacksonville (13-3), Louisville (9-5), Michigan (8-6), Nebraska (14-2), North Carolina State (10-5), North Carolina-Wilmington (13-4), Oklahoma (15-5), Oral Roberts (11-4), Sam Houston State (12-6), Southern Miss (10-6), St. John’s (12-4), St. Mary’s, Calif. (10-4), Tennessee (12-4), Texas-San Antonio (12-5), Tulane (13-5), Washington State (13-5), William and Mary (15-4).

Dropped Out: Arkansas (24)

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

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    How the heck is Kentucky 12th in the nation in this poll? They should at least be Top 5…