NCBWA Mar. 24 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. 23)

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

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (14-8), Bethune-Cookman (14-7), Canisius (13-2) Charlotte (17-2), Duke (19-5), East Carolina (15-6), Florida Atlantic (16-6), Georgia (12-8), Houston (14-7), Michigan (9-6), N.C. State (13-7), UNC Wilmington (17-4), Oral Roberts (13-5), Pepperdine (15-7), Southern Miss (14-7), St. John’s (16-4), Tennessee (14-7), Tulane (16-6), UCF (20-3), UTSA (15-8), Washington State (14-7), West Virginia (16-4).

Dropped Out: Pepperdine (29), UCF (30)

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