NCBWA Divison I Poll for Apr. 21, 2008

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 12 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 16 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 Apr. 20)

1 Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 33-4 1
2 Florida State ACC 34-5 2
3 North Carolina ACC 34-7 4
4 Rice Conference USA 31-10 7
5 Arizona State Pacific-10 31-6 3
6 Texas A&M Big 12 33-7 8
7 South Carolina Southeastern 29-11 9
8 Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-7 6
9 Missouri Big 12 28-10 10
10 Vanderbilt SEC 28-11 11
11 UC Irvine Big West 24-9 5
12 San Diego West Coast 31-11 12
13 Nebraska Big 12 28-7-1 13
14 Oklahoma State Big 12 27-11 14
15 Coastal Carolina Big South 33-7 19
16 Georgia SEC 27-12-1 21
17 Kentucky SEC 30-9 17
18 Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-13 18
19 California Pac-10 26-10-2 20
20 Arizona Pac-10 25-11 22
21 Virginia ACC 31-11 16
22 Stanford Pac-10 21-12-1 25
23 Long Beach State Big West 23-14 24
24 Michigan Big Ten 28-8 27
25 Texas Big 12 23-16 15
26 Mississippi SEC 25-15 23
27 UNC Wilmington Colonial 29-8-1 30
28 NC State ACC 27-12 NR
29 Oregon State Pac-10 18-13 NR
30 Oral Roberts Summit 29-8 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Canisius (29-6), Charlotte (29-9), College of Charleston (27-13), Dallas Baptist (26-10), East Carolina (27-13), Florida (25-15), Georgia Tech (28-12), Houston (25-14), Notre Dame (25-10), Pepperdine (25-13), Southern Miss (26-13), St. John’s (28-9), UC Davis (25-13), UC Santa Barbara (27-11), UT San Antonio (28-12).

Dropped Out: East Carolina (26), Georgia Tech (28), Florida (29)

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