NCBWA Division I poll – May 12, 2008

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 11 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 May 11)

1 Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 41-6 1
2 North Carolina ACC 42-9 2
3 Florida State ACC 43-8 3
4 Arizona State Pacific-10 40-9 4
5 Rice Conference USA 39-11 5
6 Nebraska Big 12 38-9-1 7
7 Texas A&M Big 12 42-10 6
8 Oklahoma State Big 12 37-14 8
9 UC Irvine Big West 33-13 10
10 San Diego West Coast 39-15 9
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-17 15
12 Georgia Southeastern 33-17-1 14
13 Vanderbilt SEC 37-15 11
14 Coastal Carolina Big South 41-11 17
15 Missouri Big 12 34-17 16
16 Arizona Pac-10 34-15 19
17 California Pac-10 32-16-2 20
18 Wichita State Missouri Valley 38-14 13
19 South Carolina SEC 34-18 12
20 Kentucky SEC 38-14 22
21 Stanford Pac-10 29-18-2 18
22 Michigan Big Ten 38-11 23
23 NC State ACC 35-16 21
24 LSU SEC 35-16-1 27
25 Long Beach State Big West 30-18 25
26 UNC-Wilmington Colonial 39-11-1 29
27 Southern Miss C-USA 37-15 30
28 Texas Big 12 29-19 26
29 Georgia Tech ACC 36-15 NR
30 East Carolina C-USA 36-16 24

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (30-23), Arkansas (31-20), Canisius (38-10), Charlotte (37-13), College of Charleston (34-17), Dallas Baptist (33-16), Elon (38-16), Mississippi (33-20), Missouri State (36-14), New Orleans (38-13), Oral Roberts (38-12), Oregon State (24-19), Pepperdine (32-16), Santa Clara (32-18), St. John’s (39-11), TCU (35-16), UTSA (37-14), Tulane (36-15-1), Virginia (34-17).

Dropped Out: Virginia (28)

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