NCBWA May 26 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. All 30 of the ranked teams and several receiving votes are head for the 16 NCAA Regionals Friday-Sunday/Monday, and the Top 30 includes 12 conference champs.

The poll voters come from 30 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by a season-high 13 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 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 26)

1 Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 47-8 2
2 Florida State ACC 48-10 4
3 North Carolina ACC 46-12 1
4 Arizona State Pacific-10 45-11 3
5 Oklahoma State Big 12 42-16 6
6 Cal State Fullerton Big West 37-19 7
7 San Diego West Coast 41-15 8
8 Rice Conference USA 42-13 5
9 UC Irvine Big West 38-16 9
10 Coastal Carolina Big South 47-12 13
11 LSU Southeastern 43-16-1 t-16
12 Arizona Pac-10 38-17 15
13 Nebraska Big 12 40-14-1 10
14 Texas A&M Big 12 43-16 11
15 Missouri Big 12 38-19 12
16 Wichita State Missouri Valley 44-15 18
17 Georgia SEC 35-21-1 14
18 Long Beach State Big West 37-19 23
19 Texas Big 12 37-20 25
20 Stanford Pac-10 33-21-2 20
21 Vanderbilt SEC 40-20 21
22 California Pac-10 33-19-2 t-16
23 Michigan Big Ten 45-12 24
24 Kentucky SEC 42-17 19
25 Oral Roberts Summit 46-12 30
26 South Carolina SEC 38-21 22
27 NC State ACC 38-20 26
28 Georgia Tech ACC 39-19 27
29 Elon Southern 43-16 NR
30 TCU Mountain West 43-17 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (34-26), Bethune-Cookman (36-20), Charlotte (43-14), Dallas Baptist (37-17), East Carolina (40-19), Florida (34-22), Houston (39-22), Louisville (41-19), Mississippi (37-24), New Orleans (42-19), UNC Wilmington (42-15-1), Pepperdine (36-19), Sam Houston State (37-23), Southern Mississippi (40-20), UC Davis (34-22), Virginia (38-21).

Dropped Out: East Carolina (t-28), UNC Wilmington (t-28).

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