2008 NCBWA Final Poll

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
DALLAS, Texas – After finishing its historic postseason run with a 6-1 victory over Georgia on Wednesday night to win the College World Series, Fresno State finishes the 2008 season ranked No.1 in the final National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

The NCBWA continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls have been circulated from Feb. 25-June 26 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. The final poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 total leagues had at least one team in the ’08 national surveys.

The first 2009 NCBWA D-I poll will be released in Jan., 2009.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank

1 Fresno State Western Athletic 47-31 8
2 Georgia Southeastern 45-25-1 6
3 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 54-14 2
4 Stanford Pacific-10 41-24-2 7
5 Miami (Fla.) ACC 53-11 1
6 LSU SEC 49-19-1 5
7 Rice Conference USA 47-15 4
8 Florida State ACC 54-14 3
9 Arizona State Pac-10 49-13 9
10 UC Irvine Big West 42-18 10
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-22 11
12 Arizona Pac-10 42-19 12
13 Coastal Carolina Big South 50-14 13
14 Texas A&M Big 12 46-19 14
15 Wichita State Missouri Valley 48-17 15
16 NC State ACC 42-22 16
17 Oklahoma State Big 12 44-18 17
18 San Diego West Coast 44-17 18
19 Missouri Big 12 39-21 19
20 Nebraska Big 12 41-16-1 20
21 Texas Big 12 39-22 21
22 Long Beach State Big West 38-21 22
23 Kentucky SEC 44-19 23
24 Oral Roberts Summit 48-14 24
25 Vanderbilt SEC 41-22 25
26 Georgia Tech ACC 41-21 26
27 South Carolina SEC 40-23 27
28 Michigan Big Ten 46-14 28
29 California Pac-10 33-21 29
30 Houston C-USA 42-24 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Canisius (41-13), Charlotte (43-16), East Carolina (42-21), Elon (44-18), Mississippi (39-26), UNC Wilmington (44-17-1), Oklahoma (36-26-1), Pepperdine (38-21), Southern Miss (42-22), St. John’s (42-16), TCU (44-19), Tulane (39-22-1), UCLA (33-27).

Dropped out: None.

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