Tag Archives: 2009 Polls

Feb. 23 NCBWA Division I Baseball Poll

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
NCBWA LogoDALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 12th year with its 2009 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 23-June 25 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 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 17 different leagues among the ’09 polls to date. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com. Continue reading

The College Baseball Blog Preseason Top 25

Dustin Ackley and North Carolina leads our Top 25

Dustin Ackley and North Carolina leads our Top 25

The College Baseball Blog asked a few of our writers to put together a Top 25 for the upcoming season a few weeks back. When the results came together, the North Carolina Tar Heels came out on top with LSU in the second spot. The rest of the top five is filled out by Georgia, Stanford, and Rice. The San Diego Toreros come in at the sixth spot even though they lost ace pitcher Brian Matusz. FSU Seminoles are the 7th team in countdown will be replacing All-American catcher Buster Posey who won several national awards last season. Texas A&M are 8th in the countdown as we have a few more questions about the Aggies pitching staff then Baseball America believes as BA has them number 1 in their countdown. The Baylor Bears are ninth in the countdown as their outstanding recruiting class is now juniors. The top ten is finished with Ole Miss who will have Jordan Henry and Scott Bittle looking to carry the Rebels to the College World Series. You can check out the rest of the top 25 below. Continue reading

LSU leads USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

The LSU Tigers are the top ranked team in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll that was released today. LSU recieved 14 out of the 30 first place votes. The Tigers made the College World Series before being eliminated by North Carolina. The Tar Heels are the number 2 team in the country after going 54-14 last season while competing in the College World Series. They received 12 first place votes from the coaches. The Rice Owls are ranked third in the poll receiving a single first place vote. The Georgia Bulldogs are in the fourth spot while the Texas A&M Aggies received two first place votes while being voted fifth. The Stanford Cardinal picked up the only other first place vote as they came in sixth. Continue reading

Rivals Top 25 Countdown: Number 15 San Diego

Kendall Rogers continues his countdown of the Top 25 teams in the nation with San Diego at the 15th spot. The Toreros return a young pitching staff that is talented but lack experience on a collegiate mound. They will need to replace All-American Brian Matusz who was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Josh Romanski also made the jump into the minor leagues after a strong career. We spoke with Rich Hill a few weeks ago to talk about the 2009 squad and you can read that article by clicking here. Continue reading

2009 Baseball America Preseason Top 25

(Photo Courtesy of Texas AM Media Relations)

(Photo Courtesy of Texas A&M Media Relations)

Baseball America has put out their Preseason Top 25 which is led by the Texas A&M Aggies. They are coming off a 46-19 season which ended with a Super Regional appearance where they were swept by Rice. The Louisiana State Tigers come in at the number 2 spot after making the College World Series last season. North Carolina comes in at number 3 after another appearance in Omaha. Texas and Cal-State Fullerton round out the Top 25. Continue reading

Rivals Top 25 Countdown

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Jim Wells (Courtesy of Alabama Media Relations)

I have been slacking recently on keeping up with the Rivals Top 25 countdown. Kendall Rogers has rated three teams that I have missed over the last few days. He has Baylor at 18th overall as they are led by Kendal Volz. The Louisville Cardinals check in at 17 as they will be led by senior third baseman Chris Dominguez. Kendall Rogers puts Alabama at number 16 as they will be led by sophomore shortstop Josh Rutledge. Continue reading