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March 12th NCBWA Division 1 Poll



FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the ’07 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-0 1
2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 15-1 3
3 Florida State ACC 20-0 4
4 South Carolina SEC 13-2 2
5 Oregon State Pacific-10 17-3 8
6 Clemson ACC 10-4 7
7 Rice Conference USA 14-7 9
8 Pepperdine West Coast 15-5 10
9 Virginia ACC 16-3 5
10 Texas Big 12 15-7 11
11 Arkansas SEC 13-5 15
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-8 6
13 (tie) Kentucky SEC 16-0 17
13 (tie) Auburn SEC 17-2 18
15 Mississippi SEC 13-5 16
16 Texas A&M Big 12 18-2 21
17 Long Beach State Big West 10-5 19
18 Oklahoma State Big 12 12-4 20
19 Arizona State Pac-10 13-7 12
20 Wichita State Missouri Valley 13-4 23
21 Nebraska Big 12 8-5 22
22 Alabama SEC 13-6 13
23 Coastal Carolina Big South 15-3 24
24 Arizona Pac-10 15-6 25
25 Miami (Fla.) ACC 10-9 14
26 Southern Miss C-USA 12-4 26
27 East Carolina C-USA 11-6 NR
28 Kansas State Big 12 14-2 NR
29 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 15-4 NR
30 College of Charleston Southern 13-3 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Akron (9-1), Charlotte (14-3), Duke (15-4), LSU (11-7), Louisiana-Lafayette (14-3), Mississippi State (10-2), North Carolina State (12-6), Oklahoma (13-5), San Diego (15-9), Southern California (15-9), Stetson (13-6), Texas Tech (15-7), Tulane (12-6), UC Irvine (15-5-1), VMI (12-3), Wake Forest (11-5).

Dropped Out: NC State (27), Tulane (28), Georgia Tech (29)
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2. Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1.


David Doss and Sean Urena pick up awards


FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 6, today. South Alabama sophomore third baseman David Doss was named National Hitter of the Week, while Cal State Fullerton freshman right-hander Sean Urena was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Doss went 12-25 (.480) in the six games played over the last week. The Cantoment, Fla., native ripped three doubles, two triples, two home runs and drove in an amazing 16 runs. He had two five RBI games. Doss also scored 11 runs for the Jaguars, who are now 10-4. Doss led South Alabama to a 6-0 week as the Jags swept Siena and Connecticut. He is currently riding a 13-game hitting streak.

Urena pitched his first-career complete game, one-hitting No. 6 Rice as Cal State Fullerton beat the Owls 6-1 in the series finale on Sunday. He carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but was broken up with a Jared Gayhart one-out triple. The right-hander from Rialto, Calif., retired 13 of the first 15 hitters he faced and then 14 of the last 15 after Gayhart's lone hit. Urena, who improves to 3-0 on the season, struck out a career-high six on 110 pitches and held the Owls to a .036 batting average.

NCBWA Mar. 5 Division I Poll


FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt SEC 14-0 1
2 South Carolina SEC 10-1 2
3 North Carolina ACC 11-1 3
4 Florida State ACC 17-0 5
5 Virginia ACC 14-1 8
6 Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-5 9
7 Clemson ACC 7-3 4
8 Oregon State Pacific-10 13-3 7
9 Rice Conference USA 11-6 6
10 Pepperdine West Coast 13-4 12
11 Texas Big 12 12-6 14
12 Arizona State Pac-10 12-5 10
13 Alabama SEC 12-2 16 (tie)
14 Miami (Fla.) ACC 9-5 15
15 Arkansas SEC 10-5 11
16 Mississippi SEC 9-4 18
17 Kentucky SEC 12-0 21
18 Auburn SEC 13-2 23
19 Long Beach State Big West 8-4 19
20 Oklahoma State Big 12 10-3 24
21 Texas A&M Big 12 15-1 30
22 Nebraska Big 12 5-4 13
23 Wichita State MVC 10-4 16 (tie)
24 Coastal Carolina Big South 12-2 26
25 Arizona Pac-10 13-5 20
26 Southern Miss C-USA 10-2 NR
27 NC State ACC 10-3 25
28 Tulane C-USA 9-4 27
29 Georgia Tech ACC 8-6 22
30 College of Charleston Southern 11-1 NR


Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (10-3), Duke (13-1), Florida Atlantic (12-3), Kansas State (9-2), Lipscomb (11-5), Louisiana-Lafayette (11-2), Michigan (5-2), Mississippi State (6-1), San Diego (12-8), South Alabama (10-4), Southern California (13-7), Stetson (10-3), TCU (10-4), Texas Tech (12-5), UC Irvine (12-4-1), UCLA (7-7), Winthrop (10-7)


Dropped Out: Florida Atlantic (28), Louisiana-Lafayette (29)


By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 7, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1, West Coast 1.

NCBWA names Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week

The NCBWA has named Mike Bianucci of Auburn the National Player of the Week and Brian Matusz the National Pitcher of the week for the time period ending on February 25th. Bianucci led Auburn to a 3-0 record at the Coca-Cola Classic Tournament hosted by South Alabama this weekend. He hit .667 (8 for 12) with 2 homers and drove in seven runs. Brian Matusz pitched another stellar game by going seven innings while only letting up one hit and striking out ten hitters against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Friday evening.

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Auburn Release
San Diego Release

NCBWA Feb. 26 Division I Poll


FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Preseason Rank
1 Vanderbilt SEC 10-0 1
2 South Carolina SEC 8-1 2
3 North Carolina ACC 7-0 3
4 Clemson 6-1 ACC 4
5 Florida State ACC 13-0 6
6 Rice Conference USA 9-4 8
7 Oregon State Pacific-10 11-2 7
8 Virginia ACC 10-1 9
9 Cal State Fullerton Big West 9-4 5
10 Arizona State Pac-10 10-3 13
11 Arkansas SEC 9-3 10
12 Pepperdine West Coast 10-3 15
13 Nebraska Big 12 5-2 12
14 Texas Big 12 9-6 17
15 Miami (Fla.) ACC 6-5 14
16-t Alabama SEC 8-2 19
16-t Wichita State MVC 8-2 24
18 Mississippi SEC 6-3 11
19 Long Beach State Big West 8-4 26
20 Arizona Pac-10 11-3 23
21 Kentucky SEC 7-0 25
22 Georgia Tech ACC 6-4 21
23 Auburn SEC 10-1 NR
24 Oklahoma State Big 12 6-3 16
25 NC State ACC 8-1 29
26 Coastal Carolina Big South 9-1 30
27 Tulane C-USA 5-4 20
28 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 10-2 28
29 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 8-0 NR
30 Texas A&M Big 12 11-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (7-4), Charleston Southern (7-5), Charlotte (7-2), College of Charleston (7-1), Duke (9-1), Kansas State (7-1), LSU (7-3), Michigan (3-0), Mississippi State (3-0), San Diego (11-5), South Florida (9-1), Southeastern Louisiana (9-2), Southern Miss (7-1), Stetson (8-3), TCU (7-4), Texas Tech (9-4), Troy (8-3), UC Irvine (10-2-1), UCLA (7-7), Winthrop (8-4).

Dropped Out: TCU (18), Winthrop (22), UCLA (27)


NCBWA NAMES PRO-LINE ATHLETIC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

From the NCBWA PRESS RELEASE


DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 18, today. Louisiana Tech sophomore outfielder Jericho Jones was named National Hitter of the Week, while UC Riverside junior right-hander James Simmons was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Jones, a sophomore from Corinth, Texas, hit .650 (13-20) in five games as Louisiana Tech extended its winning streak to eight in a row. He had a total of 16 RBIs, three home runs, three doubles, one triple, was walked twice and scored 11 runs during the week. Jones began the week with a 4-for-5 performance, driving in three and scoring three runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In Saturday's second game against McNeese State, Tech trailed 10-1 in the seventh inning when Jones hit a three-run homer, his second of the game. In the eighth, he hit a two-run double as the Bulldogs went on to win 15-13. For the game, he was 3-for-5 with six RBIs and three runs. On Sunday, he went 2-for-3 with four more RBIs to help seal the sweep for the Bulldogs.

In his first Friday-night start of the season, Simmons tossed a four-hit complete game and tied the UC Riverside Division I record with 15 strikeouts in the 3-0 win over San Francisco. His 15 strikeouts top his previous career high of 10, achieved three times last season, and ties Chris Smith's five-year old school record. In his first complete game, the 6-4 right-hander faced just four batters over the minimum and threw 128 pitches, 95 for strikes. The Norco, Calif., native, who allowed just one runner to reach second, improved to 3-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to 0.45.

With this week's honor, Simmons automatically is named to the watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball Organization.

Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division 1 college teams. This is the third season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at: www.prolineathletic.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro (601-266-5947, [email protected]).

NCBWA Feb. 19 Division I poll


DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Preseason Rank
1 Vanderbilt SEC 6-0 4
2 South Carolina SEC 5-1 1
3 North Carolina ACC 3-0 3
4 Clemson 2-1 ACC 2
5 Cal State Fullerton Big West 7-2 5
6 Florida State ACC 9-0 10
7 Oregon State Pacific-10 9-1 9
8 Rice Conference USA 5-4 6
9 Virginia ACC 4-1 8
10 Arkansas SEC 6-2 11
11 Mississippi SEC 4-1 13
12 Nebraska Big 12 3-1 14
13 Arizona State Pac-10 7-3 12
14 Miami (Fla.) ACC 4-4 7
15 Pepperdine West Coast 7-3 18
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 5-1 16
17 Texas Big 12 6-4 15
18 TCU MWC 6-1 21
19 Alabama SEC 6-1 20
20 Tulane C-USA 4-2 22
21 Georgia Tech ACC 3-3 19
22 Winthrop Big South 7-2 24
23 Arizona Pac-10 9-2 23
24 Wichita State MVC 1-2 17
25 Kentucky SEC 3-0 26
26 Long Beach State Big West 5-4 25
27 UCLA Pac-10 6-4 27
28 Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 9-0 NR
29 NC State ACC 5-0 NR
30 Coastal Carolina Big South 7-0 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (6-1), Baylor (4-3), Charlotte (5-1), College of Charleston (4-0), Evansville (3-3), Georgia Southern (8-2), Hawaii (9-3), Kansas (7-1), UL Lafayette (4-0), Louisiana State(4-2), Mississippi State (0-0), Ohio State (0-0), Rhode Island (0-0), San Diego (9-4), South Florida (6-0), Southeastern Louisiana (7-5), Southern California (7-5), Southern Miss (3-0), Stanford (3-5), Stetson (5-2), Texas A&M (7-1), Texas Tech (7-3), UC Irvine (6-2-1)

Dropped Out: Stanford (28), Louisiana State (29), Tennessee (30)

By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 6, Pacific-10 4, Big 12 3, Big South 2, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, West Coast 1

Thanks to Russ Anderson for forwarding me this release and the NCBWA for doing this poll every week.

NCBWA National Players of the Week


The NCBWA has released their National Players of the Week for the period ending on February 11th. Pedro Alvarez was named the Player of the Week with an outstanding weekend in Houston at the Minute Maid College Classic. He went 7-14 in a 3 game sweep over Rice, Baylor, and Arizona State. Charlotte left-handed pitcher Spencer Steedley was named the National Pitcher of the Week after pitching a complete game shutout with 13 strikeouts and no walks in a 8-0 victory. He did not allow any runners past second base and scattered seven hits.

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Charlotte Release
Vandy Release

NCBWA Feb. 12 Division I Poll


DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 preseason predictions and weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the 2007 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join te NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Preseason Rank
1 South Carolina Southeastern Conference 3-0 3
2 Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 2
3 North Carolina ACC 0-0 4
4 Vanderbilt SEC 3-0 11
5 Cal State Fullerton Big West 5-1 9
6 Rice Conference USA 2-3 1
7 Miami (Fla.) ACC 3-2 6
8 Virginia ACC 2-1 7
9 Oregon State Pacific-10 7-0 17
10 Florida State ACC 6-0 15
11 Arkansas SEC 4-2 8
12 Arizona State Pacific-10 5-1 14
13 Mississippi SEC 2-0 13
14 Nebraska Big 12 Conference 0-0 12
15 Texas Big 12 3-4 6
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 21
17 Wichita State Missouri Valley Conference 0-0 18
18 Pepperdine West Coast Conference 4-2 20
19 Georgia Tech ACC 0-2 10
20 Alabama SEC 3-0 28
21 TCU Mountain West Conference 2-1 22
22 Tulane Conference USA 1-2 16
23 Arizona Pacific-10 8-0 NR
24 Winthrop Big South Conference 4-2 31
25 Long Beach State Big West Conference 4-2 NR
26 Kentucky Southeastern Conference 0-0 27
27 UCLA Pacific-10 2-4 23
28 Stanford Pacific-10 2-3 24
29 LSU SEC 3-0 34
30 Tennessee SEC 2-4 25

(Note: NCBWA Rated 35 teams in pre-2007 poll)

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (3-0), Baylor (0-3), California (4-1), Charlotte (3-1), Coastal Carolina (3-0), Evansville (2-1), Florida Atlantic (6-0), Georgia (0-3), Georgia Southern (3-2), Hawai'i (7-2), Kansas (7-1), Kent State (0-0), UL Lafayette (0-0), Mississippi State (0-0), Missouri (3-0), NC State (3-0), Ohio State (0-0), Oklahoma (2-4), Oral Roberts (2-0), Rhode Island (0-0), San Diego (6-3), Southeastern Louisiana (2-1), Southern California (5-3), Southern Miss (0-0), UC Irvine (3-2-1), UC Riverside (5-1)

Dropped Out: Georgia (19), Baylor (26), Evansville (29), Oklahoma (30)

From NCBWA Release