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NCBWA May 7 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 13 different
conferences (season-high number for the fifth time this season) among the 293
baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits have
had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please
go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 41-9 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-7 2
3 Rice Conference USA 37-11 3
4 North Carolina ACC 37-10 5
5 Virginia ACC 38-10 6
6 Texas Big 12 38-14 4
7 South Carolina SEC 35-14 8
8 Arizona State Pacific-10 34-12 10
9 Arkansas SEC 36-14 7
10 Texas A&M Big 12 38-11 11
11 Wichita State Missouri Valley 41-13 12
12 Oregon State Pac-10 35-11 9
13 Arizona Pac-10 35-11 15
14 San Diego West Coast 38-14 16
15 Oklahoma State Big 12 34-13 17
16 Clemson ACC 31-16 14
17 Coastal Carolina Big South 38-9 19
18 Mississippi State SEC 31-12 20
19 Mississippi SEC 32-18 13
20 Long Beach State Big West 30-14 23
21 Pepperdine West Coast 31-16 21
22 UC Irvine Big West 31-13-1 22
23 Charlotte Atlantic 10 38-9 25
24 Missouri Big 12 33-13 28
25 Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-18 18
26 Michigan Big Ten 34-10 26
27 College of Charleston Southern 36-12 24
28 NC State ACC 31-16 27
29 TCU Mountain West 37-11 29
30 East Carolina C-USA 32-15 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Creighton (32-12), Kentucky (31-15-1), LSU (28-21-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (35-13), Miami (Fla.) (30-19), Minnesota (33-10), Southern Miss (30-19), St. John's (32-13), Stetson (36-12), UC Riverside (30-17), UCLA (27-19).

Dropped Out: Minnesota (30)

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

NCBWA Players of the Week

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 29, today. UCF senior third baseman Matt Horwath was named National Hitter of the Week, while Tennessee sophomore lefthander James Adkins was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conferences each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Horwath, the Knights leadoff hitter, had one of the best offensive weeks in UCF history. In four games, he went 11-for-16 for a .688 average, scored eight runs, drove in three, stole a base and had four doubles, a home run and his first two triples of his career. The senior scored twice and had at least two hits in all four games to help the Knights go 4-0 on the week, including a three-game sweep of Tulane, its first-ever sweep of a C-USA series. In Friday night's series opener against Tulane he hit for UCF's first-ever cycle. Horwath was hit by a pitch in the first, singled in the third, tripled in the fourth and homered to lead-off the seventh. He came to the plate with the score tied at 6-6 in the eighth and delivered with a RBI double to complete the cycle and also give UCF a 7-6 win.

Adkins broke the Tennessee school record for strikeouts during a complete-game win at LSU last Friday in which he allowed just three hits and struck out 14 batters. The preseason All-America selection got Jason Lewis to strikeout looking in the bottom of the sixth inning to break former big-leaguer and Vol great R.A. Dickey's school record of 345 strikeouts from 1994-96. Adkins now boasts 350 Ks for his career and has 103 on the season. A junior from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Adkins needed just three pitches for six of his 14 Ks Friday. He allowed only one run while notching his sixth career complete game and his second of 2007.

With this week's honor, Adkins automatically are 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 Website at: www.prolineathletic.com .

Apr. 30 NCBWA Division I poll


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr. 30, 2007

NCBWA Apr. 30 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 13 different
conferences (season-high number for the fourth time this season) among the 293
baseball-playing schools in the ’07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits have
had teams in the polls in ’07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please
go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 39-8 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 39-7 2
3 Rice Conference USA 37-11 3
4 Texas Big 12 37-12 5
5 North Carolina ACC 37-10 6
6 Virginia ACC 37-10 7
7 Arkansas SEC 35-12 8
8 South Carolina SEC 33-13 4
9 Oregon State Pacific-10 34-9 9
10 Arizona State Pac-10 34-12 10
11 Texas A&M Big 12 35-11 16
12 Wichita State Missouri Valley 36-12 11
13 Mississippi SEC 30-16 18
14 Clemson ACC 29-15 17
15 Arizona Pac-10 32-11 13
16 San Diego West Coast 34-14 21
17 Oklahoma State Big 12 31-13 12
18 Cal State Fullerton Big West 27-15 14
19 Coastal Carolina Big South 36-9 20
20 Mississippi State SEC 28-12 19
21 Pepperdine West Coast 30-15 15
22 UC Irvine Big West 31-12-1 23
23 Long Beach State Big West 27-14 28
24 College of Charleston Southern 34-10 t-25
25 Charlotte Atlantic 10 34-9 22
26 Michigan Big Ten 30-8 29
27 NC State ACC 29-16 24
28 Missouri Big 12 31-12 NR
29 TCU Mountain West 34-10 NR
30 Minnesota Big Ten 30-8 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (25-20), Creighton
(30-11), East Carolina (29-15), Kentucky (30-13-1), Lafayette (28-14),
Louisiana-Lafayette (32-13), Miami (Fla.) (27-19), Oklahoma (28-17), St. John’s
(29-12), Stetson (32-12), UC Riverside (27-16), UCLA (24-18).

Dropped Out: East Carolina (t-25), Oklahoma (27), Stetson (30).

By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3,
Pacific-10 3, Big Ten 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Conference
USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 1.
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NCBWA National Players of the Week

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 April 24, today. Oakland senior first baseman Ryan Heath was named National Hitter of the Week, while St. John's sophomore left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conferences each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Heath was 9-25 (.360) with 10 runs scored, two doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI for the week. In Saturday's doubleheader against Western Illinois, he hit a combined 5-7 at the plate with four home runs-including three grand slams-a double, 14 RBI and five runs scored. The Ostrander, Ohio, native was 3-3 with two grand slams, a double, a career high nine RBI and three runs scored in game one. He followed that by going 2-4 with a grand slam, a solo home run, a walk, five RBI and two runs scored in the nightcap. Prior to that day, Heath had not hit a home run this season and had never hit a grand slam. His 14 RBI more than doubled the 12 runs he'd driven home in the 30 games leading up to his career day and his nine RBI in the first game surpassed his previous best of four which he had done twice last year.

Barnes threw the first no-hitter in St. John's Head Coach Ed Blankmeyer's 12-year tenure at the school as he blanked Georgetown, 16-0, and finished with 14 strikeouts, tying his career high. He was three walks from a perfect game and threw 130 pitches in the complete-game shutout. Barnes became the first St. John's pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Gerry McKiernan did it in 1976. The Chicopee, Mass., native punched out the final batter he faced with his 130th pitch of the night on Friday, completing his no-hit bid and earning the Red Storm's second-straight shutout. He worked five 1-2-3 innings, struck out the side three times and helped his own cause by saving a hit in the Georgetown sixth.

With this week's honor, Barnes automatically are 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 Website at: www.prolineathletic.com.

NCBWA Apr. 23 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 13 different conferences (ties for highest representation in a 2007 weekly polls by various leagues) among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the ’07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits have had teams in the polls in ’07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-8 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 37-6 3
3 Rice Conference USA 33-11 6
4 South Carolina SEC 31-10 4
5 Texas Big 12 33-12 5
6 North Carolina ACC 33-9 2
7 Virginia ACC 34-9 8
8 Arkansas SEC 32-11 7
9 Oregon State Pacific-10 31-8 9
10 Arizona State Pac-10 32-10 11
11 Wichita State Missouri Valley 34-9 14
12 Oklahoma State Big 12 31-10 15
13 Arizona Pac-10 31-9 10
14 Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-12 17
15 Pepperdine West Coast 30-13 12
16 Texas A&M Big 12 32-10 16
17 Clemson ACC 26-13 13
18 Mississippi SEC 27-15 19
19 Mississippi State SEC 25-10 18
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 33-8 21
21 San Diego West Coast 32-14 22
22 Charlotte Atlantic 10 32-7 23
23 UC Irvine Big West 28-11-1 t27
24 NC State ACC 27-14 20
t25 College of Charleston Southern 31-10 NR
t25 East Carolina C-USA 28-12 NR
27 Oklahoma Big 12 27-15 26
28 Long Beach State Big West 23-14 29
29 Michigan Big Ten 26-8 NR
30 Stetson Atlantic Sun 32-11 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Creighton (27-11), Georgia Tech(26-14), Kentucky (27-12-1), Louisiana State (23-18-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (29-12), Louisville (28-11), Miami (Fla.) (25-17), Minnesota (26-7), Missouri (28-12), Nebraska (23-17), New Orleans (27-13), Ohio State (23-10), St. John’s (25-12), TCU (30-10), Tulane (28-14), UC Riverside (23-16), Western Carolina(27-12).

Dropped Out: Tulane (24), Louisiana-Lafayette (25), Kentucky (t27)

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

Kulbacki and Bach earn National Player of the Week honor

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 April 17, today. James Madison senior outfielder Kellen Kulbacki was named National Hitter of the Week, while Monmouth junior right-handed pitcher Brad Brach was named National Co-Pitchers of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conferences each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Kulbacki went 11-for-16 (.688) last week with five walks to reach base in 16 of 21 plate appearances (.762 on-base percentage). He hit four home runs in four games, including his third multiple-home run game of the season, and added three doubles for 26 total bases and a 1.625 slugging percentage. He also scored 10 runs, drove in 11, and stole a base. Kulbacki's week included a span of six consecutive at bats with base hits and eight consecutive plate appearances reaching base. He had multiple hits in each of the four games and nine total bases on Wednesday and Friday.

Brach hurled the NEC's first no-hitter in nearly three years on Friday in a 2-0 win over visiting Long Island. The Freehold, N.J., native was perfect through eight and a third innings, allowed a walk with one out in the ninth on a 3-2 pitch for his only blemish. Brach, who led the conference in ERA a year ago, struck out six and improved to 4-1 on the season with a 3.21 ERA following his second straight nine-inning, complete game effort. It marked the first no-hitter in the NEC since Long Island's John Dooley and freshman Ryan Ekberg combined to no-hit Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-0, on April 29, 2004. The last no-hitter by an NEC pitcher in a solo effort came on April 27, 2002 when Sacred Heart's Dan Scott stymied Long Island, 2-0. The gem was also the first for a Monmouth pitcher since Glenn Spencer turned the trick against Mount St. Mary's in 1990.

With this week's honor, Brach automatically are 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.

NCBWA Apr. 16 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 12 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 32-6 1
2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 32-6 2
3 Florida State ACC 35-4 4
4 South Carolina SEC 28-8 3
5 Texas Big 12 31-10 6
6 Rice Conference USA 29-11 5
7 Arkansas SEC 29-10 9
8 Virginia ACC 31-8 8
9 Oregon State Pacific-10 28-8 10
10 Arizona Pac-10 30-7 11
11 Arizona State Pac-10 29-10 12
12 Pepperdine West Coast 28-11 7
13 Clemson ACC 25-10 13
14 Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-8 16
15 Oklahoma State Big 12 26-9 14
16 Texas A&M Big 12 30-8 17
17 Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-12 18
18 Mississippi State SEC 23-8 19
19 Mississippi SEC 25-13 15
20 NC State ACC 26-11 21
21 Coastal Carolina Big South 30-7 20
22 San Diego West Coast 29-13 t25
23 Charlotte Atlantic 10 29-6 t25
24 Tulane Conference USA 27-11 28
25 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 28-9 23
26 Oklahoma Big 12 25-13 24
t27 Kentucky SEC 26-9-1 22
t27 UC Irvine Big West 25-10-1 26
29 Long Beach State Big West 21-12 NR
30 Stetson Atlantic Sun 30-9 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (22-15), College of Charleston (27-9), East Carolina (24-12), Miami (Fla.) (22-16), Michigan (22-6), Missouri (25-11), Nebraska (22-14), New Orleans (24-12).

Dropped Out: Ohio State (29)
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Pacific-10 3, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 1

NCBWA Players of the Week


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 April 8, today. South Carolina junior second baseman Travis Jones was named National Hitter of the Week, while Rice freshman right-handed pitcher Ryan Berry and Missouri sophomore right-handed pitcher Rick Zagone were named National Co-Pitchers of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conferences each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Jones went 11-for-15 (.733) at the plate last week, including 9-for-12 (.750) in the weekend series vs. SEC-leading Florida. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native tallied five home runs in the three-game series vs. the Gators as well as 13 RBIs. He had his second and third multi-homer games of the year on Friday and Sunday vs. Florida, both were Gamecock victories over the Gators. He has three multi-homer games this season for the Gamecocks, the only player on the squad to accomplish the feat. His three-run homer in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Gators tied the game in the ninth inning when the Gamecocks were trailing 5-2 with one out and helped lead the Gamecocks to a weekend series victory.

Berry won his only start of the week on the road at 22nd-ranked East Carolina (Apr. 6). The right-hander from Humble, Texas, allowed just four singles and one walk while striking out a career-high 12 in seven shutout innings in a game the Owls went on to win 4-0. He faced 24 ECU batters and held the Pirates to a composite .167 batting average on his way to his fifth victory of the season. Only three of ECU's hitters Berry faced reached scoring position. Berry has now put together back-to-back dominating starts for Rice the last two weeks. He has allowed just one run, struck out 22 and walked only one in his last 16 innings of work.

Zagone recorded his second complete game in three Big 12 starts this season, as he picked up the victory in the Tigers' 3-0 win over Kansas State on Saturday. The left-hander carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning, as a base hit with one out in the bottom of the ninth was all that stood between Zagone and a no-hitter. The Crystal Lake, Ill., native struck out a career-high 11 KSU batters and remained unbeaten as he improved to 6-0 on the season. The complete-game shutout was the first by a Big 12 pitcher in a conference game this season. There have been five complete games in Big 12 games this year with Zagone claiming two of them.

With this week's honor, Berry and Zagone automatically are 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.

NCBWA Apr. 9 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 a season-most 13 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-5 1
2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-5 3
3 South Carolina SEC 26-7 4
4 Florida State ACC 31-4 2
5 Rice Conference USA 26-10 8
6 Texas Big 12 28-10 7
7 Pepperdine West Coast 26-8 9
8 Virginia ACC 29-7 5
9 Arkansas SEC 25-10 6
10 Oregon State Pacific-10 25-7 10
11 Arizona Pac-10 28-6 14
12 Arizona State Pac-10 26-10 15
13 Clemson ACC 23-9 16
14 Oklahoma State Big 12 23-8 11
15 Mississippi SEC 24-10 19
16 Wichita State Missouri Valley 26-8 13
17 Texas A&M Big 12 27-7 17
18 Cal State Fullerton Big West 19-12 12
19 Mississippi State SEC 21-8 26
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 28-5 18
21 NC State ACC 24-10 21
22 Kentucky SEC 25-6-1 20
23 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 26-7 27
24 Oklahoma Big 12 23-11 23
25 (tie) San Diego West Coast 26-12 28
25 (tie) Charlotte Atlantic 10 26-5 29
27 UC Irvine Big West 23-8-1 30
28 Tulane Conference USA 24-10 24
29 Ohio State Big Ten 18-5 25
30 Stetson Atlantic Sun 27-9 NR


Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Akron (14-8), Alabama (20-14),
College of Charleston (24-8), East Carolina (21-12), Florida (20-15), Georgia
Tech (21-13), Long Beach State (16-12), Memphis (19-12), Miami (Fla.) (20-14),
Missouri (24-9), Nebraska (19-12).


Dropped Out: East Carolina (22).

NCBWA Apr. 2 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 12 different
conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 16 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 26-4 3
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 29-2 1
3 North Carolina ACC 25-5 5
4 South Carolina SEC 23-6 2
5 Virginia ACC 27-5 6
6 Arkansas SEC 22-8 7
7 Texas Big 12 25-9 8
8 Rice Conference USA 22-10 9
9 Pepperdine West Coast 23-8 10
10 Oregon State Pacific-10 23-6 4
11 Oklahoma State Big 12 22-6 16
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-10 14
13 Wichita State Missouri Valley 24-6 15
14 Arizona Pac-10 25-6 20
15 Arizona State Pac-10 23-10 12
16 Clemson ACC 18-9 11
17 Texas A&M Big 12 25-6 17
18 Coastal Carolina Big South 27-3 19
19 Mississippi SEC 21-9 18
20 Kentucky SEC 24-4-1 13
21 NC State ACC 22-8 27
22 East Carolina C-USA 21-8 21
23 Oklahoma Big 12 21-9 23
24 Tulane C-USA 22-8 NR
25 Ohio State Big Ten 17-4 29
26 Mississippi State SEC 18-7 NR
27 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 23-6 NR
28 San Diego West Coast 23-12 24
29 Charlotte Atlantic 10 22-5 NR
30 UC Irvine Big West 21-7-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (18-12), Creighton
(18-8), Florida (18-13), Georgia Tech (19-11), Kansas State (20-8), Long Beach
State (14-11), Miami (Fla.) (17-13), Missouri (22-8), Navy (22-9), Nebraska
(16-11), Southern California (18-12), Stetson (23-9), VMI (21-8).

Dropped Out: Long Beach State (22), Alabama (25), Nebraska (26), Missouri (28),
Southern Miss (30)

By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1,
Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 1.