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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


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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.

NCBWA Players of the Week for 3/27


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 27, today. Florida senior first baseman Matt LaPorta was named National Hitter of the Week, while Saint Louis senior right-handed pitcher Eric Rohr 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.

LaPorta was a sizzling 7-for-13 (.538) in the sweep of No. 21 Auburn with seven RBIs, three homers, three doubles and was hit by a pitch four times. Florida notched its first road sweep since May 20-22, 2005, at Vanderbilt and collected its first league series win on the road since that trip to Nashville. The Port Charlotte, Fla., native went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of doubles on Friday, 1-for-6 with a homer on Saturday and was 4-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs, two home runs and a double on Sunday.

Rohr earned a pair of wins on the week after tossing 13 shutout innings in two games. The Belleville, Ill., native registered a complete-game shutout on March 20 in the Billikens' 1-0 win over Tennessee-Martin, allowing just five singles and one walk. He pitched four innings of one-hit relief on March 25 as Saint Louis edged Charlotte, 6-5. Rohr finished with eight strikeouts for the week.

With this week's honor, Rohr 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]).

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NCBWA Mar. 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, and 15 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 Florida State Atlantic Coast 26-1 2
2 South Carolina Southeastern 21-4 3
3 Vanderbilt SEC 23-3 1
4 Oregon State Pacific-10 22-3 4
5 North Carolina ACC 22-4 5
6 Virginia ACC 22-5 8
7 Arkansas SEC 19-7 10
8 Texas Big 12 22-8 9
9 Rice Conference USA 19-9 7
10 Pepperdine West Coast 19-8 11
11 Clemson ACC 15-7 6
12 Arizona State Pac-10 21-8 14
13 Kentucky SEC 23-2-1 15
14 Cal State Fullerton Big West 15-10 12
15 Wichita State Missouri Valley 21-5 18
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 19-6 16
17 Texas A&M Big 12 22-5 13
18 Mississippi SEC 18-8 17
19 Coastal Carolina Big South 23-3 20
20 Arizona Pac-10 21-6 21
21 East Carolina C-USA 19-6 23
22 Long Beach State Big West 13-9 19
23 Oklahoma Big 12 20-7 29
24 San Diego West Coast 21-10 27
25 Alabama SEC 17-10 25
26 Nebraska Big 12 13-9 24
27 NC State ACC 18-8 30
28 Missouri Big 12 20-6 NR
29 Ohio State Big Ten 13-3 NR
30 Southern Miss C-USA 17-8 28

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (18-9), Charlotte (19-5), College of Charleston (18-6), Kansas State (18-6), Louisiana-Lafayette (20-5), Louisiana-Monroe (18-7), Maryland (16-8), Miami, Florida (15-12), Mississippi State (14-6), Old Dominion (19-11), Southern California (17-12), Stetson (20-8), Tennessee (17-9), Texas Tech (18-10), Tulane (19-7), UC Irvine (19-5-1).

Dropped Out: Auburn (22), Miami, Florida (26)

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

Corey Brown and Lance Lynn named 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 March 20, today. Oklahoma State junior outfielder Corey Brown was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ole Miss sophomore right-hand pitcher Lance Lynn 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.

Brown led Oklahoma State to a 5-1 record last week as he hit .429 with five home runs and 15 RBI. He also scored 12 runs, went 5-for-5 in stolen bases and had a slugging percentage of 1.143. The Tampa, Fla. native hit a home run in four of OSU's six games last week, including a two-home run, five RBI performance in the first game of the double header against Hartford last Saturday. Brown leads his team with 10 home runs and 35 RBI and also ranks among the top three in the league for nine offensive categories.

Lynn held a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the nation's top team and one of the SEC's top offenses as he helped the Rebels to a 6-1 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt last Saturday. It was the first loss of the season for the Commodores and snapped a 20-game winning streak on Vanderbilt's home field, as Lynn worked a career-long 8.0 innings in the win. Lynn only gave up one unearned run in the eighth inning after stifling Vanderbilt, as the Rebels combined for a one-hit game against the Commodores. Only four Commodores reached base and just one advanced past first. He struck out five, walked three and allowed only one hit.

With this week's honor, Lynn 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

NCBWA Mar. 19 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 nine different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 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 21-1 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-0 3
3 South Carolina SEC 17-3 4
4 Oregon State Pacific-10 20-3 5
5 North Carolina ACC 18-3 2
6 Clemson ACC 14-4 6
7 Rice Conference USA 17-7 7
8 Virginia ACC 19-4 9
9 Texas Big 12 19-7 10
10 Arkansas SEC 16-6 11
11 Pepperdine West Coast 17-7 8
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-9 12
13 Texas A&M Big 12 20-3 16
14 Arizona State Pac-10 19-7 19
15 Kentucky SEC 20-2 13-t
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 17-5 18
17 Mississippi SEC 15-7 15
18 Wichita State Missouri Valley 16-5 20
19 Long Beach State Big West 12-7 17
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 19-3 23
21 Arizona Pac-10 16-6 24
22 Auburn SEC 18-6 13-t
23 East Carolina C-USA 15-6 27
24 Nebraska Big 12 10-7 21
25 Alabama SEC 15-8 22
26 Miami (Fla.) ACC 14-10 25
27 San Diego West Coast 19-9 NR
28 Southern Miss C-USA 15-6 26
29 Oklahoma Big 12 17-6 NR
30 NC State ACC 16-7 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (16-4), Evansville (14-7), Florida Atlantic (17-7), Kansas State (17-4), Mississippi State (12-4), Missouri (18-5), Ohio State (9-3), Southern California (16-9), Stetson (17-7), Texas Tech (17-8), Troy (13-8), Tulane (16-6), UC Irvine (19-5-1), VMI (16-4).

Dropped Out: Kansas State (28), Florida Atlantic (29), College of Charleston (30).

By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, West Coast 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1

Price and Bour named National Players of the Week


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 13, today. George Mason freshman first baseman Justin Bour was named National Hitter of the Week, while Vanderbilt junior left-handed pitcher David Price 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.

Bour went 10-for-20 (.500) with seven home runs, 19 RBIs, scored nine runs and posted a 1.650 slugging percentage over four games. The Centreville, Va., native hit three grand slams during the week, including setting a school record with two grand slams and nine RBIs in a game against Coppin State. He also set the school record with three grand slams in a season, and the school record for most consecutive multi-homer games with three. He tied a school record with three home runs in one game against Coppin State.

Price struck out 16 in a four-hit complete game effort in a 2-1 win over Illinois-Chicago last Friday. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native gave up a solo homer in the second, then retired the next 12 batters, seven via strikeout. After giving up his only walk in the sixth, Price then retired the next seven in order, five by strikeout. Two of the four hits were infield singles in the ninth.

With this week's honor, Price 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.

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.