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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.


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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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]).