NCBWA Division I Baseball Poll – Mar. 16

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS – 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 18 different leagues among the ’09 polls to
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Notably, five schools in this week’s Top 10 also have representation in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank
1 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-2 2
2 Texas Big 12 14-2 2-1 3
3 Georgia Southeastern 15-2 1
4 Miami (Fla.) ACC 14-3 7
5 Georgia Tech ACC 12-1 8
6 Texas A&M Big 12 13-4 6
7 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-3 9
8 Arizona State Pacific-10 14-3 4
9 LSU SEC 13-4 5
10 Rice Conference USA 10-5 10
11 Coastal Carolina Big South 15-1 12
12 Oklahoma State Big 12 13-4 11
13 UC Irvine Big West 10-5 15
14 Oklahoma Big 12 17-4 19
15 Baylor Big 12 10-4 13
16 Clemson ACC 11-4 21
17 Florida State ACC 9-6 14
18 Mississippi SEC 11-4 22
19 Pepperdine West Coast 11-5 16
20 Arkansas SEC 12-3 24
21 Virginia ACC 15-0 26
22 TCU Mountain West 10-4 17
23 East Carolina C-USA 11-4 20
24 Fresno State Western Athletic 10-5 27
25 Florida SEC 9-7 18
26 Alabama SEC 11-5 NR
27 UNC Wilmington Colonial 14-2 NR
28 Cal Poly Big West 11-4 29
29 San Diego WCC 9-9 23
30 Ohio State Big Ten 13-2 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (13-5), Boston College (10-4), Bryant (9-4), College of Charleston (13-3), Dallas Baptist (10-3), Eastern Illinois (9-4), Florida Atlantic (12-3), George Mason (11-3), Georgia Southern (13-2), Illinois (11-2), Kansas State (15-3), Kentucky (12-4), Louisville (10-5), Michigan (10-5), Minnesota (10-3), Mississippi State (12-5), Sam Houston State (13-5), San Diego State (11-6), South Carolina (11-4), Southern Miss (11-5), UC Riverside (14-3), UC Santa Barbara (12-4), Vanderbilt (11-6).

Dropped Out: Michigan (25), South Carolina (28), Louisville (30).

By conference: ACC 6, SEC 6, Big 12 5, Big West 3, C-USA 2, WCC 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Colonial 1, MWC 1, Pac-10 1, WAC 1.

  • J. Michael Neal

    I can’t fathom how Ohio State is considered better than Minnesota at this point.