NCBWA Division I poll – May 31, 2010

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 13th year with its 2010 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 22-June 29 following the 64th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., and final CWS competition at historic Rosenblatt Stadium.

The NCAA released the NCAA Division I 64-team bracket, all eight top seeds are among the Top 10 in this week’s NCBWA poll, and every team in the NCBWA Top 30 for May 31 is competing in the NCAA Championship. The World Series begins on Saturday, June 19, at Rosenblatt Stadium, which be replaced in 2011 by Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha.

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2010 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 16 circuits in the surveys this season. Last year there were 17 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank
1 Virginia Atlantic Coast 47-11 2
2 Arizona State Pacific-10 47-8 3
3 Coastal Carolina Big South 51-7 5
4 Texas Big 12 46-11 1
5 TCU Mountain West 46-11 6
6 Florida Southeastern 42-15 4
7 Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-15 11
8 UCLA Pac-10 43-13 8
9 Louisville Big East 48-12 9
10 Georgia Tech ACC 45-13 7
11 Oklahoma Big 12 44-15 12
12 Florida State ACC 42-17 13
13 South Carolina SEC 43-15 10
14 Miami (Fla.) 40-17 14
15 Auburn SEC 40-19 16
16 Connecticut Big East 47-14 18
17 Rice Conference USA 38-21 20
18 Arkansas SEC 40-18 15
19 UC Irvine Big West 37-19 21
20 Clemson ACC 38-21 17
21 Virginia Tech ACC 38-20 22
22 Vanderbilt SEC 41-17 19
23 LSU SEC 40-20 30
24 San Diego West Coast 36-20 26
25 Ole Miss SEC 38-22 25
26 North Carolina ACC 36-20 24
27 Texas A&M Big 12 40-19-1 NR
28 Oregon Pac-10 38-22 23
29 Alabama SEC 37-22 NR
30 The Citadel Southern 42-20 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (33-22), Baylor, (34-22), Bethune-Cookman (35-20), Charlotte (39-17), College of Charleston (42-17), Florida Atlantic (35-22), Florida Gulf Coast (38-20), Florida International (36-23), Fresno State (38-25), Hawai’i (33-26), Kansas State (35-18), Liberty (42-19), New Mexico (37-20), Oregon State (31-22), Pittsburgh (38-18), Southern Miss (35-22), St. John’s (40-18), Stanford (31-23), Texas State (38-22), Utah Valley (42-17), VCU (34-24-1), Washington State (34-20), Wichita State (41-19). Dropped Out: Stanford (27), Arizona (28), College of Charleston (29). By conference: SEC 8, ACC 7, Big 12 3, Pac-10 3, Big East 2, Big West 2, Big South 1, C-USA 1, Mountain West 1, SoCon 1, WCC 1.