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NCBWA Mar. 28 Division I Poll

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DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 14th year with its 2011 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 21-June 28 following the 65th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the new TD Ameritade Stadium.

To date, TCU, UCLA, Florida, and Vanderbilt have held the No. 1 NCBWA rankings in ’11.

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2010 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 14 circuits in the early surveys this season. Last year there were 16 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 Vanderbilt Southeastern 22-3 2
2 Virginia Atlantic Coast 24-2 3
3 South Carolina SEC 18-5 6
4 Florida SEC 21-4 1
5 Arizona State Pacific-10 18-6 4
6 Texas A&M Big 12 19-5 9
7 Oklahoma Big 12 19-6 8
8 Texas Big 12 17-7 5
9 Florida State ACC 18-6 7
10 North Carolina ACC 23-3 13
11 TCU Mountain West 15-8 11
12 Georgia Tech ACC 21-4 17
13 Arkansas SEC 18-6 12
14 Cal State Fullerton Big West 16-8 19
15 Fresno State Western Athletic 18-2 21
16 LSU SEC 17-7 10
17 Clemson ACC 13-9 14
18 Arizona Pac-10 17-7 16
19 Stanford Pac-10 10-6 20
20 UCLA Pac-10 11-8 18
21 California Pac-10 16-5 25
22 UC Irvine Big West 14-6 15
23 Louisville Big East 15-8 27
24 Alabama SEC 18-7 NR
25 Rice Conference USA 16-11 23
26 Oregon Pac-10 14-9 24
27 Oregon State Pac-10 18-6 26
28 Southern Miss CUSA 18-5 30
29 Stetson Atlantic Sun 20-5 RR
30 Auburn SEC 14-10 22

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (16-8), Cal State Bakersfield (18-6), Charlotte (19-6), Coastal Carolina (15-10), East Carolina (18-5), Elon (17-9), Georgia Southern (15-10), Georgia State (20-6), Gonzaga (13-7-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (12-11), Mississippi State (18-6), New Mexico State (19-5), Oklahoma State (18-6), Ole Miss (18-7), St. John’s (12-8), Stephen F. Austin (18-7), Tennessee (18-6), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (19-8), Texas State (17-6), Texas Tech (17-8), Troy (19-4), Tulane (18-6), UCF (18-6), Wichita State (17-8).

Dropped Out: College of Charleston (28), Coastal Carolina (29).

By conference: Pacific-10 7, Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Mountain West 1, Western Athletic 1.