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NCBWA Division 1 Poll – April 18, 2011

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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, Vanderbilt, and Virginia 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 11 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2010 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 16 circuits in the early surveys this season. Last year there also 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 Virginia Atlantic Coast 36-3 2
2 South Carolina Southeastern 28-7      3
3 Vanderbilt SEC 32-5 1
4 Texas Big 12 27-9 5
5 Florida SEC 28-9 4
6 Arizona State Pacific-10 25-9 10
7 TCU Mountain West 25-11 9
8 Cal State Fullerton Big West 27-9 11
9 Texas A&M Big 12 26-10 7
10 Florida State ACC 26-10 12
11 Oklahoma Big 12 26-10 8
12 Arkansas SEC 26-9 13
13 North Carolina ACC 30-8 6
14 Fresno State Western Athletic 25-5 14
15 Oregon State Pac-10 27-7 17
16 Georgia Tech ACC 27-10 15
17 UCLA Pac-10 19-12 18
18 UC Irvine Big West 23-9 19
19 Rice Conference USA 26-14 22
20 Oklahoma State Big 12        27-9 26
21 Clemson ACC 22-13 23
22 California Pac-10 23-9 24
23 Stanford Pac-10 16-12 16
24 Southern Miss C-USA 27-8 29
25 Arizona Pac-10 23-13 20
26 Stetson Atlantic Sun 29-7 30
27 LSU SEC 23-14 21
28 Charlotte Atlantic 10 28-8 25
29 Creighton Missouri Valley 26-7 NR
30 Miami (Fla.) ACC 24-12 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (24-15), Cal State Bakersfield (24-8), Coastal Carolina (24-12), Connecticut (21-12-1), East Carolina (24-12), Elon (24-13), Georgia (19-18), Georgia State (27-11), Gonzaga (21-11-1), Jacksonville (23-13), James Madison (25-12), NC State (21-16), New Mexico State (27-9), Sam Houston State (26-12), Stephen F. Austin (26-11), Texas State (23-12), Troy (26-9), UNC Wilmington (21-14), West Virginia (22-15), Western Kentucky (24-13), Yale (20-12).

Dropped Out: Troy (27), Louisville (28).

By conference: ACC 6, Pac-10 6, SEC 5, Big 12 4, Big West 2, C-USA 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 1, MVC 1, MWC 1, WAC 1.

  • Chris

    Whoever does this poll is a joke. Oregon State is 8-1 in the PAC-10 having swept the #6 ASU team and #23 Stanford team in this poll. They haven’t lost a weekend series all year and are something like 9-1 against top 25 teams (ranked when we played them). To have OSU at 15 and ASU at 6 is flat out wrong. If you look at their resume against the resume of at least 6-8 teams ahead of them an argument can be made that they should easily be in the top 10 if not potentially in the top 7. By the way I think you have Fresno State not high enough either.

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      We don’t do the poll but are members of the NCBWA though.

      • Chris

        Good to know. I thought writers did research on their subjects. I guess ours and Fresno States marketing departments aren’t as good as some of the historic baseball powerhouses are or else this wouldn’t be out of whack like it is. Having ASU at 6 and OSU at 15 is pathetic. If anything they should be swapped. Hopefully the other writers realize their mistake and rectify it on the next poll. We’ll see though.

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          I also do not have a vote!rnrnBrian FoleyrnSent on the Sprintu00ae Now Network from my BlackBerryu00ae

          • Chris

            Good I didn’t want to have to slap you around. :)

          • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

            I will put up our All-American ballots though if there is interest! rnSent on the Sprintu00ae Now Network from my BlackBerryu00ae