NCBWA Apr. 25 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, 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 40-4 1
2 Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-5 3
3 South Carolina SEC 31-8 2
4 Texas Big 12 30-10 4
5 Florida SEC 31-10 5
6 Arizona State Pacific-10 28-9 6
7 TCU Mountain West 29-11 7
8 Texas A&M Big 12 29-11 9
9 Florida State ACC 31-10 10
10 Oklahoma Big 12 29-11 11
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-11 8
12 Oregon State Pac-10 29-8 15
13 Georgia Tech ACC 30-11 16
14 Arkansas SEC 28-11 12
15 North Carolina ACC 32-10 13
16 Fresno State Western Athletic 28-7 14
17 UC Irvine Big West 26-10 18
18 Clemson ACC 25-14 21
19 UCLA Pac-10 21-14 17
20 Southern Miss Conference USA 30-9 24
21 Stanford Pac-10 19-13 23
22 Rice C-USA 28-16 19
23 Miami (Fla.) ACC 27-13 30
24 Oklahoma State Big 12 28-12 20
25 Charlotte Atlantic 10 31-9 28
26 California Pac-10 24-12 22
27 Stetson Atlantic Sun 31-9 26
28 Arizona Pac-10 24-15 25
29 East Carolina C-USA 27-13 NR
30 Troy Sun Belt 30-10 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal State Bakersfield (24-11), Coastal Carolina (26-15), College of Charleston (27-15), Connecticut (26-12-1), Creighton (27-10), Elon (26-16), Georgia (21-20), Kansas State (24-15), Kent State (26-12), LSU (24-17), Mercer (28-15), Mississippi State (24-16), NC State (24-18), Ole Miss (24-17), Penn State (24-13), St. John’s (21-13), Stephen F. Austin (28-12), Stony Brook (26-9), Texas State (25-14), UAB (23-17), UCF (26-15), UNC Wilmington (23-17), West Virginia (24-16).

Dropped Out: LSU (27), Creighton (29).

By conference: ACC 6, Pac-10 6, Big 12 4, SEC 4, C-USA 3, Big West 2, A-10 1, Atlantic Sun 1, MWC 1, Sun Belt 1, WAC 1.