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NCBWA Division I poll – May 2, 2011

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
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 12 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 Vanderbilt Southeastern 38-5 2
2 South Carolina SEC 35-8 3
3 Virginia Atlantic Coast 42-5 1
4 Florida SEC 34-10 5
5 Texas Big 12 33-11 4
6 Arizona State Pacific-10 31-10 6
7 Florida State ACC 33-11 9
8 Oregon State Pac-10 32-9 12
9 TCU Mountain West 31-13 7
10 Oklahoma Big 12 31-13 10
11 Texas A&M Big 12 30-14 8
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 30-13 11
13 North Carolina ACC 33-10 15
14 Clemson ACC 29-15 18
15 Georgia Tech ACC 31-14 13
16 Arkansas SEC 29-13 14
17 UC Irvine Big West 28-12 17
18 Fresno State Western Athletic 29-9 16
19 Southern Mississippi Conference USA 32-11 20
20 UCLA Pac-10 23-16 19
21 Rice C-USA 28-16 22
22 Oklahoma State Big 12 30-13 24
23 Miami (Fla.) ACC 29-15 23
24 Stanford Pac-10 21-16 21
25 Charlotte Atlantic 10 34-10 25
26 Stetson Atlantic Sun 34-10 27
27 Arizona Pac-10 27-16 28
28 California Pac-10 26-14 26
29 Coastal Carolina Big South 30-15 NR
30 Connecticut Big East 31-13-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (28-19), Bethune-Cookman (29-19), College of Charleston (30-15), Creighton (31-10), Dartmouth (28-10), Delaware (25-19), East Carolina (28-16), Elon (30-17), Florida Atlantic (26-17), Georgia (24-21), Georgia State (33-13), Gonzaga (25-13-1), Hawai’i (24-18), James Madison (30-15), Kent State (30-12), Louisville (25-18), LSU (28-17), NC State (26-19), Nebraska (27-18), New Mexico State (30-14), Purdue (30-13), Southeastern Louisiana (30-16), Stephen F. Austin (30-13), Stony Brook (30-10), Troy (31-13).

Dropped Out: East Carolina (29), Troy (30)

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