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NCBWA March 5 Division I Poll

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 15th year with its 2012 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 28 following the 66th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the second-year TD Ameritade Stadium.

To date, Florida has held the No. 1 NCBWA ranking in all four ’12 polls.

In fact, the first nine positions this week are the same as the Feb. 27 compilations.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by nine different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 11 circuits in the 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 Florida Southeastern 10-1 1 2 Stanford Pacific-12 10-1 2
3 South Carolina SEC 9-1 3
4 Rice Conference USA 11-1 4
5 Texas A&M Big 12 11-1 5
6 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 8-2 6
7 Arkansas SEC 11-2 7
8 Florida State ACC 9-1 8
9 Georgia Tech ACC 10-2 9
10 Arizona State Pac-12 8-2 11
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-3 15
12 Arizona Pac-12 8-2 14
13 Georgia SEC 10-2 12
14 Miami (Fla.) ACC 8-3 10
15 LSU SEC 10-2 16
16 Oklahoma Big 12 7-3 17
17 Clemson ACC 5-4 13
18 Oregon Pac-12 10-1 23
19 Ole Miss SEC 9-2 22
20 UCLA Pac-12 8-3 25
21 UCF C-USA 10-2 26
22 Oregon State Pac-12 8-4 24
23 Louisville Big East 8-3 19
24 California Pac-12 8-2 28
25 Texas Big 12 4-7 18
26 TCU Mountain West 4-6 21
27 Virginia ACC 6-4-1 20
28 Baylor Big 12 9-4 27
29 Gonzaga West Coast 10-0 NR
30 Maryland ACC 9-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (9-2), Boston College (6-3), Cal Poly (9-3), College of Charleston (7-3), East Carolina (8-2), FIU (4-5), Hawai’i (9-4), Kentucky (11-0), Liberty (12-1), Mississippi State (10-2), Missouri State (9-3), Pepperdine (8-4), Purdue (8-1), Southeastern Louisiana (9-2), Southern California (8-3), Southern Miss (8-4), Stetson (9-2), Stony Brook (4-3), Texas State (8-3), Texas Tech (9-3), Tulane (10-2), UC Irvine (6-5), Vanderbilt (4-7), Virginia Tech (11-2), Washington (9-3).

Dropped Out: Southern California (29), UC Irvine (30).

By conference: ACC 7, Pac-12 7, SEC 6, Big 12 4, C-USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, MWC 1, West Coast 1.

  • Murray

    Those first four are almost interchangeable so far.  Kubitza had a rough night against Texas but if he gets it back together, Stanford vs Rice will be even more interesting than it figures to be.  Florida’s pitching has been a little underwhelming lately and if Whitson doesn’t make it back soon, they could be in for a rough road.  All in all, the season is off to an exciting start!

  • Tysteady

    I know baseball is different from football and basketball, but how can you be ranked and under .500? (Texas)

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      Texas always get the benefit of the doubt…they wouldn’t be in my personal Top 50 right now! Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®