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NCBWA Division I Poll – March 19, 2012

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 six ’12 polls, including preseason.

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 12 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 19-1 1
2 Stanford Pacific-12 13-2 2
3 Arkansas SEC 19-2 5
4 Florida State Atlantic Coast 16-2 6
5 North Carolina ACC 16-4 4
6 South Carolina SEC 15-4 3
7 Miami (Fla.) ACC 16-4 11
8 Texas A&M Big 12 16-5 8
9 Rice Conference USA 15-6 7
10 Arizona Pac-12 16-4 9
11 UCLA Pac-12 15-4 14
12 LSU SEC 16-4 13
13 Kentucky SEC 21-0 24
14 Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-7 10
15 Georgia Tech ACC 14-6 15
16 Oregon State Pac-12 14-5 19
17 Georgia SEC 15-6 18
18 Arizona State Pac-12 12-7 12
19 UCF C-USA 16-5 22
20 Ole Miss SEC 15-5 16
21 Louisville Big East 14-6 25
22 Oregon Pac-12 13-5 20
23 Clemson ACC 9-8 23
24 TCU Mountain West 11-6 29
25 Texas Big 12 10-8 30
26 NC State ACC 15-3 NR
27 Oklahoma Big 12 11-9 17
28 Purdue Big Ten 14-3 28
29 California Pac-12 11-7 21
30 Virginia ACC 11-7-1 26

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (17-3), Auburn (12-8), Baylor (14-7), Cal Poly (12-6), Campbell (18-3), Coastal Carolina (13-6), College of Charleston (15-5), Dallas Baptist (13-6), East Carolina (14-4), FAU (14-7), Hawai’i (14-7), Liberty (20-3), Mississippi State (15-7), Pepperdine (14-5), San Diego (17-6), Southern California (13-6), Stetson (15-4), Stony Brook (11-6), Texas State (13-6), Tulane (14-6).

Dropped Out: Southern California (27).

By conference: ACC 7, Pac-12 7, SEC 7, Big 12 3, C-USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, MWC1.