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2012 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 23rd)

DALLAS (NCBWA) – 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.

Florida State returns atop the survey for the second time this season. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 10 surveys, and there have two conferences represented at No. 1 in 2012.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 18 circuits in the surveys this season. Last year there also were 16 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls.

2012 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (APRIL 23)
Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-7 4-0 2
2. Florida Southeastern 31-9 3-1 1
3. Kentucky Southeastern 35-6 3-1 3
4. South Carolina Southeastern 30-11 3-1 6
5. Baylor Big 12 35-7 5-0 13
6. LSU Southeastern 32-9 2-2 5
7. Stanford Pac-12 25-10 3-1 8
8. UCF Conference USA 34-8 4-0 10
9. Rice Conference USA 30-12 3-1 12
10. Texas A&M Big 12 28-12 0-4 4
11. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-12 2-3 7
12. UCLA Pac-12 26-10 2-2 9
13. Purdue Big Ten 31-6 3-1 17
14. Oregon Pac-12 27-12 3-2 14
15. Miami Atlantic Coast 26-14 1-3 11
16. Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-13 3-1 18
17. Arkansas Southeastern 28-12 3-2 15
18. Arizona Pac-12 26-13 2-2 16
19. Oregon State Pac-12 26-12 3-1 20
20. Louisville Big East 28-12 3-1 22
21. Ole Miss Southeastern 27-13 3-1 23
22. San Diego West Coast 31-9 2-1 21
23. Arizona State Pac-12 24-16 1-3 19
24. Texas Big 12 23-14 3-1 25
25. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 26-12 2-2 24
26. Virginia Atlantic Coast 26-14-1 3-1 27
27. Sam Houston State Southland 28-11 3-1 28
28. Georgia Southeastern 24-17 2-3 26
29. New Mexico State Western Athletic 30-11 3-1 –
30. Army Patriot 33-9 5-0 –

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (28-9), Campbell (32-10), Clemson (24-17), College of Charleston (29-12), Dallas Baptist (27-12), East Carolina (27-13-1), Georgia Tech (24-17), Gonzaga (26-12), Indiana State (31-10), Missouri State (29-12), North Dakota State (29-9), Oklahoma (26-14), Pepperdine (24-16), USF (27-14), Southeastern Louisiana (28-13), Stony Brook (29-10), TCU (23-14), UNC Wilmington (24-16), UT Arlington (26-14).
Dropped out: East Carolina (29), Gonzaga (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, Patriot 1, Southland 1, West Coast 1, Western Athletic 1
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