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2012 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 30th)

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.

Florida State returns atop the survey for the third time this season and second week in succession. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 11 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 a season-high 13 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 19 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.

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Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank
1 Florida State ACC 36-7 1
2 Baylor Big 12 38-8 5
3 South Carolina SEC 33-11 4
4 LSU SEC 35-10 6
5 Florida SEC 33-12 2
6 Stanford Pacific-12 28-11 7
7 Kentucky SEC 36-9 3
8 Rice Conference USA 30-12 9
9 Texas A&M Big 12 31-13 10
10 North Carolina ACC 30-13 11
11 Purdue Big Ten 34-7 13
12 Oregon Pac-12 30-13 14
13 UCF C-USA 35-10 8
14 Arkansas SEC 31-13 17
15 UCLA Pac-12 28-12 12
16 Arizona Pac-12 29-13 18
17 Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-14 16
18 Louisville Big East 31-13 20
19 Miami (Fla.) ACC 27-16 15
20 NC State ACC 30-12 25
21 Oregon State Pac-12 28-14 19
22 Virginia ACC 30-14-1 26
23 Arizona State Pac-12 26-17 23
24 San Diego West Coast 33-11 22
25 Sam Houston State Southland 31-12 27
26 Ole Miss SEC 28-16 21
27 Texas Big 12 25-16 24
28 Appalachian State Southern 32-9 NR
29 TCU Mountain West 26-15 NR
30 Stony Brook America East 34-10 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army (35-12), Auburn (25-19), Cal Poly (25-17), Clemson (26-19), Coastal Carolina (30-13), College of Charleston (31-13), Dallas Baptist (29-14), East Carolina (28-16-1), George Mason (30-17), Georgia (25-20), Indiana State (34-11), Mississippi State (27-17), Missouri State (31-14), New Mexico State (30-13), North Dakota State (32-11), Oklahoma (28-16), Pepperdine (24-16), South Florida (29-16), Stetson (29-14), UNC Wilmington (27-17), Utah Valley (30-11).

Dropped Out: Georgia (28), New Mexico State (29), Army (30).

By conference: Pac-12 6, SEC 6, ACC 5, Big 12 3, C-USA 2, America East 1, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, MWC 1, SoCon 1, SLC 1, WCC 1.