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2012 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (May 7th)

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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 fourth time this season and third week in succession. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 12 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 19 circuits and independents 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 Atlantic Coast 39-7 1
2 Baylor Big 12 38-8 2
3 South Carolina Southeastern 36-12 3
4 LSU SEC 38-11 4
5 Florida SEC 35-13 5
6 Rice C-USA 33-13 8
7 Texas A&M Big 12 34-14 9
8 North Carolina ACC 34-13 10
9 Kentucky SEC 37-11 7
10 Oregon Pacific-12 34-14 12
11 Stanford Pac-12 29-14 6
12 UCLA Pac-12 31-13 15
13 UCF C-USA 37-11 13
14 Purdue Big Ten 35-9 11
15 Cal State Fullerton Big West 30-14 17
16 Arkansas SEC 34-15 14
17 NC State ACC 33-12 20
18 Oregon State Pac-12 30-15 21
19 Arizona Pac-12 30-15 16
20 Miami (Fla.) 30-17 19
21 Virginia ACC 31-14-1 22
22 Louisville Big East 33-15 18
23 Arizona State Pac-12 29-17 23
24 San Diego West Coast 36-11 24
25 Ole Miss SEC 31-18 26
26 TCU Mountain West 29-16 29
27 Dallas Baptist Independent 34-14 NR
28 Texas Big 12 27-18 27
29 Sam Houston State Southland 32-15 25
30 East Carolina C-USA 31-16-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (34-11), Army (37-12), Clemson (28-19), Coastal Carolina (32-14), Cornell (32-14), Georgia (28-20), Indiana State (36-12), Mississippi State (29-18), Missouri State (34-14), Oklahoma (30-19), Pepperdine (26-18), South Carolina-Upstate (32-14), Southeastern Louisiana (33-16), St. John’s (31-17), Stony Brook (36-11), Tulane (32-16), UC Irvine (27-17), UNC Wilmington (29-18), Utah Valley (35-11).

Dropped Out: Appalachian State (28), Stony Brook (30).

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