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2012 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (May 14th)

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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.

Two-time defending NCAA champ South Carolina holds the No. 1 position for the first time in 2012. Previously, Florida State (four times) and Florida has (eight times during the first 13 surveys) have been No. 1, and ACC and SEC remain as the two conferences represented atop the poll 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 21 circuits and independents in the surveys this season. Last year there 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 South Carolina Southeastern 38-13 3
2 Florida SEC 38-14 5
3 Florida State Atlantic Coast 40-10 1
4 Rice Conference USA 36-14 6
5 Baylor Big 12 39-11 2
6 Texas A&M Big 12 37-14 7
7 North Carolina ACC 38-13 8
8 Kentucky SEC 41-11 9
9 LSU SEC 39-13 4
10 Oregon Pacific-12 37-14 10
11 Stanford Pac-12 32-14 11
12 UCLA Pac-12 35-13 12
13 UCF C-USA 40-12 13
14 Purdue Big Ten 39-10 14
15 Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-15 15
16 NC State ACC 36-13 17
17 Arizona Pac-12 33-15 19
18 Arkansas SEC 35-17 16
19 Virginia ACC 34-15-1 21
20 Oregon State Pac-12 32-17 18
21 Miami (Fla.) ACC 32-18 20
22 Arizona State Pac-12 32-17 23
23 Ole Miss SEC 34-18 25
24 Louisville Big East 35-17 22
25 TCU Mountain West 32-16 26
26 San Diego West Coast 38-13 24
27 Texas Big 12 29-18 28
28 Oklahoma Big 12 33-19 NR
29 Sam Houston State Southland 34-16 29
30 Utah Valley Great West 39-11 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (36-12), Army (39-12), Clemson (30-20), Coastal Carolina (34-16), College of Charleston (34-17), Cornell (31-15-1), Dallas Baptist (36-16), East Carolina (32-19-1), Georgia (29-22), Georgia Tech (31-21), Indiana State (40-12), Mississippi State (31-20), Missouri State (35-17), Pepperdine (29-19), USC-Upstate (33-15), St. John’s (32-19), Stetson (34-18), Stony Brook (39-11), Tulane (35-17), UNC Wilmington (32-19).

Dropped Out: Dallas Baptist (27), East Carolina (30)

By conference: Pac-12 6, SEC 6, ACC 5, Big 12 4, C-USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, GWC 1, MWC 1, SLC 1, WCC 1.