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NCBWA Top 30 Poll Released (May 21st)

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
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 on May 14, but Florida State (five times) and Florida (eight times during the first 13 surveys) have been No. 1. The ACC and SEC remain as the two conferences represented atop the poll in 2012, and FSU regained top spot this week.

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 297 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. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank
1 Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-12 3
2 Florida Southeastern 40-16 2
3 Baylor Big 12 42-12 5
4 Rice Conference USA 39-15 4
5 South Carolina SEC 39-15 1
6 Texas A&M Big 12 41-14 6
7 LSU SEC 42-14 9
8 North Carolina ACC 42-13 7
9 Oregon Pacific-12 41-14 10
10 UCLA Pac-12 38-14 12
11 Stanford Pac-12 36-14 11
12 Kentucky SEC 41-15 8
13 Arizona Pac-12 36-16 17
14 Arkansas SEC 39-17 18
15 Purdue Big Ten 41-12 14
16 UCF C-USA 41-14 13
17 NC State ACC 38-15 16
18 Virginia ACC 36-16-1 19
19 Cal State Fullerton Big West 33-18 15
20 Oregon State Pac-12 35-18 20
21 Miami (Fla.) ACC 34-19 21
22 Arizona State Pac-12 35-18 22
23 Louisville Big East 38-18 24
24 TCU Mountain West 35-17 25
25 San Diego West Coast 39-13 26
26 Mississippi State SEC 34-21 NR
27 Utah Valley Great West 43-12 30
28 Oklahoma Big 12 35-21 28
29 Ole Miss SEC 34-22 23
30 Stony Brook America East 43-11 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (38-14), Army (40-13), Cal Poly (33-20), Campbell (40-16), Clemson (32-24), Coastal Carolina (37-17), College of Charleston (37-18), Dallas Baptist (39-17), East Carolina (34-20-1), Indiana State (41-15), Kent State (37-17), Missouri State (37-18), New Mexico (33-22), New Mexico State (35-20), Pepperdine (32-20), Sam Houston State (36-18), Saint Louis (40-16), Texas (30-20), Tulane (37-18), UNC Wilmington (35-20), Vanderbilt (29-25).

Dropped Out: Texas (27), Sam Houston State (29).

By conference: SEC 7, Pac-12 6, ACC 5, Big 12 3, C-USA 2, America East 1, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, GWC 1, MWC 1, WCC 1.

  • Jruhs

    how can you have south carolina rated over lsu. lsu just took 2/3 from them.

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      I don’t do the poll…it is run by the NCBWA

      Brian Foley