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NCBWA May 28 Division I Poll

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 (eight times during the first 13 surveys, nine total, No. 1 overall seed in 2012 NCAA pairings) and Florida State (five times) have been No. 1 for the majority of 2012. Two-time defending NCAA champ South Carolina also held the No. 1 position for the first time this season on May 14. The ACC and SEC remain as the two conferences represented atop the poll in 2012. Forty-five of the 49 Top 30 or teams receiving votes received 2012 NCAA bids.

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 Southeastern 42-18 2
2 Baylor Big 12 44-14 3
3 Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-15 1
4 North Carolina ACC 44-14 8
5 UCLA Pacific-12 42-14 10
6 South Carolina SEC 40-17 5
7 Rice Conference USA 40-17 4
8 LSU SEC 43-16 7
9 Texas A&M Big 12 42-16 6
10 Stanford Pac-12 38-16 11
11 Oregon Pac-12 42-17 9
12 Kentucky SEC 43-16 12
13 Arizona Pac-12 38-17 13
14 Purdue Big Ten 44-12 15
15 UCF C-USA 43-15 16
16 Virginia ACC 38-17-1 18
17 Oregon State Pac-12 38-18 20
18 Cal State Fullerton Big West 35-19 19
19 NC State ACC 39-17 17
20 Arkansas SEC 39-19 14
21 Mississippi State SEC 39-22 26
22 Miami (Fla.) ACC 36-21 21
23 Arizona State Pac-12 36-20 22
24 Oklahoma Big 12 38-22 28
25 Louisville Big East 39-20 23
26 TCU Mountain West 36-19 24
27 Utah Valley Great West 47-12 27
28 San Diego West Coast 40-15 25
29 Stony Brook America East 46-11 30
30 Vanderbilt SEC 33-26 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (39-16), Arkansas State (34-23), Army (41-13), Cal Poly (36-20), Coastal Carolina (41-17), Dallas Baptist (39-17), East Carolina (35-22-1), Fresno State (30-26), Georgia Tech (36-24), Kent State (41-17), Ole Miss (35-24), Missouri State (39-20), New Mexico (36-22), Pepperdine (34-21), Sam Houston State (38-20), Samford (39-21), St. John’s (37-21), UNC Wilmington (38-21), VCU (34-25).

Dropped Out: Ole Miss (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, BWC 1, GWC 1, MWC 1, WCC 1.