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2013 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 1)

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
NCBWA LogoDALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina (seven consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position throughout the 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by nine different conferences (16 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The surveys of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-2013 Record-Previous Rank
1 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 24-1 1
2 LSU Southeastern 26-2 2
3 Vanderbilt SEC 25-4 5
4 Cal State Fullerton Big West 24-4 7
5 Oregon Pac-12 22-6 8
6 Virginia ACC 25-3 9
7 Florida State ACC 24-4 4
8 Oregon State Pac-12 22-4 3
9 Arkansas SEC 21-8 11
10 Kentucky SEC 21-6 10
11 UCLA Pac-12 18-6 6
12 South Carolina SEC 22-6 13
13 Oklahoma Big 12 25-5 14
14 Louisville Big East 22-5 15
15 Georgia Tech ACC 21-6 16
16 Ole Miss SEC 23-6 12
17 Indiana Big Ten 22-3 24
18 Mississippi State SEC 23-8 17
19 Oklahoma State Big 12 21-6 18
20 Cal Poly Big West 20-6 25
21 Rice Conference USA 20-10 20
22 Arizona State Pac-12 15-8-1 26
23 Houston C-USA 23-6 22
24 Notre Dame Big East 15-9 19
25 NC State ACC 19-10 27
26 Stanford Pac-12 13-9 23
27 UC Irvine Big West 16-8 21
28 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 18-6 29
29 Arizona Pac-12 18-11 NR
30 Virginia Tech ACC 20-9 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (18-11), Austin Peay State (22-5), Belmont (20-6), Campbell (23-5), Central Arkansas (21-7), Dartmouth (14-3), Florida Atlantic (19-9), Gonzaga (16-10-1), Lamar (22-8), Mercer (23-8), Miami (Fla.) (20-11), Michigan State (15-8), Missouri State (18-6), Ohio State (16-8), Pittsburgh (19-6), San Diego (18-10), South Alabama (22-7), Southeastern Louisiana (21-8), Texas A&M (18-11), Troy (19-7), UNC Wilmington (20-8), UNLV (20-8).

Dropped Out: South Alabama (28), Texas A&M (30).

By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, C-USA 2, A-Sun 1, Big Ten 1