2014 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (Feb. 17th)

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
NCBWA LogoDALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 17th year with its 2014 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 17-June 26 (weekly through June 10) following the 68th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1) and Oregon State (Feb. 17) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial two 2014 surveys. Last year Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conference schools were No. 1 every week until UCLA captured the 2013 NCAA title. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by nine different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 12 separate circuits had team rankings in ‘13. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-2014 Record-Previous Rank
1 Oregon State Pac-12 3-0 3
2 Cal State Fullerton Big West 2-1 1
3 Florida State Atlantic Coast 3-0 5
4 Virginia ACC 2-1 2
5 LSU Southeastern 3-0 6
6 Vanderbilt SEC 3-0 10
7 Mississippi State SEC 2-1 4
8 Oregon Pac-12 3-0 11
9 South Carolina SEC 3-0 12
10 UCLA Pac-12 2-1 9
11 Rice Conference USA 2-1 15
12 NC State ACC 0-1 8
13 Louisville American Athletic 2-1 14
14 North Carolina ACC 1-1 13
15 Clemson ACC 2-1 16
16 Indiana Big Ten 1-3 7
17 Miami (Fla.) ACC 2-1 17
18 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 19
19 Arizona State Pac-12 2-1 20
20 Florida SEC 2-1 21
21 Texas A&M SEC 3-0 23
22 Cal Poly Big West 3-0 29
23 TCU Big 12 2-1 2-1 22
24 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 3-1 24
25 Arkansas SEC 3-0 26
26 Ole Miss SEC 3-0 32
27 Alabama SEC 2-1 27
28 Texas Tech Big 12 3-1 NR
29 Oklahoma Big 12 2-1 28
30 Kentucky SEC 2-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (2-1), Auburn (2-1), Bryant (0-0), CSU Bakersfield (3-0), California (2-2), Canisius (1-0), Charleston Southern (3-0), College of Charleston (1-1), Dallas Baptist (3-0), East Carolina (2-1), Florida Atlantic (2-1), FIU (4-0), Georgia Tech (1-2), Houston (3-0), Kansas State (0-3), McNeese State (3-0), Mercer (3-0), Sacramento State (2-1), Sam Houston State (3-0), San Diego (2-1),
USF (3-0), Stanford (1-2), Tennessee Tech (2-1), Texas (2-2), Tulane (4-0), UCF (3-0), UNLV (4-0), Washington State (1-2), Wichita State (3-0).

Dropped Out: Kansas State (18), Texas (25), Florida Atlantic (30).

By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big West 2, American 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, Sun Belt 1.