2014 NCBWA Division 1 Poll (March 10th)

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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.

South Carolina has joined Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), Oregon State (Feb. 17) and Virginia (Feb. 24-March 3) as schools holding down the No. 1 positions in the first five 2014 surveys. Last season only five teams were No. 1 during the entire January-June NCBWA compilations. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 13 circuits have been rated this season. 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 South Carolina Southeastern 15-0 3
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 12-2 2
3 Virginia ACC 11-3 1
4 Oregon State Pac-12 14-3 5
5 Vanderbilt SEC 15-2 6
6 LSU SEC 14-2 7
7 NC State ACC 13-2 8
8 Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-5 4
9 Oregon Pac-12 12-4 11
10 Louisville American 10-4 10
11 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 13-2 15
12 Cal Poly Big West 11-3 14
13 North Carolina ACC 10-4 16
14 Ole Miss SEC 14-2 17
15 UCLA Pac-12 8-7 9
16 Texas Big 12 13-4 20
17 Clemson ACC 9-5 19
18 Rice Conference USA 10-6 18
19 Oklahoma State Big 12 11-4 13
20 Mississippi State SEC 12-7 12
21 Kentucky SEC 13-3 22
22 Miami (Fla.) ACC 10-5 23
23 Texas A&M SEC 11-5 25
24 Sam Houston State Southland 13-3 28
25 Texas Tech Big 12 14-3 30
26 Tennessee SEC 14-1 NR
27 TCU Big 12 9-6 21
28 Indiana Big Ten 7-6 26
29 FIU C-USA 15-1 NR
30 Houston American 11-3 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (9-5), Arizona State (7-6), Arkansas (8-5), California (10-5), College of Charleston (11-3), Dallas Baptist (11-4), Florida (10-6), Florida Atlantic (11-5), Fresno State (11-4), Georgia Southern (14-2), Kansas (12-3), Liberty (11-6), Memphis (12-3), Oklahoma (11-5), Pepperdine (12-3), Samford (11-4), San Diego (10-4), San Diego State (11-4), Seton Hall (8-3), Tennessee Tech (13-3), Tulane (9-5), UAB (13-3), UC Irvine (11-3), UC Santa Barbara (10-2), UNLV (10-4),
VCU (12-2).

Dropped Out: Arizona State (24), Arkansas (27), College of Charleston (29).

By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American 2, Big West 2, C-USA 2, Big Ten 1, SLC 1, SBC 1.