2014 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (March 17th)

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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.

Florida State has become the fifth different school to be ranked in the top spot in the rankings in 2014. Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), Oregon State (Feb. 17), Virginia (Feb. 24-March 3) and South Carolina (March 10) also held down the No. 1 positions in the first six 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 Record Last Week Previous
1 Florida State 17-2 5-0 2
2 South Carolina 18-1 3-1 1
3 Virginia 15-3 4-0 3
4 Oregon State 18-3 4-0 4
5 Vanderbilt 18-3 3-1 5
6 LSU 17-4 3-2 6
7 Louisville 15-4 5-0 10
8 Louisiana-Lafayette 17-2 4-0 11
9 Oregon 14-5 2-1 9
10 Cal Poly 17-3 6-0 12
11 NC State 14-5 1-3 7
12 Cal State Fullerton 10-7 2-2 8
13 North Carolina 14-5 4-1 13
14 UCLA 12-7 4-0 15
15 Ole Miss 17-4 3-2 14
16 Rice 15-6 5-0 18
17 Clemson 12-6 3-1 17
18 Mississippi State 15-8 3-1 20
19 Texas 15-6 2-2 16
20 Oklahoma State 14-6 3-2 19
21 Tennessee 17-2 3-1 26
22 Sam Houston State 16-4 3-1 24
23 Houston 15-3 4-0 30
24 TCU 12-7 3-1 27
25 San Diego 14-4 4-0 –
26 Texas A&M 14-7 3-2 23
27 Kentucky 14-6 1-3 21
28 Alabama 12-6 3-1 –
29 Texas Tech 16-5 2-2 25
30 Oklahoma 15-5 4-0 –

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (13-7), College of Charleston (15-4), Dallas Baptist (15-4), Florida (13-7), Florida Atlantic (14-7), Florida International (16-4), Georgia Tech (11-8), Indiana (9-8), Indiana State (14-2), Kansas (14-5), Liberty (14-7), Memphis (13-6), Miami (FL) (11-9), New Mexico (12-7-1), San Diego State (15-4), Seton Hall (12-3), South Florida (13-7), Tennessee Tech (17-4), Texas State (13-6), UAB (16-5), UC Santa Barbara (13-3), UNLV (13-5), VCU (16-3), Washington (12-5-1)

Dropped Out: Miami (FL) (22), Indiana (28), FIU (29)

By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-12 3, American 2, Big West 2, Conference USA 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1