2014 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (March 24th)

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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.

Virginia is back atop NCBWA standings this week after holding down the No. 1 position in Feb 24 and March 3 surveys. Others ranked in the stop spot have been Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), and Oregon State (Feb. 17) in the first seven 2014 surveys. This equals last season’s five teams at 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 eight different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 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 Virginia Atlantic Coast 18-4 3
2 Florida State ACC 19-4 1
3 LSU Southeastern 20-4-1 6
4 South Carolina SEC 19-3 2
5 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 22-2 8
6 Vanderbilt SEC 20-5 5
7 Oregon Pac-12 17-5 9
8 Oregon State Pac-12 19-5 4
9 Cal Poly Big West 19-4 10
10 Louisville American Athletic 17-6 7
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-8 12
12 Ole Miss SEC 21-4 15
13 Rice C-USA 19-6 16
14 UCLA Pac-12 14-8 14
15 Mississippi State SEC 17-9 18
16 Texas Big 12 19-6 19
17 Houston American 19-4 23
18 NC State ACC 14-8 11
19 North Carolina ACC 15-8 13
20 Clemson ACC 14-9 17
21 Kentucky SEC 17-7 27
22 Texas A&M SEC 17-8 26
23 Tennessee SEC 19-4 21
24 Oklahoma State Big 12 16-8 20
25 Auburn SEC 17-8 NR
26 UC Santa Barbara Big West 17-3 NR
27 Texas Tech Big 12 19-7 29
28 Oklahoma Big 12 18-7 30
29 FIU C-USA 20-4 NR
30 Alabama SEC 15-8 28

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (13-8), Baylor (13-10), Central Arkansas (14-8), Creighton (11-6-1), Florida (15-9), Georgia Tech (15-9), Indiana (12-9), Kansas (16-8), Liberty (18-7), Maryland (16-6), Memphis (15-8), Mercer (19-6), Miami (Fla.) (13-11), New Mexico (16-8-1), Ohio State (15-7), Pepperdine (17-6), Sam Houston State (16-8), San Diego (15-8), San Diego State (17-6), Seton Hall (15-4), South Florida (15-8), TCU (13-10), Tennessee Tech (19-5), UAB (17-8), UNLV (16-7), VCU (20-3), Washington (16-5-1).

Dropped Out: Sam Houston State (22), TCU (24), San Diego (25).

By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Pac-12 3, American 2, C-USA 2, Sun Belt 1.