NCBWA Top 30 Poll (March 31st)

DALLAS – 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 (four weeks, current), Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), and Oregon State (Feb. 17), already have held down the No. 1 position in the poll after eight weeks of surveys in 2014. This equals last season’s five total 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 23-4 1
2 South Carolina Southeastern 24-3 4
3 Florida State ACC 22-5 2
4 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 26-3 5
5 Vanderbilt SEC 23-6 6
6 Cal Poly Big West 23-4 9
7 Oregon State Pac-12 21-6 8
8 Louisville American Athletic 21-6 10
9 Oregon Pac-12 19-8 7
10 LSU SEC 20-8-1 3
11 Texas Big 12 22-7 16
12 Houston American 22-5 17
13 Mississippi State SEC 20-10 15
14 Rice Conference USA 21-9 13
15 Clemson ACC 17-9 20
16 Cal State Fullerton Big West 14-10 11
17 UCLA Pac-12 16-10 14
18 Ole Miss SEC 21-8 12
19 Florida SEC 19-9 NR
20 Oklahoma State Big 12 19-9 24
21 Alabama SEC 19-8 30
22 Kentucky SEC 19-9 21
23 UC Santa Barbara Big West 19-5 26
24 Washington Pac-12 20-5-1 NR
25 NC State ACC 15-11 18
26 Texas Tech Big 12 22-9 27
27 Miami (Fla.) ACC 17-12 NR
28 Tennessee SEC 19-7 23
29 Oklahoma Big 12 20-9 28
30 North Carolina ACC 15-12 19

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (24-8), Arizona State (15-11), Arkansas (17-10), Auburn (19-10), Dallas Baptist (20-7), Duke (17-12), East Carolina (17-11), FIU (22-6), Indiana (15-10), Kansas (18-10), Liberty (21-7), Maryland (16-8), Mercer (22-7), New Mexico (19-9-1), Pepperdine (20-7), Pittsburgh (15-11), Sacramento State (16-11), Sam Houston State (19-10), San Diego (18-9), San Diego State (21-7), Seton Hall (18-5), TCU (15-12), Tennessee Tech (23-6), Texas A&M (18-11), UAB (19-9), UC Irvine (18-9), UCF (17-12), UNLV (19-8), USF (17-10), VCU (20-4), West Virginia (15-8).

Dropped Out: Texas A&M (22), Auburn (25), FIU (29).

By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, BWC 3, American 2, C-USA 1, Sun Belt 1.