NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 7th)

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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 (five 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 nine 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 27-5 1
2 Florida State ACC 26-5 3
3 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 30-3 4
4 South Carolina Southeastern 26-5 2
5 Oregon State Pac-12 25-6 7
6 Cal Poly Big West 26-5 6
7 Vanderbilt SEC 25-8 5
8 LSU SEC 24-8-1 10
9 Texas Big 12 26-7 11
10 Louisville American Athletic 23-8 8
11 Houston American 25-6 12
12 Oregon Pac-12 22-10 9
13 Clemson ACC 20-10 15
14 Ole Miss SEC 25-8 18
15 Cal State Fullerton Big West 16-11 16
16 Alabama SEC 22-9 21
17 Kentucky SEC 22-10 22
18 Oklahoma State Big 12 22-10 20
19 Mississippi State SEC 20-13 13
20 Washington Pac-12 22-6-1 24
21 Rice Conference USA 22-12 14
22 UCLA Pac-12 18-12 17
23 Miami (Fla.) ACC 21-12 27
24 Florida SEC 20-12 19
25 NC State ACC 18-12 25
26 UC Santa Barbara Big West 20-7 23
27 Tennessee SEC 21-9 28
28 Oklahoma Big 12 23-10 29
29 North Carolina ACC 18-13 30
30 Texas Tech Big 12 24-11 26

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (14-19), Arizona State (17-12), Arkansas (20-12), College of Charleston (21-10), Dallas Baptist (23-8), East Carolina (19-13), Florida Atlantic (17-14), Georgia Southern (24-10), Indiana (17-10), Indiana State (21-7), Iowa (16-11), Kansas (21-11), Kansas State (18-13), Liberty (25-8), McNeese State (19-11), Mercer (26-7), New Mexico (22-11-1), Pepperdine (24-7), Sacramento State (20-11), San Diego (22-9), San Diego State (24-8), Seton Hall (21-7), TCU (19-12), Texas A&M (19-14), UAB (22-10), UC Irvine (21-10), UCF (20-13), UNLV (22-9), Wake Forest (22-12)

Dropped Out: None.

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