NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 14th)

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 (six 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 10 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 11 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 15 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 30-6 1
2 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 34-4 4-1 3
3 Cal Poly Big West 30-5 6
4 Oregon State Pac-12 27-7 5
5 Florida State ACC 27-8 2
6 South Carolina Southeastern 28-7 4
7 Texas Big 12 29-8 9
8 LSU SEC 27-9-1 8
9 Louisville American Athletic 27-8 10
10 Oregon Pac-12 27-10 12
11 Vanderbilt SEC 27-10 7
12 Ole Miss SEC 29-9 14
13 Oklahoma State Big 12 26-10 18
14 Houston American 26-9 11
15 Washington Pac-12 24-7-1 20
16 Rice Conference USA 26-12 21
17 Alabama SEC 24-11 16
18 Florida SEC 23-13 24
19 Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-13 15
20 Miami (Fla.) ACC 25-12 23
21 Clemson ACC 21-14 13
22 Mississippi State SEC 22-15 19
23 UC Santa Barbara Big West 22-8 26
24 Kentucky SEC 23-13 17
25 Texas Tech Big 12 28-11 30
26 Indiana Big Ten 21-11 NR
27 UCLA Pac-12 19-15 22
28 Pepperdine West Coast 27-8 NR
29 Tennessee SEC 23-11 27
30 Liberty Big South 29-8 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (17-20), Arizona State (19-14), Arkansas (22-15), College of Charleston (24-11), Dallas Baptist (25-10), Georgia (21-14-1), Georgia Tech (23-14), Iowa (20-13), Lipscomb (24-13), NC State (20-15), New Mexico (27-11-1), North Carolina (21-15), Oklahoma (23-14), Sam Houston State (25-11), San Diego (25-10), San Diego State (25-11), Seton Hall (25-7), Southern Miss (21-16), TCU (22-13), Texas A&M (22-15), UAB (24-12), UC Irvine (24-11), UCF (22-15), UNLV (25-11), UTSA (24-12), VCU (25-8).

Dropped Out: NC State (25), Oklahoma (28), North Carolina (29).

By conference: SEC 9, ACC 4, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, BWC 3, American 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, SBC 1, WCC 1.