NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 21st)

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 (seven 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 11 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 16 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 33-7 1
2 Cal Poly Big West 34-5 3
3 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 36-5 2
4 Oregon State Pac-12 27-7 4
5 Florida State Atlantic Coast 30-9 5
6 LSU Southeastern 30-10-1 8
7 Oregon Pac-12 31-10 10
8 South Carolina SEC 30-10 6
9 Oklahoma State Big 12 29-11 13
10 Texas Big 12 30-11 7
11 Washington Pac-12 27-8-1 15
12 Houston American Athletic 29-10 14
13 Louisville American 28-11 9
14 Florida SEC 27-13 18
15 Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-12 11
16 Rice Conference USA 29-13 16
17 Alabama SEC 28-12 17
18 Ole Miss SEC 30-11 12
19 Miami (Fla.) ACC 27-13 20
20 Clemson ACC 24-15 21
21 Mississippi State SEC 26-15 22
22 Kentucky SEC 26-14 24
23 Texas Tech Big 12 32-11 25
24 Indiana Big Ten 25-11 26
25 UC Santa Barbara Big West 24-10 23
26 Pepperdine West Coast 30-9 28
27 UCLA Pac-12 21-16 27
28 TCU Big 12 26-13 NR
29 Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-16 19
30 New Mexico Mountain West 30-11-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (25-16), Army (27-12), Bryant (26-10), Central Arkansas (21-15), College of Charleston (27-12), Dallas Baptist (26-13), Georgia Tech (25-16), Liberty (31-9), NC State (21-17), North Carolina (23-17), Oklahoma (25-16), San Diego State (28-12), Seton Hall (27-8), Southeastern Louisiana (27-13), Southern Miss (24-17), Tennessee (25-13), UC Irvine (25-14), UCF (25-16), UNLV (25-15), VCU (28-9).

Dropped Out: Tennessee (29), Liberty (30)

By conference: SEC 8, ACC 4, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, BWC 3, American 2, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, MWC 1, SBC 1, WCC 1.