2014 NCBWA Top 30 Poll (April 28th)

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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 (eight 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 12 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 37-8 1
2 Oregon State Pac-12 31-8 4
3 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 39-6 3
4 Cal Poly Big West 36-7 2
5 LSU Southeastern 33-11-1 6
6 Florida State ACC 33-11 5
7 South Carolina SEC 34-11 8
8 Louisville American Athletic 33-11 13
9 Oklahoma State Big 12 31-13 9
10 Oregon Pac-12 31-13 7
11 Vanderbilt SEC 33-12 15
12 Texas Big 12 32-13 10
13 Washington Pac-12 29-10-1 11
14 Florida SEC 30-15 14
15 Ole Miss SEC 33-12 18
16 Houston American 31-12 12
17 Miami (Fla.) ACC 32-13 19
18 Rice Conference USA 31-15 16
19 Indiana Big Ten 28-12 24
20 Alabama SEC 29-15 17
21 Texas Tech Big 12 35-13 23
22 TCU Big 12 30-13 28
23 Mississippi State SEC 28-17 21
24 UC Santa Barbara Big West 26-11 25
25 Pepperdine West Coast 30-9 26
26 Clemson ACC 25-19 20
27 Kentucky SEC 27-17 22
28 Cal State Fullerton Big West 21-17 29
29 Liberty Big South 35-10 NR
30 UCF American 28-16 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (23-17), Arkansas (28-18), Army (31-13), Bryant (31-10), College of Charleston (31-13), Duke (28-17), Indiana State (29-13), Mercer (34-11), NC State (24-19), Nebraska (28-17), New Mexico (31-14-1), Nicholls State (25-20), North Carolina (27-18), Sacramento State (27-17), Sam Houston State (30-14), San Diego State (31-13), Seton Hall (31-9), Southern California (24-17), UAB (27-16), UC Irvine (28-14), UCLA (22-19), UNLV (28-15), VCU (30-11), West Virginia (24-16).

Dropped Out: UCLA (27), New Mexico (30).

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