NCBWA Top 30 Poll (May 5th)

DALLAS (NCBWA) – 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), Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), and Oregon State (Feb. 17, May 5), have held down the No. 1 position in the poll after 13 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 13 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 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.

NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (MAY 5)
Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pacific-12 34-8 3-0 2
2. Virginia Atlantic Coast 37-9 0-1 1
3. Louisiana Sun Belt 43-7 4-1 3
4. Florida State Atlantic Coast 36-11 3-0 6
5. Louisville American Athletic 37-11 4-0 8
6. Cal Poly Big West 38-9 2-2 4
7. Oklahoma State Big 12 35-13 4-0 9
8. LSU Southeastern 35-13-1 2-2 5
9. Oregon Pacific-12 34-13 3-0 10
10. Vanderbilt Southeastern 36-12 3-0 11
11. Florida Southeastern 33-15 3-0 14
12. South Carolina Southeastern 35-13 1-2 7
13. Washington Pacific-12 32-11-1 3-1 13
14. Houston American Athletic 35-13 4-1 16
15. Miami Atlantic Coast 34-14 2-1 17
16. Ole Miss Southeastern 35-14 2-2 15
17. Texas Big 12 34-15 2-2 12
18. Rice Conference USA 31-15 0-0 18
19. Indiana Big Ten 32-12 4-0 19
20. TCU Big 12 34-13 4-0 22
21. Mississippi State Southeastern 31-18 3-1 23
22. Clemson Atlantic Coast 28-19 3-0 26
23. Alabama Southeastern 30-18 1-3 20
24. Texas Tech Big 12 36-16 1-3 21
25. UC Irvine Big West 32-14 4-0 -
26. Liberty Big South 35-10 0-0 29
27. Pepperdine West Coast 32-12 2-3 25
28. Sam Houston State Southland 34-14 4-0 -
29. Nebraska Big Ten 32-17 4-0 -
30. Mercer Atlantic Sun 34-11 0-0 -

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (30-20), Bryant (33-12), Cal State Fullerton (23-20), College of Charleston (32-15), Columbia (25-17), Dallas Baptist (31-16), Duke (29-18), FIU (34-12), Illinois (27-17), Indiana State (29-13), Kansas (30-20), Kentucky (28-19), N.C. State (27-19), New Mexico (33-15-1), North Carolina (27-19), Sacramento State (31-18), San Diego (33-16), San Diego State (32-16), Seton Hall (33-11), St. John’s (30-15), St. Joseph’s (29-11), Tennessee (28-17), Texas A&M (30-19), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (28-21), UAB (30-16), UC Santa Barbara (26-14-1), UCF (29-18), UNLV (29-17), West Virginia (26-17).

Dropped out: UC Santa Barbara (24), Kentucky (27), Cal State Fullerton (28), UCF (30).

By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Pacific-12 3, American 2, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1