NCBWA releases Top 30 Poll (May 19th)

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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), Oregon State (four weeks – Feb. 17, May 5-12-19), Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), and Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position in the poll after 15 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 18 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 Oregon State Pac-12 41-9 1
2 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 49-7 3
3 Virginia Atlantic Coast 43-11 2
4 Cal Poly Big West 45-10 6
5 Louisville American Athletic 43-13 5
6 Florida State ACC 41-14 4
7 Oklahoma State Big 12 41-14 7
8 LSU Southeastern 40-14-1 8
9 South Carolina SEC 42-14 9
10 Vanderbilt SEC 40-16 10
11 Miami (Fla.) ACC 40-15 13
12 Houston American 41-14 12
13 Washington Pac-12 38-13-1 11
14 Florida SEC 37-19 14
15 Oregon Pac-12 40-16 15
16 Ole Miss SEC 40-16 16
17 Rice Conference USA 37-17 17
18 Indiana Big Ten 38-13 18
19 Texas Big 12 36-16 19
20 TCU Big 12 38-15 20
21 Mississippi State SEC 35-20 21
22 Texas Tech Big 12 40-16 23
23 Sam Houston State Southland 40-15 26
24 Nebraska Big Ten 37-18 28
25 Alabama SEC 34-21 22
26 Clemson ACC 34-22 25
27 Arkansas SEC 35-21 NR
28 Liberty Big South 39-14 24
29 Pepperdine West Coast 36-16 29
30 Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 36-18 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (37-20), Arizona State (30-21), Ball State (38-16), Cal State Fullerton (28-22), Canisius (38-14), College of Charleston (38-17), Columbia (27-17), Creighton (30-16-1), Indiana State (35-14), Kansas (34-22), Kentucky (32-22), Long Beach State (29-24), Maryland (34-19), Mercer (38-15), New Mexico (37-18-1), Old Dominion (33-22), Rutgers (29-23), Sacramento State (35-21), San Diego State (37-18), Seton Hall (38-13), Southeast Missouri State (36-18), St. John’s (35-18), Stony Brook (33-16), UC Irvine (35-19), UCF (34-22), UNLV (33-21), Wake Forest (30-25).

Dropped Out: UC Irvine (27), UAB (30)

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