March 5, 2012
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 15th year with its 2012 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 28, following the 66th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the second-year TD Ameritade Stadium.

To date, Florida has held the No. 1 NCBWA ranking in all four '12 polls. In fact, the first nine positions this week are the same as the Feb. 27 compilations.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by nine different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 11 circuits in the surveys this season. Last year there were 16 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida Southeastern 10-1 3-0 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 10-1 3-1 2
3. South Carolina Southeastern 9-1 3-1 3
4. Rice Conference USA 11-1 3-1 4
5. Texas A&M Big 12 11-1 5-0 5
6. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 8-2 3-1 6
7. Arkansas Southeastern 11-2 4-1 7
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 9-1 3-0 8
9. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 10-2 4-0 9
10. Arizona State Pac-12 8-2 3-1 11
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-3 5-0 15
12. Arizona Pac-12 8-2 3-0 14
13. Georgia Southeastern 10-2 3-2 12
14. Miami Atlantic Coast 8-3 1-3 10
15. LSU Southeastern 10-2 5-0 16
16. Oklahoma Big 12 7-3 3-1 17
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 5-4 1-2 13
18. Oregon Pac-12 10-1 3-0 23
19. Ole Miss Southeastern 9-2 4-1 22
20. UCLA Pac-12 8-3 4-0 25
21. UCF Conference USA 10-2 5-0 26
22. Oregon State Pac-12 8-4 3-1 24
23. Louisville Big East 8-3 2-2 19
24. California Pac-12 8-2 4-0 28
25. Texas Big 12 4-7 2-2 18
26. TCU Mountain West 4-6 2-2 21
27. Virginia Atlantic Coast 6-4-1 1-3 20
28. Baylor Big 12 9-4 3-2 27
29. Gonzaga West Coast 10-0 3-0 -
30. Maryland Atlantic Coast 9-1 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (9-2), Boston College (6-3), Cal Poly (9-3), College of Charleston (7-3), East Carolina (8-2), FIU (4-5), Hawaii (9-4), Kentucky (11-0), Liberty (12-1), Mississippi State (10-2), Missouri State (9-3), Pepperdine (8-4), Purdue (8-1), Southeastern Louisiana (9-2), Southern California (8-3), Southern Miss (8-4), Stetson (9-2), Stony Brook (4-3), Texas State (8-3), Texas Tech (9-3), Tulane (10-2), UC Irvine (6-5), Vanderbilt (4-7),
Virginia Tech (11-2), Washington (9-3).
Dropped out: USC (29), UC Irvine (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Pac-12 7, Southeastern 6, Big 12 4, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Mountain West 1, West Coast 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2012 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 20 (Florida)
Feb. 27 (Florida)
March 5 (Florida)
March 12 (Florida)
March 19 (Florida)
March 26 (Florida)
April 2 (Florida)
April 9 (Florida State)
April 16 (Florida)
April 23 (Florida State)
April 30 (Florida State)
May 7 (Florida State)
May 14 (South Carolina)
May 21 (Florida State)
May 28 (Florida)
June 5 (Florida)
June 12 (Florida)
June 26 (Arizona)