March 19, 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 six '12 polls.

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 12 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 19-1 4-0 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 13-2 0-0 2
3. Arkansas Southeastern 19-2 5-0 5
4. Florida State Atlantic Coast 16-2 2-1 6
5. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 16-4 3-2 4
6. South Carolina Southeastern 15-4 2-3 3
7. Miami Atlantic Coast 16-4 4-1 11
8. Texas A&M Big 12 16-5 3-2 8
9. Rice Conference USA 15-6 2-2 7
10. Arizona Pac-12 16-4 3-2 9
11. UCLA Pac-12 15-4 3-1 14
12. LSU Southeastern 16-4 3-1 13
13. Kentucky Southeastern 21-0 5-0 24
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-7 2-2 10
15. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 14-6 3-1 15
16. Oregon State Pac-12 14-5 3-0 19
17. Georgia Southeastern 15-6 4-1 18
18. Arizona State Pac-12 12-7 2-3 12
19. UCF Conference USA 16-5 3-1 22
20. Ole Miss Southeastern 15-5 2-3 16
21. Louisville Big East 14-6 4-1 25
22. Oregon Pacific-12 13-5 1-2 20
23. Clemson Atlantic Coast 9-8 3-1 23
24. TCU Mountain West 11-6 5-0 29
25. Texas Big 12 10-8 4-0 30
26. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 15-3 4-0 -
27. Oklahoma Big 12 11-9 0-4 17
28. Purdue Big Ten 14-3 3-2 28
29. California Pac-12 11-7 0-4 21
30. Virginia Atlantic Coast 11-7-1 2-2 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (17-3), Auburn (12-8), Baylor (14-7), Cal Poly (12-6), Campbell (18-3), Coastal Carolina (13-6), College of Charleston (15-5), Dallas Baptist (13-6), East Carolina (14-4), Florida Atlantic (14-7), Hawaii (14-7), Liberty (20-3), Mississippi State (15-7), Pepperdine (14-5), San Diego (17-6), USC (13-6), Stetson (15-4), Stony Brook (11-6), Texas State (13-6), Tulane (14-6).
Dropped out: USC (22).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Pac-12 7, Southeastern 7, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain West 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)