April 2, 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 the first eight '12 polls, including preseason.

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