April 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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After eight weeks, there's a new No. 1
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FLORIDA STATE 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.

Florida State, with coaching legend Mike Martin racking up his 1,700th career win last Sunday at Georgia Tech, has replaced Florida atop the survey for the first time this season. The Gators had held the No. 1 NCBWA ranking in the first eight '12 polls, including preseason. There now have been two conferences represented in the No. 1 locale.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 11 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 State Atlantic Coast 27-5 3-1 2
2. Texas A&M Big 12 26-6 4-0 4
3. Kentucky Southeastern 30-3 3-1 7
4. Florida Southeastern 25-7 1-3 1
5. Stanford Pac-12 19-7 3-1 6
6. Miami Atlantic Coast 24-8 3-1 9
7. South Carolina Southeastern 23-9 3-1 8
8. LSU Southeastern 25-7 3-1 12
9. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 23-9 1-3 3
10. Arkansas Southeastern 24-7 2-1 11
11. UCLA Pac-12 21-7 1-2 5
12. Arizona Pac-12 23-9 2-2 10
13. UCF Conference USA 26-7 3-1 14
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 21-10 4-0 15
15. Rice Conference USA 23-11 2-2 13
16. Oregon Pac-12 20-9 2-1 19
17. Baylor Big 12 25-7 3-0 21
18. Purdue Big Ten 24-5 4-0 20
19. Louisville Big East 23-9 3-1 18
20. Ole Miss Southeastern 21-10 1-2 16
21. Arizona State Pac-12 19-12 3-0 23
22. Oregon State Pac-12 18-11 1-3 17
23. Virginia Atlantic Coast 21-10-1 3-0 29
24. San Diego West Coast 25-8 2-1 28
25. Texas Big 12 17-12 2-1 27
26. N.C.State Atlantic Coast 21-9 2-2 26
27. Appalachian State Southern 24-6 2-1 30
28. Georgia Southeastern 19-13 1-2 25
29. Sam Houston State Southland 23-9 4-0 -
30. East Carolina Conference USA 22-8-1 3-0-1 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army (23-8), Belmont (23-10), Cal Poly (20-10), Clemson (18-14), Dallas Baptist (21-9), FIU (19-13), Georgia Tech (19-14), Gonzaga (20-9), Indiana State (26-7), Liberty (27-8), Maryland (21-13), Mississippi State (20-12), Missouri State (24-10), New Mexico State (25-9), North Dakota State (22-6), Oklahoma (18-14), Portland (19-7), USF (23-10), Stony Brook (19-9), Tennessee (20-12), Texas State (20-11), Tulane (21-10), Virginia Tech (22-12), Wright State (19-10).
Dropped out: Oklahoma (22), Georgia Tech (24).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, SoCon 1, Southland 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)