April 16, 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.

Florida returns atop the survey for the ninth time this season. Florida State nailed downed No. 1 during the April 9 survey, and there 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 10 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 16 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 28-8 3-1 4
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 29-7 2-2 1
3. Kentucky Southeastern 32-5 2-2 3
4. Texas A&M Big 12 28-8 2-2 2
5. LSU Southeastern 30-7 5-0 8
6. South Carolina Southeastern 27-10 4-1 7
7. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 27-9 4-0 9
8. Stanford Pac-12 22-9 3-2 5
9. UCLA Pac-12 24-8 3-1 11
10. UCF Conference USA 30-8 4-1 13
11. Miami Atlantic Coast 25-11 1-3 6
12. Rice Conference USA 27-11 4-0 15
13. Baylor Big 12 30-7 5-0 17
14. Oregon Pac-12 24-10 4-1 16
15. Arkansas Southeastern 25-10 1-3 10
16. Arizona Pac-12 24-11 1-2 12
17. Purdue Big Ten 28-5 4-0 18
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-12 2-2 14
19. Arizona State Pac-12 23-13 4-1 21
20. Oregon State Pac-12 23-11 5-0 22
21. San Diego West Coast 29-8 4-0 24
22. Louisville Big East 25-11 2-2 19
23. Ole Miss Southeastern 24-12 3-2 20
24. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 24-10 3-1 26
25. Texas Big 12 20-13 3-1 27
26. Georgia Southeastern 22-14 3-1 28
27. Virginia Atlantic Coast 23-13-1 2-3 23
28. Sam Houston State Southland 25-10 2-1 29
29. East Carolina Conference USA 25-10-1 3-2 30
30. Gonzaga West Coast 25-9 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (25-9), Army (28-9), Cal Poly (21-13), Campbell (30-8), Clemson (20-17), Coastal Carolina (24-11), Dallas Baptist (24-10), George Mason (25-12), Indiana State (28-9), Liberty (30-9), Missouri State (27-10), New Mexico State (27-10), North Dakota State (24-9), Oklahoma (22-14), Southeastern Louisiana (25-11), Stony Brook (24-10), TCU (20-13), Tulane (25-11), Virginia Tech (25-13).
Dropped out: Appalachian State (27).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, West Coast 2, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, Southland 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)