April 30, 2012
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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 returns atop the survey for the third time this season and second week in succession. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 11 surveys, and there have two conferences represented at No. 1 in 2012.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by a season-high 13 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 19 circuits in the surveys this season. Last year there also 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 36-7 3-0 1
2. Baylor Big 12 38-8 3-1 5
3. South Carolina Southeastern 33-11 3-0 4
4. LSU Southeastern 35-10 3-1 6
5. Florida Southeastern 33-12 2-3 2
6. Stanford Pac-12 28-11 3-1 7
7. Kentucky Southeastern 36-9 1-3 3
8. Rice Conference USA 30-12 0-0 9
9. Texas A&M Big 12 31-13 3-1 10
10. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 30-13 1-1 11
11. Purdue Big Ten 34-7 3-1 13
12. Oregon Pac-12 30-13 3-1 14
13. UCF Conference USA 35-10 1-2 8
14. Arkansas Southeastern 31-13 3-1 17
15. UCLA Pac-12 28-12 2-2 12
16. Arizona Pac-12 29-13 3-0 18
17. Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-14 0-1 16
18. Louisville Big East 31-13 3-1 20
19. Miami Atlantic Coast 27-16 1-2 15
20. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 30-12 4-0 25
21. Oregon State Pac-12 28-14 2-2 19
22. Virginia Atlantic Coast 30-14-1 4-0 26
23. Arizona State Pac-12 26-17 2-1 23
24. San Diego West Coast 33-11 2-2 22
25. Sam Houston State Southland 31-12 3-1 27
26. Ole Miss Southeastern 28-16 1-3 21
27. Texas Big 12 25-16 2-2 24
28. Appalachian State Southern 32-9 4-0 -
29. TCU Mountain West 26-15 3-1 -
30. Stony Brook America East 34-10 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army (35-12), Auburn (25-19), Cal Poly (25-17), Clemson (26-19), Coastal Carolina (30-13), College of Charleston (31-13), Dallas Baptist (29-14), East Carolina (28-16-1), George Mason (30-17), Georgia (25-20), Indiana State (34-11), Mississippi State (27-17), Missouri State (31-14), New Mexico State (30-13), North Dakota State (32-11), Oklahoma (28-16), Pepperdine (24-16), USF (29-16), Stetson (29-14), UNC Wilmington (27-17), Utah Valley (30-11).
Dropped out: Georgia (28), New Mexico State (29), Army (30).
By conference: Pac-12 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, America East 1, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 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)