May 7, 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 fourth time this season and third week in succession. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 12 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 12 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 19 circuits and independents 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 39-7 3-0 1
2. Baylor Big 12 38-8 0-0 2
3. South Carolina Southeastern 36-12 3-1 3
4. LSU Southeastern 38-11 3-1 4
5. Florida Southeastern 35-13 2-1 5
6. Rice Conference USA 33-13 3-1 8
7. Texas A&M Big 12 34-14 3-1 9
8. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 34-13 4-0 10
9. Kentucky Southeastern 37-11 1-2 7
10. Oregon Pac-12 34-14 4-1 12
11. Stanford Pac-12 29-14 1-3 6
12. UCLA Pac-12 31-13 3-1 15
13. UCF Conference USA 37-11 2-1 13
14. Purdue Big Ten 35-9 1-2 11
15. Cal State Fullerton Big West 30-14 4-0 17
16. Arkansas Southeastern 34-15 3-2 14
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 33-12 3-0 20
18. Oregon State Pac-12 30-15 2-1 21
19. Arizona Pac-12 30-15 1-2 16
20. Miami Atlantic Coast 30-17 3-1 19
21. Virginia Atlantic Coast 31-14-1 1-0 22
22. Louisville Big East 33-15 2-2 18
23. Arizona State Pac-12 29-17 3-0 23
24. San Diego West Coast 36-11 3-0 24
25. Ole Miss Southeastern 31-18 3-2 26
26. TCU Mountain West 29-16 3-1 29
27. Dallas Baptist Independent 34-14 5-0 -
28. Texas Big 12 27-18 2-2 27
29. Sam Houston State Southland 32-15 1-3 25
30. East Carolina Conference USA 31-16-1 3-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (34-11), Army (37-12), Clemson (28-19), Coastal Carolina (32-14), Cornell (32-14), Georgia (28-20), Indiana State (36-12), Mississippi State (29-18), Missouri State (34-14), Oklahoma (30-19), Pepperdine (26-18), South Carolina-Upstate (32-14), Southeastern Louisiana (33-16), St. John's (31-17), Stony Brook (36-11), Tulane (32-16), UC Irvine (27-17), UNC Wilmington (29-18), Utah Valley (35-11).
Dropped out: Appalachian State (28), Stony Brook (30).
By conference: Pac-12 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Big East 1, Big West 1, Big Ten 1, Independent 1, Mountain West 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)