May 28, 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 (eight times during the first 13 surveys, nine total, No. 1 overall seed in 2012 NCAA pairings) and Florida State (five times) have been No. 1 for the majority of 2012. Two-time defending NCAA champ South Carolina also held the No. 1 position for the first time this season on May 14. The ACC and SEC remain as the two conferences represented atop the poll in 2012. Forty-five of the 49 Top 30 or teams receiving votes received 2012 NCAA bids.

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 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 21 circuits and independents 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 42-18 2-2 2
2. Baylor Big 12 44-14 2-2 3
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-15 0-3 1
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 44-14 2-1 8
5. UCLA Pac-12 42-14 4-0 10
6. South Carolina Southeastern 40-17 1-2 5
7. Rice Conference USA 40-17 1-2 4
8. LSU Southeastern 43-16 1-2 7
9. Texas A&M Big 12 42-16 1-2 6
10. Stanford Pac-12 38-16 2-2 11
11. Oregon Pac-12 42-17 1-3 9
12. Kentucky Southeastern 43-16 2-1 12
13. Arizona Pac-12 38-17 2-1 13
14. Purdue Big Ten 44-12 3-0 15
15. UCF Conference USA 43-15 2-1 16
16. Virginia Atlantic Coast 38-17-1 2-1 18
17. Oregon State Pac-12 38-18 3-0 20
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 35-19 2-1 19
19. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 39-17 1-2 17
20. Arkansas Southeastern 39-19 0-2 14
21. Mississippi State Southeastern 39-22 5-1 26
22. Miami Atlantic Coast 36-21 2-2 21
23. Arizona State Pac-12 36-20 1-2 22
24. Oklahoma Big 12 38-22 3-1 28
25. Louisville Big East 39-20 1-2 23
26. TCU Mountain West 36-19 1-2 24
27. Utah Valley Great West 47-12 4-0 27
28. San Diego West Coast 40-15 1-2 25
29. Stony Brook America East 46-11 3-0 30
30. Vanderbilt Southeastern 33-26 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (39-16), Arkansas State (34-23), Army (41-13), Cal Poly (36-20), Coastal Carolina (41-17), Dallas Baptist (39-17), East Carolina (35-22-1), Fresno State (30-26), Georgia Tech (36-24), Kent State (41-17), Ole Miss (35-24), Missouri State (39-20), New Mexico (36-22), Pepperdine (34-21), Sam Houston State (38-20), Samford (39-21), St. John's (37-21), UNC Wilmington (38-21), VCU (34-25).
Dropped out: Ole Miss (29).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, America East 1, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Great West 1, Mountain West 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)