June 5, 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.

To date, Florida, Florida State and two-time defending champ South Carolina have held the No. 1 NCBWA rankings in '12. All eight NCAA Super Regional hosts are ranked among last week's Top 30. The next-to-last NCBWA poll will be released after the June 8-11 NCAA Super Regional contests prior to the CWS.

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 22 circuits or 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 Southeastern 45-18 3-0 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 46-15 3-0 3
3. Baylor Big 12 48-15 4-1 2
4. UCLA Pac-12 45-14 3-0 5
5. South Carolina Southeastern 43-17 3-0 6
6. LSU Southeastern 46-16 3-0 8
7. Stanford Pac-12 41-16 3-0 10
8. Oregon Pac-12 45-17 3-0 11
9. Arizona Pac-12 41-17 3-0 13
10. Arkansas Southeastern 42-19 3-0 20
11. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 43-18 4-1 19
12. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 46-16 2-2 4
13. Oklahoma Big 12 42-23 4-1 24
14. Rice Conference USA 41-19 1-2 7
15. TCU Mountain West 40-20 4-1 26
16. Texas A&M Big 12 43-18 1-2 9
17. Kentucky Southeastern 45-18 2-2 12
18. Stony Brook America East 50-12 4-1 29
19. UCF Conference USA 45-17 2-2 15
20. St. John's Big East 40-21 3-0 -
21. Oregon State Pac-12 40-20 2-2 17
22. Kent State Mid-American 44-17 3-0 -
23. Purdue Big Ten 45-14 1-2 14
24. Virginia Atlantic Coast 39-19-1 1-2 16
25. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-21 1-2 18
26. Arizona State Pac-12 36-20 0-0 23
27. Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-28 2-2 30
28. Mississippi State Southeastern 40-24 1-2 21
29. Louisville Big East 41-22 2-2 25
30. Utah Valley Great West 47-12 0-0 27
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (41-18), Austin Peay State (40-24), Cal Poly (36-20), Clemson (35-28), Dallas Baptist (41-19), Georgia Tech (38-26), Miami (26-23), Mississippi (37-26), Missouri State (40-22), New Mexico (37-24), Sam Houston State (40-22), Samford (41-23), San Diego (40-17).
Dropped out: Miami (22), San Diego (28).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 3, Big East 2, Conference USA 2, America East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Great West 1, Mid-American 1, Mountain West 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)