June 12, 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 were ranked among last week’s Top 30. The final NCBWA poll of 2012 will be released after the June 25/26 NCAA DI Baseball championship round at 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 47-18 5-0 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 48-15 5-0 2
3. UCLA Pac-12 47-14 5-0 4
4. South Carolina Southeastern 45-17 5-0 5
5. Arizona Pac-12 43-17 5-0 9
6. Arkansas Southeastern 44-20 5-1 10
7. Stony Brook America East 52-13 6-2 18
8. Baylor Big 12 49-17 5-3 3
9. Kent State Mid-American 46-18 5-1 22
10. LSU Southeastern 47-18 4-2 6
11. Oregon Pac-12 46-19 4-2 8
12. Stanford Pac-12 41-18 3-2 7
13. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 43-20 4-3 11
14. Oklahoma Big 12 42-25 4-3 13
15. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 46-16 2-2 12
16. TCU Mountain West 40-22 4-3 15
17. St. John's Big East 40-23 3-2 20
18. Rice Conference USA 41-19 1-2 14
19. Texas A&M Big 12 43-18 1-2 16
20. Kentucky Southeastern 45-18 2-2 17
21. UCF Conference USA 45-17 2-2 19
22. Oregon State Pac-12 40-20 2-2 21
23. Purdue Big Ten 45-14 1-2 23
24. Virginia Atlantic Coast 39-19-1 1-2 24
25. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-21 1-2 25
26. Arizona State Pac-12 36-20 0-0 26
27. Vanderbilt Soubtheastern 35-28 2-2 27
28. Louisville Big East 41-22 2-2 29
29. Utah Valley Great West 47-12 0-0 30
30. Mississippi State Southeastern 40-24 1-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (41-18), Army (41-15), Austin Peay State (40-24), Cal Poly (36-20), Clemson (35-28), Dallas Baptist (41-19), Georgia Tech (38-26), Miami (26-23), Ole Miss (37-26), Missouri State (40-22), New Mexico (37-24), Sam Houston State (40-22), Samford (41-23), San Diego (40-17).
Dropped out: None.
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)