March 4, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Tar Heels remain at No. 1 with 10-0 start
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NORTH CAROLINA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina (three polls) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position in 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by eight different conferences (12 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The polls of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 10-0 4-0 1
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 12-1 5-0 3
3. LSU Southeastern 10-1 4-0 4
4. Oregon State Pac-12 12-0 4-0 5
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 10-0 3-0 7
6. Mississippi State Southeastern 15-0 6-0 10
7. UCLA Pac-12 8-2 4-0 9
8. South Carolina Southeastern 8-2 3-1 8
9. Stanford Pac-12 9-2 4-0 14
10. Kentucky Southeastern 10-1 5-0 13
11. Oregon Pac-12 8-3 2-2 6
12. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 10-1 5-0 16
13. Cal State Fullerton Big West 10-1 2-1 18
14. Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 2-1 15
15. Ole Miss Southeastern 11-1 4-1 17
16. Arkansas Southeastern 7-5 0-4 2
17. Arizona Pac-12 10-3 3-2 11
18. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 11-1 5-0 20
19. Virginia Atlantic Coast 12-0 5-0 22
20. Louisville Big East 9-2 3-1 19
21. UC Irvine Big West 10-2 4-1 23
22. Rice Conference USA 6-5 1-3 12
23. Arizona State Pac-12 7-2-1 3-0-1 24
24. Miami Atlantic Coast 10-2 3-2 21
25. Cal Poly Big West 9-1 2-1 28
26. Notre Dame Big East 8-2 3-1 -
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 9-2 2-1 -
28. Mercer Atlantic Sun 11-1 5-0 -
29. Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 8-3 3-2 27
30. Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast 11-2 5-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (8-3), Appalachian State (7-2), Auburn (8-3), Campbell (10-1), Central Arkansas (11-1), Clemson (6-4), Connecticut (6-3), Dartmouth (3-0), Florida (5-7), Gonzaga (6-4-1), Houston (8-3), Lamar (11-2), Liberty (9-2), Louisiana (11-2), Missouri State (7-2), San Diego (7-4), San Diego State (7-5), South Alabama (10-2), South Carolina-Upstate (8-2), South Dakota State (6-3), Southeastern Louisiana (8-2), Texas (6-5), Texas A&M (8-5), Troy (8-3), UNLV (9-3), VCU (8-0).
Dropped out: Texas (25), Clemson (26), Florida (29), Texas A&M (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Atlantic Sun 2, Big 12 2.

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.

2013 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Arkansas)
Feb. 18 (North Carolina)
Feb. 25 (North Carolina)
March 4 (North Carolina)
March 11 (North Carolina)
March 18 (North Carolina)
March 25 (North Carolina)
April 1 (North Carolina)
April 8 (North Carolina)
April 15 (North Carolina)
April 22 (North Carolina)
April 29 (Vanderbilt)
May 6 (Vanderbilt)
May 13 (Vanderbilt)
May 20 (Vanderbilt)
May 27 (LSU)
June 4 (LSU)
June 26 (UCLA)