March 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Tar Heels remain at No. 1 with 14-0 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 (four consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position throughout the 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 10 different conferences (13 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The surveys 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 14-0 4-0 1
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 15-2 3-1 2
3. LSU Southeastern 15-1 5-0 3
4. Oregon State Pac-12 15-0 3-0 4
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 15-0 5-0 5
6. South Carolina Southeastern 13-2 5-0 8
7. UCLA Pac-12 11-3 3-1 7
8. Ole Miss Southeastern 16-1 5-0 15
9. Kentucky Southeastern 13-2 3-1 10
10. Mississippi State Southeastern 17-2 2-2 6
11. Arkansas Southeastern 11-5 4-0 16
12. Oregon Pac-12 11-5 3-2 11
13. Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-3 3-2 13
14. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 14-2 3-1 18
15. Louisville Big East 12-2 3-0 20
16. Stanford Pac-12 10-5 1-3 9
17. Virginia Atlantic Coast 14-1 2-1 19
18. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 12-4 2-3 12
19. Arizona State Pac-12 10-2-1 3-0 23
20. Oklahoma Big 12 12-4 1-3 14
21. Arizona Pac-12 13-5 3-2 17
22. Cal Poly Big West 13-2 4-1 25
23. Notre Dame Big East 10-3 2-1 26
24. Oklahoma State Big 12 12-3 3-1 27
25. Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 13-3 5-0 29
26. UC Irvine Big West 12-4 2-2 21
27. Rice Conference USA 9-7 3-2 22
28. UNLV Mountain West 13-3 4-0 -
29. Miami Atlantic Coast 13-4 3-2 24
30. Central Arkansas Southland 14-2 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (12-3), Campbell (13-2), Clemson (9-5), Connecticut (8-4), Dartmouth (3-0), Furman (12-4), Gonzaga (8-4-1), Houston (12-4), Illinois (10-4), Indiana (8-3), Lamar (14-2), Louisiana (13-3), Mercer (14-3), Missouri State (10-3), San Diego (11-6), South Alabama (14-3), Texas (10-5), Texas A&M (10-7), Troy (11-3), UTSA (12-5), Virginia Tech (12-4).
Dropped out: Mercer (28), Virginia Tech (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Southland 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.

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)