April 8, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top four teams remain the same
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NORTH CAROLINA REMAINS
ATOP 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 (eight 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 nine different conferences (16 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 29-2 5-1 1
2. LSU Southeastern 30-2 4-0 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-4 4-0 3
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-4 4-0 4
5. Virginia Atlantic Coast 29-3 4-0 6
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 27-5 3-1 7
7. Oregon State Pac-12 25-5 3-1 8
8. Arkansas Southeastern 23-9 2-1 9
9. Oregon Pac-12 23-8 1-2 5
10. South Carolina Southeastern 26-7 4-1 12
11. Oklahoma Big 12 27-6 2-1 13
12. Louisville Big East 25-6 3-1 14
13. Indiana Big Ten 25-4 3-1 17
14. Kentucky Southeastern 22-9 1-3 10
15. UCLA Pac-12 19-9 1-3 11
16. Mississippi State Southeastern 26-9 3-1 18
17. Arizona State Pac-12 19-9-1 4-1 22
18. Rice Conference USA 23-11 3-1 21
19. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 23-9 2-3 15
20. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 24-10 5-0 25
21. Ole Miss Southeastern 23-9 0-3 16
22. Notre Dame Big East 19-10 4-1 24
23. UC Irvine Big West 20-8 4-0 27
24. Cal Poly Big West 21-8 1-2 20
25. Stanford Pac-12 16-10 3-1 26
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 22-8 1-2 19
27. Arizona Pac-12 21-11 3-0 29
28. Houston Conference USA 24-9 1-3 23
29. Campbell Big South 28-5 5-0 -
30. Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 20-8 2-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (20-13), Austin Peay State (25-7), Belmont (23-7), Bryant (18-9-1), CSU Bakersfield (21-11), Central Arkansas (23-8), Clemson (21-11), Coastal Carolina (19-12), Creighton (18-6), Gonzaga (19-10-1), Kansas State (23-10), Lamar (24-9), Louisiana-Lafayette (22-9), Mercer (25-10), Ohio (6-24), San Diego (19-12), South Alabama (24-9), UNC Wilmington (23-10), UNLV (22-9), Virginia Tech (21-12).
Dropped out: Virginia Tech (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pacific-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 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)