Feb. 17, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-418-6132
Beavers out to 3-0 start to rise to top spot
Bookmark and Share
OREGON STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 17th year with its 2014 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 17-June 26 (weekly through June 10) following the 68th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1) and Oregon State (Feb. 17) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial two 2014 surveys. Last year Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conference schools were No. 1 every week until UCLA captured the 2013 NCAA title. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by nine different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 12 separate circuits had team rankings in '13.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pac-12 3-0 3
2. Cal State Fullerton Big West 2-1 1
3. Florida State ACC 3-0 5
4. Virginia ACC 2-1 2
5. LSU SEC 3-0 6
6. Vanderbilt SEC 3-0 10
7. Mississippi State SEC 2-1 4
8. Oregon Pac-12 3-0 11
9. South Carolina SEC 3-0 12
10. UCLA Pac-12 2-1 9
11. Rice Conference USA 2-1 15
12. N.C. State ACC 0-1 8
13. Louisville American Athletic 2-1 14
14. North Carolina ACC 1-1 13
15. Clemson ACC 2-1 16
16. Indiana Big Ten 1-3 7
17. Miami ACC 2-1 17
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 19
19. Arizona State Pac-12 2-1 20
20. Florida SEC 2-1 21
21. Texas A&M SEC 3-0 23
22. Cal Poly Big West 3-0 29
23. TCU Big 12 2-1 22
24. Louisiana Sun Belt 3-1 24
25. Arkansas SEC 3-0 26
26. Ole Miss SEC 3-0 32
27. Alabama SEC 2-1 27
28. Texas Tech Big 12 3-1 -
29. Oklahoma Big 12 2-1 28
30. Kentucky SEC 2-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (2-1), Auburn (2-1), Bryant (0-0), CSU Bakersfield (3-0), California (2-2), Canisius (1-0), Charleston Southern (3-0), College of Charleston (1-1), Dallas Baptist (3-0), East Carolina (2-1), Florida Atlantic (2-1), FIU (4-0), Georgia Tech (1-2), Houston (3-0), Kansas State (0-3), McNeese State (3-0), Mercer (3-0), Sacramento State (2-1), Sam Houston State (3-0), San Diego (2-1), USF (3-0), Stanford (1-2), Tennessee Tech (2-1), Texas (2-2), Tulane (4-0), UCF (3-0), UNLV (4-0), Washington State (1-2), Wichita State (3-0).
Dropped out: Kansas State (18), Texas (25), Florida Atlantic (30).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big West 2, American 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, Sun Belt 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 Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2014 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cal State Fullerton)
Feb. 17 (Oregon State)
Feb. 24 (Virginia)
March 3 (Virginia)
March 10 (South Carolina)
March 17 (Florida State)
March 24 (Virginia)
March 31 (Virginia)
April 7 (Virginia)
April 14 (Virginia)