Feb. 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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4-0 week thrusts Cavs to top spot
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VIRGINIA 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.

Virginia (6-1) has moved into the top spot in the latest poll. The Cavaliers were 4-0 last week and moved up three spots from number four, replacing Oregon State atop the rankings.

Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1) and Oregon State (Feb. 17) have also held down the No. 1 position in the initial three 2014 rankings. Last year Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conference schools were No. 1 every week until UCLA captured the 2013 NCAA title.

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 2013 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 Week Pvs.
1. Virginia Atlantic Coast 6-1 4-0 4
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 6-0 3-0 3
3. LSU Southeastern 7-0 4-0 5
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 7-0 4-0 6
5. Oregon Pacific-12 7-0 4-0 8
6. South Carolina Southeastern 7-0 4-0 9
7. Oregon State Pacific-12 5-2 2-2 1
8. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 6-1 6-0 12
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 4-3 2-2 2
10. Rice Conference USA 6-2 4-1 11
11. Clemson Atlantic Coast 5-1 3-0 15
12. Louisville American Athletic 5-2 3-1 13
13. UCLA Pacific-12 4-3 2-2 10
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 8-1 5-1 18
15. Mississippi State Southeastern 4-4 2-3 7
16. TCU Big 12 6-1 4-0 23
17. Cal Poly Big West 6-1 3-1 22
18. Texas A&M Southeastern 6-1 3-1 21
19. Miami Atlantic Coast 4-3 2-2 17
20. Louisiana Sun Belt 7-1 4-0 24
21. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-3 2-2 14
22. Arkansas Southeastern 6-0 3-0 25
23. Florida Southeastern 5-3 3-2 20
24. Ole Miss Southeastern 6-1 3-1 26
25. Indiana Big Ten 2-5 1-2 16
26. Texas Tech Big 12 6-1 3-0 28
27. Texas Big 12 5-3 3-1 -
28. Alabama Southeastern 4-2 2-1 27
29. Arizona State Pacific-12 3-4 1-3 19
30. Kentucky Southeastern 5-2 3-1 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (6-2), Baylor (5-2), BYU (1-7), California (5-2), College of Charleston (6-1), Florida Atlantic (5-2), FIU (8-0), Georgia Tech (4-3), Houston (7-0), Houston Baptist (6-1), Kansas (7-0), Mercer (8-0), Nebraska (4-3), New Mexico (4-3-1), New Mexico State (6-2), Ohio State (5-2), Oklahoma (5-3), Pepperdine (6-1), Sam Houston State (7-1), San Diego (6-1), South Florida (7-0), USC (7-0), Tennessee (7-0), Tennessee Tech (7-1), Tulane (6-1), UAB (8-0), UC Irvine (4-3), UC Santa Barbara (3-1), Western Carolina (4-2), Wichita State (5-2).
Dropped out: Oklahoma (29).
By conference: Southeastern 10, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Pacific-12 4, Big West 2, American 1, Big Ten 1, Conference 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)
April 21 (Virginia)
April 28 (Virginia)
May 5 (Oregon State)
May 12 (Oregon State)
May 19 (Oregon State)
May 26 (Louisiana)
June 3 (Louisiana)
June 26 (Vanderbilt)