March 17, 2014
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FLORIDA 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.

Florida State has become the fifth different school to be ranked in the top spot in the rankings in 2014. Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), Oregon State (Feb. 17), Virginia (Feb. 24-March 3) and South Carolina (March 10) also held down the No. 1 positions in the first six 2014 surveys. Last season only five teams were No. 1 during the entire January-June NCBWA compilations. 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 among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 13 circuits have been rated this season. 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 Week Pvs.
1. Florida State Atlantic Coast 17-2 5-0 2
2. South Carolina Southeastern 18-1 3-1 1
3. Virginia Atlantic Coast 15-3 4-0 3
4. Oregon State Pacific-12 18-3 4-0 4
5. Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-3 3-1 5
6. LSU Southeastern 17-4 3-2 6
7. Louisville American Athletic 15-4 5-0 10
8. Louisiana Sun Belt 17-2 4-0 11
9. Oregon Pacific-12 14-5 2-1 9
10. Cal Poly Big West 17-3 6-0 12
11. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 14-5 1-3 7
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 10-7 2-2 8
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-5 4-1 13
14. UCLA Pacific-12 12-7 4-0 15
15. Ole Miss Southeastern 17-4 3-2 14
16. Rice Conference USA 15-6 5-0 18
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 12-6 3-1 17
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 15-8 3-1 20
19. Texas Big 12 15-6 2-2 16
20. Oklahoma State Big 12 14-6 3-2 19
21. Tennessee Southeastern 17-2 3-1 26
22. Sam Houston State Southland 16-4 3-1 24
23. Houston American Athletic 15-3 4-0 30
24. TCU Big 12 12-7 3-1 27
25. San Diego West Coast 14-4 4-0 -
26. Texas A&M Southeastern 14-7 3-2 23
27. Kentucky Southeastern 14-6 1-3 21
28. Alabama Southeastern 12-6 3-1 -
29. Texas Tech Big 12 16-5 2-2 25
30. Oklahoma Big 12 15-5 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (13-7), College of Charleston (15-4), Dallas Baptist (15-4), Florida (13-7), Florida Atlantic (14-7), FIU (16-4), Georgia Tech (11-8), Indiana (9-8), Indiana State (14-2), Kansas (14-5), Liberty (14-7), Memphis (13-6), Miami (11-9), New Mexico (12-7-1), San Diego State (15-4), Seton Hall (12-3), South Florida (13-7), Tennessee Tech (17-4), Texas State (13-6), UAB (16-5), UC Santa Barbara (13-3), UNLV (13-5), VCU (16-3), Washington (12-5-1).
Dropped out: Miami (22), Indiana (28), FIU (29).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-12 3, American 2, Big West 2, Conference USA 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 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)