Feb. 16, 2015
For Immediate Release
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Cavaliers take over top spot after 3-0 start
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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 18th year with its 2015 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 16-June 25 (weekly through June 10) following the 69th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1) and Virginia (Feb. 16) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial two 2015 surveys and were the two NCAA finalists at the 2014 CWS. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 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 19 separate circuits had team rankings in '14.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Virginia Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 2
2. TCU Big 12 3-0 3-0 3
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 2-1 2-1 1
4. LSU Southeastern 3-0 3-0 4
5. Florida Southeastern 3-0 3-0 5
6. Houston American Athletic 3-0 3-0 7
7. UCLA Pacific-12 3-0 3-0 9
8. Texas Tech Big 12 4-0 4-0 12
9. Texas Big 12 2-2 2-2 6
10. Louisville Atlantic Coast 2-1 2-1 10
11. Miami Atlantic Coast 4-0 4-0 13
12. South Carolina Southeastern 2-1 2-1 11
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 14
14. Rice Conference USA 2-2 2-2 15
15. Florida State Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 16
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 1-2 1-2 8
17. Arizona State Pacific-12 2-1 2-1 21
18. Oregon Pacific-12 2-1 2-1 17
19. Maryland Big Ten 3-0 3-0 20
20. Mississippi State Southeastern 4-0 4-0 22
21. Ole Miss Southeastern 2-1 2-1 19
22. Texas A&M Southeastern 3-0 3-0 25
23. Alabama Southeastern 3-0 3-0 28
24. Cal State Fullerton Big West 1-2 1-2 18
25. Kennesaw State Atlantic Sun 2-1 2-1 26
26. UCF American Athletic 3-0 3-0 34
27. Baylor Big 12 3-0 3-0 -
28. Arkansas Southeastern 3-0 3-0 -
29. Indiana Big Ten 2-1 2-1 -
30. Liberty Big South 2-1 2-1 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (3-0), Cal Poly (0-3), Central Michigan (3-1), Clemson (1-2), College of Charleston (1-2), Creighton (3-0), Dallas Baptist (3-0), Elon (3-0), Florida Atlantic (3-0), FIU (2-1), Fresno State (3-0), Georgia Tech (2-1), Illinois (4-0), Kentucky (2-0), Loyola Marymount (3-0), Morehead State (3-1), Notre Dame (3-1), Oregon State (2-1), Sam Houston State (2-1), San Diego State (3-0), South Florida (2-1), Stanford (1-2), Tennessee (1-2), Tulane (2-1), UAB (3-0), UC Irvine (3-0), UC Santa Barbara (3-0), UNLV (2-1), Washington (3-0), West Virginia (2-1).
Dropped out: Cal Poly (23), Clemson (27), Tennessee (29).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 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.

2015 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 16 (Virginia)
Feb. 23 (Virginia)
March 2 (Virginia)
March 9 (Virginia)
March 16 (TCU)
March 23 (LSU)
March 30 (Vanderbilt)
April 6 (Vanderbilt)
April 13 (Texas A&M)
April 20 (LSU)
April 27 (LSU)
May 4 (LSU)
May 11 (LSU)
May 18 (LSU)
May 25 (LSU)
June 2 (LSU)
Final (Virginia)