March 9, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Pac-12 and SEC each boast six ranked teams
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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, 23, March 2, 9) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial three 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. There have been 12 conferences with Top 30 rated teams in 2015. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different Division I 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 12-1 2-1 1
2. TCU Big 12 10-2 3-1 2
3. LSU Southeastern 15-1 5-0 4
4. Florida Southeastern 14-2 4-1 3
5. Oregon Pacific-12 13-2 3-0 8
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 11-4 2-2 5
7. South Carolina Southeastern 12-3 5-1 10
8. Texas A&M Southeastern 16-0 4-0 14
9. UCLA Pacific-12 11-4 1-3 6
10. Rice Conference USA 11-6 3-1 11
11. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 10-4 4-1 16
12. UCF American Athletic 14-2 4-1 18
13. Texas Tech Big 12 10-4 1-3 7
14. USC Pacific-12 15-1 3-1 23
15. Mississippi State Southeastern 14-3 1-3 9
16. Texas Big 12 10-6 2-2 13
17. Florida State Atlantic Coast 13-3 5-0 22
18. Louisville Atlantic Coast 10-5 3-1 19
19. Miami Atlantic Coast 10-6 2-2 15
20. Arizona State Pacific-12 9-5 2-1 21
21. Houston American Athletic 9-7 1-3 12
22. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 14-2 5-0 25
23. UC Santa Barbara Big West 11-4 3-1 26
24. Oklahoma State Big 12 8-6 1-2 17
25. Maryland Big Ten 8-4 1-2 20
26. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 10-2 4-1 29
27. Arizona Pacific-12 15-4 5-0 -
28. San Diego State Mountain West 13-3 2-2 27
29. Illinois Big Ten 11-3-1 3-1 -
30. Oregon State Pacific-12 13-3 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (9-6), Arkansas (9-3), Auburn (13-3), Cal State Fullerton (9-5), Cal State Northridge (11-4), California (12-3), Campbell (13-2), Clemson (8-6), Georgia Southern (11-5), Georgia Tech (11-4), Kennesaw State (8-5), Louisiana-Lafayette (10-5), Milwaukee (8-3), Nevada (13-2), Ole Miss (8-6), San Diego (6-7), Stanford (9-8), Tulane (12-4), UNC Wilmington (9-4), Washington State (11-5).
Dropped out: Ole Miss (24), Alabama (28), Tulane (30).
By conference: Pac-12 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 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)