March 16, 2015
For Immediate Release
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TCU 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) Virginia (Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9) and TCU (March 16) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial six 2015 surveys. The poll voters come from 42 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 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. TCU Big 12 14-2 4-0 2
2. LSU Southeastern 18-2 3-1 3
3. Florida Southeastern 18-3 4-1 4
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 16-4 5-0 6
5. Texas A&M Southeastern 21-0 5-0 8
6. South Carolina Southeastern 17-3 5-0 7
7. UCLA Pacific-12 14-5 3-1 9
8. Rice Conference USA 15-6 4-0 10
9. Virginia Atlantic Coast 12-5 0-4 1
10. Texas Tech Big 12 14-5 4-1 13
11. Oregon Pacific-12 14-6 1-4 5
12. Florida State Atlantic Coast 17-4 4-1 17
13. Southern California Pacific-12 17-3 2-2 14
14. Texas Big 12 13-7 3-1 16
15. UCF American Athletic 17-4 3-2 12
16. Louisville Atlantic Coast 14-6 4-1 18
17. Miami Atlantic Coast 15-6 5-0 19
18. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 12-7 2-3 11
19. Arizona State Pacific-12 12-6 3-1 20
20. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 18-3 4-1 22
21. Houston American Athletic 13-7 4-0 21
22. Mississippi State Southeastern 16-6 2-3 15
23. Oklahoma State Big 12 13-6 5-0 24
24. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 15-2 5-0 26
25. Maryland Big Ten 11-4 3-0 25
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 13-5 2-1 23
27. Illinois Big Ten 14-4-1 3-1 29
28. Indiana Big Ten 13-4 5-0 -
29. California Pacific-12 15-4 3-1 -
30. Oregon State Pacific-12 15-5 2-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (11-7), Arizona (16-6), Cal State Northridge (14-5), Campbell (17-2), Central Arkansas (11-3), Duke (14-5), East Carolina (13-6), Georgia Tech (14-5), Milwaukee (10-4), Missouri (15-4), Navy (14-5), Nebraska (12-6), Nevada (15-4), Notre Dame (14-4), Oklahoma (15-8), San Diego (10-7), San Diego State (15-5), South Florida (13-6-1), Stanford (9-8), Tulane (15-5), UNC Wilmington (11-5), Virginia Tech (10-9), Winthrop (13-5).
Dropped out: Arizona (27), San Diego State (28).
By conference: Pac-12 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 3, American Athletic 2, Conference USA 2, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)