April 6, 2015
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VANDERBILT 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 remains in the top spot in this week’s rankings. Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9) and TCU (March 16) and LSU (March 23) also have top positions in the initial 2015 surveys. 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 14 conferences with Top 30 rated teams in 2015. 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. Vanderbilt Southeastern 27-6 5-0 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 30-2 3-0 2
3. LSU Southeastern 27-5 4-0 5
4. UCLA Pacific-12 23-6 2-1 4
5. TCU Big 12 23-6 2-2 3
6. Louisville Atlantic Coast 24-7 3-0 7
7. USC Pacific-12 25-6 3-0 10
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 25-8 3-1 8
9. Arizona State Pacific-12 21-8 3-1 12
10. Florida Southeastern 24-9 1-3 6
11. Miami Atlantic Coast 24-9 4-0 15
12. Rice Conference USA 22-12 3-1 14
13. Oklahoma State Big 12 22-9 3-1 17
14. UC Santa Barbara Big West 23-7 4-0 19
15. Virginia Atlantic Coast 19-11 1-3 9
16. UCF American Athletic 23-10 1-3 11
17. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 26-6 4-0 22
18. Illinois Big Ten 24-6-1 5-0 24
19. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 24-5 2-2 16
20. South Carolina Southeastern 21-11 2-2 13
21. Maryland Big Ten 22-7 4-0 28
22. Houston American Athletic 21-11 2-2 20
23. Texas Tech Big 12 19-13 1-3 21
24. Coastal Carolina Big South 23-8 3-1 -
25. Texas Big 12 17-15 0-4 18
26. College of Charleston Colonial 21-7 4-0 -
27. Nevada Mountain West 26-6 3-1 -
28. San Diego State Mountain West 24-8 2-2 29
29. Iowa Big Ten 21-7 4-1 -
30. Nebraska Big Ten 23-10 2-3 27
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (22-9), California (21-9), Campbell (24-8), Georgia Tech (21-11), Liberty (21-10), Long Beach State (17-10), Memphis (19-8), Mississippi State (21-13), Missouri (22-11), Missouri State (20-8), North Carolina (18-13), Ohio State (21-7), Oklahoma (22-12), Oregon (18-15), Oregon State (22-9), San Diego (17-12), South Alabama (22-11), South Florida (22-10-1), Southeastern Louisiana (24-9), UC Irvine (18-10), UNC Wilmington (21-8).
Dropped out: Oregon (23), Arizona (25), North Carolina (26), California (30).
By conference: Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Big Ten 4, Pacific-12 3, American Athletic 2, Conference USA 2, Mountain West 2, Big South 1, Big West 1, Colonial 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)