May 11, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Five conferences represented in Top 5
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LSU 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.

LSU remains No. 1 nationally for the fourth consecutive week after its May 4-10 showing. There have been five teams to date in the top spot with Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1, March 30-April 6), Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9), TCU (March 16), LSU (March 23, April 20-27-May 4-11), and Texas A&M (April 13) previously holding the top positions in the 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 12 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. LSU Southeastern 43-8 3-0 1
2. Louisville Atlantic Coast 40-12 4-1 2
3. TCU Big 12 39-9 2-0 3
4. UCLA Pacific-12 36-12 3-1 5
5. Illinois Big Ten 43-6-1 3-0 7
6. Texas A&M Southeastern 42-9 1-2 4
7. Florida Southeastern 38-14 3-1 8
8. UC Santa Barbara Big West 35-13-1 1-3 6
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 37-16 2-2 10
10. Miami Atlantic Coast 38-13 4-0 13
11. Vanderbilt Southeastern 36-16 1-2 9
12. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 39-9 3-0 15
13. Rice Conference USA 33-16 4-0 17
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 31-16 0-1 11
15. College of Charleston Colonial 38-10 3-1 18
16. USC Pacific-12 34-16 2-2 14
17. Missouri State Missouri Valley 38-10 4-0 19
18. Iowa Big Ten 37-12 4-0 20
19. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 36-14 1-3 12
20. Arizona State Pacific-12 30-17 1-2 16
21. Houston American Athletic 35-17 3-1 21
22. Oregon State Pacific-12 32-14-1 3-0-1 24
23. Nevada Mountain West 40-12 2-1 22
24. Arkansas Southeastern 30-19 1-1 23
25. Maryland Big Ten 35-17 3-1 28
26. Coastal Carolina Big South 33-16 1-1 26
27. Virginia Atlantic Coast 29-19 2-1 27
28. California Pacific-12 31-16 2-1 29
29. Texas Tech Big 12 29-20 0-0 25
30. UC Irvine Big West 31-17 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bradley (32-15), Cal State Fullerton (28-21), Columbia (29-15), Georgia Tech (32-18), Memphis (33-17), Missouri (28-24), Nebraska (34-18), North Carolina (31-19), North Florida (39-13), Notre Dame (33-18), Ohio State (34-15), Oral Roberts (35-13), Oregon (29-22), Radford (36-14), San Diego State (34-18), South Alabama (34-18), Southeastern Louisiana (38-15), Southern Miss (31-16-1), St. John's (32-14), Winthrop (35-16).
Dropped out: Auburn (30).
By conference: Pac-12 5, Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 3, Big Ten 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, American Athletic 1, Big South 1, Colonial 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)