Feb. 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 19th year with its 2016 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 22-June 30 (weekly through June 6) following the 70th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Florida Gators (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial two 2016 surveys. The 2016 poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 11 different conferences (and 11 for the season) among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2016 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different Division I conferences and independents rated at least one week while 16 separate circuits had team rankings in 15. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida Southeastern 3-0 3-0 1
2. Louisville Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 3-0 3-0 3
4. Texas A&M Southeastern 3-0 3-0 4
5. Miami Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 6
6. LSU Southeastern 3-0 3-0 7
7. Oregon State Pacific-12 2-1 2-1 5
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 2-1 2-1 8
9. Louisiana Sun Belt 3-0 3-0 13
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 14
11. Oregon Pacific-12 3-0 3-0 17
12. Houston American Athletic 3-0 3-0 15
13. TCU Big 12 2-1 2-1 12
14. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 2-1 2-1 21
15. UCLA Pacific-12 1-2 1-2 9
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 2-2 2-2 11
17. California Pacific-12 1-2 1-2 10
18. Arkansas Southeastern 3-0 3-0 22
19. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 2-1 2-1 20
20. South Carolina Southeastern 3-0 3-0 24
21. Michigan Big Ten 4-0 4-0 25
22. Coastal Carolina Big South 2-1 2-1 23
23. Cal State Fullerton Big West 1-2 1-2 16
24. Mississippi State Southeastern 2-2 2-2 19
25. Missouri State Missouri Valley 3-0 3-0 28
26. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 3-0 3-0 31
27. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 4-0 4-0 -
28. Ole Miss Southeastern 3-0 3-0 33
29. USC Pacific-12 1-2 1-2 18
30. Stanford Pacific-12 2-1 2-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (2-1), College of Charleston (2-1), Columbia (0-0), East Carolina (3-0), FIU (0-3), Fresno State (3-0), Georgia (2-1), Georgia Tech (3-0), Grand Canyon (2-2), Kentucky (2-1), Long Beach State (2-1), Loyola Marymount (1-2), Maryland (1-2), Missouri (2-2), North Dakota (2-1), Oklahoma (2-2), Old Dominion (3-0), Rice (1-2), South Alabama (3-0), Southeastern Louisiana (2-1), Southern Miss (3-0), Tulane (2-1), UNC Wilmington (3-0), Wake Forest (3-0), Winthrop (4-0).
Dropped out: Rice (26), Maryland (27), Texas (29), Oklahoma (30).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-12 6, Big 12 2, Missouri Valley 2, American Athletic 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 1, Sun Belt 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.

2016 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 22 (Florida)
Feb. 29 (Florida)
March 7 (Florida)
March 14 (Florida)
March 21 (Florida)
March 28 (Texas A&M)
April 4 (Florida)
April 11 (Miami)
April 18 (Florida)
April 25 (Florida)
May 2 (Florida)
May 9 (Florida)
May 16 (Florida)
May 23 (Mississippi State)
May 30 (Texas A&M)
June 8 (Texas A&M)
Final (Coastal Carolina)