March 7, 2016
For Immediate Release
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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-March 7) have held down the No. 1 position in the first four 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 10 different conferences (and 12 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 DI 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 12-1 5-0 1
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 10-1 2-1 2
3. Texas A&M Southeastern 11-1 4-0 3
4. Oregon State Pacific-12 10-1 3-0 4
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 9-2 4-0 5
6. Miami Atlantic Coast 9-2 4-0 6
7. TCU Big 12 9-2 3-1 7
8. Oregon Pacific-12 8-2 2-1 8
9. LSU Southeastern 9-2 4-0 10
10. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 9-1 4-0 11
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 8-3 3-2 9
12. California Pacific-12 9-3 4-1 13
13. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 10-2 5-0 16
14. Virginia Atlantic Coast 7-4 3-1 14
15. Ole Miss Southeastern 10-1 4-0 18
16. Arkansas Southeastern 10-2 2-2 12
17. Louisiana Sun Belt 8-4 4-1 17
18. South Carolina Southeastern 10-2 2-2 15
19. UCLA Pacific-12 6-5 3-1 20
20. Mississippi State Southeastern 8-3-1 2-1-1 19
21. Missouri State Missouri Valley 9-1 4-0 26
22. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 11-0 4-0 29
23. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 9-1 2-1 24
24. Cal State Fullerton Big West 6-4 2-2 22
25. Houston American Athletic 6-5 2-2 21
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 6-6 4-1 27
27. Michigan Big Ten 7-3 2-1 28
28. East Carolina American Athletic 8-3 2-2 25
29. Clemson Atlantic Coast 8-2 3-1 -
30. Alabama Southeastern 10-2 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (8-4), Boston College (9-1), Bryant (8-2), BYU (10-1), Cal Poly (10-2), Coastal Carolina (6-5), College of Charleston (7-4), Columbia (2-2), Dallas Baptist (8-3), Duke (8-4), Fresno State (11-1), Gardner-Webb (13-0), Houston Baptist (8-5), Long Beach State (7-4), Louisiana Tech (8-3), Michigan State (8-1), Missouri (11-3), New Orleans (9-2), Old Dominion (9-2), South Alabama (9-3), USC (6-5), Southern Miss (10-2), Stanford (7-5), Tulane (7-4), UC Santa Barbara (9-3), UNC Wilmington (8-1).
Dropped out: Coastal Carolina (23), USC (30).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 8, Pacific-12 4, American Athletic 2, Big 12 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 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)