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