March 21, 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. 22-29-March 7-21) 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 21-1 4-0 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 18-2 3-1 3
3. Oregon State Pacific-12 15-2 3-0 5
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 16-4 3-1 6
5. TCU Big 12 16-3 4-0 7
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 17-3 2-2 2
7. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 17-2 5-0 10
8. Louisville Atlantic Coast 16-4 3-2 4
9. Ole Miss Southeastern 19-2 4-1 11
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 15-5 2-2 8
11. Virginia Atlantic Coast 15-6 4-1 12
12. South Carolina Southeastern 20-2 5-0 17
13. LSU Southeastern 14-5 2-2 9
14. Mississippi State Southeastern 14-6-1 2-3 14
15. Missouri State Missouri Valley 17-2 5-0 19
16. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 16-6 3-2 18
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 16-3 5-0 25
18. California Pacific-12 11-6 1-2 13
19. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 15-3 2-1 20
20. Arkansas Southeastern 15-6 2-3 15
21. UCLA Pacific-12 11-7 3-0 23
22. Oklahoma State Big 12 13-7 4-1 24
23. Houston American Athletic 13-6 5-0 26
24. Oregon Pacific-12 9-7 1-2 16
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 15-4 3-1 28
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 15-3 3-0 30
27. BYU West Coast 18-2 3-1 29
28. Michigan Big Ten 12-5 1-2 22
29. Louisiana Sun Belt 12-8 2-2 21
30. Alabama Southeastern 13-6 2-2 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (13-6), Bryant (14-4), Cal State Fullerton (11-8), Cal State Northridge (18-3), Dallas Baptist (13-6), East Carolina (13-7), Kentucky (14-5), Long Beach State (14-6), Michigan State (14-3), Navy (15-4-1), New Mexico (13-6), Old Dominion (16-4), South Alabama (15-5), Southeastern Louisiana (14-6), USC (9-9), Southern Miss (16-5), Stanford (10-5), Texas State (15-5), Tulane (13-7).
Dropped out: Cal State Fullerton (27).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 8, Pacific-12 4, Big 12 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 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)