March 28, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Aggies unseat Florida at No. 1
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TEXAS A&M 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 Texas A&M Aggies (21-3) top the poll for the first time this season on March 28. Florida (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21) has held down the No. 1 position in the initial six 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. Texas A&M Southeastern 21-3 3-1 2
2. Miami Atlantic Coast 20-4 4-0 4
3. Florida Southeastern 23-3 2-2 1
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 20-4 3-1 6
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 19-5 3-1 8
6. South Carolina Southeastern 23-2 3-0 12
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 18-5 3-0 10
8. TCU Big 12 18-5 2-2 5
9. Oregon State Pacific-12 16-5 1-3 3
10. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 19-4 2-2 7
11. Mississippi State Southeastern 17-7-1 3-1 14
12. California Pacific-12 14-6 3-0 18
13. Ole Miss Southeastern 20-5 1-3 9
14. Virginia Atlantic Coast 17-8 2-2 11
15. LSU Southeastern 16-7 2-2 13
16. Arkansas Southeastern 18-6 3-0 20
17. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 18-4 3-1 19
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 17-7 4-0 22
19. Missouri State Missouri Valley 19-4 2-2 15
20. Houston American Athletic 16-7 3-1 23
21. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 18-5 3-1 25
22. UC Santa Barbara Big West 18-4 3-1 26
23. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 16-8 0-2 16
24. Clemson Atlantic Coast 17-6 1-3 17
25. Michigan Big Ten 16-5 4-0 28
26. BYU West Coast 20-3 2-1 27
27. Louisiana Sun Belt 15-9 3-1 29
28. Kentucky Southeastern 17-6 3-1 -
29. UCLA Pacific-12 12-9 1-2 21
30. Oregon Pacific-12 11-9 2-2 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (15-8), Arizona (16-7), Bryant (14-5), Cal Poly (15-7), Cal State Northridge (20-5), College of Charleston (17-7), Dallas Baptist (15-8), East Carolina (16-8), Long Beach State (16-7), Michigan State (18-3), Navy (18-6-1), Nebraska (16-7), Old Dominion (18-7), Rice (14-9), San Diego (15-11), South Alabama (18-6), Southeastern Louisiana (18-6), USC (11-11), Southern Miss (19-6), Stanford (12-6), Texas Tech (16-7), Tulane (17-7), UNC Wilmington (15-6).
Dropped out: Alabama (30).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 8, Pacific-12 4, Big 12 2, American 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)