April 11, 2016
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MIAMI 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 Miami Hurricanes (25-4) are atop the poll for the first time this week. Florida has led the survey seven times in nine weeks (preseason, Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21, April 4-11), and Texas A&M was No. 1 on March 28. The 2016 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 10 different conferences (and 14 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 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. Miami Atlantic Coast 25-4 2-0 2
2. Florida Southeastern 29-5 2-2 1
3. Texas A&M Southeastern 25-7 3-1 5
4. Mississippi State Southeastern 23-9-1 3-1 8
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 22-8 3-2 7
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 25-7 2-2 3
7. South Carolina Southeastern 28-5 4-0 9
8. Louisville Atlantic Coast 24-7 2-2 4
9. TCU Big 12 24-7 2-2 6
10. Oregon State Pacific-12 22-7 3-0 11
11. Ole Miss Southeastern 25-7 4-0 14
12. LSU Southeastern 21-10 3-1 15
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 23-9 3-2 13
14. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 22-9 3-0 17
15. Missouri State Missouri Valley 25-6 3-1 16
16. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 23-6 2-2 12
17. California Pacific-12 19-9 1-3 10
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 23-9 2-2 18
19. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 23-8 3-1 25
20. UC Santa Barbara Big West 21-7-1 1-1-1 23
21. BYU West Coast 25-5 2-2 22
22. Louisiana Sun Belt 21-11 3-1 26
23. Texas Tech Big 12 24-9 4-1 -
24. Kentucky Southeastern 22-9 2-1 28
25. Virginia Atlantic Coast 20-14 2-3 20
26. Michigan Big Ten 21-8 1-3 21
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 19-12 0-3 19
28. Southern Miss Conference USA 25-8 3-1 -
29. South Alabama Sun Belt 25-8 4-1 -
30. Houston American Athletic 19-12 2-2 27
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (19-13), Arkansas (20-12), Bryant (20-6), Cal Poly (19-11), Coastal Carolina (23-10), College of Charleston (21-10-1), Creighton (20-7), East Carolina (21-11), Gonzaga (20-10), Lamar (25-7), Long Beach State (19-11), Michigan State (21-6), Minnesota (18-10), New Mexico (23-9), Old Dominion (23-10), Rice (20-11), Southeastern Louisiana (25-8), Stanford (17-9), Tulane (21-10), UNC Wilmington (19-9).
Dropped out: Arkansas (24), East Carolina (29), College of Charleston (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 8, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, Pac-12 2, Sun Belt 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)