April 18, 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 Floirida Gators (33-5) have returned to the No. 1 spot and have help down the top spot in eight of the 10 polls this season. Miami (April 11) and Texas A&M (March 28) each have topped the poll once this season. The 2016 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 11 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. Florida Southeastern 33-5 4-0 2
2. Miami Atlantic Coast 29-5 4-1 1
3. Texas A&M Southeastern 29-7 4-0 3
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 28-8 3-1 6
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 29-7 5-0 8
6. TCU Big 12 27-8 3-1 9
7. Mississippi State Southeastern 24-12-1 1-3 4
8. LSU Southeastern 25-11 4-1 12
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-11 1-3 5
10. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 26-10 4-1 14
11. South Carolina Southeastern 29-8 1-3 7
12. Oregon State Pacific-12 23-9 1-2 10
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 25-11 2-2 13
14. UC Santa Barbara Big West 24-7-1 3-0 20
15. Ole Miss Southeastern 26-10 1-3 11
16. Texas Tech Big 12 29-9 5-0 23
17. Missouri State Missouri Valley 27-8 2-2 15
18. California Pacific-12 21-11 2-2 17
19. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 25-8 2-2 16
20. Louisiana Sun Belt 24-12 3-1 22
21. Michigan Big Ten 25-9 4-1 26
22. Virginia Atlantic Coast 23-15 3-1 25
23. Clemson Atlantic Coast 24-12 1-3 18
24. BYU West Coast 27-7 2-2 21
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 22-13 3-1 27
26. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 24-11 1-3 19
27. Rice Conference USA 24-11 4-0 -
28. Coastal Carolina Big South 27-10 4-0 -
29. Kentucky Southeastern 23-12 1-3 24
30. Michigan State Big Ten 25-7 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (22-14), Arizona (22-14), Bryant (24-7), Cal Poly (21-13), Cal State Fullerton (21-13), Creighton (25-7), East Carolina (23-12), Lamar (26-10), Long Beach State (21-13), McNeese State (22-12), Minnesota (21-11), New Mexico (26-11), Oral Roberts (23-12), Oregon (17-12), South Alabama (27-10), Southeastern Louisiana (26-11), Southern Miss (27-10), St. Mary's (20-12), Stanford (19-11), UNC Greensboro (28-10), UNC Wilmington (23-9).
Dropped out: Southern Miss (28), South Alabama (29), Houston (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 8, Big 12 3, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, Pac-12 2, Big South 1, Big West 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)