May 9, 2016
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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 (40-8) continue to top the poll for the 11th time in 13 weeks after Texas A&M led the survey on March 28, and Miami was atop the poll for the first time in school history on April 11. UF (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21, April 4-18-25-May 2-9) has dominated the No. 1 spot most of the 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 15 for the season) among the 300 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 40-8 3-1 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 37-10 2-1 2
3. Mississippi State Southeastern 33-14-1 3-0 3
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 35-9 2-1 4
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 38-10 3-1 5
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 32-13 3-1 7
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 36-12 2-2 6
8. TCU Big 12 33-12 3-0 10
9. Ole Miss Southeastern 36-13 3-1 11
10. South Carolina Southeastern 36-11 2-2 8
11. Texas Tech Big 12 37-13 3-0 14
12. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 32-14 1-2 9
13. LSU Southeastern 31-16 3-0 15
14. Virginia Atlantic Coast 31-17 1-0 16
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 30-15 2-0 18
16. UC Santa Barbara Big West 31-12-1 2-2 13
17. Oregon State Pacific-12 29-15 1-3 12
18. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 33-13 3-1 20
19. Michigan Big Ten 34-12 5-0 21
20. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 30-17 2-2 17
21. Louisiana Sun Belt 31-17 2-1 19
22. Clemson Atlantic Coast 31-16 4-1 23
23. Southern Miss Conference USA 34-14 3-0 25
24. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 31-15 1-1 22
25. Arizona Pacific-12 31-16 3-0 29
26. Coastal Carolina Big South 34-14 3-0 27
27. Rice Conference USA 31-14 4-0 -
28. Creighton Big East 32-10 2-1 28
29. Tulane American Athletic 31-14 3-0 -
30. Washington Pacific-12 27-16 2-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (34-15), Arizona State (28-16), Bryant (36-9), BYU (31-13), Cal State Fullerton (30-16), California (25-18), Dallas Baptist (32-14), East Carolina (30-16-1), Kent State (36-11), Kentucky (29-19), Long Beach State (28-18), Michigan State (31-12), Minnesota (30-15), Navy (38-12-1), New Mexico (32-18), South Alabama (36-14), Southeastern Louisiana (35-13), St. Mary's (26-19), UNC Wilmington (33-11), Wright State (34-13).
Dropped out: California (24), BYU (26), Michigan State (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 7, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Sun Belt 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)