May 16, 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 (43-9) continues to top the poll for the 12th time in 14 weeks after Texas A&M led the survey on March 28, and Miami (Fla.) 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 2-9-16) 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 10 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 43-9 3-1 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 39-11 2-1 2
3. Mississippi State Southeastern 37-14-1 4-0 3
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 40-9 5-0 4
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 42-10 4-0 5
6. Ole Miss Southeastern 39-13 3-0 9
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 37-15 1-3 7
8. Texas Tech Big 12 38-13 1-0 11
9. LSU Southeastern 36-16 5-0 13
10. South Carolina Southeastern 38-13 2-2 10
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-17 1-4 6
12. Virginia Atlantic Coast 33-18 2-1 14
13. TCU Big 12 34-14 1-2 8
14. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 32-17 0-3 12
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 32-17 2-2 15
16. Clemson Atlantic Coast 34-18 3-2 22
17. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 32-19 2-2 20
18. Southern Miss Conference USA 36-15 2-1 23
19. Louisiana Sun Belt 33-19 2-2 21
20. UC Santa Barbara Big West 32-15-1 1-3 16
21. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 34-15 1-2 18
22. Tulane American Athletic 35-15 4-1 29
23. Coastal Carolina Big South 36-15 2-1 26
24. Oregon State Pacific-12 30-18 1-3 17
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 33-18 2-3 24
26. Michigan Big Ten 34-16 0-4 19
27. Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-17 2-1 -
28. Rice Conference USA 32-16 1-2 27
29. Arizona Pacific-12 32-18 1-2 25
30. Arizona State Pacific-12 31-17 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (34-15), Bryant (39-10), BYU (34-14), California (28-18), Creighton (33-13), Dallas Baptist (34-16), Duke (31-21), East Carolina (31-19-1), Fresno State (35-18), Gonzaga (30-15), Houston (31-20), Kent State (39-11), Long Beach State (31-18), Louisiana Tech (34-16), Michigan State (33-15), Minnesota (33-15), Navy (40-13-1), Ohio State (35-16-1), Sam Houston State (33-19), Seattle (33-18), South Alabama (37-16), Southeastern Louisiana (36-15), St. Mary's (27-22), UNC Wilmington (35-13), Utah (20-25), Wake Forest (31-20), Washington (28-18), Wright State (38-14).
Dropped out: Creighton (28), Washington (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 7, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Pac-12 3, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 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)