March 27, 2017
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OREGON STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 20th year with its 2017 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 30 (weekly through June 5) following the 71st annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

Oregon State, displaying a 20-1 record, took over the top spot for the first time this season. Louisville drops to No. 2, Texas Tech moves up one spot to No. 3, TCU drops to No. 4 and Clemson moves up to No. 5. Seven of the top 10 return from last week’s poll.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences (12 for the season) among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2017 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 '16. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

The 2017 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pac-12 20-1 2
2. Louisville ACC 21-2 1
3. Texas Tech Big 12 22-4 4
4. TCU Big 12 17-5 3
5. Clemson ACC 15-9 8
6. South Carolina SEC 17-6 7
7. LSU SEC 17-7 5
8. North Carolina ACC 18-6 10
9. Florida SEC 15-9 11
10. Florida State ACC 18-7 12
11. Arizona Pac-12 16-7 6
12. Florida Gulf Coast ASUN 14-10 16
13. St. John's Big East 18-2 13
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-12 9
15. Oklahoma Big 12 23-5 15
16. Virginia ACC 19-6 20
17. Stanford Pac-12 13-6 19
18. Kentucky SEC 18-7 27
19. Auburn SEC 20-6 24
20. Arkansas SEC 20-5 28
21. Baylor Big 12 18-6 14
22. Missouri SEC 21-3 18
23. Ole Miss SEC 15-9 17
24. Houston American Athletic 18-5 -
25. USF American Athletic 22-3 23
26. Michigan Big Ten 17-6 21
27. Southern Miss Conference USA 19-5 -
28. Louisiana Sun Belt 13-9 22
29. Wake Forest ACC 18-7 -
30. San Diego West Coast 15-6 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bethune-Cookman, Coastal Carolina, Dallas Baptist, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M, Kent State, Long Beach State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Memphis, Mercer, Michigan State, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Old Dominion, Oregon, Saint Mary's, Sam Houston State, San Diego State, South Alabama, Tennessee Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, UCF, Washington.
Dropped out: UCF (26), Texas A&M (29), Oklahoma State (30).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, ASUN 1, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 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.

2017 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (TCU)
• Feb. 20 (TCU)
• Feb. 27 (TCU)
• March 6 (TCU)
• March 13 (Louisville)
• March 20 (Louisville)
• March 27 (Oregon State)
• April 3 (Oregon State)
• April 10 (Oregon State)
• April 17 (Oregon State)
• April 24 (Oregon State)
• May 1 (Oregon State)
• May 8 (Oregon State)
• May 15 (Oregon State)
• May 22 (Oregon State)
• May 29 (Oregon State)
• June 7 (Oregon State)