May 29, 2017
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Beavers stay No. 1 headed into NCAA Tournament
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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 49-4 record, took over the top spot on March 27 and has stayed there for 10 straight weeks. North Carolina stays at No. 2, LSU moves up three spots to take the No. 3 position, Florida checks in at No. 4 and Louisville stays at No. 5. Nine teams from last week’s top-10 return this week.

The eight No. 1 seeds in the ’17 NCAA Championships 64-team bracket are NCBWA poll No. 1 Oregon State as top seed, No. 2 North Carolina as the second seed, No. 3 LSU as the No. 4 seed, No. 4 Florida as the three seed, No. 6 Texas Tech in the fifth slot, No. 7 TCU in sixth, No. 5 Louisville at seventh, and No. 9 Stanford as the NCAA’s eighth seeded squad in the bracket. All 16 NCAA Regional hosts are among the NCBWA Top 30 this week.

The current survey has representation by 11 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 49-4 1
2. North Carolina ACC 47-12 2
3. LSU SEC 42-17 6
4. Florida SEC 42-16 3
5. Louisville ACC 47-10 5
6. Texas Tech Big 12 43-15 4
7. TCU Big 12 42-16 7
8. Kentucky SEC 39-20 8
9. Stanford Pac-12 40-14 11
10. Virginia ACC 42-14 9
11. Arkansas SEC 42-17 12
12. Long Beach State Big West 37-17-1 10
13. Southern Miss Conference USA 48-14 13
14. Wake Forest ACC 39-18 17
15. Houston American Athletic 40-19 22
16. Arizona Pac-12 37-19 14
17. Clemson ACC 39-19 15
18. Florida State ACC 39-20 27
19. Cal State Fullerton Big West 34-21 16
20. Mississippi State SEC 36-24 20
21. Missouri State Missouri Valley 40-17 21
22. Michigan Big Ten 42-15 18
23. St. John's Big East 42-11 19
24. UCF American Athletic 40-20 25
25. Texas Big 12 37-22 -
26. Nebraska Big Ten 35-20-1 23
27. Auburn SEC 35-24 26
28. Oklahoma Big 12 34-22 24
29. Florida Gulf Coast A-Sun 42-18 -
30. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 40-19 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor, Bethune-Cookman, BYU, Coastal Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia Southern, Gonzaga, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana, Iowa, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech, Loyola-Marymount, Miami (FL), Missouri, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Radford, Rice, Sam Houston State, San Diego, San Diego State, South Alabama, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee Tech, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNC Greensboro, Vanderbilt, Washington, West Virginia, Yale.
Dropped out: Texas A&M (28), Coastal Carolina (29), Baylor (30).
By conference: ACC 6, SEC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, Missouri Valley 2, A-Sun 1, Big East 1, Conference USA 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)
• Final (Florida)