April 2, 2018
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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 21st year with its 2018 weekly surveys. This week Florida takes back the top spot from Oregon State, who held the position the past three weeks.

Stanford moves up to No. 2 this week, its highest ranking in the poll this season after holding down the No. 3 position.

Ole Miss moves into the top three this week from the No. 4 spot, while Clemson climbs into the top 10 at No. 9.

Missouri joins the top 25 this week at No. 24, followed by another newcomer, Oklahoma, at No. 25. Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic also join the rankings at No. 28 and 29, respectively.

The 2018 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls will feature a national Top 30 beginning with the Feb. 19 NCBWA DI survey.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences among the 299 baseball-playing schools in the 2018 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2017 had 13 different DI conferences rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 25-5 2
2. Stanford Pac-12 21-3 3
3. Ole Miss SEC 25-4 4
4. Oregon State Pac-12 21-4 1
5. Texas Tech Big 12 23-6 8
6. Florida State ACC 22-7 5
7. N.C. State ACC 23-5 10
8. Arkansas SEC 19-9 6
9. Clemson ACC 22-6 14
10. Kentucky SEC 19-9 7
11. Indiana Big Ten 20-5 15
12. Southern Miss Conference USA 19-7 12
13. Duke ACC 24-5 17
14. East Carolina American Athletic 20-6 18
15. Auburn SEC 22-7 11
16. Vanderbilt SEC 17-11 9
17. UCLA Pac-12 16-7 13
18. Texas A&M SEC 21-8 16
19. Georgia SEC 21-7 27
20. LSU SEC 18-11 21
21. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 21-9 23
22. Wichita State American Athletic 19-6 22
23. Louisville ACC 19-8 19
24. Missouri SEC 21-7 RV
25. Oklahoma Big 12 20-10 RV
26. UNLV Mountain West 22-7 24
27. North Carolina ACC 18-10 29
28. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 22-8 RV
29. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 20-8 RV
t30. Stetson A-Sun 23-5 30
t30. Sam Houston State Southland 20-7 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (18-11), California (16-10), College of Charleston (21-8), Connecticut (15-9), Creighton (16-6), Dallas Baptist (16-9), East Tennessee State (14-10), FCGU (22-5), Hawai’i (16-9), Hofstra (12-8), Illinois (16-7), Iowa (14-9), Mercer (23-6), Missouri State (19-7), Nevada (15-9), Ohio State (19-8), Oklahoma State (15-10- 1), Oregon (15-10), San Diego State (19-9), San Francisco (18-10), South Alabama (16-11), USF (20-9), TCU (14-10), Tennessee Tech (21-5), Texas (17-12), UC Irvine (14-12), UCF (20-9), UNCW (19-8).
Dropped out: TCU (20), Illinois (25), San Diego State (26), UCF (28), College of Charleston (30).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Conference USA 3, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big 12 2, A-Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain 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.

2018 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (Florida)
• Feb. 19 (Florida)
• Feb. 26 (Florida)
• March 5 (Florida)
• March 12 (Oregon State)
• March 19 (Oregon State)
• March 26 (Oregon State)
• April 2 (Florida)
• April 9 (Florida)
• April 16 (Florida)
• April 23 (Stanford)
• April 30 (Stanford)
• May 7 (Stanford)
• May 14 (Florida)
• May 21 (Oregon State)
• May 28 (Oregon State)
• June 5 (Oregon State)
• June 29 (Oregon State)