June 29, 2018
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OREGON STATE TOPS FINAL
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. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 19-June 29 (weekly through June 5) following the 72nd annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, at TD Ameritrade Park.

Oregon State is No. 1 in the final poll of 2018 for the fourth-straight poll after winning the College World Series, coming back from 0-1 in the title series against Arkansas to claim its third-ever College World Series title. The Beavers won six-straight elimination games in Omaha to clinch the title.

Teams ranked No. 1 this year have been Florida (preseason-March 5, April 2-16, May 14), Oregon State (March 12-26, May 21-present) and Stanford (April 23-May 7).

Arkansas finished second in the final poll of the season after an outstanding season, coming up just short in the College World Series final to Oregon State.

The biggest riser in the final poll was Mississippi State, who jumped up 12 spots from No. 16 to No. 4 with their CWS run.

Washington also made a big leap as they advanced to the CWS for the first time in program history. The Huskies improved nine spots, sitting at No. 8 in the final poll.

Texas A&M and Indiana jumped into the rankings after receiving votes in the previous poll. The Aggies and Hoosiers sit at No. 28 and No. 29, respectively.

The 2018 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 15 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. The NCBWA record is 22 different conferences represented in 2012.

For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pac-12 55-12-1 1
2. Arkansas SEC 48-20 4
3. Florida SEC 49-21 2
4. Mississippi State SEC 39-29 16
5. Texas Tech Big 12 45-20 5
6. North Carolina ACC 44-20 3
7. Texas Big 12 42-23 8
8. Washington Pac-12 35-26 17
9. Duke ACC 45-18 10
10. Auburn SEC 43-23 9
11. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 53-12 10
12. South Carolina SEC 37-26 12
13. Stetson A-Sun 48-13 6
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-25 14
15. Minnesota Big Ten 43-15 7
16. Vanderbilt SEC 35-27 15
17. Stanford Pac-12 46-12 18
18. Ole Miss SEC 48-17 13
19. Clemson ACC 47-16 19
20. Georgia SEC 39-21 20
21. N.C. State ACC 42-18 21
22. Florida State ACC 43-19 25
23. East Carolina American Athletic 44-18 23
24. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 43-19 24
25. Southern Miss Conference USA 44-18 22
26. UCLA Pac-12 38-21 25
27. Louisville ACC 45-19 28
28. Texas A&M SEC 40-22 RV
t29. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 43-19-1 27
t29. Indiana Big Ten 40-19 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (37-21), Connecticut (37-22-1), Dallas Baptist (42-21), Gonzaga (33-24), Houston (38-25), Jacksonville (40-21), LSU (39-27), Missouri State (40-17), Northeastern (36-21), Northwestern State (38-24), Ohio State (36-24), Oklahoma (38-25), Oklahoma State (31-26-1), Purdue (38-21), Saint John's (40-17), San Diego State (39-21), Troy (42-21), UNCW (39-23), USF (36-22-1).
Dropped out: Oklahoma (29), Connecticut (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Pac-12 4, Big 12 2, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, A-Sun 1, American Athletic 1, Big West 1, Ohio Valley 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)