Feb. 25, 2019
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LSU TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 22nd year with its 2019 weekly surveys and for the second-straight week LSU sits at No. 1, followed by Vanderbilt at No. 2 and Oregon State at No. 3.

LSU remains at No. 1 after going 4-0 last week, including a sweep of Bryant. The preseason No. 1 selection of Vanderbilt stayed put at No. 2 after going 3-0 last week. Oregon State jumped into the top three from No. 5 last week after going 5-0 last week, including a 4-game sweep of Nebraska.

Georgia jumped up three spots to No. 7 this week after a sweep of UMass Lowell and the newcomer to the top 10 is Stanford, who went 3-1 last week, including a series win over UNLV.

Overall, the top 10 consists of four SEC schools, three Pac-12 programs, two ACC schools and one Big 12 program.

The biggest risers this week were Tennessee and Arizona State, as they jumped from not receiving votes to No. 27 and 26, respectively.

The 2019 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 40 listing, the remainder of the polls feature a national Top 30.

The current survey has had representation by 12 different conferences among the 299 baseball-playing schools in the 2019 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2018 had 15 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. LSU SEC 7-0 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 5-1 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 8-0 5
4. UCLA Pac-12 6-1 3
5. North Carolina ACC 7-0 7
6. Texas Tech Big 12 5-1 6
7. Georgia SEC 6-0 10
8. Florida State ACC 7-0 9
9. Florida SEC 5-3 4
10. Stanford Pac-12 6-1 12
11. Mississippi State SEC 6-1 15
12. Baylor Big 12 7-0 13
13. Arkansas SEC 5-1 14
14. Louisville ACC 5-2 8
15. East Carolina American Athletic 5-2 11
16. Clemson ACC 6-1 17
17. Ole Miss SEC 4-2 16
18. Michigan Big Ten 6-0 21
19. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 7-1 19
20. Texas Big 12 6-2 20
21. Oklahoma State Big 12 5-2 23
22. Auburn SEC 6-2 22
23. TCU Big 12 5-2 18
24. Cal State Fullerton Big West 4-2 24
25. Duke ACC 6-1 25
26. Arizona State Pac-12 7-0
27. Tennessee SEC 7-0 -
28. Illinois Big Ten 6-0 -
29. N.C. State ACC 7-0 -
30. UC Irvine Big West 5-2 29
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (5-1), Arizona (6-2), California Baptist (9-0), Connecticut (3-3), Coppin State (5-2), Creighton (5-1), Dallas Baptist (5-2), FIU (3-3), Fresno State (5-1), Indiana State (6-0), Louisiana Tech (5-2), Loyola Marymount (4-3), Miami (FL) (5-2), Mississippi Valley State (0-0), New Mexico State (7-1), North Carolina A&T (5-1), North Dakota State (1-6), Oklahoma (6-1), Oregon (4-2), Richmond (5-0), Sam Houston State (5-1), San Diego State (5-2), South Alabama (4-2), South Carolina (6-1), Southern Miss (4-2), Texas A&M (7-1), Troy (4-3), Tulane (6-2), UNCG (3-1), Virginia Tech (5-0), Wake Forest (3-4), Washington (3-2), William & Mary (4-1).
Dropped out: Southern Miss (26), Wake Forest (27), UC Irvine (28), Arizona (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4 , Big Ten 2, American Athletic 1, Big West 1 , Southland 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.

2019 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 18 (LSU)
Feb. 25 (LSU)
March 4 (Vanderbilt)
March 11 (Vanderbilt)
March 18 (UCLA)
March 25 (UCLA)
April 1 (UCLA)
April 8 (UCLA)
April 15 (UCLA)
April 22 (UCLA)
April 29 (UCLA)
May 6 (UCLA)
May 13 (UCLA)
May 20 (UCLA)