March 25, 2019
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Pac-12, SEC each boast three among Top 10 teams
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UCLA 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 this week UCLA remains in the top spot for the second-straight week.

The Bruins remain No. 1 this week after garnering 25-of-26 first place votes after sweeping Arizona over the weekend. Stanford jumps up one spot to No. 2 after a sweep of Utah and Mississippi State rounds out the top three after going 4-1 last week, including a series win over Auburn.

Louisville entered the top 10 this week, jumping up from No. 13, while Arizona State joined at No. 9 after a series win at Oregon.

Overall, the Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference have four first-place teams apiece, followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with two teams and the Big 12 with one.

The biggest riser this week was Washington, who went from receiving votes to No. 30 after a sweep of USC, while Texas A&M jumped up seven spots from No. 19 to No. 12 after going 4-0 last week with a sweep at Kentucky.

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.

This week's current survey has representation by eight 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. UCLA Pac-12 17-4 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 15-3 3
3. Mississippi State SEC 22-3 2
4. Vanderbilt SEC 19-5 5
5. Georgia SEC 21-3 6
6. N.C. State ACC 23-1 10
7. Oregon State Pac-12 16-4-1 4
8. Arkansas SEC 20-4 8
9. Arizona State Pac-12 22-1 12
t10. Louisville ACC 18-6 13
t10. Texas Tech Big 12 15-6 7
12. Texas A&M SEC 21-5 19
13. Auburn SEC 20-4 14
14. LSU SEC 17-7 9
15. North Carolina ACC 18-7 15
16. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 18-5-1 18
17. Texas Big 12 17-10 11
18. East Carolina American Athletic 18-6 21
19. Florida State ACC 17-6 17
20. UC Irvine Big West 15-4 23
21. TCU Big 12 15-7 24
22. Florida SEC 16-10 16
23. Oklahoma Big 12 21-4 26
24. Clemson ACC 18-6 25
25. Ole Miss SEC 17-8 20
26. Illinois Big Ten 17-4 30
27. UC Santa Barbara Big West 17-3 28
28. Tennessee SEC 20-5 27
29. Baylor Big 12 16-6 29
30. Washington Pac-12 14-5 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (19-6), Cal State Fullerton (11-10), Connecticut (13-8), Dallas Baptist (18-5), Florida Atlantic (16-8), Georgia Tech (16-8), Indiana (15-8), Indiana State (19-2), Marshall (14-7-1), Miami (FL) (15-9), Michigan (15-7), North Carolina A&T (14-9), Oklahoma State (15-7), Oregon (12-9), Sam Houston State (15-6), San Diego (17-7), South Carolina (16-8), Southern (14-9), Southern Miss (15-6), Virginia Tech (16-8).
Dropped out: Michigan (22).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 5, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 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)
May 27 (UCLA)