April 1, 2019
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Pac-12 boasts four of nation's top six
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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 third-straight week.

The Bruins remain No. 1 this week after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over crosstown rival USC. Stanford also remains at No. 2 for the second-straight week after a sweep of Washington State, while Vanderbilt jumps into the top three after going 3-1 last week, including a series win vs. Tennessee.

There are no newcomers into the top 10 this week as the Pac-12 and SEC continue to each have four teams apiece in the top 10. The ACC rounds things out with two squads.

The biggest riser this week was Ole Miss, who jumped up six spots to No. 19 after taking the series at then-No. 8 Arkansas.

Newcomers into the top 30 include Oklahoma State, who now sits at No. 25 after winning a series at TCU, Michigan at No. 29 after a 4-0 week and Connecticut entering at No. 30 after a 3-1 week and a series win at UCF.

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 20-5 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 18-3 2
3. Vanderbilt SEC 22-6 4
4. Oregon State Pac-12 19-5-1 7
5. N.C. State ACC 27-2 6
6. Arizona State Pac-12 25-1 9
7. Georgia SEC 23-5 5
8. Louisville ACC 22-6 10
9. Mississippi State SEC 24-5 3
10. Arkansas SEC 22-6 8
11. LSU SEC 19-9 14
12. Texas Tech Big 12 18-7 10
13. Texas Big 12 20-11 17
14. North Carolina ACC 22-7 15
15. East Carolina American Athletic 21-6 18
16. Texas A&M SEC 23-6-1 12
17. Auburn SEC 22-6 13
18. Florida SEC 20-10 22
19. Ole Miss SEC 20-9 25
20. Clemson ACC 22-6 24
21. UC Irvine Big West 18-5 20
22. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 20-8-1 16
23. TCU Big 12 17-9 21
24. UC Santa Barbara Big West 19-5 27
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 18-8 -
26. Baylor Big 12 20-7 29
27. Florida State ACC 18-9 19
28. Tennessee SEC 21-8 28
29. Michigan Big Ten 19-7
30. Connecticut American Athletic 17-9 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Dallas Baptist (21-6), Florida Atlantic (19-9), Illinois (17-8), Indiana State (21-4), Marshall (17-10), Miami, Fla. (18-10), Miami (OH) (21-5), Oklahoma (22-7), Oregon (16-10), Southern Miss (17-8), UCF (17-11), Washington (14-9)
Dropped out: Oklahoma (23), Illinois (26), Washington (30).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4, American Athletic 2, Big West 2, 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)