April 8, 2019
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Pac-12 boasts three of nation's top four
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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 is the unanimous No. 1 selection and remains in the top spot for the fourth-straight week.

The Bruins remain the No. 1 selection this week after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over then-No. 2 Stanford. Another Pac-12 foe in Oregon State takes over the No. 2 spot in the poll after a 4-1 week, including a series sweep of Utah. Georgia jumps up four spots to round out the top three after a 4-1 week and a series win over then-No. 3 Vanderbilt.

LSU, Arkansas and East Carolina all joined the top 10 this week. Overall, there are five SEC teams in the top 10, three Pac-12 squads and one AAC team.

The highest risers this week include Georgia Tech, who went from no rank to No. 24 after a 3-1 week, including a victory at Auburn and a series win over UNC. Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss both jumped into the top 30 from receiving votes last week, with Florida Atlantic at No. 27 and Southern Miss at No. 30. UC Irvine jumped up five after a sweep of Long Beach State and sits at No. 16 this week, while ECU also gained five spots after a 3-1 week to crack the top 10 at No. 10.

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 23-6 1
2. Oregon State Pac-12 23-6-1 4
3. Georgia SEC 27-6 7
4. Stanford Pac-12 20-5 2
5. Mississippi State SEC 27-6 9
5. N.C. State ACC 29-4 5
7. Vanderbilt SEC 24-8 3
8. LSU SEC 23-10 11
9. Arkansas SEC 24-8 10
10. East Carolina American Athletic 24-7 15
11. Texas Tech Big 12 21-9 12
12. Louisville ACC 24-8 8
12. Texas A&M SEC 25-8-1 16
14. Arizona State Pac-12 26-4 6
15. Ole Miss SEC 23-10 19
16. UC Irvine Big West 21-5 21
17. Clemson ACC 24-8 20
18. Texas Big 12 21-13 13
19. North Carolina ACC 23-9 14
20. UC Santa Barbara Big West 23-5 24
21. TCU Big 12 20-10 23
22. Auburn SEC 23-9 17
23. Baylor Big 12 22-8 26
24. Georgia Tech ACC 22-10 -
25. Michigan Big Ten 22-8 29
26. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 22-11-1 22
27. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 23-9 -
28. Florida SEC 21-13 18
29. Tennessee SEC 23-10 28
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 20-9 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (16-14), Arkansas State (20-13), BYU (22-8), Cal State Fullerton (14-14), Central Michigan (22-8), Connecticut (19-12), Creighton (16-7), Dallas Baptist (22-9), Florida State (19-12), Illinois (20-10), Indiana (19-12), Indiana State (23-6), Liberty (24-7), Louisiana Tech (21-10), Loyola Marymount (20-11), Miami, Fla. (20-12), Miami, Ohio (24-6), Missouri (22-11-1), Nebraska (17-9), New Mexico State (22-8), Oklahoma (23-10), Oklahoma State (19-11), Oregon (18-12), Pepperdine (16-11), Sam Houston State (20-9), San Diego (21-11), South Carolina (19-13), Tulane (21-11), UCF (20-12), West Virginia (19-12).
Dropped out: Oklahoma State (25), Florida State (27), Connecticut (30).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big West 2, Conference USA 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)