April 15, 2019
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Pac-12 still 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 fifth-straight week.

The Bruins remain the No. 1 selection this week and are followed at No. 2 by a fellow Pac-12 member in Stanford. Rounding out the top three is Mississippi State, who jumped up two spots to join the top three this week.

Newcomers to the top 10 this week include Louisville at No. 7 and UC Santa Barbara at No. 10. Overall, there are five SEC teams, three Pac-12 squads, one ACC team and one Big West squad in the top 10.

The highest risers this week include UC Santa Barbara, who jumped up 10 spots from No. 20 to No. 10 after a 4-0 week including a series win over then-No. 16 UC Irvine. Tennessee and North Carolina each jumped up seven spot this week to sit at No. 22 and No. 12, respectively. Louisville jumped up five spots to join the top 10 this week at No. 7 after a 4-0 week including a series sweep at then-No. 5 NC State.

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 27-6 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 24-5 4
3. Mississippi State SEC 31-6 5
4. Oregon State Pac-12 25-8-1 2
5. Vanderbilt SEC 27-9 7
6. Georgia SEC 29-8 3
7. Louisville ACC 28-8 12
8. Arkansas SEC 26-10 9
9. Texas A&M SEC 27-10-1 12
10. UC Santa Barbara Big West 27-5 20
11. N.C. State ACC 29-8 5
12. North Carolina ACC 27-10 19
13. LSU SEC 24-13 8
14. East Carolina American Athletic 25-10 10
15. Arizona State Pac-12 27-7 14
16. Texas Tech Big 12 23-11 11
17. Ole Miss SEC 25-12 15
18. Georgia Tech ACC 24-12 24
19. Baylor Big 12 24-10 23
20. TCU Big 12 22-12 21
21. Clemson ACC 25-11 17
22. Tennessee SEC 26-11 29
23. West Virginia Big 12 22-13 -
24. Miami ACC 25-12 -
25. Texas Big 12 23-15 18
26. Auburn SEC 24-12 22
27. Missouri SEC 25-12-1 -
28. Florida SEC 24-14 28
29. UC Irvine Big West 21-9 16
30. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 23-13-1 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (18-16), BYU (24-9), Cal State Fullerton (15-17), California (19-12), Connecticut (23-13), Creighton (19-8), Dallas Baptist (25-10), Florida Atlantic (24-11), Florida State (22-13), Illinois (22-11), Indiana (24-12), Indiana State (27-7), Liberty (27-8), Louisiana Tech (24-11), Miami, Ohio (29-6), Michigan (24-11), Nebraska (20-10), New Mexico State (25-9), Oklahoma (25-12), Oklahoma State (21-13), Oregon (21-13), South Carolina (21-15), Southern (21-15), Southern Miss (21-12), Texas-Arlington (24-13), Tulane (25-11).
Dropped out: Michigan (25), Florida Atlantic (27), Southern Miss (30).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4, Big West 2, American Athletic 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)
Final (Vanderbilt)