April 22, 2019
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Pac-12 now boasts the nation's top three 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 is the unanimous No. 1 selection and remains in the top spot for the sixth-straight week.

This week the Pac-12 holds down the top three spots, as Stanford remains No. 2 for the second-straight week and Oregon State rejoins the top three after a sweep of Arizona.

The SEC rounded out the top five as Vanderbilt jumps up one to No. 4 and Georgia also improves one place to No. 5. Overall, the SEC has five of the top 10 teams, followed by the Pac-12 with three, the ACC with one and the Big West with one.

The highest riser in this week's poll is Oklahoma State, who jumped up six spots to No. 25 after only receiving votes last week after a 4-0 week, including a sweep of Texas. UC Irvine was next as they improved five spots to No. 24 after going 4-0 last week with a series sweep of Cal State Northridge.

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 30-7 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 27-6 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 28-8-1 4
4. Vanderbilt SEC 31-9 5
5. Georgia SEC 33-8 6
6. Louisville ACC 31-9 7
7. Arkansas SEC 30-10 8
8. UC Santa Barbara Big West 30-5 10
9. Texas A&M SEC 29-12-1 9
10. Mississippi State SEC 32-9 3
11. East Carolina American Athletic 29-10 14
12. North Carolina ACC 30-11 12
13. Arizona State Pac-12 30-8 15
14. LSU SEC 26-15 13
15. N.C. State ACC 31-10 11
16. Georgia Tech ACC 27-13 18
17. Texas Tech Big 12 25-13 16
18. Baylor Big 12 26-12 19
19. Ole Miss SEC 27-14 17
20. West Virginia Big 12 24-14 23
21. Tennessee SEC 30-11 22
22. Miami ACC 27-14 24
23. Auburn SEC 26-14 26
24. UC Irvine Big West 25-9 29
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-13 -
26. Indiana Big Ten 27-13 -
27. TCU Big 12 23-15 20
28. Creighton Big East 22-8 -
29. BYU West Coast 26-10 -
30. Michigan Big Ten 28-11 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (18-19), California (20-14), Clemson (25-15), Coastal Carolina (24-16-1), Connecticut (24-16), Dallas Baptist (27-12), Duke (24-16), Florida (26-16), Florida Atlantic (27-12), Florida State (24-14), Fresno State (24-12), Houston (24-16), Illinois State (25-15), Indiana State (29-9), Louisiana Tech (27-12), Loyola Marymount (24-15), Miami, Ohio (30-9), Missouri (26-15-1), Navy (30-14), New Mexico State (28-10), Oklahoma (27-14), Oregon (22-16), Sam Houston State (22-15), Southern (24-16), Southern Miss (24-13), Tennessee Tech (17-20), Texas (24-18), Texas State (27-13), Texas-Arlington (28-13), Tulane (26-13), Wake Forest (24-17), Wright State (25-13).
Dropped out: Clemson (21), Texas (25), Missouri (27), Florida (28), Coastal Carolina (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big East 1, West Coast 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)