April 29, 2019
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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 seventh-straight week.

This week the Pac-12 holds down the top two spots, as Stanford remains No. 2 for the third-straight week, but this time is tied with Vanderbilt after the Commodores swept then-No. 23 Auburn last week.

Oregon State drops back one to No. 4 this week, while Louisville moves up one to fill out the top five.

Overall, there are four SEC schools, three Pac-12 programs, one ACC, one Big 12 and one American Athletic school in the top 10.

The highest riser in this week's poll is Florida State, who went from receiving votes to No. 27 after winning eight of its last 10, including going 4-0 last week. Likewise, Missouri also moved from the receiving votes ranks to No. 29 after winning seven of its last 10. The Tigers also went 4-0 last week, with a midweek win over Missouri State and a sweep of South Carolina.

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 34-7 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 31-7 2
2. Vanderbilt SEC 34-9 4
4. Oregon State Pac-12 31-10-1 3
5. Louisville ACC 35-9 6
6. Arkansas SEC 34-11 7
7. Mississippi State SEC 36-9 10
8. East Carolina American Athletic 33-11 11
9. Georgia SEC 33-12 5
10. Texas Tech Big 12 29-13 17
11. North Carolina ACC 33-12 12
12. Georgia Tech ACC 30-14 16
13. UC Santa Barbara Big West 32-7 8
14. LSU SEC 29-16 14
15. Baylor Big 12 30-12 18
16. Ole Miss SEC 30-15 19
17. Texas A&M SEC 30-15-1 9
18. Arizona State Pac-12 32-10 13
19. West Virginia Big 12 26-15 20
20. Miami ACC 31-14 22
21. N.C. State ACC 33-12 15
22. UC Irvine Big West 28-10 24
23. Indiana Big Ten 30-14 26
24. Tennessee SEC 31-14 21
25. BYU West Coast 29-10 29
26. Michigan Big Ten 31-11 30
27. Florida State ACC 28-15 RV
28. Auburn SEC 27-17 23
29. Missouri SEC 30-15-1 RV
30. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-16 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bryant (31-13), California (23-15), Coastal Carolina (26-18-1), Coppin State (24-17), Creighton (25-10), Dallas Baptist (30-13), Duke (27-17), Florida (28-18), Florida Atlantic (29-14), Gonzaga (23-17), Illinois (28-14), Illinois State (27-17), Indiana State (32-9), Iowa (24-16), Louisiana Tech (28-16), Miami (OH) (31-12), Navy (34-15), New Mexico State (30-11), Oklahoma (30-15), Oregon (23-18), Pepperdine (19-17), Sam Houston State (24-17), Southern Miss (29-13), TCU (23-19), Texas State (31-13), Tulane (27-16), Wake Forest (26-19), Wright State (30-13).
Dropped out: TCU (27), Creighton (28).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, American Athletic 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)