May 13, 2019
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Bruins at No. 1 for 9th straight week
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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 ninth-straight week.

UCLA remains No. 1 after going 4-0 last week, including a series sweep at Washington State. Vandy stays put at No. 2 after a 4-0 week, with a victory at then-No. 4 Louisville and a sweep of then-No. 22 Missouri. Stanford rounds out the top three after going 3-1 last week with a series win at rival California.

Mississippi State jumped into the top five this week, coming in at No. 4 after a 4-0 week, including a sweep of Ole Miss. Arkansas remained put at No. 5 after taking the series over then-No. 16 LSU.

No newcomers to the top 10 this week and the highest riser within the group was Georgia Tech, who jumped up three spots to No. 7 after a series win at Duke.

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

Dallas Baptist and Indiana are newcomers to the top 30 this week, entering at No. 27 and No. 30, respectively.

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 41-8 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 41-10 2
3. Stanford Pac-12 37-9 3
4. Mississippi State SEC 42-10 6
5. Arkansas SEC 39-13 5
6. East Carolina American Athletic 39-12 8
7. Georgia Tech ACC 35-15 10
8. Texas Tech Big 12 34-14 9
9. Georgia SEC 39-14 7
10. Louisville ACC 40-12 4
11. UC Santa Barbara Big West 40-7 13
12. Oregon State Pac-12 33-15-1 12
13. Baylor Big 12 32-13 14
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 30-17 20
15. Miami ACC 36-15 17
16. Texas A&M SEC 34-18-1 18
17. North Carolina ACC 36-15 11
18. N.C. State ACC 39-14 19
19. Ole Miss SEC 32-20 15
20. West Virginia Big 12 31-18 21
21. LSU SEC 31-21 16
22. Florida State ACC 34-18 25
23. Tennessee SEC 35-17 27
24. Missouri SEC 34-18-1 22
25. Illinois Big Ten 34-16 28
26. Arizona State Pac-12 35-14 22
t27. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 36-15 -
t27. Michigan Big Ten 37-13 24
29. BYU West Coast 33-14 26
30. Indiana Big Ten 33-18 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (30-21), California (29-17), Clemson (30-22), Creighton (31-11), Florida (30-23), Florida Atlantic (34-17), Fresno State (32-14-1), Gonzaga (28-20), Houston (31-19), Illinois State (30-21), Indiana State (34-14), Iowa (28-19), Jackson State (30-22), Liberty (35-16), Louisiana Tech (32-20), Miami, Ohio (36-14), Navy (38-15), Nebraska (26-19), New Mexico State (36-12), North Carolina A&T (28-22), Northwestern (22-24), Pepperdine (23-22), Saint Mary's (30-19), Sam Houston State (29-20), Southern (28-21), Southern Miss (32-17), TCU (28-21), UC Irvine (31-15), Virginia (29-21), Washington (27-19), Wright State (35-15).
Dropped out: Auburn (29), UC Irvine (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big Ten 3, American Athletic 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)