May 20, 2019
For Immediate Release
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Bruins at No. 1 for 10th 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 10th-straight week. The Bruins are the first team to be ranked No. 1 in the NCBWA poll for 10-straight weeks since North Carolina accomplished the feat over the first 10 regular season polls in 2013.

The top 10 teams all remained the same this week, with Georgia making the biggest jump, up to No. 5 from No. 9 after sweeping Alabama in a three-game set.

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.

The biggest mover of the week was Indiana, who jumped up five spots to No. 25 after going 3-1 last week, including a weekend sweep of Rutgers.

Creighton and California entered the top 30 this week, coming in at No. 29 and No. 30, respectively, after previously receiving votes.

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 45-8 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 45-10 2
3. Stanford Pac-12 39-10 3
4. Mississippi State SEC 45-11 4
5. Georgia SEC 42-14 9
6. Arkansas SEC 40-15 5
7. Texas Tech Big 12 36-15 8
8. East Carolina American Athletic 42-13 6
9. Georgia Tech ACC 38-16 7
10. Louisville ACC 43-13 10
11. UC Santa Barbara Big West 44-7 11
12. Oregon State Pac-12 35-16-1 12
13. Oklahoma State Big 12 32-17 14
14. Texas A&M SEC 36-19-1 16
15. N.C. State ACC 41-15 18
16. Miami ACC 38-17 15
17. Baylor Big 12 33-15 13
18. West Virginia Big 12 34-18 20
19. LSU SEC 34-22 21
20. North Carolina ACC 38-17 17
21. Tennessee SEC 38-18 23
22. Illinois Big Ten 36-17 25
23. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 38-16 27
24. Ole Miss SEC 33-23 19
25. Indiana Big Ten 36-19 30
26. BYU West Coast 36-15 29
27. Creighton Big East 35-11 -
28. Arizona State Pac-12 36-15 26
29. Florida State ACC 35-20 22
30. California Pac-12 30-18 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (32-23), California Baptist (35-20), Central Michigan (40-11), Clemson (33-23), Coastal Carolina (30-23-1), Connecticut (33-22), Florida (33-23), Florida Atlantic (37-18), Fresno State (35-14-1), Gonzaga (30-22), Indiana State (36-15), Miami, Ohio (36-17), Michigan (38-16), Missouri (34-21-1), Navy (39-17), Oakland (11-36), Oklahoma (33-21), Old Dominion (35-19), Saint Mary's (33-20), Southern (32-22), Southern Miss (34-19), TCU (29-24), UC Irvine (34-16), Washington (28-22), Wright State (39-15).
Dropped out: Missouri (24), Michigan (27).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 2, American Athletic 1, Big East 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)
May 27 (UCLA)
Final (Vanderbilt)