March 18, 2020
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 23rd year with its 2020 weekly surveys and after the fifth and final week of the season due to COVID-19, Florida remained No. 1 for the third-straight week, followed by UCLA at No. 2 and Miami at No. 3.

Florida remained No. 1 for the third-straight week, followed by UCLA who moved up to No. 2 from No. 4 and Miami rounded out the top three, making a big jump from No. 7 to No. 3.

The sole newcomer to the top 10 was Oklahoma at No. 10, jumping up two spots from 12.

Overall, the top 10 consists of four SEC schools, two ACC programs, two from the Pac-12 and two from the Big 12.

The biggest risers this week included Oklahoma State, who jumped up five spots, from receiving votes to No. 27 after and Clemson, who also improved five spots from No. 25 to No. 20.

The 2020 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls featured a national Top 30 beginning with the Feb. 17 NCBWA DI survey.

The current survey has representation by eight different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2020 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 16-1 1
2. UCLA Pac-12 13-2 4
3. Miami ACC 12-4 7
4. Ole Miss SEC 16-1 8
5. Texas Tech Big 12 16-3 2
6. Louisville ACC 13-4 5
7. Georgia SEC 14-4 3
8. Vanderbilt SEC 13-5 6
9. Arizona State Pac-12 13-4 9
10. Oklahoma Big 12 14-4 12
11. N.C. State ACC 14-3 10
12. Mississippi State SEC 12-4 13
13. Florida State ACC 12-5 17
14. UCF American Athletic 15-3 14
15. Arkansas SEC 11-5 16
16. Duke ACC 12-4 11
17. Texas A&M SEC 15-3 20
18. East Carolina American Athletic 13-4 19
19. LSU SEC 12-5 18
20. Clemson ACC 14-3 25
21. Auburn SEC 13-5 15
21. Alabama SEC 16-1 24
23. Tennessee SEC 15-2 21
24. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 12-4 22
25. Long Beach State Big West 10-5 23
26. Tulane American Athletic 15-2 28
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 13-5 RV
28. TCU Big 12 11-4 29
29. Texas Big 12 14-3 30
30. Pepperdine West Coast 12-3 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (14-4), Arizona (10-5), Baylor (10-6), Belmont (14-3), Cal State Northridge (10-5), Coastal Carolina (11-5), College of Charleston (12-2), Davidson (13-3), Eastern Kentucky (12-2), Florida Atlantic (10-6), Georgia Southern (11-5), Georgia Tech (11-5), Grand Canyon (9-9), Michigan (8-7), Navy (14-1), New Mexico (14-4), New Mexico State (12-4), Northeastern (10-5), Notre Dame (11-2), Old Dominion (12-4), San Diego (12-4), Southern Miss (12-4), Tennessee Tech (3-12), Texas-Arlington (12-4), UC Santa Barbara (13-2), UNCW (11-5), Virginia (14-4), West Virginia (11-5), Wichita State (13-2), Wright State (5-9).
Dropped out: Michigan (27).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 6, Big 12 5, American Athletic 3, Pac-12 2, 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.

2020 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 17 (Texas Tech)
Feb. 24 (Florida)
March 2 (Florida)
March 9 (Florida)
Final (Florida)