Feb. 23, 2021
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Rebels lead parade of 11 SEC schools in the Top 30
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OLE MISS TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 24th year with its 2021 weekly surveys.

After the first weekend of the regular season, the Ole Miss Rebels (3-0) take over at No. 1 followed by Miami at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3.

Overall, the top 10 consists of six SEC schools, three ACC programs and one school from the Pac-12. The biggest movers this week were South Carolina up seven places from 23 to 16, Dallas Baptist up seven sports from 25 to 18, Oklahoma State advancing six places from 26 to 20, and Wake Forest jumping six places from 30 to 24.

There have been eight conferences represented in the first two standings of 2021, and there were 15 different conferences included in the COVID-19 abbreviated NCBWA polls in 2020.

Florida and Ole Miss are the two teams to hold down the No. 1 position in the early surveys.

The 2021 poll voters come from among 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls will feature a national Top 30 beginning with the Feb. 22 NCBWA DI regular season poll. The '21 season will feature 298 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Ole Miss SEC 3-0 5
2. Vanderbilt SEC 2-0 3
3. Arkansas SEC 3-0 8
4. Louisville ACC 3-0 6
5. Miami (FL) ACC 2-1 10
6. Mississippi State SEC 2-1 7
7. Florida SEC 1-2 1
8. NC State ACC 2-0 11
9. UCLA Pac-12 1-2 2
10. LSU SEC 2-1 13
11. UC Santa Barbara Big West 2-1 14
12. Virginia ACC 2-1 15
13. Texas Tech Big 12 0-3 4
14. TCU Big 12 1-2 11
15. Tennessee SEC 3-0 20
16. South Carolina SEC 3-0 23
17. Georgia Tech ACC 2-1 18
18. East Carolina American Athletic 3-0 19
19. Florida State ACC 2-1 16
20. Oklahoma State Big 12 2-0 26
21. Texas Big 12 0-3 9
22. Auburn SEC 3-0 25
23. Georgia SEC 3-1 24
24. Wake Forest ACC 2-1 30
25. Duke ACC 2-1 27
26. Alabama SEC 3-0 30
27. West Virginia Big 12 2-2 21
28. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 3-0 35
29. Arizona Pac-12 2-2 17
30. Clemson ACC 3-0 32
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (2-1), Ball State (2-2), Belmont (0-0), Boston College (3-0), Cal State Fullerton (2-1), Charlotte (3-0), Coastal Carolina (1-2), Connecticut (1-2), Florida Atlantic (2-1), Grand Canyon (3-1), Houston (3-0), Kansas State (2-2), Long Beach State (0-0), Louisiana (2-1), Mercer (3-0), Michigan (0-0), North Carolina (3-0), North Carolina Central (3-0), Oklahoma (1-1), Omaha (1-1), Oregon (0-0), Oregon State (3-1), Sacramento State (1-2), Samford (3-0), San Diego State (2-1), San Francisco (2-1), San Jose State (0-0), Southern Miss (2-1), Stanford (0-0), Stetson (4-0), UC Irvine (3-0), UNCW (3-0), USC (2-1), UTRGV (2-1), Washington State (3-1), Xavier (2-1).
Dropped out: Oklahoma (22), Arizona State (29).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 9, Big 12 5, Pac-12 2, American Athletic 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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.

2021 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 23 (Ole Miss)
March 1 (Arkansas)
March 8 (Arkansas)
March 15 (Arkansas)
March 22 (Vanderbilt)
March 29 (Vanderbilt)
April 5 (Vanderbilt)
April 12 (Arkansas)
April 19 (Arkansas)