March 1, 2021
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Hogs lead parade of 11 SEC schools in the Top 30
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ARKANSAS TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 24rd year with its 2021 weekly surveys, and the undefeated Arkansas Razorbacks (7-0) lead the poll for the first time in 2021.

Arkansas joins fellow Southeastern Conference stalwarts to hold down the No. 1 position in the early surveys.

There were also several big movers on the standings as Oregon State (with a 4-0 week) climbed from receiving votes nine places to No. 21. Arizona (also 4-0 last week) jumped seven sports from No. 29 to No. 22 while Oklahoma State (going 4-0) moved up six place from No. 20 to No. 14. ACC power North Carolina (was 2-1 in a conference series against NC State) also raised its ranking from receiving votes to No. 24.

There have been 10 conferences represented in the first three standings of 2021, and there were 15 different conferences included in the COVID-19 abbreviated NCBWA polls in 2020.

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. Arkansas SEC 7-0 3
2. Vanderbilt SEC 6-1 2
3. Louisville ACC 6-1 4
4. Florida SEC 6-2 7
5. Mississippi State SEC 5-2 6
6. Miami ACC 3-3 5
7. Ole Miss SEC 5-2 1
8. UC Santa Barbara Big West 6-1 11
9. UCLA Pac-12 4-3 9
10. LSU SEC 6-1 10
11. Georgia Tech ACC 6-1 17
12. TCU Big 12 5-2 14
13. South Carolina SEC 6-0 16
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 6-0 20
15. Texas Tech Big 12 3-3 13
16. East Carolina American Athletic 6-1 18
17. Virginia ACC 4-3 12
18. Tennessee SEC 7-2 15
19. Texas Big 12 3-4 21
20. Georgia SEC 7-1 23
21. Oregon State Pac-12 7-1 RV
22. Arizona Pac-12 6-2 29
23. Alabama SEC 7-1 26
24. North Carolina ACC 6-1 RV
25. N.C. State ACC 2-4 8
26. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 6-1 RV
27. Auburn SEC 6-2 22
28. Virginia Tech ACC 5-1 -
29. Boston College ACC 5-1 RV
30. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 5-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (4-2), California (4-4), Charlotte (6-0), Clemson (3-2), Coastal Carolina (5-2), Duke (3-4), Florida Gulf Coast University (6-2), Florida State (2-4), Houston (6-1), Indiana State (3-4), Kansas State (5-2), Louisiana (6-2), Louisiana Tech (4-2), Michigan (0-0), Middle Tennessee (5-2), Oklahoma (4-3), Pittsburgh (6-1), Sacramento State (4-2), South Carolina Upstate (6-0), Southern Illinois (7-0), Southern Miss (4-3), Stanford (3-1), Stetson (9-0), Texas A&M (4-4), Tulane (3-4), UC Irvine (4-2), UCF (3-4), UNCW (5-1), Wake Forest (3-4), Washington State (7-1), West Virginia (4-3)
Dropped out: Florida State (19), Georgia (24), Duke (25), West Virginia (27), Clemson (30).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 8, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 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)
April 26 (Arkansas)
May 3 (Arkansas)
May 10 (Arkansas)
May 17 (Arkansas)
May 24 (Arkansas)
May 31 (Arkansas)
June 8 (Arkansas)
July 1 (Mississippi State)