March 8, 2021
For Immediate Release
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Hogs hold top spot for second straight week
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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 Raozrbacks (10-0) lead the poll for the first time in 2021.

Arkansas holds down the No. 1 position in the survey for the second week in succession after Florida and Ole Miss topped the first two polls.

As is the case early in the campaign, two teams made large moves up the ladder as Boston College leapt eight places from No. 29 to No. 21 and undefeated (10-0) South Carolina went 4-0 last week to advance six spots from No. 13 to No. 7. Four new teams also joined the Top 30 in Arizona State at No. 27, Oregon at No. 29, and Stanford and West Virginia in a tie at No. 30.

There have been 10 conferences represented in the first four standings of 2021, and there were 15 different conferences included in the COVID-19 abbreviated NCBWA polls in 2020. Eight conferences graced the March 8 standings.

The 2021 poll voters come from among 34 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The '21 season will feature 298 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools, and for more information or to join the NCBWA please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Arkansas SEC 10-0 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 9-1 2
3. Ole Miss SEC 10-2 7
4. Florida SEC 9-3 4
4. Mississippi State SEC 8-3 5
6. UCLA Pac-12 8-3 9
7. South Carolina SEC 10-0 13
8. Miami ACC 5-4 6
9. Texas Tech Big 12 8-3 15
10. Oklahoma State Big 12 9-0-1 14
11. TCU Big 12 8-3 12
12. Louisville ACC 7-4 3
13. Georgia Tech ACC 8-3 11
14. East Carolina American Athletic 9-2 16
15. Tennessee SEC 11-2 18
16. Oregon State Pac-12 10-1 21
17. Arizona Pac-12 10-2 22
18. LSU SEC 9-3 10
19. Texas Big 12 7-5 19
20. UC Santa Barbara Big West 6-5 8
21. Boston College ACC 8-2 29
t22. Alabama SEC 10-2 23
t22. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 8-2 26
24. Virginia Tech ACC 7-2 28
25. Virginia ACC 6-5 17
26. Georgia SEC 9-3 20
27. Arizona State Pac-12 8-2 RV
28. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 8-3 30
29. Oregon Pac-12 6-2 -
t30. Stanford Pac-12 7-1 RV
t30. West Virginia Big 12 4-3 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (7-4), Ball State (6-4), Baylor (7-4), California (7-5), California Baptist (6-4), Coastal Carolina (7-3), Duke (6-5), Florida Gulf Coast University (7-3), Houston (7-4), Indiana State (6-4), Louisiana (9-4), Louisiana Tech (7-3), Michigan (2-1), Middle Tennessee (7-3), North Carolina (7-3), North Carolina Central (7-3), Notre Dame (4-2), Ohio State (3-1), Oklahoma (5-6), Old Dominion (8-3), Oral Roberts (4-7), Pittsburgh (7-3), San Diego State (7-3), South Carolina Upstate (9-0), Southern Illinois (11-0), Texas A&M (9-4), UC Irvine (5-4), UNCW (7-3), UTRGV (6-4), Washington State (9-2).
Dropped out: North Carolina (24), Auburn (27).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Pac-12 6, Big 12 5, 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)