April 5, 2021
For Immediate Release
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SEC boasts five of top six; Nine conferences represented
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VANDERBILT 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, and Vanderbilt remains at No. 1 for the third week in a row.

Southeastern Conference schools Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt have topped each of the NCBWA Top 30 polls this season.

Texas of the Big 12 Conference and Tennessee move up from Nos. 6 and 7 to Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, this week while East Carolina of the American Athletic Conference climbs from No. 10 to No. 8. TCU also reaches the Top 10 at No. 9 (from 11).

There have been 12 conferences (nine this week) represented in the first eight 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 34 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The 21 season features 302 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. Vanderbilt SEC 23-3 1
2. Arkansas SEC 22-4 2
3. Texas Big 12 20-8 6
4. Tennessee SEC 24-5 7
5. Ole Miss SEC 21-6 3
6. Mississippi State SEC 20-7 8
7. Louisville ACC 18-8 5
8. East Carolina American Athletic 22-5 10
9. TCU Big 12 20-7 11
10. Texas Tech Big 12 20-6 4
11. Florida SEC 18-9 13
12. South Carolina SEC 19-7 16
13. Oregon State Pac-12 20-6 14
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 18-7-1 17
15. Miami ACC 16-8 18
16. Notre Dame ACC 12-5 15
17. UCLA Pac-12 16-9 9
18. Georgia Tech ACC 14-9 12
19. Arizona Pac-12 18-8 19
20. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 20-7 20
21. Oregon Pac-12 16-6 21
22. Florida State ACC 15-9 22
23. Michigan Big Ten 13-5 23
24. Stanford Pac-12 16-5 24
25. UC Santa Barbara Big West 18-8 28
26. Virginia Tech ACC 15-9 30
27. Arizona State Pac-12 16-7 27
28. Pittsburgh ACC 13-9 26
29. Old Dominion Conference USA 21-5 RV
30. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 18-7 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (16-11), Baylor (18-10), California (16-10), California Baptist (18-7), Charlotte (18-9), Georgia (18-9), Gonzaga (16-10), Indiana (11-7), Indiana State (13-7), Jackson State (16-7), Kansas State (15-11), Kentucky (18-7), Louisiana (17-11), LSU (17-11), Nebraska (13-5), North Carolina (14-12), Ohio State (12-7), Oklahoma (13-14), Sacramento State (18-6), San Diego (18-5), San Diego State (16-6), Southern Illinois (20-6), Southern Miss (17-9), Stetson (19-9), Texas A&M (19-11), UC Irvine (16-9), Villanova (12-2), West Virginia (11-11), Western Carolina (14-7), Wichita State (15-9).
Dropped out: LSU (25), North Carolina (29).
By conference: ACC 7, SEC 7, Pac-12 6, Big 12 4, Conference USA 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 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)