April 12, 2021
For Immediate Release
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SEC boasts five of top seven; Nine conferences represented
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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 24th year with its 2021 weekly surveys, and the Arkansas Razorbacks (26-5) have returned to the top spot for the fourth time this year and the initial time since the March 15 survey.

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

There were several upward moves especially among the Top 10 - from the April 5 poll to this week as Mississippi State climbed from No. 6 to 5, East Carolina jumped from No. 8 to 6, Texas Tech hopped from No. 10 to 8, Ole Miss is now No. 5 from 7 last week, and Oklahoma State moved back into elite territory from No. 14 to 10. Louisiana Tech of Conference USA also made a major move from No. 20 to 13 this week.

There have been 12 conferences (nine again this week) represented in the first nine (including preseason) 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 33 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. Arkansas SEC 26-5 2
2. Vanderbilt SEC 25-5 1
3. Texas Big 12 25-8 3
4. Tennessee SEC 27-6 4
5. Mississippi State SEC 24-7 6
6. East Carolina American Athletic 26-5 8
7. Ole Miss SEC 24-8 5
8. Texas Tech Big 12 22-7 10
9. Louisville ACC 20-10 7
10. Oklahoma State Big 12 21-7-1 14
11. Notre Dame ACC 15-6 16
12. TCU Big 12 22-9 9
13. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 24-7 20
14. South Carolina SEC 21-9 12
15. Oregon Pac-12 19-7 21
16. Florida SEC 21-11 11
17. Arizona Pac-12 21-9 19
18. Stanford Pac-12 19-6 24
19. Pittsburgh ACC 17-10 28
20. Virginia Tech ACC 19-9 26
21. Oregon State Pac-12 21-10 13
t22. Old Dominion Conference USA 24-6 29
t22. UC Santa Barbara Big West 21-9 25
24. Michigan Big Ten 15-7 23
25. Miami ACC 17-11 15
26. Georgia Tech ACC 15-12 18
27. UCLA Pac-12 17-11 17
28. Charlotte Conference USA 22-9 RV
29. Indiana State Missouri Valley 16-8 RV
30. Georgia SEC 20-11 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (19-12), Arizona State (18-9), Ball State (19-9), Baylor (21-11), Dallas Baptist (18-7), Florida State (16-12), Gonzaga (19-12), Indiana (13-7), Jackson State (19-7), Kentucky (20-9), Liberty (21-8), Louisiana (20-12), LSU (20-12), NC State (14-11), Nebraska (15-6), North Dakota State (22-8), Sacramento State (21-7), Samford (21-11), San Diego (19-7), Southern Illinois (24-6), Southern Miss (21-9), Texas A&M (19-15), UC Irvine (19-10), Villanova (12-5), Wichita State (19-9).
Dropped out: Florida State (22), Arizona State (27), Dallas Baptist (30).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, 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)
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)