April 19, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top 3 remains the same; SEC boasts 6 of the Top 10
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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 Arkansas is No. 1 for the 2021-high fifth week this season.

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

Though the 30 ranked teams remained the same from April 12-19, there were some notable upward changes in the survey. Arkansas at No. 1, Vanderbilt 2 and Texas 3 stayed in their positions, while Mississippi State moved one place from No. 5 to 4, Texas Tech advanced from No. 8 to 6, and TCU leapt from No. 12 to 8. Florida also climbed six places from No. 16 to 10 to join the First 10 again.

There have been 12 conferences (nine for the third successive week) represented in the first 10 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 www.ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Arkansas SEC 30-6 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 28-6 2
3. Texas Big 12 30-8 3
4. Mississippi State SEC 27-8 5
5. Tennessee SEC 29-8 4
6. Texas Tech Big 12 26-8 8
7. East Carolina American Athletic 26-5 6
8. TCU Big 12 26-9 12
9. Ole Miss SEC 26-10 7
10. Florida SEC 25-11 16
11. Louisville ACC 22-11 9
12. Notre Dame ACC 18-7 11
13. South Carolina SEC 24-10 14
14. Oregon Pac-12 22-8 15
15. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 26-9 13
16. Stanford Pac-12 22-7 18
17. Arizona Pac-12 23-11 17
18. Pittsburgh ACC 20-11 19
19. Oklahoma State Big 12 21-10-1 10
20. Old Dominion Conference USA 27-7 22
21. Oregon State Pac-12 24-10 21
22. Michigan Big Ten 18-7 24
23. Miami ACC 21-11 25
24. Charlotte Conference USA 25-10 28
25. UCLA Pac-12 21-11 27
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 24-10 22
27. Indiana State Missouri Valley 20-8 29
28. Georgia SEC 23-12 30
29. Virginia Tech ACC 20-12 20
30. Georgia Tech ACC 17-14 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (22-13), Arizona State (19-11), Baylor (24-12), Dallas Baptist (19-9), Fairfield (20-0), Florida State (18-14), Georgia Southern (21-14), Gonzaga (22-13), Grand Canyon (22-14-1), Indiana (15-8), Iowa (15-10), Jackson State (22-7), Kentucky (22-11), Liberty (25-8), Louisiana (20-12), LSU (21-14), Nebraska (18-6), San Diego State (19-9), Southern Illinois (25-9), Southern Miss (23-12), Stony Brook (19-8), UC Irvine (22-11), UCF (17-19), Virginia (17-17).
Dropped out: None.
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)