April 26, 2021
For Immediate Release
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Top 3 remains the same; SEC boasts 5 of the Top 8
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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 sixth week this season.

Southeastern Conference schools Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt also have topped each of the NCBWA Top 30 polls in 21.

Several schools moved up places from the April 19 survey, and these included Tennessee from No. 5 to 4, TCU from No. 8 to 6, Florida from No. 10 to 8, Louisville from No. 11 to 9, and Arizona with the largest jump of the week from No. 17 to 10. The top three teams Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Texas from last week remained the same.

There have been 13 conferences (nine for the third successive week) represented in the first 11 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 32-7 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 31-7 2
3. Texas Big 12 33-9 3
4. Tennessee SEC 32-9 5
5. Mississippi State SEC 29-10 4
6. TCU Big 12 29-10 8
7. East Carolina American Athletic 28-7 7
8. Florida SEC 28-12 10
9. Louisville ACC 23-11 11
10. Arizona Pac-12 27-11 17
11. Texas Tech Big 12 27-10 6
12. Oregon Pac-12 24-9 14
13. Notre Dame ACC 20-8 12
14. South Carolina SEC 25-12 13
15. Ole Miss SEC 28-12 9
16. Stanford Pac-12 22-7 16
17. Charlotte Conference USA 29-11 24
18. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 28-11 15
19. Oklahoma State Big 12 24-12-1 19
20. Pittsburgh ACC 20-11 18
21. Georgia SEC 26-13 28
22. Oregon State Pac-12 26-12 21
t23. Old Dominion Conference USA 28-10 20
t23. UC Irvine Big West 24-12 RV
25. Florida State ACC 20-15 RV
26. UCLA Pac-12 23-13 25
27. Gonzaga West Coast 26-13 RV
28. Michigan Big Ten 19-9 22
29. Nebraska Big Ten 20-7 RV
30. UC Santa Barbara Big West 26-12 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (24-15), Arizona State (22-13), Baylor (26-13), California Baptist (25-11), Dallas Baptist (22-10), Fairfield (25-0), Florida Atlantic (21-19), Georgia Southern (24-15), Georgia Tech (19-16), Grand Canyon (23-15-1), Indiana (18-8), Indiana State (21-11), Iowa (17-11), Jackson State (22-8), Kansas State (23-16), Kentucky (24-13), Liberty (27-10), LSU (24-15), Miami, Fla. (22-13), NC State (19-13), San Diego (24-8), San Diego State (22-9), Southern Illinois (26-12), Southern Miss (26-13), Tulane (21-13), Virginia Tech (21-15), Wright State (18-10).
Dropped out: Miami, Fla. (23), Indiana State (27), Virginia Tech (29), Georgia Tech (30).
By conference: SEC 8, Pac-12 5, ACC 4, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, West Coast 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)