May 3, 2021
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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 seventh week and fourth week in succession 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 from the April 26 standings, and these included TCU from No. 6 to 2, Mississippi State from No. 5 to 4, Texas Tech from No. 11 to 7, and Notre Dame from No. 13 to 9 its highest rating of the year. Southern Miss of Conference USA returns to the Top 30 at No. 25, and Indiana of the Big Ten enters the NCBWA poll for the first time this spring at No. 29.

There have been 13 conferences (nine for the fourth consecutive week) represented in the first 12 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 34-8 1
2. TCU Big 12 33-10 6
3. Vanderbilt SEC 32-9 2
4. Mississippi State SEC 32-10 5
5. Texas Big 12 35-11 3
6. Tennessee SEC 34-11 4
7. Texas Tech Big 12 30-11 11
8. Florida SEC 30-13 8
9. Notre Dame ACC 24-8 13
10. Arizona Pac-12 30-11 10
11. East Carolina American Athletic 30-9 7
12. Ole Miss SEC 31-12 15
13. Oregon Pac-12 27-11 12
14. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 32-11 18
15. Louisville ACC 23-14 9
16. Stanford Pac-12 24-9 16
17. Florida State ACC 23-16 25
18. South Carolina SEC 26-15 14
19. Old Dominion Conference USA 31-11 23
20. Charlotte Conference USA 31-14 17
21. Pittsburgh ACC 20-11 20
22. Oregon State Pac-12 29-14 22
23. UCLA Pac-12 25-14 26
24. Gonzaga West Coast 27-13 27
25. Southern Miss Conference USA 29-14 RV
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 29-13 30
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-14-1 19
28. UC Irvine Big West 26-14 23
29. Indiana Big Ten 20-9 RV
30. Georgia SEC 27-16 21
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (28-15), Arizona State (25-14), Baylor (27-13), California Baptist (29-11), Central Michigan (28-11), Clemson (21-18), Connecticut (20-14), Creighton (17-9), Dallas Baptist (25-11), Fairfield (28-1), Georgia Southern (27-16), Grand Canyon (26-16-1), Indiana State (21-11), Jackson State (25-8), Kansas State (27-16), Liberty (30-11), LSU (26-17), Miami (Fla.) (24-15), Michigan (21-11), NC State (22-14), Nebraska (20-10), Oklahoma (22-20), Rutgers (17-13), San Diego (27-8), San Diego State (22-12), South Carolina Upstate (30-9), Southern Illinois (31-12), Tulane (24-14), UNLV (16-8), VCU (27-14), Virginia Tech (23-17), Washington State (21-17), Wright State (22-10).
Dropped out: Michigan (28), Nebraska (29).
By conference: SEC 8, Pac-12 5, ACC 4, Big 12 4, Conference USA 4, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, 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)