May 10, 2021
For Immediate Release
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SEC boasts 4 of the Top 5, combines with Big 12 for all of 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 eighth week and season-best fifth week in succession this spring.

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 May 3 standings, and these included Vanderbilt, back at No. 2 Mississippi State from No. 4 to 3, Texas back to No. 4, Tennessee up one place to No. 5, Oregon from No. 13 to 9, and East Carolina from No. 11 to 10. Fairfield out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tied Baylor at No. 29, and this is the first Top 30 rating ever in the NCBWA for Fairfield.

There have been 14 conferences (nine for the fifth 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 36-9 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 34-10 3
3. Mississippi State SEC 35-11 4
4. Texas Big 12 38-12 5
5. Tennessee SEC 37-11 6
6. TCU Big 12 34-12 2
7. Texas Tech Big 12 31-11 7
8. Florida SEC 33-14 8
9. Oregon Pac-12 30-11 13
10. East Carolina American Athletic 33-10 11
11. Notre Dame ACC 25-10 9
12. Arizona Pac-12 32-13 10
13. Louisville ACC 26-15 15
14. Stanford Pac-12 26-10 16
15. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 33-12 14
16. Ole Miss SEC 33-14 12
17. Florida State ACC 25-17 17
18. Charlotte Conference USA 35-14 20
19. UCLA Pac-12 27-15 23
20. Southern Miss Conference USA 33-15 25
21. South Carolina SEC 28-17 18
22. Pittsburgh ACC 22-13 21
23. Oregon State Pac-12 31-15 22
24. Gonzaga West Coast 27-13 24
25. Old Dominion Conference USA 33-13 19
26. UC Irvine Big West 29-15 28
27. Indiana Big Ten 23-10 29
28. Arizona State Pac-12 27-15 RV
t29. Fairfield MAAC 32-1 RV
t29. Baylor Big 12 29-14 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (28-17), California Baptist (31-13), Connecticut (23-15), Creighton (19-9), Dallas Baptist (29-11), Georgia (28-18), Georgia Tech (24-18), Grand Canyon (30-17-1), Indiana State (24-12), Iowa (21-14), Jackson State (29-8), Liberty (33-11), LSU (29-18), Miami (Fla.) (27-15), Michigan (23-12), NC State (22-14), Nebraska (22-11), Nevada (18-16), Northeastern (27-6), Oklahoma State (27-15-1), Sacramento State (28-18), San Diego (28-10), San Diego State (25-12), Southern Illinois (33-14), UC Santa Barbara (30-16), VCU (32-14), Virginia Tech (27-17), Wright State (25-11).
Dropped out: UC Santa Barbara (26), Oklahoma State (27), Georgia (30).
By conference: SEC 7, Pac-12 6, ACC 4, Big 12 4, Conference USA 4, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, MAAC 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)