June 8, 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 12th week and season-best ninth week in a row this spring.

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

All 16 teams in the NCAA Super Regionals appear in this week's compilations.

Some notable changes from the May 31 survey in the standings are Texas Tech up to No. 6 from 7, Notre Dame climbing from No. 10 to 7, Mississippi State up to No. 8 from 12, Stanford moving from No. 11 to 9, and East Carolina jumping to No. 10 from 15.

This is the final NCBWA Division I poll before the NCAA World Series, June 19-29/30. There will be a postseason NCBWA survey the day after the 2021 DI champion is crowned.

There have been 14 conferences (11 for three weeks in succession) represented in the first 17 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 49-11 1
2. Texas Big 12 45-15 2
3. Vanderbilt SEC 43-15 4
4. Tennessee SEC 48-16 3
5. Arizona Pac-12 43-15 5
6. Texas Tech Big 12 39-15 7
7. Notre Dame ACC 33-11 10
8. Mississippi State SEC 43-15 12
9. Stanford Pac-12 36-15 11
10. East Carolina American Athletic 44-15 15
11. Ole Miss SEC 44-20 8
12. N.C. State ACC 33-17 23
13. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 40-16 29
14. Virginia ACC 33-24 RV
15. LSU SEC 38-23 RV
16. USF American Athletic 31-28 RV
17. Old Dominion Conference USA 44-16 14
18. Nebraska Big Ten 34-14 20
19. UC Irvine Big West 43-18 16
20. Oregon Pac-12 39-16 9
21. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 42-20 17
22. TCU Big 12 41-19 6
23. Southern Miss Conference USA 40-21 22
24. UCLA Pac-12 37-20 18
25. Florida SEC 38-22 13
26. Oregon State Pac-12 37-24 RV
27. Fairfield MAAC 39-5 30
28. Oklahoma State Big 12 36-19-1 19
29. Charlotte Conference USA 40-21 24
30. UC Santa Barbara Big West 41-20 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (33-22), California (29-26), California Baptist (40-16), Campbell (37-18), Central Michigan (41-18), Connecticut (34-19), Duke (33-22), Florida State (31-24), Georgia Tech (31-25), Gonzaga (34-19), Jackson State (32-9), Liberty (41-16), Maryland (30-18), Miami, Fla. (33-21), Nevada (25-20), South Alabama (36-22), South Carolina (34-23), VCU (38-16).
Dropped out: South Carolina (21), Florida State (25), Gonzaga (26), Duke (27), Arizona State (28).
By conference: SEC 7, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Conference USA 4, ACC 3, American Athletic 2, Big West 2, Big Ten 1, MAAC 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)