May 9, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Beavers unseat Tennessee at No. 1, are 4th team to claim top spot in 2022
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OREGON STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2022 weekly surveys.

Oregon State (38-9 overall) has replaced Tennessee at the top after the Volunteers were No. 1 for five consecutive weeks. The Beavers of coach Mitch Canham have taken a three-game lead over perennial power Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference standings with an 18-6 mark and had achieved a No. 2 ranking for their previous 2022 best mark. OSU joins Texas, Vanderbilt and Tennessee as holders of the No. 1 position in 13 NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big poll movers from Weeks 12 to 13 have been Louisville from No. 14 to 7, Stanford from No. 12 to 9, Texas A&M from No. 21 to 16, UC Santa Barbara from No. 25 to 21 and Grand Canyon making its first appearance in the NCBWA ratings at No. 26 after receiving votes previously, among others.

There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 13 standings of 2022, and there also were 14 different conferences in all the 2021 NCBWA polls.

The 2022 poll voters come from among 33 college baseball writers and related media members from throughout the nation. The 22 season features 301 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. Oregon State Pac-12 38-9 2
2. Tennessee SEC 42-6 1
3. Oklahoma State Big 12 34-13 3
4. Arkansas SEC 36-12 4
5. Virginia Tech ACC 33-10 5
6. Miami ACC 35-12 7
7. Louisville ACC 33-13-1 14
8. Texas Tech Big 12 32-16 9
9. Stanford Pac-12 29-14 12
10. Connecticut Big East 40-8 10
11. Gonzaga West Coast 29-13 11
12. Southern Miss Conference USA 36-12 5
13. Virginia ACC 34-12 13
14. Maryland Big Ten 37-10 15
15. Notre Dame ACC 28-10 16
16. Texas A&M SEC 30-16 21
17. Texas State Sun Belt 38-11 20
18. LSU SEC 32-15 19
19. Texas Big 12 34-17 18
20. UCLA Pac-12 30-17 8
21. UC Santa Barbara Big West 33-11 25
22. Auburn SEC 32-16 22
23. Florida State ACC 28-17 23
24. Vanderbilt SEC 31-15 26
25. Georgia SEC 32-16 17
26. Grand Canyon Western Athletic 33-16 RV
27. TCU Big 12 28-18 28
28. Rutgers Big Ten 37-11 29
29. Oregon Pac-12 28-19 24
t30. Arizona Pac-12 33-17 27
t30. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 30-17 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Abilene Christian (25-22), Ball State (32-14), Cal Poly (27-20), California Baptist (29-15), Campbell (30-14), Central Michigan (30-15), Clemson (31-17), Coastal Carolina (29-15-1), Davidson (37-9), East Carolina (30-18), Evansville (27-18), Florida (29-18), Georgia Southern (32-15), Georgia Tech (27-21), Kentucky (26-21), Liberty (30-16), Louisiana Tech (33-17), Mercer (35-12), NC State (30-15), North Carolina (27-18), Oklahoma (29-17), Old Dominion (31-13), Ole Miss (27-19), Sam Houston State (27-19), San Diego (30-16), Southern Illinois (34-13), UTSA (32-16), Wake Forest (33-14-1), Wofford (35-13).
Dropped out: Georgia Tech (30).
By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Pac-12 5, Big Ten 2, Big 12 4, Big East 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 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.

2022 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Texas)
Feb. 21 (Texas)
Feb. 28 (Texas)
March 7 (Texas)
March 14 (Vanderbilt)
March 21 (Vanderbilt)
March 28 (Tennessee)
April 4 (Tennessee)
April 11 (Tennessee)
April 18 (Tennessee)
April 25 (Tennessee)
May 2 (Tennessee)
May 9 (Oregon State)
May 16 (Tennessee)