April 27, 2015
For Immediate Release
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LSU TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 18th year with its 2015 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 16-June 25 (weekly through June 10) following the 69th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1, March 30-April 6), Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9), TCU (March 16), LSU (March 23, April 20-27) and Texas A&M (April 13) have held the top positions during 2015 surveys. The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 13 conferences with Top 30 rated teams in 2015. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 19 separate circuits had team rankings in '14.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. LSU Southeastern 37-7 3-1 1
2. UCLA Pacific-12 31-9 3-1 2
3. Louisville Atlantic Coast 34-10 4-1 4
4. TCU Big 12 34-8 4-0 6
5. Texas A&M Southeastern 37-7 2-2 3
6. UC Santa Barbara Big West 31-10 3-1 7
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 33-12 4-0 9
8. Illinois Big Ten 36-6-1 4-0 10
9. Florida Southeastern 33-12 2-2 5
10. Arizona State Pacific-12 28-12 3-1 11
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-13 3-1 12
12. Southern California Pacific-12 30-12 1-2 8
13. Oklahoma State Big 12 29-14 4-2 15
14. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 33-10 2-1 14
15. Rice Conference USA 29-16 3-0 16
16. Miami, Florida Atlantic Coast 31-13 1-2 13
17. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 32-9 3-1 17
18. College of Charleston Colonial 32-9 5-0 20
19. Missouri State Missouri Valley 30-10 3-1 23
20. Houston American Athletic 29-15 3-1 22
21. Texas Tech Big 12 27-17 2-2 18
22. Virginia Atlantic Coast 27-17 3-2 19
23. Maryland Big Ten 30-13 3-2 21
24. Iowa Big Ten 30-11 4-0 29
25. Coastal Carolina Big South 30-13 3-1 25
26. Ohio State Big Ten 31-10 5-0 -
27. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-15 5-0 -
28. Nevada Mountain West 33-11 2-2 28
29. Oregon State Pacific-12 27-13 2-1 -
30. Arkansas Southeastern 26-18 2-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (29-16), Bradley (29-11), California (26-14), Connecticut (28-17), East Carolina (29-16), Georgia Tech (26-17), Kentucky (25-17), Louisiana (28-15), Memphis (29-13), Michigan State (25-17), Missouri (26-18), Nebraska (30-16), North Florida (32-13), Notre Dame (28-15), Oregon (25-19), Radford (28-14), San Diego State (29-16), South Carolina (26-19), Southeastern Louisiana (33-12), UC Irvine (24-16), UCF (26-19), UNC Wilmington (29-11), Winthrop (32-14).
Dropped out: UCF (24), Nebraska (26), South Carolina (27), Missouri (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 5, Big Ten 4, Pacific-12 4, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, American Athletic 1, Big South 1, Big West 1, Colonial 1, Mountain West 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.

2015 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 16 (Virginia)
Feb. 23 (Virginia)
March 2 (Virginia)
March 9 (Virginia)
March 16 (TCU)
March 23 (LSU)
March 30 (Vanderbilt)
April 6 (Vanderbilt)
April 13 (Texas A&M)
April 20 (LSU)
April 20 (LSU)