April 21, 2014
For Immediate Release
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VIRGINIA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 17th year with its 2014 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 17-June 26 (weekly through June 10) following the 68th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Virginia (seven weeks, current), Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1), and Oregon State (Feb. 17), already have held down the No. 1 position in the poll after 10 weeks of surveys in 2014. This equals last season’s five total teams at No. 1 during the entire January-June NCBWA compilations. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 circuits have been rated this season. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 12 separate circuits had team rankings in '13.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Virginia Atlantic Coast 33-7 3-1 1
2. Cal Poly Big West 34-5 4-0 3
3. Louisiana Sun Belt 36-5 2-1 2
4. Oregon State Pacific-12 27-7 0-0 4
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 30-9 3-1 5
6. LSU Southeastern 30-10-1 3-1 8
7. Oregon Pacific-12 31-10 4-0 10
8. South Carolina Southeastern 30-10 2-3 6
9. Oklahoma State Big 12 29-11 3-1 13
10. Texas Big 12 30-11 1-3 7
11. Washington Pacific-12 27-8-1 3-1 15
12. Houston American Athletic 29-10 3-1 14
13. Louisville American Athletic 28-11 1-3 9
14. Florida Southeastern 27-13 4-0 18
15. Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-12 2-2 11
16. Rice Conference USA 29-13 3-1 16
17. Alabama Southeastern 28-12 4-1 17
18. Ole Miss Southeastern 30-11 1-2 12
19. Miami Atlantic Coast 27-13 2-1 20
20. Clemson Atlantic Coast 24-15 3-1 21
21. Mississippi State Southeastern 26-15 4-0 22
22. Kentucky Southeastern 26-14 3-1 24
23. Texas Tech Big 12 32-11 4-0 25
24. Indiana Big Ten 25-11 4-0 26
25. UC Santa Barbara Big West 24-10 2-2 23
26. Pepperdine West Coast 30-9 3-1 28
27. UCLA Pacific-12 21-16 2-1 27
28. TCU Big 12 26-13 4-0 -
29. Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-16 0-3 19
30. New Mexico Mountain West 30-11-1 3-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (25-16), Army (27-12), Bryant (26-10), Central Arkansas (21-15), College of Charleston (27-12), Dallas Baptist (26-13), Georgia Tech (25-16), Liberty (31-9), N.C. State (21-17), North Carolina (23-17), Oklahoma (25-16), San Diego State (28-12), Seton Hall (27-8), Southeastern Louisiana (27-13), Southern Miss (24-17), Tennessee (25-13), UC Irvine (25-14), UCF (25-16), UNLV (25-15), VCU (28-9).
Dropped out: Tennessee (29), Liberty (30).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Pacific-12 4, Big West 3, American 2, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 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.

2014 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (Cal State Fullerton)
• Feb. 17 (Oregon State)
• Feb. 24 (Virginia)
• March 3 (Virginia)
• March 10 (South Carolina)
• March 17 (Florida State)
• March 24 (Virginia)
• March 31 (Virginia)
• April 7 (Virginia)
• April 14 (Virginia)
• April 21 (Virginia)