March 2, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Cavaliers stay unbeaten, atop poll
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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 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) and Virginia (Feb. 16, 23 and March 2) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial three 2015 surveys and were the two NCAA finalists at the 2014 CWS. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 12 conferences with Top 30 rated teams in 2015. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different Division I conferences and independents rated at least one week while 19 separate circuits had team rankings in '14.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Virginia Atlantic Coast 10-0 3-0 1
2. TCU Big 12 7-1 1-0 2
3. Florida Southeastern 10-1 4-0 3
4. LSU Southeastern 10-1 4-0 4
5. Vanderbilt Southeastern 9-2 5-0 5
6. UCLA Pacific-12 10-1 4-0 7
7. Texas Tech Big 12 9-1 1-0 9
8. Oregon Pacific-12 10-2 3-1 12
9. Mississippi State Southeastern 13-0 5-0 15
10. South Carolina Southeastern 7-2 1-1 10
11. Rice Conference USA 8-5 3-2 11
12. Houston American Athletic 8-4 2-3 6
13. Texas Big 12 8-4 1-2 8
14. Texas A&M Southeastern 12-0 5-0 19
15. Miami, Florida Atlantic Coast 8-4 3-1 13
16. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 6-3 2-1 14
17. Oklahoma State Big 12 7-4 3-1 16
18. UCF American Athletic 10-1 3-1 21
19. Louisville Atlantic Coast 7-4 4-1 17
20. Maryland Big Ten 7-2 2-1 18
21. Arizona State Pacific-12 7-4 3-1 20
22. Florida State Atlantic Coast 8-3 4-0 22
23. Southern California Pacific-12 12-0 4-0 -
24. Ole Miss Southeastern 6-4 2-2 23
25. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 9-2 3-1 30
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 8-3 2-2 26
27. San Diego State Mountain West 11-1 4-0 -
28. Alabama Southeastern 7-4 3-2 25
29. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 6-1 0-0 29
30. Tulane American Athletic 10-2 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (10-4), Arkansas (4-2), Arkansas State (7-3), Auburn (9-3), Baylor (6-5), Cal State Northridge (11-3), California (7-3), Clemson (6-3), Coastal Carolina (7-3), Columbia (2-2), Georgia Southern (8-4), Georgia Tech (8-3), Illinois (8-2-1), Kennesaw State (6-4), Long Beach State (8-3), Oregon State (8-3), San Diego (4-6), Stanford (6-6), UAB (8-2).
Dropped out: Kennesaw State (24), Illinois (27), Baylor (28).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, American Athletic 3, Conference USA 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)