May 25, 2015
For Immediate Release
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Tigers take top ranking into NCAA Tournament
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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.

LSU remains No. 1 nationally for the sixth consecutive week. There have been five teams to date in the top spot with Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1, March 30-April 6), Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9), TCU (March 16), LSU (March 23, April 20-27-May 4-25), and Texas A&M (April 13) previously have holding the top positions in the 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 13 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 15 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 48-10 2-1 1
2. UCLA Pacific-12 42-14 2-2 3
3. Florida Southeastern 44-16 4-1 6
4. Illinois Big Ten 47-8-1 2-2 4
5. TCU Big 12 43-11 0-2 2
6. Texas A&M Southeastern 45-11 2-1 7
7. Louisville Atlantic Coast 43-16 1-2 5
8. Miami Atlantic Coast 44-14 2-1 9
9. Vanderbilt Southeastern 42-19 3-2 10
10. Missouri State Missouri Valley 45-10 4-0 14
11. Oklahoma State Big 12 37-18 3-1 11
12. Florida State Atlantic Coast 41-19 4-0 16
13. UC Santa Barbara Big West 40-15-1 1-2 8
14. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 43-13 2-2 12
15. College of Charleston Colonial 43-13 2-2 13
16. Houston American Athletic 42-18 3-1 18
17. USC Pacific-12 37-19 2-2 17
18. Oregon State Pacific-12 38-16-1 2-2 20
19. Rice Conference USA 35-20 0-2 15
20. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 40-17 2-2 19
21. Arizona State Pacific-12 34-21 2-2 22
22. Arkansas Southeastern 35-22 2-2 23
23. Radford Big South 43-14 4-0 28
24. Iowa Big Ten 39-16 1-2 21
25. Coastal Carolina Big South 38-19 3-1 27
26. Oregon Pacific-12 37-23 3-1 29
27. California Pacific-12 34-19 2-2 26
28. East Carolina American Athletic 40-20 4-0 -
29. Cal State Fullerton Big West 34-22 3-0 -
30. Virginia Atlantic Coast 34-22 1-3 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bradley (35-19), Columbia (31-15), Lipscomb (39-18), Louisiana-Lafayette (39-21), Maryland (39-21), Memphis (37-21), Mercer (35-21), Michigan (37-23), Morehead State (38-20), NC State (34-21), Nevada (41-15), North Florida (45-16), Notre Dame (36-21), Ohio (36-19), Oral Roberts (41-14), San Diego State (40-21), South Alabama (37-20), Southeastern Louisiana (42-17), St. John's (39-14), Stony Brook (34-14-1), Texas (30-25), Texas Tech (31-24), UNC Wilmington (39-16), VCU (37-22), Wright State (41-15).
Dropped out: Nevada (25), North Florida (30).
By conference: Pacific-12 6, Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, American 2, Big 12 2, Big South 2, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, Colonial 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 27 (LSU)
May 4 (LSU)
May 11 (LSU)
May 18 (LSU)
May 25 (LSU)