May 18, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Five conferences represented in Top 5
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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 fifth consecutive week after its May 11-17 showing. 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 4-18), 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 46-9 3-1 1
2. TCU Big 12 43-9 4-0 3
3. UCLA Pacific-12 40-12 4-0 4
4. Illinois Big Ten 45-6-1 2-0 5
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 42-14 2-2 2
6. Florida Southeastern 40-15 2-1 7
7. Texas A&M Southeastern 43-10 1-1 6
8. UC Santa Barbara Big West 39-13-1 4-0 8
9. Miami Atlantic Coast 42-13 4-0 10
10. Vanderbilt Southeastern 39-17 3-1 11
11. Oklahoma State Big 12 34-17 3-1 14
12. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 41-11 2-2 12
13. College of Charleston Colonial 41-11 3-1 15
14. Missouri State Missouri Valley 41-10 3-0 17
15. Rice Conference USA 35-18 2-2 13
16. Florida State Atlantic Coast 37-19 0-3 9
17. Southern California Pacific-12 35-17 1-1 16
18. Houston American Athletic 39-17 4-0 21
19. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 38-15 2-1 19
20. Oregon State Pacific-12 36-14-1 4-0 22
21. Iowa Big Ten 38-14 1-2 18
22. Arizona State Pacific-12 32-19 2-2 20
23. Arkansas Southeastern 33-20 3-1 24
24. Virginia Atlantic Coast 33-19 4-0 27
25. Nevada Mountain West 41-13 1-1 23
26. California Pacific-12 32-17 1-1 28
27. Coastal Carolina Big South 35-18 2-2 26
28. Radford Big South 39-14 3-0 -
29. Oregon Pacific-12 34-22 5-0 -
30. North Florida Atlantic Sun 42-14 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (34-22), Bradley (32-18), Cal State Fullerton (31-22), Clemson (31-25), Columbia (29-15), East Carolina (36-20), Indiana (32-20), Maryland (36-20), Memphis (35-19), Nicholls State (34-17-1), North Carolina (32-22), Notre Dame (35-19), Ohio State (35-18), Oral Roberts (38-14), San Diego (32-20), San Diego State (35-20), South Alabama (34-19), Southeast Missouri State (33-21), Southeastern Louisiana (41-15), Southern Miss (35-16-1), St. John's (36-14), St. Louis (35-19), Stony Brook (31-14-1), Texas Tech (30-22), UNC Wilmington (36-16).
Dropped out: Maryland (25), Texas Tech (29), UC Irvine (30).
By conference: Pacific-12 6, Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 2, Big South 2, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 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 27 (LSU)
May 4 (LSU)
May 11 (LSU)
May 18 (LSU)