Aptil 25, 2016
For Immediate Release
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 19th year with its 2016 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 22-June 30 (weekly through June 6) following the 70th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Floirida Gators (36-6) have held down top spot for nine of the first 11 weeks. Texas A&M led the survey initially on March 28. Miami (Fla.) also was No. 1 on April 11 for the first time this season. UF (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21, April 4 and 18-25) has dominated the No. 1 position most of the year. The 2016 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 11 different conferences (and 14 for the season) among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2016 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 16 separate circuits had team rankings in '15. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida Southeastern 36-6 3-1 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 32-8 3-1 3
3. Mississippi State Southeastern 27-13-1 3-1 7
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 30-8 1-3 2
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 28-11 5-0 9
6. Louisville Atlantic Coast 31-9 2-2 5
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 30-10 2-2 4
8. South Carolina Southeastern 33-8 4-0 11
9. TCU Big 12 28-10 1-2 6
10. NC State Atlantic Coast 28-11 2-1 10
11. LSU Southeastern 27-13 2-2 8
12. Oregon State Pacific-12 26-10 3-1 12
13. Ole Miss Southeastern 31-10 5-0 15
14. Louisiana Sun Belt 27-13 3-1 20
15. Michigan Big Ten 28-10 3-1 21
16. UC Santa Barbara Big West 25-10-1 1-3 14
17. Texas Tech Big 12 31-12 2-3 16
18. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 28-10 3-2 19
19. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 26-15 1-4 13
20. Virginia Atlantic Coast 26-17 3-2 22
21. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-14 3-1 25
22. Coastal Carolina Big South 30-11 3-1 28
23. Missouri State Missouri Valley 28-10 1-2 17
24. California Pacific-12 22-14 1-3 18
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 27-13 3-2 26
26. Clemson Atlantic Coast 26-14 2-2 23
27. Arizona Pacific-12 26-14 4-0 -
28. Southern Miss Conference USA 29-12 2-2 -
29. Cal Poly Big West 25-13 4-0 -
30. BYU West Coast 28-9 1-2 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (23-14), Arkansas (24-16), Bryant (28-7), Cal State Fullerton (24-14), Creighton (27-9), Dallas Baptist (27-11), East Carolina (26-14), Kent State (30-10), Kentucky (24-15), Lamar (29-10), Long Beach State (22-16), Michigan State (27-10), Minnesota (25-11), Navy (33-11-1), New Mexico (29-13), Oral Roberts (25-13), Rice (25-13), South Alabama (30-11), Southeast Missouri State (29-11), St. Mary's (22-15), Tulane (26-13), UNC Greensboro (31-11), UNC Wilmington (27-9), Wake Forest (26-17), Washington (22-14).
Dropped out: Rice (27), Kentucky (29), Michigan State (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 7, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 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.

2016 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 22 (Florida)
Feb. 29 (Florida)
March 7 (Florida)
March 14 (Florida)
March 21 (Florida)
March 28 (Texas A&M)
April 4 (Florida)
April 11 (Miami)
April 18 (Florida)
April 25 (Florida)