March 23, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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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 becomes the fourth school to hold the number one ranking in 2015 NCBWA poll, as the Tigers move into the top spot of this week’s rankings. Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1) Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9) and TCU (March 16) have also held down the No. 1 position in the initial 2015 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by nine 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. LSU Southeastern 21-3 3-1 2
2. Vanderbilt Southeastern 19-5 3-1 4
3. Texas A&M Southeastern 24-1 3-1 5
4. TCU Big 12 17-4 3-2 1
5. UCLA Pacific-12 17-5 3-0 7
6. Florida Southeastern 20-5 2-2 3
7. South Carolina Southeastern 18-6 1-3 6
8. Louisville Atlantic Coast 18-6 4-0 16
9. UCF American Athletic 20-5 3-1 15
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 19-6 2-2 12
11. Texas Big 12 16-8 3-1 14
12. Virginia Atlantic Coast 14-7 2-2 9
13. Southern California Pacific-12 19-5 2-2 13
14. Rice Conference USA 16-9 1-3 8
15. Miami, Florida Atlantic Coast 18-7 3-1 17
16. Arizona State Pacific-12 15-7 3-1 19
17. Texas Tech Big 12 16-8 2-3 10
18. Oregon Pacific-12 15-8 1-2 11
19. Houston American Athletic 17-7 4-0 21
20. Maryland Big Ten 17-4 6-0 25
21. Oklahoma State Big 12 16-7 3-1 23
22. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-9 2-2 18
23. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 18-3 3-1 24
24. UC Santa Barbara Big West 16-6 3-1 26
25. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 20-5 2-2 20
26. Illinois Big Ten 17-5-1 3-1 27
27. Oregon State Pacific-12 18-5 3-0 30
28. California Pacific-12 18-5 3-1 29
29. Mississippi State Southeastern 18-8 2-2 22
30. Indiana Big Ten 15-5 2-1 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (13-9), Arizona (19-6), Cal State Northridge (19-5), Coastal Carolina (17-6), Duke (18-6), Georgia Tech (16-7), Missouri (18-6), Nebraska (17-6), Nevada (20-4), Oklahoma (17-9), Old Dominion (12-8), Ole Miss (13-10), San Diego (13-8), San Diego State (19-5), UNC Wilmington (15-6), Wright State (15-6).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Pac-12 6, Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 3, American Athletic 2,
Conference USA 2, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)