May 23, 2016
For Immediate Release
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MISSISSIPPI STATE 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 Mississippi State Bulldogs (40-14-1) grabbed the No. 1 post for the first time in ’16 after Florida dominated that poll spot for the 12 times in the first 14 weeks. Texas A&M led the survey on March 28, and Miami (Fla.) was atop the poll for the first time in school history on April 11. UF (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21, April 4-18-25-May 2-9-16) has held No. 1 spot over all or parts of five months. 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 16 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. Mississippi State Southeastern 40-14-1 3-0 3
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 41-13 2-2 2
3. Miami Atlantic Coast 43-10 3-1 4
4. Louisville Atlantic Coast 46-10 4-0 5
5. Florida Southeastern 44-11 1-2 1
6. LSU Southeastern 39-17 3-1 9
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 41-15 4-0 7
8. South Carolina Southeastern 42-13 4-0 10
9. Texas Tech Big 12 40-14 2-1 8
10. Ole Miss Southeastern 40-16 1-3 6
11. Virginia Atlantic Coast 36-18 3-0 12
12. TCU Big 12 38-14 4-0 13
13. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 34-18 2-1 14
14. Clemson Atlantic Coast 38-18 4-0 16
15. Florida State Atlantic Coast 34-19 1-2 11
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 35-18 3-1 15
17. Louisiana Sun Belt 37-19 4-0 19
18. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 37-15 3-0 21
19. UC Santa Barbara Big West 35-16-1 3-1 20
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 40-15 4-0 23
21. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 34-21 2-2 17
22. Tulane American Athletic 37-17 2-2 22
23. Southern Miss Conference USA 36-18 0-3 18
24. Oregon State Pac-12 32-19 2-1 24
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 35-20 2-2 25
26. Bryant Northeast 44-10 5-0 -
27. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 37-16 3-0 -
28. Arizona State Pac-12 33-19 2-2 30
29. Long Beach State Big West 35-18 4-0 -
30. BYU West Coast 37-15 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (31-24), Alabama State (38-15), Arizona (33-20), Boston College (31-19), Cal State Fullerton (33-19), California (30-19), Creighton (36-15), Dallas Baptist (37-18), Duke (33-21), East Carolina (34-19-1), Fresno State (36-20), Gonzaga (33-16), Hartford (36-16), Kent State (41-12), Marshall (32-19), Michigan (35-19), Michigan State (34-18), Navy (41-13-1), Nebraska (37-18), Ohio State (38-17-1), Rice (32-20), Sam Houston State (37-19), Seattle (35-19), South Alabama (38-18), St. Mary’s (30-22), UNC Wilmington (37-15), Washington (31-19), Wright State (41-15).
Dropped out: Michigan (26), Cal State Fullerton (27), Rice (28), Arizona (29).
By conference: ACC 8, SEC 7, Big 12 3, C-USA 3, Big West 2, Pac-12 2, American Athletic 1, Big South 1, Northeast 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)
• May 2 (Florida)
• May 9 (Florida)
• May 16 (Florida)
• May 23 (Mississippi State)