Feb. 23, 2015
For Immediate Release
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Cavaliers remain atop poll with 7-0 mark
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VIRGINIA 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.

Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1) and Virginia (Feb. 16, 23) have held down the No. 1 position in the initial three 2015 surveys and were the two NCAA finalists at the 2014 CWS. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. 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. Virginia Atlantic Coast 7-0 4-0 1
2. TCU Big 12 6-1 3-1 2
3. Florida Southeastern 6-1 3-1 5
4. LSU Southeastern 6-1 3-1 4
5. Vanderbilt Southeastern 4-2 2-1 3
6. Houston American Athletic 6-1 3-1 6
7. UCLA Pacific-12 6-1 3-1 7
8. Texas Big 12 7-2 5-0 9
9. Texas Tech Big 12 8-1 4-1 8
10. South Carolina Southeastern 6-1 4-0 12
11. Rice Conference USA 5-3 3-1 14
12. Oregon Pacific-12 7-1 5-0 18
13. Miami Atlantic Coast 5-3 1-3 11
14. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 4-2 1-2 13
15. Mississippi State Southeastern 8-0 4-0 20
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 4-3 3-1 16
17. Louisville Atlantic Coast 3-3 1-2 10
18. Maryland Big Ten 5-1 2-1 19
19. Texas A&M Southeastern 7-0 4-0 22
20. Arizona State Pacific-12 4-3 2-2 17
21. UCF American Athletic 7-0 4-0 26
22. Florida State Atlantic Coast 4-3 1-3 15
23. Ole Miss Southeastern 4-2 2-1 21
24. Kennesaw State Atlantic Sun 5-2 3-1 25
25. Alabama Southeastern 4-2 1-2 23
26. UC Santa Barbara Big West 6-1 3-1 -
27. Illinois Big Ten 6-0-1 2-0-1 -
28. Baylor Big 12 5-2 2-2 27
29. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 6-1 3-1 -
30. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 6-1 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (6-2), Arkansas (4-2), Arkansas State (4-2), Cal State Fullerton (2-5), Cal State Northridge (8-1), California (5-3), Clemson (4-2), Coastal Carolina (5-2), College of Charleston (4-2), Creighton (4-1), Duke (5-1), Georgia (5-1), Georgia Tech (5-2), Grand Canyon (7-0), Indiana (3-3), Liberty (3-3), Loyola Marymount (5-2), Missouri (7-1), Nevada (7-0), Notre Dame (7-1), Oklahoma (6-4), Oregon State (5-3), San Diego State (7-1), South Florida (4-2-1), Southern California (8-0), Stanford (3-4), Tennessee (2-2), Tulane (6-1), UAB (6-0), UNC Wilmington (6-0), UNLV (5-2), Wofford (7-0).
Dropped out: Cal State Fullerton (24), Arkansas (28), Indiana (29), Liberty (30).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic Sun 1, 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)