March 30, 2015
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VANDERBILT 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.

Preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt returns to the top spot of this week’s rankings. Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9) and TCU (March 16) also have top positions 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 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 14 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. Vanderbilt Southeastern 22-6 3-1 2
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 27-2 3-1 3
3. TCU Big 12 21-4 4-0 4
4. UCLA Pacific-12 21-5 4-0 5
5. LSU Southeastern 23-5 2-2 1
6. Florida Southeastern 23-6 3-1 6
7. Louisville Atlantic Coast 21-7 3-1 8
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 22-7 3-1 10
9. Virginia Atlantic Coast 18-8 4-1 12
10. USC Pacific-12 22-6 3-1 13
11. UCF American Athletic 22-7 2-2 9
12. Arizona State Pacific-12 18-7 3-0 16
13. South Carolina Southeastern 19-9 1-3 7
14. Rice Conference USA 19-11 3-2 14
15. Miami Atlantic Coast 20-9 2-2 15
16. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 22-3 4-0 23
17. Oklahoma State Big 12 19-8 3-1 21
18. Texas Big 12 17-11 1-3 11
19. UC Santa Barbara Big West 19-7 3-1 24
20. Houston American Athletic 19-9 2-2 19
21. Texas Tech Big 12 18-10 2-2 17
22. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 22-6 2-1 25
23. Oregon Pacific-12 17-11 2-3 18
24. Illinois Big Ten 19-6-1 2-1 26
25. Arizona Pacific-12 22-6 3-0 -
26. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 16-11 2-2 22
27. Nebraska Big Ten 21-7 4-1 -
28. Maryland Big Ten 18-7 1-3 20
29. San Diego State Mountain West 22-6 3-1 -
30. California Pacific-12 20-7 2-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal State Northridge (20-8), Coastal Carolina (20-7), College of Charleston (17-7), Connecticut (17-9), Indiana (16-8), Iowa (17-6), Kentucky (18-10), Mississippi State (19-11), Missouri (20-9), NC State (17-9), Nevada (23-5), Ohio State (18-7), Oregon State (21-7), San Diego (16-9), South Florida (20-8-1), Southeastern Louisiana (22-8), UAB (17-9), UNC Wilmington (18-7), Wright State (18-7).
Dropped out: Oregon State (27), Mississippi State (29), Indiana (30).
By conference: Pacific-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 3, American Athletic 2, Conference USA 2, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 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)