June 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Aggies stay No. 1 heading into Super Regionals
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TEXAS A&M 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 Texas A&M Aggies (48-14) are No. 1 for the third time this season along with the March 28 and May 30 surveys. Mississippi State grabbed the No. 1 post on May 23 for the first time in ’16 after Florida dominated that poll spot 12 times in the initial 14 weeks. Miami (Fla.) was atop the poll for the initial 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) also 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. There have been four different No. 1 schools in 2016 while in 2015 and ’13 there were five different schools at No. 1 slot. In 2014 there were six different top-ranked squads in 2014.

The eight No. 1 seeds in the ’16 NCAA Championships 64-team bracket are NCBWA poll No. 3 Florida as top seed, No. 6 Louisville as second seed, No. 2 Miami as third seed, No. 1 A&M as fourth seed, No. 11 Texas Tech in the fifth slot, No. 4 Mississippi State in sixth, No. 10 Clemson at seventh, and No. 5 LSU as the NCAA’s eighth seeded squad in the bracket. Seven of these eight seeds advanced to the next round. All eight NCAA Super Regional hosts are among the NCBWA Top 30 this week.

The current survey has representation by 10 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. Texas A&M Southeastern 48-14 3-0 1
2. Miami Atlantic Coast 48-11 3-0 2
3. Florida Southeastern 50-13 3-0 3
4. Mississippi State Southeastern 44-16-1 3-0 4
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 50-12 3-0 6
6. LSU Southeastern 45-19 3-1 5
7. TCU Big 12 45-15 3-0 9
8. Texas Tech Big 12 44-17 3-1 11
9. South Carolina Southeastern 46-16 4-1 12
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 40-20 3-0 13
11. Coastal Carolina Big South 47-16 3-1 17
12. Oklahoma State Big 12 39-20 3-0 18
13. UC Santa Barbara Big West 40-18-1 3-0 21
14. Arizona Pac-12 42-21 4-1 29
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 44-20 2-2 10
16. East Carolina American Athletic 37-21-1 3-0 -
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 38-22 3-2 15
18. Vanderbilt Southeastern 43-19 0-2 8
19. Ole Miss Southeastern 43-19 0-2 7
20. Boston College Atlantic Coast 34-20 3-0 -
21. Virginia Atlantic Coast 38-22 1-2 14
22. Louisiana Sun Belt 43-21 2-2 16
23. Tulane American Athletic 41-21 2-2 22
24. Southern Miss Conference USA 41-20 1-2 19
25. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 44-19 3-2 28
26. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 39-19 1-2 20
27. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 42-20 2-2 26
28. Rice Conference USA 38-24 3-2 -
29. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-23 1-2 27
30. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 38-25 2-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State (36-23), Bryant (47-12), Gonzaga (36-21), Kent State (44-14), Long Beach State (38-22), New Mexico (39-23), North Carolina (34-21), Ohio State (44-20-1), Oregon State (35-19), Sam Houston State (42-22), South Alabama (42-22), UNC Wilmington (41-19), Washington (33-23), Wright State (46-17), Xavier (Ohio) (32-30).
Dropped out: Bryant (23), Oregon State (24), North Carolina (25).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 7, Conference USA 4, Big 12 3, American Athletic 2, Big West 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Pac-12 1, Sun Belt 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)
• May 30 (Texas A&M)