May 2, 2016
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FLORIDA 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 Florida Gators (37-7) continue to top the poll for the 10th time in 12 weeks after Texas A&M led the survey for the first time this year on March 28. Miami (Fla.) was atop the poll for the first time on April 11. UF (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21, April 4-18-25-May 2) has dominated the No. 1 spot most of the season. 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 14 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. Florida Southeastern 37-7 1-1 1
2. Texas A&M Southeastern 35-9 3-1 2
3. Mississippi State Southeastern 30-14-1 3-1 3
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 33-8 3-0 4
5. Louisville Atlantic Coast 35-9 4-0 6
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 34-10 4-0 7
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 29-12 1-1 5
8. South Carolina Southeastern 34-9 1-1 8
9. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 31-12 3-1 10
10. TCU Big 12 30-12 2-2 9
11. Ole Miss Southeastern 33-12 2-2 13
12. Oregon State Pacific-12 28-12 2-2 12
13. UC Santa Barbara Big West 29-10-1 4-0 16
14. Texas Tech Big 12 34-13 3-1 17
15. LSU Southeastern 28-16 1-3 11
16. Virginia Atlantic Coast 30-17 4-0 20
17. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 28-15 2-0 19
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 28-15 3-1 21
19. Louisiana Sun Belt 29-16 2-3 14
20. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 30-12 2-2 18
21. Michigan Big Ten 29-12 1-2 15
22. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 30-14 3-1 25
23. Clemson Atlantic Coast 27-15 1-1 26
24. California Pacific-12 24-16 2-2 24
25. Southern Miss Conference USA 31-14 2-2 28
26. BYU West Coast 30-10 2-1 30
27. Coastal Carolina Big South 31-14 1-3 22
28. Creighton Big East 30-9 3-0 -
29. Arizona Pacific-12 28-16 2-2 27
30. Michigan State Big Ten 30-11 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (31-14), Arizona State (26-15), Bryant (33-8), Cal State Fullerton (27-15), East Carolina (27-16-1), Kent State (33-11), Lamar (31-11), Long Beach State (26-16), Minnesota (27-13), Missouri State (28-14), Navy (37-12-1), Rice (27-14), South Alabama (33-12), South Florida (21-23), Southeast Missouri State (21-12), Southeastern Louisiana (31-13), St. Mary's (24-17), Tulane (28-14), UNC Wilmington (31-10), Washington (25-15).
Dropped out: Missouri State (23), Cal Poly (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 8, Southeastern 7, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big West 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)