April 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
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Tigers return to top after 3-0 week
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LSU 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.

LSU has returned to the No. 1 spot with this week’s voting. Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1, March 30-April 6), Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9), TCU (March 16), LSU (March 23) and Texas A&M (April 13) previously have held the top positions in the 2015 surveys. The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2015 NCAA Division I ranks. There have been 13 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. LSU Southeastern 34-6 3-0 2
2. UCLA Pacific-12 28-8 3-1 3
3. Texas A&M Southeastern 35-5 2-2 1
4. Louisville Atlantic Coast 30-9 3-1 4
5. Florida Southeastern 31-10 3-1 6
6. TCU Big 12 30-8 4-0 7
7. UC Santa Barbara Big West 28-9 2-1 10
8. Southern California Pacific-12 29-10 3-1 11
9. Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-12 1-3 5
10. Illinois Big Ten 32-6-1 4-0 12
11. Arizona State Pacific-12 25-11 2-2 8
12. Florida State Atlantic Coast 30-12 4-0 13
13. Miami Atlantic Coast 30-11 2-2 9
14. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 31-9 3-1 15
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-12 1-1 14
16. Rice Conference USA 26-16 3-1 16
17. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 29-8 3-1 17
18. Texas Tech Big 12 25-15 3-1 19
19. Virginia Atlantic Coast 24-15 3-1 21
20. College of Charleston Colonial 27-9 3-1 22
21. Maryland Big Ten 27-11 3-1 23
22. Houston American Athletic 26-14 3-1 25
23. Missouri State Missouri Valley 27-9 3-1 26
24. UCF American Athletic 26-15 1-3 18
25. Coastal Carolina Big South 27-12 2-3 20
26. Nebraska Big Ten 29-13 3-2 24
27. South Carolina Southeastern 25-16 2-2 27
28. Nevada Mountain West 31-9 4-0 -
29. Iowa Big Ten 26-11 3-2 28
30. Missouri Southeastern 26-14 2-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (27-11), Arkansas (24-17), Bradley (26-10), California (23-13), Columbia (23-12), Long Beach State (21-14), Memphis (25-12), North Carolina (24-15), North Florida (30-13), Notre Dame (26-12), Ohio State (26-10), Oral Roberts (27-11), Oregon (23-18), Oregon State (25-12), Radford (25-13), San Diego State (27-14), San Francisco (22-19), Southeastern Louisiana (30-11), Tennessee Tech (18-19), UC Irvine (23-13), UNC Wilmington (28-8).
Dropped out: Georgia Tech (29).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 4, Big Ten 4, Big 12 3, Pacific-12 3, American Athletic 2, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, Big South 1, Big West 1, Colonial 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)
• April 6 (Vanderbilt)
• April 13 (Texas A&M)