April 13, 2015
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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 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.

Texas A&M has become the fifth different school to nail down No. 1 with this week’s voting. Vanderbilt (preseason No. 1, March 30-April 6), Virginia (Feb. 16-23-March 2-9), TCU (March 16), and LSU (March 23) previously have held the top positions in the initial 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 11 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. Texas A&M Southeastern 33-3 3-1 2
2. LSU Southeastern 31-6 4-1 3
3. UCLA Pacific-12 25-7 2-1 4
4. Louisville Atlantic Coast 27-8 3-1 6
5. Vanderbilt Southeastern 28-9 1-3 1
6. Florida Southeastern 28-9 4-0 10
7. TCU Big 12 26-8 3-2 5
8. Arizona State Pacific-12 23-9 2-1 9
9. Miami Atlantic Coast 28-9 4-0 11
10. UC Santa Barbara Big West 26-8 3-1 14
11. USC Pacific-12 26-9 1-3 7
12. Illinois Big Ten 28-6-1 4-0 18
13. Florida State Atlantic Coast 26-12 1-4 8
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 24-11 2-2 13
15. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 28-8 2-2 17
16. Rice Conference USA 23-15 1-3 12
17. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 26-7 2-2 19
18. UCF American Athletic 25-12 2-2 16
19. Texas Tech Big 12 22-14 3-1 23
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 25-9 2-1 24
21. Virginia Atlantic Coast 21-14 2-3 15
22. College of Charleston Colonial 24-8 3-1 26
23. Maryland Big Ten 24-10 2-3 21
24. Nebraska Big Ten 26-11 3-1 30
25. Houston American Athletic 23-13 2-2 22
26. Missouri State Missouri Valley 24-8 4-0 -
27. South Carolina Southeastern 23-14 2-3 20
28. Iowa Big Ten 23-9 2-2 29
29. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 24-12 3-1 -
30. Missouri Southeastern 24-12 2-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (23-11), Bradley (22-9), California (22-11), Columbia (19-11), Connecticut (22-13), Creighton (20-9), Indiana (21-11), Liberty (23-13), Long Beach State (19-12), Memphis (22-10), Mississippi State (22-16), Nevada (27-9), North Carolina (22-14), North Florida (27-12), Notre Dame (24-10), Ohio State (23-9), Oklahoma (24-14), Oregon (21-16), Radford (23-12), San Diego (21-13), San Diego State (26-11), South Florida (24-12-1), Southeastern Louisiana (26-11), Texas (19-17), UC Irvine (21-11), UNC Wilmington (25-8).
Dropped out: Texas (25), Nevada (27), San Diego State (28).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, 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.

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)