DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 15th year with its 2012 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 28, following the 66th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the second-year TD Ameritade Stadium.
Florida State returns atop the survey for the third time this season and second week in succession. Florida has held the No. 1 post eight times during the first 11 surveys, and there have two conferences represented at No. 1 in 2012.
The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by a season-high 13 different conferences among the 291 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 19 circuits in the surveys this season. Last year there also were 16 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls.
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 the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.