DALLAS The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 23rd year with its 2020 weekly surveys and after the first weekend of the regular season, Texas Tech takes over at No. 1, followed by Miami at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3.
Texas Tech takes over the top spot after scoring 65 runs and going 4-0 over opening weekend. Miami jumps up to the top three from No. 5 after a 3-0 weekend vs. Rutgers. Georgia moves up one spot to round out the top three after a weekend sweep of Richmond.
Preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt falls to fourth after a 1-2 record over opening weekend at the MLB4 Collegiate Baseball Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Michigan jumps into the top 10 after a 3-1 record over the weekend, moving up two spots after wins over then-No. 1 Vanderbilt, then-No. 7 Arizona State and Cal Poly.
Overall, the top 10 consists of six SEC schools, two ACC programs, one from the Big 12 and one from the Big Ten.
The biggest risers this week include Ole Miss, who jumped up five spots from 25 to 20 and Cal State Fullerton who went from receiving votes to ranking No. 28th.
Three new D1 programs in 2020 include the University of Akron, Boise State and Merrimack. Akron, back after a five-year absence, went 0-2 on the weekend, while Merrimack went 2-2. Boise State was idle last week.
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