DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2022 weekly surveys.
Preseason No. 1 Texas remains No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week after going 3-1 last week and seeing its winning streak ended at 11. Interestingly in this balanced season of college baseball, all Top 10 teams from last week’s poll suffered at least one defeat between Feb, 28-March 6.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Three to Four have been Oregon State from No. 9 to 6, Notre Dame from No. 13 to 7, Tennessee from No. 14 to 9, Florida from No. 16 to 10, Virginia from No. 23 to 17 and Georgia Tech from No. 19 to 12.
There have been 15 conferences (with nine this week) represented in the first three standings of 2022, and there also were 14 different conferences in all the 2021 NCBWA polls.
The 2022 poll voters come from among 33 college baseball writers and related media members from throughout the nation. The ’22 season features 301 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools, and for more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.
|2022 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 7)|
|11.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||6-4||8|
|15.||Texas Tech||Big 12||10-2||21|
|27.||Old Dominion||Conference USA||9-1||26|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (9-4), Arizona State (5-7), Arkansas State (4-5), Auburn (11-2), Baylor (6-5), BYU (7-3), California Baptist (7-3), Charlotte (7-4), Connecticut (8-1), Duke (6-5), East Carolina (6-5), Florida Gulf Coast University (10-2), Grand Canyon (7-4), Harvard (4-3), Kentucky (10-2), Long Beach State (4-6), Louisiana Tech (7-5), Louisville (8-3), Mercer (11-1), Michigan (7-5), Missouri (9-1), Northeastern (6-5), Oklahoma (5-5), Oral Roberts (9-2), Portland (8-3), Purdue (12-0), Rutgers (9-1), Sacramento State (8-4), San Jose State (8-4), SE Missouri State (9-1), South Alabama (8-2), South Carolina (7-4), Southern Miss (8-3), Tennessee Tech (10-0), Texas State (10-2), UC Santa Barbara (7-4), UCF (8-3), USC (9-2), UTSA (9-2), Virginia Tech (9-1), Wichita State (5-7).|
|Dropped out: Sacramento State (24), Long Beach State (28), Louisiana Tech (30).|
|By conference: ACC 9, SEC 8, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, West Coast 1.|
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