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 ended a four-poll reign at No. 1 while Vanderbilt edged ahead for the top spot. Ole Miss remains second nationally again this week.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Four to Five have been Georgia Tech from No. 12 to 8, North Carolina from No. 20 to 15, Texas State from receiving votes to 26, Kentucky from RV to 28, and Connecticut from RV to 30, among others.
There have been 17 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first five standings of 2022, and there also were 14 different conferences in all the 2021 NCBWA polls. Teams from the Sun Belt (Texas State) and Big East (Connecticut) made their initial 2022 advances in this week’s survey.
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 NCBW, please go to ncbwa.com.
|2022 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 14)|
|12.||Texas Tech||Big 12||14-3||15|
|18.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||9-6||11|
|25.||Old Dominion||Conference USA||13-1||27|
|26.||Texas State||Sun Belt||14-3||RV|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (12-5), Arizona State (8-10), Auburn (13-4), BYU (8-5), California Baptist (10-4), Charlotte (10-5), Dallas Baptist (9-6), Davidson (12-3), Duke (9-7), Florida Atlantic (13-4), Florida Gulf Coast University (12-4), Georgia Southern (10-6), Jacksonville (11-5), Long Beach State (7-7), Louisiana Tech (11-5), Louisville (11-4), Memphis (9-4), Mercer (15-1), Missouri (11-2), Missouri State (7-7), Oklahoma (9-5), Oregon (10-6), Portland (11-4), Purdue (14-0), Rutgers (12-3), Sacramento State (9-7), SE Missouri State (13-1), South Carolina (9-6), Southern Miss (10-6), Troy (11-5), Tulane (10-6), UC Irvine (10-6), UC Santa Barbara (10-4), UCLA (10-6), USC (11-3), Utah (11-3-1), Virginia Tech (10-4), Wake Forest (13-3), Wichita State (8-8).|
|Dropped out: UCLA (22), Tulane (26), Wake Forest (30).|
|By conference: SEC 9, ACC 8,Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1.|
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