Tennessee (31-1) tops NCBWA Division I Poll

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.

Tennessee (31-1) is No. 1 for the third week in a row after running its winning streak to 23 games – second in Southeastern Conference history behind Texas A&M in 2015 with 24 consecutive victories. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, also has led the Vols to their best Southeastern Conference start in school history at 12-0. Texas, Vanderbilt and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in eight NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big movers from Weeks Eight to Nine have been Oregon State from No. 5 to 2, Miami (Fla.) from No. 12 to 3, Texas from No. 9 to 6, Notre Dame from No. 13 to 9, LSU from No. 16 to 12, Southern Miss from No. 26 to 15, Dallas Baptist from No. 27 to 19 and Auburn from receiving votes to No. 23, among others.

There have been 17 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first eight 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.

2.Oregon StatePac-1224-75
5.Texas TechBig 1227-84
6.TexasBig 1224-108
7.Oklahoma StateBig 1223-97
9.Notre DameACC20-513
15.Southern MissConference USA23-826
16.GonzagaWest Coast21-817
19.Dallas BaptistMissouri Valley21-1027
21.ConnecticutBig East24-725
22.MarylandBig Ten25-724
24.Texas StateSun Belt24-914
25.Ole MissSEC19-126
26.TCUBig 1221-1118
27.Wake ForestACC25-7RV
28.Virginia TechACC20-8RV
29.Florida StateACC18-1320
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal Poly (20-12), Creighton (18-8), Davidson (24-6), Georgia Southern (20-11), Georgia State (21-10), Georgia Tech (21-12), Grand Canyon (23-11), Kennesaw State (21-9), Louisiana Tech (23-10), Mercer (27-5), NC State (19-11), North Carolina (21-11), Old Dominion (22-8), Oregon (21-11), Portland (19-12), Rutgers (25-6), SE Missouri State (23-7), Southern Illinois (23-9), UC Santa Barbara (21-8), UNLV (21-11), UTSA (21-11), West Virginia (20-10), Wofford (24-9).
Dropped out: North Carolina (21), Georgia Tech (28), NC State (29), Oregon (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 7, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 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.