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.
Oregon State (38-9 overall) has replaced Tennessee at the top after the Volunteers were No. 1 for five consecutive weeks. The Beavers of coach Mitch Canham have taken a three-game lead over perennial power Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference standings with an 18-6 mark and had achieved a No. 2 ranking for their previous 2022 best mark. OSU joins Texas, Vanderbilt and Tennessee as holders of the No. 1 position in 13 NCBWA surveys to date.
Some of the big poll movers from Weeks 12 to 13 have been Louisville from No. 14 to 7, Stanford from No. 12 to 9, Texas A&M from No. 21 to 16, UC Santa Barbara from No. 25 to 21 and Grand Canyon making its first appearance in the NCBWA ratings at No. 26 after receiving votes previously, among others.
There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 13 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.
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