Texas (8-0) 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.

Preseason No. 1 Texas swept Alabama 3-0 in games to advance to 8-0 and remain No. 1 poll for the third consecutive week.

The Atlantic Coast Conference also has been flexing its baseball muscles to gain eight berths in the survey to tie the Southeastern Conference for most schools from one conference.

Some of the big movers from Weeks Two to Three have been NC State from No. 7 to 4, Oregon State from No. 12 to 9, Georgia from No. 16 to 10, Miami (Fla.) from 22 to 18, and Maryland from No. 25 to 20. Sacramento State, North Carolina and Clemson made their first NCBWA Top 30 appearances this week.

There have been 14 conferences (with 10 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 persons 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.

1.TexasBig 128-01
2.Ole MissSEC6-02
4.N.C. StateACC8-07
8.Oklahoma StateBig 124-25
9.Oregon StatePac-127-012
12.Mississippi StateSEC4-310
13.Notre DameACC5-113
15.Florida StateACC5-211
17.TCUBig 126-119
19.Georgia TechACC7-118
20.MarylandBig Ten7-025
21.Texas TechBig 125-221
22.LibertyAtlantic Sun6-124
24.Sacramento StateWestern Athletic7-0RV
26.Old DominionConference USA5-128
27.North CarolinaACC6-1RV
28.Long Beach StateBig West2-414
30.Louisiana TechConference USA5-230
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (5-3), Arizona State (3-4), Auburn (5-1), Baylor (3-4), Bryant (3-2), BYU (5-2), Cal Poly (4-3), Cal State Northridge (5-2), California Baptist (7-0), Campbell (1-6), Charlotte (3-3), Coastal Carolina (6-1), College of Charleston (6-1), Connecticut (5-1), Dallas Baptist (4-3), Davidson (5-1), Duke (4-3), East Carolina (2-5), FIU (6-2), Gonzaga (6-2), Indiana (1-5), Indiana State (5-2), Kennesaw State (6-1), Kentucky (7-0), Louisville (4-3), Oklahoma (5-2), Oregon (4-3), Penn (2-1), Portland (6-1), Purdue (8-0), Rutgers (5-1), Saint Mary's College (7-0), San Diego (4-3), Southern Miss (5-2), Tennessee Tech (6-0), Texas A&M (5-2), Texas State (7-1), Tulane (6-1), UAB (6-1), UC Irvine (4-3), UC Santa Barbara (5-2), UCF (6-1), UTSA (6-1), Virginia Tech (6-0), Wake Forest (8-0), Washington State (5-3), West Virginia (5-2).
Dropped out: Duke (26), East Carolina (27), Bryant (29).
By conference: ACC 8, SEC 8, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Atlantic Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 2, Western Athletic 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.