DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2023 weekly surveys.
Preseason No. 1 LSU is off to a 6-1 start and ranks atop the poll for the third consecutive week.
Some of the big movers from weeks two to three have been Tennessee from No. 11 to 6, East Carolina from 12 to 9, Virginia from No. 17 to 11, Virginia Tech from 18 to 14, Texas Tech from No. 20 to 16, Florida State from No. 30 to 23, and Miami (Fla.) from No. 23 to 17, among others. Georgia Tech also made its first appearance in the NCBWA Top 30 poll this week.
There have been 10 conferences (nine this week) represented in the first two standings of 2023, and there were 14 different conferences in the 2022 NCBWA polls.
The 2023 poll voters come from among 34 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The ’23 season features 305 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 (FEB. 27)|
|9.||East Carolina||American Athletic||5-1||12|
|16.||Texas Tech||Big 12||8-0||20|
|18.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||4-3||19|
|22.||Southern Miss||Sun Belt||5-2||15|
|28.||Grand Canyon||Western Athletic||6-2||29|
|29.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||5-2||RV|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): App. State (7-0), Arizona (4-3), Arizona State (5-2), Boston College (5-1), California (6-1), Campbell (6-1), Coastal Carolina (4-3), CSU Northridge (4-1), DBU (7-0), FGCU (7-1), Florida Atlantic (6-1), Georgetown (6-2), Georgia (5-2), Illinois (4-3), Iowa (5-1), Kansas (5-1), Kentucky (5-2), Lamar (8-1), Marshall (5-1), Middle Tennessee (6-2), Mississippi State (5-3), Missouri (5-2), New Mexico (6-1), North Carolina (0-3), Oklahoma (4-4), Oral Roberts (6-2), Oregon (4-3), Portland (5-2), San Diego (5-0-1), Texas State (4-2), Troy (7-0), UC Irvine (5-1), UCF (6-1), UNLV (4-3), Washington State (6-1), West Virginia (4-3), WKU (7-1),|
|Dropped out: Oregon (24), Arizona (27).|
|By conference: SEC 10, ACC 9, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1.|
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