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 atop the poll for the fourth consecutive week.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Two to Three have been Virginia Tech from No. 14 to 11, NC State from No. 20 to 14, Virginia from No. 17 to 11, South Carolina from No. 24 to 20 and Iowa and Florida Gulf Coast from receiving votes to Nos. 27 and 30, respectively, among others.
There have been 11 conferences (10 this week) represented in the first four 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 (MARCH 6)|
|15.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||8-3||18|
|16.||East Carolina||American Athletic||7-3||9|
|21.||Texas Tech||Big 12||11-2||16|
|22.||Southern Miss||Sun Belt||8-3||22|
|28.||Grand Canyon||Western Athletic||8-3||28|
|29.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||7-3||29|
|30.||Florida Gulf Coast||ASUN||10-2||RV|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): App State (8-2), Arizona (8-3), Arizona State (6-5), Boston College (8-1), California (7-3), Campbell (8-2), Connecticut (6-3), CSU Northridge (7-2), DBU (7-4), Duke (8-3), Georgia (8-3), Georgia Tech (10-2), Kentucky (9-2), Lamar (10-2), Long Beach State (7-3), Louisiana Tech (8-4), Maryland (4-7), Mississippi State (7-5), Missouri (9-2), Nebraska (5-4-1), New Mexico (9-2), Old Dominion (11-1), Oregon (8-3), Sam Houston State (6-7), Troy (11-0), UC Irvine (10-1), UCF (8-3), UTSA (10-3), Washington (9-2), Washington State (10-1), Wofford (10-1).|
|Dropped out: Maryland (25), Georgia Tech (30).|
|By conference: SEC 10, ACC 8, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1.|
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