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 continues its dominance and is atop the poll for the sixth consecutive week.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Four to Five of the regular-season surveys have been Arkansas from No. 6 to No. 3, UCLA From No. 11 to No. 8, South Carolina from No. 14 to No. 9, Campbell from No. 24 to No. 18, B oston College from No. 29 to No. 20, Missouri from receiving votes to No. 21 and West Virginia from receiving votes to No. 26.
There have been 12 conferences (10 this week) represented in the first five 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 20)|
|11.||East Carolina||American Athletic||16-4||12|
|14.||Texas Tech||Big 12||18-4||18|
|16.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||16-5||13|
|23.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||15-3||28|
|26.||West Virginia||Big 12||15-4||RV|
|27.||Grand Canyon||Western Athletic||14-5||RV|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Abilene Christian (16-4), Arizona (12-6), Arizona State (12-8), Auburn (13-6-1), Coastal Carolina (12-6), Connecticut (12-5), DBU (13-7), Duke (13-7), Elon (13-7), Florida State (12-8), Georgia Tech (14-6), Maryland (11-8), McNeese State (15-5), New Mexico (12-7), Northeastern (12-4), Old Dominion (18-2), Oregon (11-7), Oregon State (12-8), Portland (13-6), Southern Miss (12-7), Texas State (13-6), UC Irvine (12-5), UCF (15-5), USC (10-8-1), UTSA (18-3), Virginia Tech (12-7), Washington (15-4), Washington State (14-5).|
|Dropped out: Virginia Tech (17), Florida State (21), Oregon State (26), Southern Miss (27), Maryland (30).|
|By conference: SEC 11, ACC 7, Big 12 4, Pac-12 2, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Western Athletic 1.|
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