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 college dominance and is atop the poll for the seventh consecutive week.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Five to Six of the regular-season surveys have been Campbell from No. 18 to 15, Kentucky from No. 24 to 16, Boston College from No. 20 to 17, UC Santa Barbara from No. 23 to 20, Boston College from No. 20 to 17, Iowa from No. 28 to 21, Texas from not rated to No. 24, Connecticut from receiving votes to No. 26, and Coastal Carolina from receiving votes to No. 28, among others.
There have been 12 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 27)|
|9.||East Carolina||American Athletic||19-5||11|
|13.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||20-5||16|
|19.||Texas Tech||Big 12||18-7||14|
|20.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||17-4||23|
|25.||West Virginia||Big 12||18-6||26|
|28.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||14-7||RV|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (19-6), Arizona State (16-8), Auburn (16-7-1), Ball State (17-6), DBU (16-8), Duke (15-9), Elon (16-8), Florida State (12-12), Fresno State (13-9), Georgia (15-9), Grand Canyon (15-8), Kansas State (17-8), Louisiana (18-7), Maryland (14-9), NC State (17-7), New Mexico (14-8), Northeastern (17-4), Notre Dame (12-9), Old Dominion (20-4), Oregon (15-7), Oregon State (15-9), Portland (16-7), Sam Houston State (15-10), Southern Miss (14-9), UC San Diego (15-6), USC (14-8-1), UTSA (20-5), Washington (16-6), Wofford (17-6).|
|Dropped out: Alabama (25), Grand Canyon (27), NC State (29).|
|By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 2, American Athletic 1, ASUN 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Sun Belt 1.|
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