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.
On the heels of its 2023 NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday, preseason No. 1 LSU continues its college dominance and is atop the poll for the eighth consecutive week.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Six to Seven of the regular-season surveys have been Boston College from No. 17 to 10, Kentucky from No. 16 to 11, Miami (Fla.) from No. 23 to 18, Coastal Carolina from No. 28 to 20, Connecticut from No. 26 to 21, and West Virginia from No. 25 to 22, among others.
There have been 13 conferences (12 this week) represented in the first eight 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 (APRIL 3)|
|12.||East Carolina||American Athletic||20-8||9|
|15.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||22-7||13|
|19.||Texas Tech||Big 12||2-9||19|
|20.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||18-7||28|
|22.||West Virginia||Big 12||21-7||25|
|25.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||18-6||20|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Abilene Christian (22-6), Alabama (21-8), Arizona State (19-9), Auburn (18-9-1), Ball State (20-7), Cal State Fullerton (14-9), DBU (19-9), Duke (18-10), Elon (19-9), Indiana (20-8), Kansas State (19-11), Long Beach State, (18-8), Maryland (17-10), Missouri (19-9), Northeastern (22-4), Old Dominion (22-6), Ole Miss (16-11), Oral Roberts (20-9), Oregon State (19-9), Portland (17-10), Sam Houston State (18-11), TCU (17-11), UC San Diego (17-8), USC (16-10-1), Virginia Tech (17-10), Washington (17-9).|
|Dropped out: Ole Miss (22), TCU (27), Missouri (29)..|
|By conference: SEC 8, ACC 7, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 1, Sun Belt 1.|
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