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 ninth consecutive time in ‘23.
Some of the big movers from Weeks Eight to Nine of the regular-season surveys have been East Carolina from No. 12 to 9, Louisville from No. 14 to 10, North Carolina from No. 16 to 13, Texas from No. 24 to 19, Arizona State from receiving votes to No. 23, USC from receiving votes to No. 26 and TCU from receiving votes to No. 27, among others.
There have been 13 conferences (11 this week) represented in the first nine standings of 2023, and there were 14 different conferences in the 2022 NCBWA polls.
The 2023 poll voters come from among 35 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 10)|
|17.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||23-10||15|
|18.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||20-9||20|
|20.||Texas Tech||Big 12||22-10||19|
|25.||West Virginia||Big 12||23-9||22|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Abilene Christian (23-8), Alabama (23-10), Alabama State (21-12), Ball State (23-8), Cal State Fullerton (16-10), Duke (20-11), Elon (21-10), Indiana (22-10), Iowa (19-8), Long Beach State (20-10), Louisiana (23-9), Loyola-Marymount (17-12), Maryland (19-12), NC State (20-11), Northeastern (25-6), Old Dominion (23-8), Oral Roberts (23-10), Oregon State (20-11), Sam Houston State (20-13), UC Santa Barbara (19-9), UNCW (19-11), UTSA (24-8), Virginia Tech (18-11), Washington (19-10), Xavier, Ohio (20-12).|
|Dropped out: UC Santa Barbara (25), UTSA (27), Iowa (28), NC State (30).|
|By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 5, American Athletic 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Sun Belt 1.|
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