LSU (35-8) tops NCBWA Division I Poll

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 remains on a roll and is atop the poll for the 12th consecutive time in ‘23. The Tigers are bidding to become the first team in the 25-year history of the survey to run the table at No. 1.

Some of the big movers from Weeks 11 to 12 of the regular-season surveys are Vanderbilt from No. 8 to 5, Connecticut from No. 14 to 9, DBU from No.17 to 12, Duke from No. 23 to 14, West Virginia from No. 21 to 15, Miami (Fla.) from No. 20 to 17, Oregon from No. 22 to 19, Oregon State from No. 27 to 20, and poll newcomers this week Maryland from receiving votes to No. 28, Cal State Fullerton from receiving votes to No. 29, Northeastern (first time to appear in a NCBWA poll) from receiving votes to No. 30, among others. 

There have been 14 conferences (12 this week) represented in the first 12 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 

2.Wake ForestACC37-62
4.South CarolinaSEC35-83
8.Coastal CarolinaSun Belt28-149
9.ConnecticutBig East32-1114
10.CampbellBig South31-105
11.East CarolinaAmerican Athletic31-1310
12.DBUConference USA34-1017
15.West VirginiaBig 1233-1121
18.Boston CollegeACC29-1412
20.Oregon StatePac-1230-1327
21.Arizona StatePac-1229-1516
24.Texas TechBig 1230-1515
25.UTSAConference USA33-1128
26.Oklahoma StateBig 1230-1324
27.TexasBig 1230-1526
28.MarylandBig Ten30-15RV
29.Cal State FullertonBig West26-13RV
30.NortheasternColonial Athletic35-7RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (30-15), Alabama State (30-15), Auburn (25-18-1), Clemson (28-17), Creighton (22-15), CSU Northridge (25-13), FGCU (33-11), Indiana (31-14), Indiana State (28-13), Iowa (27-11), Kansas State (28-17), Kent State (29-12), NC State (28-14), North Carolina (28-16), Oral Roberts (32-11), Southern Miss (28-15), Texas A&M (25-19), UC Irvine (27-13), UC Santa Barbara (28-12), Wofford (32-11), Xavier (27-17).
Dropped out: North Carolina (25),  Indiana (29),  FGCU (30).
By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Big 12 4, American Athletic 1, Pac-12 4, Conference USA 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Colonial Athletic 1, Sun Belt 1

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.