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.
Wake Forest remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row after LSU ruled the roost for the first 12 Division I surveys this spring. Arkansas is ranked second for the first time in ’23.
Some of the big movers from Weeks 13 to 14 of the regular-season surveys are Florida from No. 6 to 3, West Virginia from No. 13 to 6, Clemson from No. 21 to 13, DBU from No. 17 to 14, Southern Miss from No. 29 to 24, Washington from receiving votes to No. 25, Indiana State from No. 30 to 26 and Auburn from receiving votes to No. 28, among others.
There have been 14 conferences (11 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 ncbwa.com.
|2022 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (MAY 15)|
|6.||West Virginia||Big 12||39-13||13|
|8.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||33-17||10|
|10.||East Carolina||American Athletic||38-14||11|
|22.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||35-15||23|
|24.||Southern Miss||Sun Belt||35-15||29|
|26.||Indiana State||Missouri Valley||35-14||30|
|28.||Texas Tech||Big 12||35-18||24|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (37-15), Army West Point (36-16), Florida Gulf Coast (37-14), Georgia (28-24), Georgia Tech (30-21), Grand Canyon (33-19), Houston (31-20), Indiana (38-14), Iowa (33-12), Kansas State (32-20), Kent State (35-14), Loyola Marymount (26-21), N.C. State (31-18), North Carolina (33-17), Northeastern (38-11), Oral Roberts (40-11), Oregon (31-19), Texas (35-18), Troy (36-17), UC Irvine (32-16), UC Santa Barbara (32-16), USC (31-20-1), Xavier (32-20).|
|Dropped out: Oregon (26), Arizona State (27).|
|By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, Conference USA 2, Sun Belt 2, American Athletic 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1.|
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