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 fourth week in succession after LSU topped the poll for the first 12 Division I surveys this spring and is seeded No. 1 for the NCAA Championship.
All 16 of the Top 30 teams hosted NCAA Regionals from June 2-5, and the NCAA Super Regionals will take place June 9-12, 2023. NCAA first-round hosts and Super Regional sites were determined by the Top 16 NCAA Ratings Percentage Indices. All eight NCAA Super Regional hosts are included in the current poll.
Some of the big movers from Weeks 16 to 17 of the regular-season surveys are Stanford from No. 7 to 4, Virginia from No. 11 to 5,Tennessee from No. 18 to 6, South Carolina from No. 16 to 7, Alabama from No. 20 to 8, TCU from No. 28 to 9, Southern Miss from No. 17 to 10, Oregon from No. 26 to 11, Indiana State from No. 23 to 12, Duke from No. 24 to 13, and Oral Roberts from receiving votes to No. 14, among others.
There have been 15 conferences (11 this week) represented in the first 17 standings of 2023, and there were 14 different conferences in the 2022 NCBWA polls.
The eight winners of the NCAA Super Regionals June 9-12 advance to the NCAA World Series starting Friday, June 16, at Charles Schwab Park in Omaha, Nebraska. That also will be the site of the revelation of the 36th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear on June 16 at a national news conference starting at 10 a.m. (CDT) in the stadium’s media room.
This is the last NCBWA Division I poll before the 2023 NCAA World Series. There will be a final poll the day after the ’23 CWS ends on either June 25 or 26.
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 (JUNE 6)|
|10.||Southern Miss||Sun Belt||45-18||17|
|12.||Indiana State||Missouri Valley||45-15||23|
|14.||Oral Roberts||The Summit League||49-11||RV|
|21.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||42-21||9|
|26.||East Carolina||American Athletic||47-19||12|
|29.||Texas Tech||Big 12||41-23||RV|
|30.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||41-20||15|
|Others receiving votes: Alabama State (41-18), Auburn (34-23-1), Bethune-Cookman (33-27), Boston College (37-20), Charlotte (36-28), Florida A&M (29-30), Iowa (40-16), Kansas State (35-24), Maryland (42-21), North Carolina (36-24), Penn (34-16),Rider (36-21), Santa Clara (36-20), West Virginia (40-20).|
|Dropped out: Maryland (19), West Virginia (25), Auburn (27), Boston College (29).|
|By conference: SEC 9, ACC 5, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, Sun Belt 2, American Athletic 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, The Summit League 1.|
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