Arkansas (17-2) tops NCBWA Division I Poll

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 27th year with its 2024 weekly surveys.

Arkansas, currently carrying a winning streak of 13 games and a 17-2 overall record, has become the third different school to top the NCBWA polls this spring. Wake Forest and Oregon State previously held the top position.

Some of the big movers from Week Four to Week Five are Clemson from No. 8 to 3, Vanderbilt from No. 10 to 4, Alabama from No. 13 to 8, Florida from No. 15 to 10, Florida State from No. 19 to 11 and Campbell, Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara, Oklahoma, and Mississippi State from receiving votes into the Nos. 19-24 slots.

There have been 11 conferences (nine this week) represented in the first four standings of 2024, and there were 15 different conferences in the 2023 NCBWA polls.

The 2024 poll voters come from among 33 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The ’24 season features 305 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools.

2.Oregon StatePac-1217-21
6.Texas A&MSEC18-24
11.Florida StateACC18-019
13.Coastal CarolinaSun Belt17-317
14.East CarolinaAmerican Athletic14-414
15.Wake ForestACC13-66
17.North CarolinaACC17-411
18.TCUBig 1215-59
20.UC IrvineBig West15-322
22.UC Santa BarbaraBig West12-5RV
23.OklahomaBig 1213-6RV
24.Mississippi StateSEC15-6RV
25.South CarolinaSEC15-521
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn, California, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana State, Jackson State, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), NC State, Nebraska, North Carolina A&T, Northeastern, Ole Miss, Oregon, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Texas, Troy, Texas Tech, UCF, UC San Diego, Virginia Tech.
Dropped out: No. 12 NC State, No. 20 Auburn, No. 23 Texas Tech, No. 24 Texas, No. 25 Georgia.
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 6, Big 12 2, Big West 2, American 1, CAA 1, CUSA 1, Pac-12 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.