NCBWA Keeps Delta State in DII Pole Position, USC Aiken Paces Rest of Top 25

NATIONAL TOP 25

Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
  1. Delta State, Miss. (10) 38-7-1 298 1
  2. USC Aiken (1) 41-9 262 5
  3. Colorado Mesa 33-7 250 3
  4. Central Missouri 33-9 243 4
  5. Tampa, Fla. 36-10 213 6 Continue reading

Latest NCBWA DII Regional Rankings – 4/30

ATLANTIC REGION TOP 10

Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
T1. Seton Hill, Pa. (6) 37-13 103 1
T1. Millersville, Pa. (5) 34-12 103 2
  3. Kutztown, Pa. 29-11 81 3
T4. California, Pa. 31-14 75 4
T4. Winston-Salem State, N.C. 38-9 75 5 Continue reading

Vanderbilt Nudges North Carolina From Top Spot in Latest DI NCBWA Poll

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys.

Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina, which had been No. 1 for 10 consecutive weeks after Arkansas was preseason No. 1, was nudged out of the top spot for the first time in the 2013 regular season this week by Vanderbilt (39-6 overall to start the week). Those three schools are the only ones to have held down the No. 1 position throughout the 2013 surveys. The NCBWA poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 10 different conferences (17 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks.

The surveys of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-2013 Record-Previous Rank

1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 39-6 4

2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 41-4 1

3 Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-7 3

4 LSU SEC 39-6 2

5 Oregon State Pac-12 34-8 6 Continue reading

DI RPI, Strength of Schedule and Regional Rankings Updated

College Baseball Lineup’s weekly DI Rating Percentage Index (RPI) and Strength of Schedule and DI Regional Rankings have been updated on the website through games as of April 24th. All rankings are computed using the CBLineup WOPR computer which is housed in an underground tunnel beneath the ruins of Rosenblatt Stadium.

According to the impartial computer rankings, the top five teams in the nation are:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Cal State Fullerton
  3. LSU
  4. Vanderbilt
  5. Oregon

The regional rankings, which break down the teams into six geographic regions has the following teams listed as tops in their locale:

  • Midwest: Indiana, Kansas State, Notre Dame
  • Mid-South: Vanderbilt, LSU, South Alabama
  • Northeast: Dartmouth, Canisius, Pitt
  • Southeast: North Carolina, Virginia,Florida State
  • Southwest: Arizona State, Oklahoma,  Lamar
  • West Coast: Cal State Fullerton, Oregon, Oregon State

The ten teams with the most difficult strength of schedule to date are:

  1. Florida
  2. Miami (FL)
  3. Hawaii
  4. Washington
  5. Southern Cal
  6. Oral Roberts
  7. Missouri
  8. Georgia
  9. Texas A&M
  10. UCLA

North Carolina Remains Atop NCBWA DI Poll – 10th Consecutive Week for Diamond Heels

NORTH CAROLINA REMAINS
ATOP NCBWA DIVISION I POLL
DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina (10 consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position throughout the 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 10 different conferences (17 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The surveys of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week.

2013 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (APRIL 22)
Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 39-2 5-0 1
2. LSU Southeastern 37-4 3-1 2
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 34-6 3-1 4
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-6 2-2 3
5. Virginia Atlantic Coast 35-6 4-0 8 Continue reading