Final Regular Season NCBWA DI Top 30 Rankings

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. 20-June 28 following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the second-year TD Ameritade Stadium.

Arkansas (preseason), North Carolina (next 10 surveys), Vanderbilt (April 29-May 20), and LSU (May 27) have been No. 1 for during 2013. The ACC and SEC remain as the two conferences represented atop the poll in 2013. Forty-four of the 55 Top 30 or teams receiving votes have received 2013 NCAA bids. The latest survey also includes 15 conference regular- or postseason champions and 15 of the 16 NCAA Regional host schools. Defending NCAA champ Arizona received votes this week but did not obtain an at-large berth in the NCAA brackets.

The eight No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Championships 64-team bracket are NCBWA No. 4 North Carolina, No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 5 Oregon State, No. 1 LSU, No. 3 Cal State Fullerton, No. 6 Virginia, No. 10 Florida State, and No. 7 Oregon.

The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by a season-most 14 different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 18 circuits and independents in the surveys this season. Last year there were a record 22 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank
1 LSU Southeastern 52-9 2
2 Vanderbilt SEC 51-9 1
3 Cal State Fullerton Big West 48-8 4
4 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 52-8 6
5 Oregon State Pac-12 45-10 3
6 Virginia ACC 47-10 5
7 Oregon Pac-12 45-14 8
8 NC State ACC 44-14 10
9 Mississippi State SEC 43-17 13
10 Florida State ACC 44-15 7
11 UCLA Pac-12 39-17 11
12 Indiana Big Ten 43-14 15
13 Louisville Big East 46-12 9
14 Kansas State Big 12 41-17 17
15 Rice Conference USA 41-17 19
16 South Carolina SEC 39-18 14
17 Arkansas SEC 37-20 18
18 Oklahoma State Big 12 39-17 12
19 Oklahoma Big 12 40-19 25
20 Arizona State Pac-12 35-20-1 16
21 Cal Poly Big West 39-17 22
22 Ole Miss SEC 37-22 21
23 Campbell Big South 49-10 24
24 Clemson ACC 39-20 20
25 Austin Peay Ohio Valley 45-13 26
26 Virginia Tech ACC 38-20 NR
27 Mercer Atlantic Sun 43-16 23
28 New Mexico Mountain West 37-20 28
29 South Alabama Sun Belt 42-18 27
30 Bryant Northeast 44-16-1 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (34-26), Arizona (34-21), Central Arkansas (39-20), Coastal Carolina (37-21),Columbia (27-19), Connecticut (34-26), East Tennessee State (36-22), Florida Atlantic (39-20), Georgia Tech (34-25), Illinois State (39-19), Kentucky (30-25), Liberty (34-27), Louisiana-Lafayette (41-18), Miami (Fla.) (36-23), Notre Dame (34-24), Pittsburgh (42-17), San Diego (35-23), Seton Hall (37-19), St. Louis (41-19), Stanford (32-22), Troy (40-18), UC Irvine (33-22), UTSA (35-23), Wichita State (39-26).

Dropped Out: Pittsburgh (29), Troy (30).

By conference: ACC 6, SEC 6, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, Big West 2, A-Sun 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, MWC West 1, Northeast 1, Ohio Valley 1, Sun Belt 1.