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

6 Oregon Pac-12 33-10 7

7 Virginia ACC 38-8 5

8 Florida State ACC 35-9 9

9 South Carolina SEC 33-12 11

10 NC State ACC 34-11 13

11 Louisville Big East 33-10 12

12 UCLA Pac-12 27-13 8

13 Oklahoma Big 12 33-11 14

14 Arizona State Pac-12 28-12-1 16

15 Mississippi State SEC 33-13 10

16 Arkansas SEC 29-15 15

17 Indiana Big Ten 34-8 17

18 Rice Conference USA 28-14 20

19 UC Irvine Big West 28-12 22

20 Oklahoma State Big 12 32-11 24

21 Ole Miss SEC 31-14 18

22 Arizona Pac-12 28-14 27

23 Georgia Tech ACC 28-16 19

24 Mercer Atlantic Sun 36-12 26

25 Clemson ACC 30-14 29

26 Kentucky SEC 26-17 25

27 Stanford Pac-12 23-15 21

28 Cal Poly Big West 28-13 23

29 Notre Dame Big East 26-16 28

30 South Alabama Sun Belt 34-12 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama(27-18), Austin Peay State (32-13), CSU Bakersfield (29-16), Campbell (37-8), Central Arkansas (31-11), Creighton (24-10), Dartmouth (31-7), Florida (25-20), Gonzaga (28-14-1), Kansas State (31-14), Lamar (33-11), Louisiana-Lafayette (31-14), Miami (Fla.) (29-18), Michigan State (24-13), New Mexico (27-16), North Florida (32-12), Ohio State (28-13), Pittsburgh (32-10), San Diego State (22-21), Seton Hall (26-16), South Florida (29-15), Southern Miss (24-19), Troy (32-12), UNC Wilmington (32-13), Virginia Tech (27-18), West Virginia (27-18).

Dropped Out: UNC Wilmington (30)

By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, A-Sun 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, Sun Belt 1.

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