NCBWA Releases March 11th DI Poll – Undefeated North Carolina Top Team For Fourth Week

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 (four 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 (13 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 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-0 1
2 Vanderbilt Southeastern 15-2 2
3 LSU SEC 15-1 3
4 Oregon State Pac-12 15-0 4
5 Florida State ACC 15-0 5
6 South Carolina SEC 13-2 8
7 UCLA Pac-12 11-3 7
8 Ole Miss SEC 16-1 15
9 Kentucky SEC 13-2 10
10 Mississippi State SEC 17-2 6
11 Arkansas SEC 11-5 16
12 Oregon Pac-12 11-5 11
13 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-3 13
14 Georgia Tech ACC 14-2 18
15 Louisville Big East 12-2 20
16 Stanford Pac-12 10-5 9
17 Virginia ACC 14-1 19
18 NC State ACC 12-4 12
19 Arizona State Pac-12 10-2-1 23
20 Oklahoma Big 12 12-4 14
21 Arizona Pac-12 13-5 17
22 Cal Poly Big West 13-2 25
23 Notre Dame Big East 10-3 26
24 Oklahoma State Big 12 12-3 27
25 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 13-3 29
26 UC Irvine Big West 12-4 21
27 Rice Conference USA 9-7 22
28 UNLV Mountain West 13-3 NR
29 Miami (Fla.) ACC 13-4 24
30 Central Arkansas Southland 14-2 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (12-3), Campbell (13-2), Clemson (9-5), Connecticut (8-4), Dartmouth (3-0), Furman (12-4), Gonzaga (8-4-1), Houston (12-4), Illinois (10-4), Indiana (8-3), Lamar (14-2), Louisiana-Lafayette (13-3), Mercer (14-3), Missouri State (10-3), San Diego (11-6), South Alabama (14-3), Texas (10-5), Texas A&M (10-7), Troy (11-3), UTSA (12-5), Virginia Tech (12-4).

Dropped Out: Mercer (28), Virginia Tech (30) .

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

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