NCBWA Releases March 4 DI Poll – North Carolina Continues to Top 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 (three polls) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position in 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 eight different conferences (12 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The polls 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 10-0 1
2 Vanderbilt Southeastern 12-1 3
3 LSU SEC 10-1 4
4 Oregon State Pac-12 12-0 5
5 Florida State ACC 10-0 7
6 Mississippi State SEC 15-0 10
7 UCLA Pac-12 8-2 9
8 South Carolina SEC 8-2 8
9 Stanford Pac-12 9-2 14
10 Kentucky SEC 10-1 13
11 Oregon Pac-12 8-3 6
12 NC State ACC 10-1 16
13 Cal State Fullerton Big West 10-1 18
14 Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 15
15 Ole Miss SEC 11-1 17
16 Arkansas SEC 7-5 2
17 Arizona Pac-12 10-3 11
18 Georgia Tech ACC 11-1 20
19 Virginia ACC 12-0 22
20 Louisville Big East 9-2 19
21 UC Irvine Big West 10-2 23
22 Rice Conference USA 6-5 12
23 Arizona State Pac-12 7-2-1 24
24 Miami (Fla.) ACC 10-2 21
25 Cal Poly Big West 9-1 28
26 Notre Dame Big East 8-2 NR
27 Oklahoma State Big 12 9-2 NR
28 Mercer Atlantic Sun 11-1 NR
29 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 8-3 27
30 Virginia Tech ACC 11-2 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (8-3), Appalachian State (7-2), Auburn (8-3), Campbell (10-1), Central Arkansas (11-1), Clemson (6-4), Connecticut (6-3), Dartmouth (3-0), Florida (5-7), Gonzaga (6-4-1), Houston (8-3), Lamar (11-2), Liberty (9-2), Louisiana-Lafayette (11-2), Missouri State (7-2), San Diego (7-4), San Diego State (7-5), South Alabama (10-2), USC Upstate (8-2), South Dakota State (6-3), Southeastern Louisiana (8-2), Texas (6-5), Texas A&M (8-5), Troy (8-3), UNLV (9-3), VCU (8-0).

Dropped Out: Texas (25), Clemson (26), Florida (29), Texas A&M (30).

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

 

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