Feb. 25, 2013
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NORTH CAROLINA TOPS 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 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 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.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 6-0 4-0 1
2. Arkansas Southeastern 7-1 5-0 3
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 7-1 5-0 4
4. LSU Southeastern 6-1 3-1 2
5. Oregon State Pac-12 8-0 5-0 8
6. Oregon Pac-12 6-1 3-1 5
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 7-0 4-0 9
8. South Carolina Southeastern 5-1 3-0 7
9. UCLA Pac-12 4-2 2-1 6
10. Mississippi State Southeastern 9-0 5-0 13
11. Arizona Pac-12 7-1 4-1 10
12. Rice Conference USA 5-2 3-1 12
13. Kentucky Southeastern 5-1 3-1 11
14. Stanford Pac-12 5-2 4-0 14
15. Oklahoma Big 12 9-0 5-0 15
16. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 5-1 5-0 16
17. Ole Miss Southeastern 7-0 4-0 18
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-0 4-0 19
19. Louisville Big East 6-1 4-0 21
20. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 6-1 3-1 20
21. Miami Atlantic Coast 7-0 4-0 23
22. Virginia Atlantic Coast 7-0 5-0 25
23. UC Irvine Big West 6-1 3-1 27
24. Arizona State Pac-12 4-2 2-1 22
25. Texas Big 12 6-1 4-0 29
26. Clemson Atlantic Coast 5-1 3-0 30
27. Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 5-1 3-0 -
28. Cal Poly Big West 7-0 4-0 -
29. Florida Southeastern 3-5 1-4 17
30. Texas A&M Southeastern 5-3 3-2 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (6-1), Appalachian State (4-1), Arkansas State (6-1), Auburn (6-1), Creighton (3-0), FIU (6-1), Georgia Southern (4-2), Louisiana (7-1), Mercer (6-1), Missouri State (5-1), Notre Dame (5-1), Oklahoma State (7-1), Pepperdine (6-2), Pittsburgh (5-1), San Diego State (3-4), South Alabama (7-0), South Carolina-Upstate (5-1), Southeastern Louisiana (5-2), Southern Miss (5-2), TCU (0-6), VCU (5-0), Virginia Tech (6-1).
Dropped out: TCU (24), Southern Miss (28).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 7, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Conference USA 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2013 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Arkansas)
Feb. 18 (North Carolina)
Feb. 25 (North Carolina)
March 4 (North Carolina)
March 11 (North Carolina)
March 18 (North Carolina)
March 25 (North Carolina)
April 1 (North Carolina)
April 8 (North Carolina)
April 15 (North Carolina)
April 22 (North Carolina)
April 29 (Vanderbilt)
May 6 (Vanderbilt)
May 13 (Vanderbilt)
May 20 (Vanderbilt)
May 27 (LSU)
June 4 (LSU)
June 26 (UCLA)