March 18, 2013
For Immediate Release
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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 (five 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 (15 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.

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