April 1, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Vanderbilt rises to No. 3
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NORTH CAROLINA REMAINS
ATOP 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 (seven consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) has 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 nine different conferences (16 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 24-1 3-0 1
2. LSU Southeastern 26-2 4-0 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 25-4 4-0 5
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 24-4 3-1 7
5. Oregon Pac-12 22-6 4-0 8
6. Virginia Atlantic Coast 25-3 3-1 9
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 24-4 2-2 4
8. Oregon State Pac-12 22-4 1-2 3
9. Arkansas Southeastern 21-8 4-1 11
10. Kentucky Southeastern 21-6 3-1 10
11. UCLA Pac-12 18-6 1-2 6
12. South Carolina Southeastern 22-6 4-0 13
13. Oklahoma Big 12 25-5 3-1 14
14. Louisville Big East 22-5 3-1 15
15. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 21-6 3-1 16
16. Ole Miss Southeastern 23-6 2-2 12
17. Indiana Big Ten 22-3 4-0 24
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 23-8 2-2 17
19. Oklahoma State Big 12 21-6 2-2 18
20. Cal Poly Big West 20-6 3-1 25
21. Rice Conference USA 20-10 2-2 20
22. Arizona State Pac-12 15-8-1 2-1 26
23. Houston Conference USA 23-6 2-2 22
24. Notre Dame Big East 15-9 1-3 19
25. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 19-10 3-1 27
26. Stanford Pac-12 13-9 2-2 23
27. UC Irvine Big West 16-8 1-3 21
28. Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 18-6 3-1 29
29. Arizona Pac-12 18-11 3-0 -
30. Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast 20-9 2-2 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (18-11), Austin Peay (22-5), Belmont (20-6), Campbell (23-5), Central Arkansas (21-7), Dartmouth (14-3), Florida Atlantic (19-9), Gonzaga (16-10-1), Lamar (22-8), Mercer (23-8), Miami (20-11), Michigan State (15-8), Missouri State (18-6), Ohio State (16-8), Pittsburgh (19-6), San Diego (18-10), South Alabama (22-7), Southeastern Louisiana (21-8), Texas A&M (18-11), Troy (19-7), UNC Wilmington (20-8), UNLV (20-8).
Dropped out: South Alabama (28), Texas A&M (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, Conference USA 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big Ten 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)