April 15, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Perfect week keeps Heels atop rankings
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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 (nine 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 ten 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 34-2 5-0 1
2. LSU Southeastern 34-3 4-1 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 33-4 4-0 3
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 31-5 3-1 4
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 30-6 3-1 6
6. Oregon State Pac-12 28-6 3-1 7
7. Oregon Pac-12 27-8 4-0 9
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 31-6 2-3 5
9. Louisville Big East 28-7 3-1 12
10. Arkansas Southeastern 25-12 2-3 8
11. Mississippi State Southeastern 30-9 4-0 16
12. UCLA Pac-12 22-10 3-1 15
13. Oklahoma Big 12 28-8 1-2 11
14. Arizona State Pac-12 22-10-1 3-1 17
15. South Carolina Southeastern 27-10 1-3 10
16. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 26-10 3-1 19
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 28-10 4-0 20
18. Kentucky Southeastern 24-11 2-2 14
19. Indiana Big Ten 26-7 1-3 13
20. Ole Miss Southeastern 26-10 3-1 21
21. UC Irvine Big West 23-9 3-1 23
22. Cal Poly Big West 24-9 3-1 24
23. Rice Conference USA 25-13 2-2 18
24. Stanford Pac-12 19-11 3-1 25
25. Arizona Pac-12 23-12 2-1 27
26. Clemson Atlantic Coast 26-11 5-0 -
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 24-10 2-2 26
28. Mercer Atlantic Sun 29-10 4-0 -
29. Notre Dame Big East 19-14 0-4 22
30. Coastal Carolina Big South 24-12 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (22-16), Belmont (26-8), Bryant (23-9-1), Cal State Bakersfield (24-13), Campbell (31-7), Central Arkansas (26-9), Dartmouth (22-6), East Tennessee State (21-12), Florida (19-18), Florida Atlantic (24-12), Gonzaga (23-10-1), Houston (25-11), Kansas State (26-11), Miami (24-15), Michigan State (21-11), New Mexico (20-16), North Florida (27-11), Ohio State (23-11), Pittsburgh (24-9), South Alabama (27-10), UNC Wilmington (26-11).
Dropped out: Houston (28), Campbell (29), Florida Gulf Coast (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Big South 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)