May 20, 2013
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VANDERBILT 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.

Arkansas (preseason), North Carolina (next 10 surveys) and Vanderbilt (four polls from April 29-May 13) have held the No. 1 positions during the 2013 NCBWA Top 30/35s. The NCBWA poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 13 different conferences (18 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. Vanderbilt Southeastern 48-7 3-1 1
2. LSU Southeastern 48-8 3-1 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 43-9 2-1 3
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 45-8 4-0 5
5. Virginia Atlantic Coast 45-9 3-1 7
6. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 47-8 2-2 4
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 44-11 3-1 8
8. Oregon Pac-12 43-13 3-2 6
9. Louisville Big East 46-10 4-0 10
10. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 42-13 3-1 9
11. UCLA Pac-12 37-15 3-1 11
12. Oklahoma State Big 12 39-14 3-1 16
13. Mississippi State Southeastern 40-16 3-1 17
14. South Carolina Southeastern 39-16 2-2 12
15. Indiana Big Ten 40-13 2-2 15
16. Arizona State Pac-12 34-17-1 2-2 14
17. Kansas State Big 12 39-16 2-1 22
18. Arkansas Southeastern 35-19 1-2 13
19. Rice Conference USA 37-17 4-0 20
20. Clemson Atlantic Coast 39-17 2-2 19
21. Ole Miss Southeastern 36-20 1-3 18
22. Cal Poly Big West 37-16 4-0 27
23. Mercer Atlantic Sun 42-14 3-0 28
24. Campbell Big South 46-9 3-0 29
25. Oklahoma Big 12 36-19 1-3 21
26. Austin Peay Ohio Valley 42-13 4-0 30
27. South Alabama Sun Belt 40-16 1-2 25
28. New Mexico Mountain West 35-18 3-0 -
29. Pittsburgh Big East 40-15 0-4 23
30. Troy Sun Belt 39-16 2-2 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (31-21), Bryant (40-15-1), Coastal Carolina (35-19), Columbia (26-19), Creighton (30-16), Dartmouth (32-9), Florida Gulf Coast (37-18), Georgia Tech (33-23), Illinois (33-16), Illinois State (36-18), Kent State (34-21), Kentucky (30-24), Louisiana (38-17), Miami (35-21), Sam Houston State (36-18), Seton Hall (36-17), South Florida (35-20), Stanford (29-21), Tennessee Tech (39-15), UC Irvine (31-20), UNC Wilmington (37-19), UNLV (36-18), Virginia Tech (35-19).
Dropped out: UC Irvine (24), Georgia Tech (26).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, Big East 2, Big West 2, Sun Belt 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Ohio Valley 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)