Feb. 20, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top 4 remain the same; Alabama enters at No. 14
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TCU TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 20th year with its 2017 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 30 (weekly through June 5) following the 71st annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

TCU (preseason No. 1) opened the year at No. 1 and remains there this week. The 2017 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by nine different conferences (11 for the season) among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2017 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 16 separate circuits had team rankings in ‘16. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. TCU Big 12 3-0 3-0 1
2. Florida SEC 3-0 3-0 2
3. LSU SEC 3-0 3-0 3
4. Florida State ACC 2-1 2-1 4
5. Oregon State Pac-12 4-0 4-0 7
6. South Carolina SEC 2-1 2-1 5
7. Vanderbilt SEC 2-1 2-1 6
8. Louisville ACC 3-0 3-0 8
9. North Carolina ACC 3-0 3-0 12
10. N.C. State ACC 2-1 2-1 10
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 2-1 2-1 14
12. Arizona Pac-12 4-0 4-0 16
13. Virginia ACC 3-0 3-0 19
14. Alabama SEC 2-1 2-1
15. Texas A&M SEC 3-0 3-0 20
16. Louisiana Sun Belt 1-1 1-1 15
17. Miami ACC 2-1 2-1 18
18. Texas Tech Big 12 3-1 3-1 17
19. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 1-3 1-3 11
20. Clemson ACC 1-2 1-2 13
21. Ole Miss SEC 3-0 3-0 27
22. Stanford Pac-12 1-2 1-2 23
23. UNC Wilmington Colonial 3-0 3-0 30
24. Washington Pac-12 2-1 2-1 26
25. Georgia Tech ACC 3-0 3-0 29
26. Rice C-USA 2-2 2-2 24
27. Mississippi State SEC 3-1 3-1 32
28. UCLA Pac-12 2-0 2-0 -
29. Houston American Athletic 3-0 3-0 34
30. Oklahoma State Big 12 1-1 1-1 22
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Abilene Christian, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Dallas Baptist, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Kent State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Maryland, Mercer, Michigan State, Murray State, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Saint Louis, St. John’s, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, USC, Southern Miss, Texas, Tulane, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Virginia Tech, Wichita State, and Wright State.
Dropped out: East Carolina (9), UC Santa Barbara (21), Maryland (25), Long Beach State (28), Dallas Baptist (31), Tulane (33), Arizona State (35).
By conference: ACC 8, SEC 8, Pac-12 5, Big 12 3, Sun Belt 2, American Athletic 1, Big West 1, Colonial 1, C-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 Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2017 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (TCU)
• Feb. 20 (TCU)
• Feb. 27 (TCU)
• March 6 (TCU)
• March 13 (Louisville)
• March 20 (Louisville)
• March 27 (Oregon State)
• April 3 (Oregon State)
• April 10 (Oregon State)
• April 17 (Oregon State)
• April 24 (Oregon State)
• May 1 (Oregon State)
• May 8 (Oregon State)
• May 15 (Oregon State)
• May 22 (Oregon State)
• May 29 (Oregon State)
• June 7 (Oregon State)