March 26, 2018
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Top three spots remain the same
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OREGON STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 21st year with its 2018 weekly surveys. For the third-straight week the Pac-12 holds down two of the top three spots, with No. 1 Oregon State and Stanford at No. 3. However, the SEC has five of the top 10 positions, led by No. 2 Florida.

Oregon State remains No. 1 after defeating Washington in a Pac-12 series, 2-1. The Beavers are now 20-2 on the season.

The Gators stay put at No. 2 after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over then-No. 4 Arkansas.

Stanford was impressive in a three-game series sweep of USC, outscoring the Trojans 34-2 to improve to 17-2 on the year.

Ole Miss moves up one spot to No. 4 after a 3-1 week, including a series win over SEC foe Texas A&M.

Some shuffling in the five and six spots, as Florida State moves up one to No. 5 after a 4-1 week, while Arkansas drops to No. 6 after losing a series to No. 2 Florida.

Kentucky is up two to No. 7 after a 3-1 week, including a series win over top-25 Auburn.

Texas Tech moves up two spots to No. 8 after an undefeated 4-0 week.

Vanderbilt is down one to No. 9 this week after going 2-2. They are now 17-7 on the season.

The only newcomer to the top 10 this week is North Carolina State, moving up three spots to No. 10 after defeating Georgia Tech in an ACC series.

Coastal Carolina is the biggest mover of the week, jumping up from No. 30 to No. 23 after a 4-0 week.

Illinois joins the rankings this week at No. 25, followed by San Diego State at 26, Georgia at 27 and College of Charleston at 30.

The 2018 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls will feature a national Top 30 beginning with the Feb. 19 NCBWA DI survey.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences among the 299 baseball-playing schools in the 2018 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2017 had 13 different DI conferences rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pac-12 20-2 1
2. Florida SEC 21-5 2
3. Stanford Pac-12 17-2 3
4. Ole Miss SEC 22-3 5
5. Florida State ACC 20-5 6
6. Arkansas SEC 17-7 4
7. Kentucky SEC 17-7 9
8. Texas Tech Big 12 21-5 10
9. Vanderbilt SEC 17-7 8
10. N.C. State ACC 20-4 13
11. Auburn SEC 20-5 7
12. Southern Miss Conference USA 17-5 14
13. UCLA Pac-12 15-5 12
14. Clemson ACC 18-6 16
15. Indiana Big Ten 16-5 15
16. Texas A&M SEC 19-6 11
17. Duke ACC 20-5 19
18. East Carolina American Athletic 18-5 18
19. Louisville ACC 18-6 17
20. TCU Big 12 14-7 21
21. LSU SEC 16-9 20
22. Wichita State American Athletic 17-4 28
23. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 19-7 30
24. UNLV Mountain West 20-5 24
25. Illinois Big Ten 15-5 RV
26. San Diego State Mountain West 16-7 RV
27. Georgia SEC 18-6 RV
28. UCF American Athletic 18-8 22
29. North Carolina ACC 14-10 27
t30. College of Charleston Colonial 19-6 RV
t30. Sam Houston State Southland 17-7 25
t30. Stetson A-Sun 19-5 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (16-9), Arizona State (11-9), California (13-9), Creighton (12-6), Dallas Baptist (13-9), Florida Atlantic (17-7), Florida Gulf Coast (18-5), Houston (16-8), Indiana State (14-5), Jackson State (15-6), Long Beach State (10-14), Louisiana (10-13), Louisiana Tech (19-7), Mercer (19-6), Mississippi State (13-12), Missouri (19-6), Missouri State (16-6), Nevada (12-8), North Carolina Central (18-8), Ohio State (16-7), Oklahoma (17-9), Oregon (14-8), South Alabama (13-10), South Florida (18-7), Tennessee (16-9), Tennessee Tech (18-5), Texas (15-10), USC (11-9), UTRGV (15-10), Virginia (13-10).
Dropped out: Virginia (23), Alabama (29).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, American Athletic 3, Pac-12 3, Big 12 2, Big Ten 2, Mountain West 2, A-Sun 1, Colonial 1, Conference USA 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 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.

2018 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 19 (Florida)
Feb. 26 (Florida)
March 5 (Florida)
March 12 (Oregon State)
March 19 (Oregon State)
March 26 (Oregon State)
April 2 (Florida)
April 9 (Florida)
April 16 (Florida)
April 23 (Stanford)
April 30 (Stanford)
May 7 (Stanford)
May 14 (Florida)
May 21 (Oregon State)
May 28 (Oregon State)
June 5 (Oregon State)