April 9, 2018
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FLORIDA 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 second-straight week Florida holds down the No. 1 spot in the poll, while Arkansas jumps up six spots to take the No. 2 spot for the first time this season, followed by Stanford at the No. 3 position.

The Gators remain No. 1 this week after going 3-1 on the week, including a series win over SEC foe Tennessee on the road.

Arkansas jumps up six spots to join the top three for the first time this season. The Razorbacks were an impressive 5-0 last week, including a series sweep of then-No. 15 Auburn.

Stanford drops down to No. 3 after a series loss to then-No. 17 UCLA. The Cardinal sits at 23-5 overall on the season.

Texas Tech moves up one spot to No. 4 after a 3-1 week, while Ole Miss rounds out the top five after going 2-2 last week.

Oklahoma made the biggest move of the week, jumping up seven spots from No. 25 to No. 18 after going 3-1 last week, including a series win at TCU.

Missouri State joins the top 25 this week by jumping in at No. 24. Entering the top 30 is Texas at No. 27 and Tennessee Tech at No. 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. Florida SEC 28-6 1
2. Arkansas SEC 24-9 8
3. Stanford Pac-12 23-5 2
4. Texas Tech Big 12 26-7 5
5. Ole Miss SEC 27-6 3
6. N.C. State ACC 25-6 7
7. Oregon State Pac-12 24-6 4
8. Clemson ACC 25-7 9
9. Kentucky SEC 22-10 10
10. Florida State ACC 24-9 6
11. East Carolina American Athletic 24-7 14
12. Indiana Big Ten 22-6 11
13. Duke ACC 27-6 13
14. Southern Miss Conference USA 22-9 12
15. UCLA Pac-12 19-8 17
16. Vanderbilt SEC 19-13 16
17. Georgia SEC 23-9 19
18. Oklahoma Big 12 23-11 25
19. Texas A&M SEC 23-9 18
20. Wichita State American Athletic 22-7 22
21. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 23-11 21
22. LSU SEC 20-13 20
23. North Carolina ACC 21-11 27
24. Missouri State Missouri Valley 22-7 RV
25. Auburn SEC 23-10 15
26. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 24-8 29
27. Texas Big 12 22-12 RV
28. Missouri SEC 23-9 24
29. Louisiana Tech Conference USA 24-10 28
30. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 25-5 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (20-13), Arizona (19-11), California (18-11), College of Charleston (25-9), Connecticut (17-10), Creighton (18-7), Dallas Baptist (19-10), Florida Gulf Coast (24-7), Georgia Tech (19-13), Grand Canyon (17-14), Hawaii (18-11), Illinois (18-8), Iowa (16-10), Jacksonville (21-12), Louisville (20-11), Mercer (26-8), Michigan (19-10), Morehead State (20-13), Ohio State (20-10), Oklahoma State (17-11-1), Oregon (18-12), Saint John's (17-10), Saint Louis (21-9), Sam Houston State (23-8), San Diego State (21-11), San Francisco (20-12), South Alabama (17-13), Stetson (24-8), Stony Brook (17-12), UC Irvine (17-13), UCF (22-11), UNLV (23-11), USF (21-11), West Virginia (13-15).
Dropped out: Louisville (23), UNLV (26), Stetson (30).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1, Ohio Valley 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)
June 29 (Oregon State)