April 23, 2018
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Sweep of Arizona gives Cardinal top spot
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STANFORD 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. By the narrowest of margins, Stanford takes over at No. 1, followed by Florida at No. 2 and Texas Tech jumps up to round out the top three. Stanford collected 646 total points to Florida's 644.

The Cardinal jumps up to No. 1 for the first time this season after going 3-0 in a series sweep of Pac-12 foe Arizona.

Florida drops back to No. 2 after going 2-2 last week, falling to Jacksonville in a midweek contest before taking two-of-three from Kentucky.

Texas Tech jumps up one spot to join the top three this week after going 3-1, including a series win over Big 12 foe Oklahoma.

East Carolina moves up a poll-high five spots to join the top 10 at No. 8 this week, after going 4-0 last week with a sweep of Memphis and a midweek win over then-No. 9 Duke.

UCLA joined the top 10 at No. 9 after going 3-1 last week, including a sweep of crosstown rival USC.

Southern Miss rounds out the top 10 after an impressive 4-0 week.

Oklahoma State and USF both jumped into the top 30 this week, sitting at 28 and 29, respectively.

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. Stanford Pac-12 30-5 2
2. Florida SEC 34-8 1
3. Texas Tech Big 12 32-9 4
4. N.C. State ACC 31-8 5
5. Oregon State Pac-12 29-6 6
6. Ole Miss SEC 32-9 8
7. Arkansas SEC 28-13 3
8. East Carolina American Athletic 30-9 13
9. UCLA Pac-12 25-10 12
10. Southern Miss Conference USA 28-11 15
11. North Carolina ACC 27-13 18
12. Clemson ACC 29-11 16
13. Kentucky SEC 26-14 7
14. Duke ACC 31-10 9
15. Indiana Big Ten 29-8 10
16. Florida State ACC 29-12 17
17. Vanderbilt SEC 24-16 11
18. Texas A&M SEC 29-11 14
19. Texas Big 12 28-15 23
20. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 28-14 20
21. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 34-5 26
22. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 29-9 25
23. Georgia SEC 27-13 22
24. Oklahoma Big 12 27-15 21
25. Auburn SEC 29-12 27
26. Connecticut American Athletic 22-12-1 29
27. Minnesota Big Ten 25-11 30
28. Oklahoma State Big 12 23-14-1 -
29. USF American Athletic 26-14 -
30. Wichita State American Athletic 26-11 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (22-17), Cal State Fullerton (19-19), California (23-14), Creighton (23-11), Dallas Baptist (24-12), Florida Gulf Coast University (27-11), Illinois (23-10), Jackson State (23-13), Jacksonville (28-13), Louisiana Tech (29-13), Louisville (26-13), LSU (24-17), Mercer (28-14), Michigan (24-10), Mississippi State (22-19), Missouri (27-13), Missouri State (25-11), Nevada (21-14), Northeastern (23-13), Ohio State (27-11), Saint John's (26-10), South Alabama (24-14), Stetson (30-11), Troy (28-12), UC Irvine (23-14), UCF (27-14), UNC Greensboro (29-10), UNLV (29-14).
Dropped out: LSU (19), Dallas Baptist (28).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 5, American Athletic 4, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, 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)