April 30, 2018
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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. For the second-straight week Stanford holds down the No. 1 spot, while Florida remains at No. 2. Oregon State rejoins the top three at No. 3 this week.

The Cardinal remains at No. 1 after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over rival California. They are 33-6 on the season.

Teams ranked No. 1 this year have been Florida (preseason-March 5, April 2-16), Oregon State (March 12-26) and Stanford (April 23-current).

Florida stays at No. 2 after a 2-2 record last week, including a series win over SEC rival Auburn.

Oregon State jumps up two spots to rejoin the top three this week after a series win over Arizona State and a midweek victory over local foe Portland.

North Carolina jumps up this week from No. 11 to No. 5 after going an undefeated 4-0 last week, including a three-game series sweep of then-No. 4 NC State. The Tar Heels are currently riding a seven-game win streak.

Clemson joined the top 10 this week, coming in at No. 8 after an impressive 5-0 week, including a three-game series sweep at Virginia.

This week's biggest mover was Oklahoma State, who joined the top 25 at No. 19 after sitting at No. 28.

Houston and Stetson both joined the top 30 this week, coming in at No. 28 and No. 29, respectively.

The 2018 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 15 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 33-6 1
2. Florida SEC 36-10 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 31-7 5
4. Arkansas SEC 32-13 7
5. North Carolina ACC 31-13 11
6. UCLA Pac-12 29-10 9
7. Ole Miss SEC 34-11 6
8. Clemson ACC 34-11 12
9. Texas Tech Big 12 33-12 3
10. N.C. State ACC 31-11 4
11. Kentucky SEC 29-15 13
11. Southern Miss Conference USA 32-11 10
13. Duke ACC 33-11 14
14. East Carolina American Athletic 30-12 7
15. Florida State ACC 31-14 16
16. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 31-14 20
17. Indiana Big Ten 31-10 15
18. Texas A&M SEC 32-12 18
19. Oklahoma State Big 12 27-14-1 28
20. Texas Big 12 30-17 19
21. Georgia SEC 30-14 23
22. Minnesota Big Ten 28-12 27
23. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 37-6 21
24. Vanderbilt SEC 25-18 17
25. Connecticut American Athletic 25-13-1 26
26. USF American Athletic 29-15 29
27. Auburn SEC 31-14 25
28. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 30-12-1 22
29. Houston American Athletic 28-16 NR
30. Stetson A-Sun 34-11 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (26-17), Cal State Fullerton (22-20), California (24-17), Dallas Baptist (27-14), Florida Gulf Coast University (30-12), Iowa (22-14), Jackson State (25-14), Jacksonville (30-14), Louisiana Tech (31-15), Louisville (29-14), LSU (26-19), Mercer (31-15), Michigan (25-12), Missouri (29-15), Missouri State (27-13), New Mexico State (27-16), Northeastern (26-13), Ohio State (28-13), Oklahoma (28-18), Saint John's (28-11), San Diego State (30-14), South Carolina Upstate (22-24-1), Troy (30-14), UCF (29-15), UNC Greensboro (31-11), West Virginia (22-19), Wichita State (28-14).
Dropped out: Oklahoma (24), Wichita State (30).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 5, American Athletic 4, Big 12 3, Pac-12 3, Big Ten 2, Conference USA 2, A-Sun 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)