May 7, 2018
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ACC, Pac-12 and SEC combine for Top 8
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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 third-straight week Stanford holds down the No. 1 spot, while Florida sits at No. 2 and Oregon State at No. 3.

The Cardinal remains at No. 1 after an undefeated 4-0 week, sweeping Pac-12 foe Utah and defeating University of San Francisco in a Tuesday contest. The Cardinal is currently riding a six-game winning streak.

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 taking a series over then-No. 18 Texas A&M on the road.

Oregon State remains at No. 3 for the second-straight week. The Beavers went 3-0-1 last week, defeating rival Oregon in a nonconference game before going 2-0-1 in a Pac-12 series at Washington State.

North Carolina State jumps up five spots into the top five this week. The Wolfpack sits at No. 5 after going 3-1 last week after a sweep of William & Mary.

Southern Miss joins the top 10 this week, coming in at No. 9 after going 3-1, including a three-game sweep of UAB.

This week's biggest mover was Auburn, who joined the top 25 at No. 19 after sitting at No. 27 last week.

Louisville, Oklahoma and Saint John's join the top 30 this week after previously receiving votes. They sit at No. 28, 29 and 30, 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 37-6 1
2. Florida SEC 38-11 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 35-7-1 3
4. North Carolina ACC 32-13 5
5. N.C. State ACC 34-12 10
6. Arkansas SEC 33-15 4
7. Clemson ACC 35-12 8
8. Ole Miss SEC 36-13 7
9. Southern Miss Conference USA 35-12 11
10. Texas Tech Big 12 35-14 9
t11. Duke ACC 35-11 13
t11. UCLA Pac-12 30-13 6
13. East Carolina American Athletic 33-12 14
14. Florida State ACC 32-15 15
15. Georgia SEC 33-14 21
16. Minnesota Big Ten 31-12 22
17. Texas Big 12 33-18 20
18. Kentucky SEC 30-17 11
t19. Auburn SEC 34-14 27
t19. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 40-6 23
21. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 32-16 16
22. Connecticut American Athletic 27-14-1 25
23. Stetson A-Sun 37-11 30
24. Texas A&M SEC 34-14 18
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 28-17-1 19
26. USF American Athletic 29-15 26
27. Indiana Big Ten 31-13 17
28. Louisville ACC 32-15 RV
29. Oklahoma Big 12 31-18 RV
30. Saint John's Big East 32-11 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (28-17), Baylor (26-17), Cal State Fullerton (25-20), California (26-19), Dallas Baptist (31-15), Florida Atlantic (31-14-1), Florida Gulf Coast (31-15), Houston (29-19), Iona (14-30), Iowa (24-16), Jackson State (26-14), Jacksonville (31-16), Louisiana (28-21), Louisiana Tech (32-17), LSU (28-20), Michigan (29-13), Mississippi State (26-22), Nevada (25-19), New Mexico State (31-16), Northeastern (30-14), Pepperdine (24-18), San Diego (21-27), San Diego State (33-15), South Alabama (26-19), South Carolina (28-19), Stony Brook (26-20), Troy (32-16), Tulane (22-27), UC Irvine (27-19), UCF (32-16), UNC Greensboro (33-11), Vanderbilt (25-22), Wichita State (29-16).
Dropped out: Vanderbilt (24), Florida Atlantic (28), Houston (29).
By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Big 12 4, American Athletic 3, Pac-12 3, Big Ten 2, A-Sun 1, Big East 1, Conference USA 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)