June 5, 2018
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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. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 19-June 28 (weekly through June 5) following the 72nd annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, at TD Ameritrade Park. For the third-straight week Oregon State sits atop the NCBWA Division I poll, followed by Florida at No. 2 and North Carolina at No. 3.

Oregon State is No. 1 in the rankings for the third-straight week after cruising through the Corvallis Regional.

Teams ranked No. 1 this year have been Florida (preseason-March 5, April 2-16, May 14), Oregon State (March 12-26, May 21-present) and Stanford (April 23-May 7).

Florida moves up one spot to No. 2 after winning the Gainesville Regional in dramatic fashion on Monday night.

For the first time this season, North Carolina jumps into the top three, moving up three spots Chapel Hill Regional.

The highest ranking team not advancing to the NCAA Super Regional round is Ole Miss at No. 13.

This week’s biggest mover was South Carolina, who jumped up 13 spots to No. 12 after winning the Greenville Regional. Mississippi State and Auburn were next, as they both moved up 12 slots to No. 16 and No. 9, respectively.

Newcomers to the rankings this week include Cal State Fullerton at No. 14, Vanderbilt at No. 15 and Washington at No. 17. All three squads won their respective regionals, led by the Titans who knocked off the No. 2 overall seed Stanford.

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. The NCBWA record is 22 different conferences represented in 2012.

For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pac-12 47-10-1 1
2. Florida SEC 45-18 3
3. North Carolina ACC 41-18 6
4. Arkansas SEC 42-18 8
5. Texas Tech Big 12 42-17 11
6. Stetson A-Sun 48-11 17
7. Minnesota Big Ten 43-13 12
8. Texas Big 12 40-20 13
9. Auburn SEC 42-21 21
10. Duke ACC 44-16 14
10. Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 52-10 18
12. South Carolina SEC 36-24 25
13. Ole Miss SEC 48-17 4
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 35-23 RV
15. Vanderbilt SEC 34-25 RV
16. Mississippi State SEC 35-26 28
17. Washington Pac-12 33-23 RV
18. Stanford Pac-12 46-12 2
19. Clemson ACC 47-16 5
20. Georgia SEC 39-21 10
21. N.C. State ACC 42-18 9
22. Southern Miss Conference USA 44-18 16
23. East Carolina American Athletic 44-18 15
24. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 43-19 20
25. Florida State ACC 43-19 7
25. UCLA Pac-12 38-21 19
27. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 43-19-1 27
28. Louisville ACC 45-19 24
29. Oklahoma Big 12 38-25 NR
30. Connecticut American Athletic 37-22-1 23
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army (37-24), Baylor (37-21), Dallas Baptist (42-21), Gonzaga (33-24), Houston (38-25), Indiana (40-19), Jacksonville (40-21), LSU (39-27), Missouri State (40-17), Oklahoma State (31-26-1), Saint John's (40-17), Texas A&M (40-22), UNCW (39-23), USF (36-22-1).
Dropped out: Houston (22), Kentucky (26), Indiana (28), Texas A&M (30).
By conference: SEC 8, ACC 6, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, American Athletic 2, Conference USA 2, A-Sun 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 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)