March 2, 2020
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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 23rd year with its 2020 weekly surveys and after the third week of the regular season, Florida remains No. 1 for the second-straight week, followed by Texas Tech at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3.

Florida remains No. 1 as it is still undefeated at 11-0 on the year after a weekend sweep of Troy. Texas Tech moves up one spot to No. 2 after going 5-0 last week, including two wins at Florida State. Georgia rounds out the top three after a 4-0 week, including a sweep of rival Georgia Tech.

Newcomers to the top 10 include Arizona State at No. 9 and Ole Miss at No. 10.

Overall, the top 10 consists of four SEC schools, three ACC programs, two from the Pac-12 and one from the Big 12.

The biggest risers this week include Tennessee, who jumped up eight spots to No. 16 as it remained undefeated after a 5-0 week, followed by Long Beach State that improved seven posts after a 3-1 week, including a series win over then-No. 6 Mississippi State.

The 2020 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. 17 NCBWA DI survey.

The current survey has representation by eight different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2020 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 11-0 1
2. Texas Tech Big 12 11-1 3
3. Georgia SEC 11-1 5
4. Vanderbilt SEC 10-3 4
5. UCLA Pac-12 11-0 7
6. Louisville ACC 8-3 9
7. N.C. State ACC 11-0 8
8. Miami ACC 8-3 10
9. Arizona State Pac-12 8-4 11
10. Ole Miss SEC 10-1 15
11. Arkansas SEC 7-3 2
12. Duke ACC 9-2 14
13. Mississippi State SEC 7-4 6
14. Florida State ACC 8-3 12
15. Oklahoma Big 12 9-3 20
16. Tennessee SEC 12-0 24
17. Michigan Big Ten 6-4 18
18. Auburn SEC 10-3 21
19. UCF American Athletic 11-2 25
20. TCU Big 12 10-1 26
21. LSU SEC 7-5 16
22. East Carolina American Athletic 8-3 17
23. Texas A&M SEC 10-3 13
24. Long Beach State Big West 8-3 RV
25. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 8-3 22
26. Alabama SEC 12-0 RV
27. Clemson ACC 9-2 29
28. Texas Big 12 10-2 27
29. Georgia Tech ACC 7-4 19
30. Pepperdine West Coast 10-1 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (10-3), Arizona (7-4), Baylor (8-3), Cal State Fullerton (4-7), Cal State Northridge (8-3), Coastal Carolina (7-3), Florida Atlantic (7-3), Hawaii (6-5), Illinois (5-4), Indiana (6-3), Iowa (5-4), Liberty (7-4), Louisiana Tech (9-3), Mercer (11-0), Michigan State (8-3), New Mexico (8-3), New Mexico State (12-1), North Carolina (8-4), Oklahoma State (8-4), Old Dominion (8-2), Oregon State (5-6), Penn State (9-2), Pittsburgh (10-1), San Diego (9-2), Santa Clara (8-5), Southern Miss (9-3), The Citadel (9-1), Troy (8-4), Tulane (9-2), UC Irvine (5-6), UC Santa Barbara (9-2), UNCW (9-3), UTSA (10-2), Wake Forest (7-5), Washington (7-3), West Virginia (7-4).
Dropped out: North Carolina (23), Oklahoma State (28), Arizona (30).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 7, Big 12 4, American Athletic 2, Pac-12 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1, West Coast 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.

2020 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 17 (Texas Tech)
Feb. 24 (Florida)
March 2 (Florida)
March 9 (Florida)
Final (Florida)