UCLA REMAINS NO. 1 IN THE NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

by Dan M | Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

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 DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 22nd year with its 2019 weekly surveys and this week UCLA remains in the top spot for the second-straight week.

The Bruins remain No. 1 this week after garnering 25-of-26 first place votes after sweeping Arizona over the weekend. Stanford jumps up one spot to No. 2 after a sweep of Utah and Mississippi State rounds out the top three after going 4-1 last week, including a series win over Auburn.

Louisville entered the top 10 this week, jumping up from No. 13, while Arizona State joined at No. 9 after a series win at Oregon.

Overall, the Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference have four first-place teams apiece, followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with two teams and the Big 12 with one.

The biggest riser this week was Washington, who went from receiving votes to No. 30 after a sweep of USC, while Texas A&M jumped up seven spots from No. 19 to No. 12 after going 4-0 last week with a sweep at Kentucky.

The 2019 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 40 listing, the remainder of the polls feature a national Top 30.

This week’s current survey has representation by eight different conferences among the 299 baseball-playing schools in the 2019 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2018 had 15 different DI conferences rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

2019 March 25 NCBWA Poll

Current Ranking, School               Conference                          Overall                  Rank Last Week

1              UCLA                                     Pac-12                                   17-4                        1

2              Stanford                                 Pac-12                                   15-3                        3

3              Mississippi State                  SEC                                        22-3                        2

4              Vanderbilt                             SEC                                        19-5                        5

5              Georgia                                 SEC                                        21-3                        6

6              NC State                                ACC                                       23-1                        10

7              Oregon State                        Pac-12                                   16-4-1                    4

8              Arkansas                               SEC                                        20-4                        8

9              Arizona State                        Pac-12                                   22-1                        12

10           Louisville                               ACC                                       18-6                        13

10           Texas Tech                           Big 12                                    15-6                        7

12           Texas A&M                           SEC                                        21-5                        19

13           Auburn                                   SEC                                        20-4                        14

14           LSU                                        SEC                                        17-7                        9

15           North Carolina                     ACC                                       18-7                        15

16           Coastal Carolina                  Sun Belt                                 18-5-1                    18

17           Texas                                     Big 12                                    17-10                     11

18           East Carolina                       American Athletic                 18-6                        21

19           Florida State                         ACC                                       17-6                        17

20           UC Irvine                               Big West                                15-4                        23

21           TCU                                        Big 12                                    15-7                        24

22           Florida                                   SEC                                        16-10                     16

23           Oklahoma                             Big 12                                    21-4                        26

24           Clemson                                ACC                                       18-6                        25

25           Ole Miss                                SEC                                        17-8                        20

26           Illinois                                    Big Ten                                  17-4                        30

27           UC Santa Barbara               Big West                                17-3                        28

28           Tennessee                            SEC                                        20-5                        27

29           Baylor                                    Big 12                                    16-6                        29

30           Washington                          Pac-12                                   14-5                        RV

Also receiving votes: Alabama (19-6), Cal State Fullerton (11-10), Connecticut (13-8), Dallas Baptist (18-5), Florida Atlantic (16-8), Georgia Tech (16-8), Indiana (15-8), Indiana State (19-2), Marshall (14-7-1), Miami (FL) (15-9), Michigan (15-7), North Carolina A&T (14-9), Oklahoma State (15-7), Oregon (12-9), Sam Houston State (15-6), San Diego (17-7), South Carolina (16-8), Southern (14-9), Southern Miss (15-6), Virginia Tech (16-8)

Dropped out: Michigan (22)

Choices by Conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 5, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Sun Belt 1

 

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