UCLA STAYS ON TOP IN THE NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

by Dan M | Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 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 third-straight week.

The Bruins remain No. 1 this week after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over crosstown rival USC. Stanford also remains at No. 2 for the second-straight week after a sweep of Washington State, while Vanderbilt jumps into the top three after going 3-1 last week, including a series win vs. Tennessee.

There are no newcomers into the top 10 this week as the Pac-12 and SEC continue to each have four teams apiece in the top 10. The ACC rounds things out with two squads.

The biggest riser this week was Ole Miss, who jumped up six spots to No. 19 after taking the series at then-No. 8 Arkansas.

Newcomers into the top 30 include Oklahoma State, who now sits at No. 25 after winning a series at TCU, Michigan at No. 29 after a 4-0 week and Connecticut entering at No. 30 after a 3-1 week and a series win at UCF.

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 April 1 NCBWA Poll

Current Ranking, School               Conference                        Overall                 Rank Last Week

1            UCLA                                  Pac-12                                20-5                      1

2            Stanford                              Pac-12                                18-3                      2

3            Vanderbilt                           SEC                                    22-6                      4

4            Oregon State                      Pac-12                                19-5-1                  7

5            NC State                             ACC                                    27-2                      6

6            Arizona State                      Pac-12                                25-1                      9

7            Georgia                              SEC                                    23-5                      5

8            Louisville                            ACC                                    22-6                      10

9            Mississippi State                SEC                                    24-5                      3

10          Arkansas                            SEC                                    22-6                      8

11          LSU                                    SEC                                    19-9                      14

12          Texas Tech                        Big 12                                 18-7                      10

13          Texas                                 Big 12                                 20-11                    17

14          North Carolina                    ACC                                    22-7                      15

15          East Carolina                      American Athletic               21-6                      18

16          Texas A&M                         SEC                                    23-6-1                  12

17          Auburn                                SEC                                    22-6                      13

18          Florida                                SEC                                    20-10                    22

19          Ole Miss                             SEC                                    20-9                      25

20          Clemson                             ACC                                    22-6                      24

21          UC Irvine                            Big West                             18-5                      20

22          Coastal Carolina                 Sun Belt                              20-8-1                  16

23          TCU                                    Big 12                                 17-9                      21

24          UC Santa Barbara              Big West                             19-5                      27

25          Oklahoma State                 Big 12                                 18-8                      RV

26          Baylor                                 Big 12                                 20-7                      29

27          Florida State                       ACC                                    18-9                      19

28          Tennessee                         SEC                                    21-8                      28

29          Michigan                             Big Ten                               19-7                      RV

30          Connecticut                        American Athletic               17-9                      RV

Also receiving votes: Dallas Baptist (21-6), Florida Atlantic (19-9), Illinois (17-8), Indiana State (21-4), Marshall (17-10), Miami (Fla.) (18-10), Miami (Ohio) (21-5), Oklahoma (22-7), Oregon (16-10), Southern Miss (17-8), UCF (17-11), Washington (14-9)

Dropped out: Oklahoma (23), Illinois (26), Washington (30)

By Conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4, American Athletic 2, Big West 2, Big Ten 1,

Sun Belt 1

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