Monday, February 21, 2011

Week One of the NCBWA Baseball Poll

E-mail Ricky Hazel

As a voting member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's weekly baseball poll, each Monday I have to submit my vote for the top 30 teams in the land. The actual poll should be announced late this afternoon. Here is how I voted this week with a few comments.

1. South Carolina (3-0) - "To be the man, you have to beat the man!"
2. UCLA (3-0)
3. Vanderbilt (4-0) - impressive with four wins in southern California
4. Florida (3-0)
5. Oklahoma (4-0)
6. TCU (2-1) - preseason #1 dropped one to Kansas
7. Virginia (3-0) - put on a show in Auburn.
8. Texas (2-1) - lost one to Maryland
9. Florida State (3-0)
10. Texas A&M (3-0)
11. Clemson (2-1)
12. Stanford (2-1) - took two from tough Rice team
13. Arizona (3-0)
14. Coastal Carolina (3-1) - survived marathon loss to Indiana to beat Virginia Tech
15. Arizona State (3-0)
16. Florida Atlantic (3-0)
17. Auburn (2-1) - only loss was to UVA
18. Rice (1-2) - see No. 12
19. California (2-0)
20. College of Charleston (3-0)
21. LSU (3-0) - big sweep of Wake Forest
22. Louisville (3-0) - perfect vs. Big Ten
23. Miami, Fla. (2-1)
24. Southern Miss (3-0) - next up for the Trojans
25. Arkansas (3-0)
26. North Carolina (4-0)
27. Troy (4-0)
28. Oregon (1-2) - down from 8 after dropping two at Hawai'i
29. Cal State Fullerton (1-2) - down from 12 after losing two to Long Beach State
30. St. John's (2-1)

You can check out the poll at the NCBWA web site.

Here is how the voting turned out.

No School Record Pvs
1 UCLA 3-0 2
2 Florida 3-0 3
3 Vanderbilt 4-0 4
4 Oklahoma 4-0 5
5 TCU 2-1 1
6 South Carolina 3-0 8
7 Texas 3-1 6
8 Florida State 3-0 10
9 Arizona State 3-0 11
10 Virginia 3-0 13
11 Clemson 2-1 7
12 Stanford 2-1 14
13 Texas A&M 3-0 16
14 LSU 3-0 19
15 Cal State Fullerton 1-2 9
16 Louisville 3-0 22
17 Coastal Carolina 3-1 18
18 Rice 1-2 15
19 Oregon 1-2 12
20 Arkansas 3-0 24
21 North Carolina 4-0 29
22 Miami (Fla.) 2-1 20
23 Arizona 3-0 25
24 Georgia Tech 2-1 21
25 College of Charleston 3-0 26
26 UC Irvine 3-0 27
27 Auburn 2-1 23
28 Connecticut 1-2 17
29 Alabama 3-0 28
30 California 2-0 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (2-1), Bethune-Cookman (3-0), Charlotte (4-0), East Carolina (3-0), Florida Atlantic (3-0), Fresno State (2-0), Hawai’i (2-1), James Madison (4-0), Kansas State (3-0), Long Beach State (1-1), Mercer (3-1), Ole Miss (3-0), Oregon State (2-1), San Diego (1-3), Southeast Missouri State (2-1), Southeastern Louisiana (2-1), Southern Miss (3-0), St. John’s (2-1), Troy, (4-0), Tulane (2-1), UCF (3-0), Virginia Tech (2-1), Wichita State (3-0).

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