March 28, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Vols, at 23-1, are No. 1 among a reshuffled Top 10
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TENNESSEE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2022 weekly surveys.

Tennessee takes over at No. 1 for the first time in ’22 joining Texas and Vanderbilt as the three school to lead the polls. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello was the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award recipient.

Vanderbilt dropped to No. 5, while Texas is No. 7 in this week’s survey. Some of the big movers from weeks six to seven are Virginia from No. 8 to 3, Texas Tech from No. 11 to 6, Oklahoma State from No. 14 to 8, Miami (Fla.) from No. 29 to 16, Louisville from No. 24 to 15, TCU from No. 20 to 12 and Oregon from receiving votes to No. 25, among others.

There have been 17 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first seven standings of 2022; There were 14 different conferences in all the 2021 NCBWA polls.

The 2022 poll voters come from among 33 college baseball writers and related media members from throughout the nation. The ’22 season features 301 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools, and for more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tennessee SEC 23-1 3
2. Arkansas SEC 18-4 2
3. Virginia ACC 22-2 8
4. Oregon State Pac-12 17-5 6
5. Vanderbilt SEC 19-4 1
6. Texas Tech Big 12 20-5 11
7. Texas Big 12 19-7 4
8. Oklahoma State Big 12 18-6 14
9. Florida State ACC 16-7 10
10. Ole Miss SEC 16-7 5
11. LSU SEC 17-7 16
12. TCU Big 12 18-5 20
13. Florida SEC 17-7 7
14. Arizona Pac-12 17-7 9
15. Louisville ACC 19-5 24
16. Miami ACC 17-6 29
17. Georgia SEC 18-6 17
18. North Carolina ACC 18-6 13
19. Notre Dame ACC 12-5 15
20. Stanford Pac-12 12-8 19
21. Gonzaga West Coast 16-6 23
22. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 15-8 RV
23. Texas State Sun Belt 20-5 21
24. Georgia Tech ACC 16-9 12
25. Oregon Pac-12 16-7 RV
26. Maryland Big Ten 18-5 22
27. Connecticut Big East 17-5 27
28. Liberty Atlantic Sun 15-7 18
29. Purdue Big Ten 18-1 RV
30. Old Dominion Conference USA 18-4 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (17-7), California (11-12), California Baptist (16-6), Charlotte (16-7), Clemson (16-7), College of Charleston (15-9), Davidson (19-4), Florida Gulf Coast University (18-6), Georgia Southern (17-7), Grand Canyon (16-9), Kennesaw State (16-7), Kentucky (17-8), Long Beach State (12-10), Louisiana Tech (18-6), Mercer (20-5), Michigan (13-10), Mississippi State (15-10), NC State (15-8), North Dakota State (15-8), Rutgers (16-6), San Diego (15-7), SE Missouri State (17-5), South Alabama (16-6), South Carolina (12-11), Southern Illinois (17-7), Southern Miss (17-7), Stetson (14-9), Tennessee Tech (15-7), Texas A&M (14-9), Troy (16-7), UC Irvine (15-8), UC Santa Barbara (16-5), UCLA (15-8), USC (14-8), USF (17-7), Virginia Tech (14-6),
Wake Forest (18-6), West Virginia (13-8)
Dropped out: Clemson (26), Wake Forest (28), Mississippi State (30).
By conference: ACC 7, SEC 7, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big Ten 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri 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.

2022 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (Texas)
• Feb. 21 (Texas)
• Feb. 28 (Texas)
• March 7 (Texas)
• March 14 (Vanderbilt)
• March 21 (Vanderbilt)
• March 28 (Tennessee)
• April 4 (Tennessee)
• April 11 (Tennessee)
• April 18 (Tennessee)
• April 25 (Tennessee)
• May 2 (Tennessee)
• May 9 (Oregon State)
• May 16 (Tennessee)