April 4, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Vols, at 27-1, are No. 1 as Top 3 remains in order
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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 27-1 1
2. Arkansas SEC 21-5 2
3. Virginia ACC 25-3 3
4. Texas Tech Big 12 24-6 6
5. Oregon State Pac-12 20-7 4
6. Ole Miss SEC 19-8 10
7. Oklahoma State Big 12 20-8 8
8. Texas Big 12 21-9 7
9. Arizona Pac-12 21-7 14
10. Vanderbilt SEC 20-7 5
11. Georgia SEC 22-6 17
12. Miami ACC 21-6 16
13. Notre Dame ACC 16-5 19
14. Texas State Sun Belt 23-6 23
15. Louisville ACC 21-7 15
16. LSU SEC 19-9 11
17. Gonzaga West Coast 18-7 21
18. TCU Big 12 19-9 12
19. UCLA Pac-12 19-8 RV
20. Florida State ACC 16-11 9
21. North Carolina ACC 20-8 18
22. Stanford Pac-12 14-9 20
23. Florida SEC 18-10 13
24. Maryland Big Ten 22-6 26
25. Connecticut Big East 19-7 27
26. Southern Miss Conference USA 19-8 RV
27. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 17-10 22
28. Georgia Tech ACC 18-11 24
29. NC State ACC 18-9 RV
30. Oregon Pac-12 18-10 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (19-9), Ball State (17-9), Cal Poly (18-10), California Baptist (19-7), Clemson (18-9), Davidson (22-5), Eastern Michigan (10-15), Florida Gulf Coast University (20-8), Georgia Southern (18-10), Georgia State (18-10), Grand Canyon (18-11), Iowa (13-9), Kentucky (18-11), Liberty (17-9), Louisiana Tech (19-9), Mercer (24-5), Mississippi State (17-12), Oklahoma (16-10), Old Dominion (20-6), Purdue (18-5), Rutgers (21-6), San Diego (17-9), Southern Illinois (20-8), Tennessee Tech (16-10), UC Santa Barbara (18-7), UNLV (19-9), USC (17-8), UTSA (18-10), Virginia Tech (17-7), Wake Forest (21-7), West Virginia (16-10).
Dropped out: Liberty (28), Purdue (29), Old Dominion (30).
By conference: ACC 8, SEC 7, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 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.

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)