April 11, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Vols, at 31-1, are No. 1; Miami rises to No. 3
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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 (31-1) is No. 1 for the third week in a row after running its winning streak to 23 games second in Southeastern Conference history behind Texas A&M in 2015 with 24 consecutive victories. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, also has led the Vols to their best Southeastern Conference start in school history at 12-0. Texas, Vanderbilt and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in eight NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big movers from Weeks Eight to Nine have been Oregon State from No. 5 to 2, Miami (Fla.) from No. 12 to 3, Texas from No. 9 to 6, Notre Dame from No. 13 to 9, LSU from No. 16 to 12, Southern Miss from No. 26 to 15, Dallas Baptist from No. 27 to 19 and Auburn from receiving votes to No. 23, among others.

There have been 17 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first eight standings of 2022, and there also 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 31-1 1
2. Oregon State Pac-12 24-7 5
3. Miami ACC 26-6 12
4. Arkansas SEC 23-7 2
5. Texas Tech Big 12 27-8 4
6. Texas Big 12 24-10 8
7. Oklahoma State Big 12 23-9 7
8. Virginia ACC 26-6 3
9. Notre Dame ACC 20-5 13
10. Georgia SEC 24-8 11
11. Louisville ACC 23-8 15
12. LSU SEC 23-9 16
13. UCLA Pac-12 22-9 19
14. Arizona Pac-12 22-10 9
15. Southern Miss Conference USA 23-8 26
16. Gonzaga West Coast 21-8 17
17. Vanderbilt SEC 22-9 10
18. Stanford Pac-12 17-10 22
19. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 21-10 27
20. Florida SEC 21-11 23
21. Connecticut Big East 24-7 25
22. Maryland Big Ten 25-7 24
23. Auburn SEC 22-10 RV
24. Texas State Sun Belt 24-9 14
25. Ole Miss SEC 19-12 6
26. TCU Big 12 21-11 18
27. Wake Forest ACC 25-7 RV
28. Virginia Tech ACC 20-8 RV
29. Florida State ACC 18-13 20
30. Alabama SEC 21-12 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal Poly (20-12), Creighton (18-8), Davidson (24-6), Georgia Southern (20-11), Georgia State (21-10), Georgia Tech (21-12), Grand Canyon (23-11), Kennesaw State (21-9), Louisiana Tech (23-10), Mercer (27-5), NC State (19-11), North Carolina (21-11), Old Dominion (22-8), Oregon (21-11), Portland (19-12), Rutgers (25-6), SE Missouri State (23-7), Southern Illinois (23-9), UC Santa Barbara (21-8), UNLV (21-11), UTSA (21-11), West Virginia (20-10), Wofford (24-9).
Dropped out: North Carolina (21), Georgia Tech (28), NC State (29), Oregon (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 7, Big 12 4, Pac-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)