April 18, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Southern Miss climbs nine spots to No. 6
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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 (33-3) is No. 1 for the fourth week in a row, despite having its school-record winning streak ended at 23 games. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, continues to lead the Vols to their best start in Southeastern Conference annals at 14-1. Texas, Vanderbilt and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in 10 NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big movers from weeks nine to 10 have been Southern Miss from No. 15 to 6, Stanford from No. 18 to 8, Gonzaga from No. 16 to 10, Virginia Tech from No. 28 to 16, Texas State from No. 24 to 18 and Oregon from receiving votes to No. 22.

There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 10 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 33-3 1
2. Oregon State Pac-12 27-7 2
3. Arkansas SEC 28-7 4
4. Oklahoma State Big 12 26-10 7
5. Miami ACC 28-8 3
6. Southern Miss Conference USA 27-8 15
7. Texas Big 12 26-12 6
8. Stanford Pac-12 20-11 18
9. Texas Tech Big 12 27-12 5
10. Gonzaga West Coast 23-9 16
11. Virginia ACC 27-9 8
12. Georgia SEC 26-10 10
13. Connecticut Big East 28-7 21
14. Notre Dame ACC 21-8 9
15. UCLA Pac-12 24-11 13
16. Virginia Tech ACC 23-9 28
17. Louisville ACC 24-11 11
18. Texas State Sun Belt 28-9 24
19. Maryland Big Ten 29-7 22
20. Vanderbilt SEC 25-10 17
21. TCU Big 12 24-12 26
22. Oregon Pac-12 24-11 RV
23. LSU SEC 23-12 12
24. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 23-12 19
25. Auburn SEC 24-12 23
26. Florida State ACC 22-13 29
27. Arizona Pac-12 24-12 14
28. Rutgers Big Ten 30-6 RV
29. Georgia Southern Sun Belt 24-11 RV
30. Mercer Southern 31-5 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (23-14), Cal Poly (22-13), Central Michigan (23-10), Creighton (21-8), Davidson (28-6), Florida (22-14), Florida Atlantic (24-13), Georgia Tech (23-14), Grand Canyon (25-12), Liberty (22-12), Louisiana Tech (25-11), Mississippi State (21-16), NC State (23-11), Oklahoma (21-13), Old Dominion (25-9), Ole Miss (21-14), Pittsburgh (21-13), San Diego (22-12), Southern Illinois (26-9), Texas A&M (22-13), Tulane (24-12-1), UC Santa Barbara (24-8), UNLV (25-11), UTSA (24-12), Wake Forest (27-9), West Virginia (22-12), Wofford (27-9).
Dropped out: Florida (20), Ole Miss (25), Wake Forest (27), Alabama (30).
By conference: ACC 6, SEC 6, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 2, Sun Belt 2, Big East 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 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)