May 2, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Vols, among six SEC schools, sit atop rankings for fifth straight week
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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 (40-4 overall) is No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week after having an earlier school-record winning streak of 23 games and going 9-3 since then. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, has led the Vols to their best start in Southeastern Conference annals at 19-2. Texas, Vanderbilt and Tennessee have held down the No. 1 position in 10 NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big poll movers from Weeks 11 to 12 have been Oklahoma State from No. 8 to 3, No. 9 Virginia Tech to a tie for 5, UCLA from No. 12 to 8, Connecticut from No. 13 to 10, Maryland from No. 21 to 15, LSU from No. 23 to 19, and No. 26 Texas A&M to 21, among others.

There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 12 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 37-3 1
2. Oregon State Pac-12 31-8 2
3. Miami ACC 31-9 5
4. Southern Miss Conference USA 32-8 6
5. Stanford Pac-12 24-12 8
6. Arkansas SEC 31-9 3
7. Texas Big 12 30-13 7
8. Oklahoma State Big 12 27-13 4
9. Virginia Tech ACC 28-9 16
10. Virginia ACC 31-10 11
11. Texas Tech Big 12 29-14 9
12. UCLA Pac-12 27-12 15
13. Connecticut Big East 32-8 13
14. Gonzaga West Coast 26-11 10
15. Georgia SEC 28-12 12
16. Notre Dame ACC 26-8 14
17. Louisville ACC 27-12 17
18. TCU Big 12 27-13 21
19. Auburn SEC 29-12 25
20. Texas State Sun Belt 32-9 18
21. Maryland Big Ten 32-8 19
22. Vanderbilt SEC 28-11 20
23. LSU SEC 27-12 23
24. Georgia Southern Sun Belt 27-12 29
25. Oregon Pac-12 26-13 22
26. Texas A&M SEC 25-14 RV
27. Arizona Pac-12 28-13 27
28. Wofford Southern 30-10 RV
29. UC Santa Barbara Big West 27-9 RV
30. Florida State ACC 24-15 26
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (24-17), Cal Poly (24-15), Central Michigan (27-10), Creighton (23-11), Dallas Baptist (24-15), Davidson (31-7), East Carolina (24-17), Florida (23-17), Georgia Tech (25-16), Grand Canyon (27-14), Iowa (22-12), Liberty (26-12), Louisiana Tech (28-13), Mercer (32-8), NC State (25-13), Oklahoma (25-13), Old Dominion (28-10), Ole Miss (22-17), Rutgers (32-9), San Diego (25-13), Southern Illinois (28-11), UNLV (28-13), UTSA (27-13), Wake Forest (28-12).
Dropped out: Dallas Baptist (24), Rutgers (28), Mercer (30).
By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Pac-12 5, Big 12 4, Sun Belt 2, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 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)