May 16, 2022
For Immediate Release
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Nation's leader in wins with 45, Vols return to No. 1
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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 returned to No. 1 for the sixth time in seven weeks to replace last week’s No. 1 Oregon State. The Volunteers, of coach Tony Vitello, continue to lead all DI teams with 45 victories and have clinched the No. 1 seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament, held in Hoover, Alabama, on May 24-29. Oregon State, the Volunteers, Texas and Vanderbilt have held the No. 1 position in 14 NCBWA surveys to date.

Some of the big poll movers from weeks 13 to 14 are Texas A&M from No. 16 to 4 after sweeping defending NCAA Champ Mississippi State last week, Texas State from No. 17 to 11, Vanderbilt from No. 24 to 16 and Auburn from No. 22 to 19, among others.

There have been 18 conferences (with 10 this week) represented in the first 14 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 45-7 2
2. Oregon State Pac-12 40-11 1
3. Virginia Tech ACC 36-11 5
4. Texas A&M SEC 33-16 16
5. Miami ACC 37-14 6
6. Texas Tech Big 12 35-16 8
7. Louisville ACC 35-15-1 7
8. Stanford Pac-12 33-14 9
9. Arkansas SEC 37-14 4
10. Oklahoma State Big 12 34-17 3
11. Texas State Sun Belt 41-11 17
12. Connecticut Big East 42-10 10
13. Gonzaga West Coast 32-13 11
14. Notre Dame ACC 31-11 15
15. Virginia ACC 37-13 13
16. Vanderbilt SEC 34-16 24
17. Texas Big 12 35-17 19
18. Southern Miss Conference USA 38-14 12
19. Auburn SEC 35-16 22
20. Maryland Big Ten 41-10 14
21. LSU SEC 33-18 18
22. UC Santa Barbara Big West 37-11 21
23. Florida State ACC 32-18 23
24. TCU Big 12 32-18 27
25. UCLA Pac-12 33-18 20
26. Grand Canyon Western Athletic 36-17 26
27. Arizona Pac-12 35-18 30
28. Georgia SEC 33-18 25
29. Rutgers Big Ten 39-12 28
t30. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 33-18 30
t30. East Carolina American Athletic 34-18 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Coastal Carolina (33-16-1), Davidson (40-9), Florida (32-19), Eastern Kentucky (32-17), Georgia Southern (34-17), Georgia Tech (28-21), Liberty (31-18), Maine (25-17), McNeese (30-21), Mercer (38-13), NC State (32-17), Oklahoma (31-18), Old Dominion (34-15), Ole Miss (31-19), Oregon (31-21), Penn (31-13), San Diego (31-16), Southern Illinois (38-13), Wake Forest (35-16-1), Wofford (37-14-1).
Dropped out: Oregon (29).
By conference: SEC 7, ACC 6, Big 12 4, Pac-12 4, Big Ten 2, American Athletic 1, Big East 1, Big West 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 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)