Alabama State Receives Votes in Final NCBWA Division I Poll for the Season

Though the season is ending prematurely, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) voted one last time for its March 17, 2020 NCAA Division I Top 30 poll. Alabama State, after the fifth and final week of the season due to COVID-19, received votes for the fifth straight week to finish the season.

The Hornets completed the season undefeated in SWAC conference play and gained national attention with Jacknell Guzman, ace of the staff, leading the NCAA Division I in complete games with three in four games started. Offensively, the team finished ranked 6th in the nation in walks with 105, 10th in triples with nine, 17th in triples per game and 28th in win-loss percentage at .778. Jabronski Williams led the nation tied in triples with four and is third in triples per game.

The 2020 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls featured a national Top 30, beginning with the Feb. 17 NCBWA DI survey.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 16-0 1
2. Texas Tech Big 12 16-1 2
3. Georgia SEC 14-2 3
4. UCLA Pac-12 13-2 5
5. Louisville ACC 11-4 6
6. Vanderbilt SEC 12-5 4
7. Miami (FL) ACC 11-4 8
8. Ole Miss SEC 14-1 10
9. Arizona State Pac-12 13-4 9
10. N.C. State ACC 13-2 7
11. Duke ACC 12-3 12
12. Oklahoma Big 12 13-4 15
13. Mississippi State SEC 10-4 13
14. UCF American Athletic 15-2 19
15. Auburn SEC 13-3 18
16. Arkansas SEC 9-5 11
17. Florida State ACC 10-5 14
18. LSU SEC 11-5 21
19. East Carolina American Athletic 12-3 22
20. Texas A&M SEC 14-3 23
21. Tennessee SEC 14-2 16
22. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 11-4 25
23. Long Beach State Big West 10-5 24
24. Alabama SEC 15-1 26
25. Clemson ACC 12-3 27
26. Pepperdine West Coast 12-3 30
27. Michigan Big Ten 8-7 17
28. Tulane American Athletic 13-2 RV
29. TCU Big 12 11-4 20
30. Texas Big 12 13-3 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (13-3), Arizona (10-5), Baylor (10-5), Belmont (13-3), Cal State Northridge (10-5), Coastal Carolina (10-5), College of Charleston (11-2), Davidson (12-3), East Tennessee State (12-2), Eastern Kentucky (11-2), Georgia Tech (10-5), Hawaii (8-6), Indiana (8-5), New Mexico (12-4), New Mexico State (12-4), Notre Dame (10-2), Oklahoma State (10-5), Old Dominion (12-2), San Diego (11-4), Santa Clara (12-5), Southern Miss (11-4), Texas-Arlington (12-3), UC Irvine (8-7), UC Santa Barbara (13-2), Virginia (12-4), Washington (9-6), West Virginia (10-5), Wichita State (13-2), Wofford (13-3), Wright State (5-9)
Dropped out: Georgia Tech (29).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 6, Big 12 4, American Athletic 3, Pac-12 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1, West Coast 1.

 

1 comment for “Alabama State Receives Votes in Final NCBWA Division I Poll for the Season

  1. millie seifert
    March 19, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    The ASU is clearly the best team .

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