Four HBCU Baseball Programs Receive Votes In Latest NCBWA Division I Poll

For the first time in history, four Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball programs have received votes at any national level at the same time in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 30 Poll as announced by the publication. Alabama State, Coppin State, North Carolina A&T and Mississippi Valley State jump in the NCAA Division I poll receiving votes.

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Poll is released Monday afternoon during the entire collegiate baseball season. The poll only considered games played during mid-week through Sunday.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has two teams representing the conference, Coppin State Eagles from the Northern Division and North Carolina A&T Aggies from the Southern Division.

Coppin State finished the week going 2-1, including a series win defeating Albany this past weekend. Their record stands at 5-2.

North Carolina A&T completed the week 2-1 with games at No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels and a series sweep of Northern Kentucky. NC A&T has a 5-1 record.

Alabama State went 3-0 after a sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne over the weekend. The Hornets overall record is 5-1.

Mississippi Valley State has not played its first game (0-0), but opens the season February 26 visiting Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark.

The 2019 poll voters come from among 35 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. LSU SEC 7-0 1
2. Vanderbilt SEC 5-1 2
3. Oregon State Pac-12 8-0 5
4. UCLA Pac-12 6-1 3
5. North Carolina ACC 7-0 7
6. Texas Tech Big 12 5-1 6
7. Georgia SEC 6-0 10
8. Florida State ACC 7-0 9
9. Florida SEC 5-3 4
10. Stanford Pac-12 6-1 12
11. Mississippi State SEC 6-1 15
12. Baylor Big 12 7-0 13
13. Arkansas SEC 5-1 14
14. Louisville ACC 5-2 8
15. East Carolina American Athletic 5-2 11
16. Clemson ACC 6-1 17
17. Ole Miss SEC 4-2 16
18. Michigan Big Ten 6-0 21
19. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 7-1 19
20. Texas Big 12 6-2 20
21. Oklahoma State Big 12 5-2 23
22. Auburn SEC 6-2 22
23. TCU Big 12 5-2 18
24. Cal State Fullerton Big West 4-2 24
25. Duke ACC 6-1 25
26. Arizona State Pac-12 7-0
27. Tennessee SEC 7-0
28. Illinois Big Ten 6-0
29. N.C. State ACC 7-0
30. UC Irvine Big West 5-2 29
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (5-1), Arizona (6-2), California Baptist (9-0), Connecticut (3-3), Coppin State (5-2), Creighton (5-1), Dallas Baptist (5-2), FIU (3-3), Fresno State (5-1), Indiana State (6-0), Louisiana Tech (5-2), Loyola Marymount (4-3), Miami (FL) (5-2), Mississippi Valley State (0-0), New Mexico State (7-1), North Carolina A&T (5-1), North Dakota State (1-6), Oklahoma (6-1), Oregon (4-2), Richmond (5-0), Sam Houston State (5-1), San Diego State (5-2), South Alabama (4-2), South Carolina (6-1), Southern Miss (4-2), Texas A&M (7-1), Troy (4-3), Tulane (6-2), UNCG (3-1), Virginia Tech (5-0), Wake Forest (3-4), Washington (3-2), William & Mary (4-1).
Dropped out: Southern Miss (26), Wake Forest (27), UC Irvine (28), Arizona (30).
By conference: SEC 9, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4 , Big Ten 2, American Athletic 1, Big West 1 , Southland 1, Sun Belt 1.

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