HBCU Baseball Teams Make Second Appearance In NCBWA NCAA DI Poll This Season

North Carolina A&T’s and Southern University’s baseball programs are among the teams receiving votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associations (NCBWA) NCAA Division I Top 30 Poll. Both teams are making their second appearance this season.

The Aggies can make a huge impact and have a good chance to get in the poll next week if they can win back to back tough non conference mid-week games against South Carolina March 26, and nationally ranked opponent No. 6 North Carolina State March 27, then a home weekend three-game MEAC conference series hosting Savannah State March 29-31.

Southern University swept its SWAC Western Division rivals Grambling State this past weekend having to rally in all three games to post double digit scores in the sweep. The Jaguars, currently riding a three game winning streak, have a good chance to get in the poll next week if they can win two mid-week games March 26, at the University of New Orleans, return home March 27, facing Northwestern State and weekend SWAC conference series March 29-31 against Prairie View A&M.

Both NC A&T and Southern carry identical 14-9 overall records into the sixth week of the season and both are ranked in Black College Nines (BCN) HBCU Baseball Top 10 national poll (No. 1 and No. 2 respectively). The next HBCU Baseball Top 10 polling is scheduled to be released Tuesday, March 26, 2019, for Week 2.

 

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. UCLA Pac-12 17-4 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 15-3 3
3. Mississippi State SEC 22-3 2
4. Vanderbilt SEC 19-5 5
5. Georgia SEC 21-3 6
6. N.C. State ACC 23-1 10
7. Oregon State Pac-12 16-4-1 4
8. Arkansas SEC 20-4 8
9. Arizona State Pac-12 22-1 12
t10. Louisville ACC 18-6 13
t10. Texas Tech Big 12 15-6 7
12. Texas A&M SEC 21-5 19
13. Auburn SEC 20-4 14
14. LSU SEC 17-7 9
15. North Carolina ACC 18-7 15
16. Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 18-5-1 18
17. Texas Big 12 17-10 11
18. East Carolina American Athletic 18-6 21
19. Florida State ACC 17-6 17
20. UC Irvine Big West 15-4 23
21. TCU Big 12 15-7 24
22. Florida SEC 16-10 16
23. Oklahoma Big 12 21-4 26
24. Clemson ACC 18-6 25
25. Ole Miss SEC 17-8 20
26. Illinois Big Ten 17-4 30
27. UC Santa Barbara Big West 17-3 28
28. Tennessee SEC 20-5 27
29. Baylor Big 12 16-6 29
30. Washington Pac-12 14-5 RV
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (19-6), Cal State Fullerton (11-10), Connecticut (13-8), Dallas Baptist (18-5), Florida Atlantic (16-8), Georgia Tech (16-8), Indiana (15-8), Indiana State (19-2), Marshall (14-7-1), Miami (FL) (15-9), Michigan (15-7), North Carolina A&T (14-9), Oklahoma State (15-7), Oregon (12-9), Sam Houston State (15-6), San Diego (17-7), South Carolina (16-8), Southern (14-9), Southern Miss (15-6), Virginia Tech (16-8).
Dropped out: Michigan (22).
By conference: SEC 10, ACC 5, Big 12 5, Pac-12 5, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Big Ten 1, Sun Belt 1.

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