Three HBCU Baseball Teams Receiving Votes on Eve of Conference Tournament

Southern University, North Carolina A&T and Jackson State baseball programs are again receiving votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associations (NCBWA) NCAA Division I Top 30 Poll. All three teams have made multiple appearances this season in the poll. This comes as the teams are preparing for their respective conference tournaments which start the week.

Southern, which won its SWAC Western Division title with a 18-6 conference record (28-21 overall) and sit as the top seed in the field, will play the #4 seed Arkansas Pine Bluff May 15 as the fourth game of the day. The Jaguars accomplished a rare feat this season going from worst last year to first this season.

Jackson State, 15-9 in SWAC and 30-22 overall, earned the No. 2 seed out of the Eastern Division. Head coach Omar Johnson collected his twelfth 30 win season, improving his overall totals to 437-281 and conference totals to 214-99. The 2019 season also marks Jackson’s eight straight thirty plus wins.

North Carolina A&T State claimed the top spot in the MEAC South finishing at 16-8 in conference play.  In its last series of the season, the Aggies took two out of three games from divisional runner-up Florida A&M last weekend. At 28-22 overall, NCA&T earned the top seed and will take on the Coppin State/Savannah State winner.

2019 May 13 NCBWA Poll

Rank/School/Conference/Overall

1 UCLA PAC-12 41-8

2 Vanderbilt SEC 41-10

3 Stanford Pac-12 37-9

4 Mississippi State SEC 42-10

5 Arkansas SEC 39-13

6 East Carolina American Athletic 39-12

7 Georgia Tech ACC 35-15

8 Texas Tech Big 12 34-14

9 Georgia SEC 39-14

10 Louisville ACC 40-12

11 UC Santa Barbara Big West 40-7

12 Oregon State Pac-12 33-15-1

13 Baylor Big 12 32-13

14 Oklahoma State Big 12 30-17

15 Miami (FL) ACC 36-15

16 Texas A&M SEC 34-18-1

17 North Carolina ACC 36-15

18 NC State ACC 39-14

19 Ole Miss SEC 32-20

20 West Virginia Big 12 31-18

21 LSU SEC 31-21

22 Florida State ACC 34-18

23 Tennessee SEC 35-17

24 Missouri SEC 34-18-1

25 Illinois Big Ten 34-16

26 Arizona State Pac-12 35-14

27 Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 36-15

27 Michigan Big Ten 37-13

29 BYU West Coast 33-14

30 Indiana Big Ten 33-18

Also receiving votes: Auburn (30-21), California (29-17), Clemson (30-22), Creighton (31-11), Florida (30-23), Florida Atlantic (34-17), Fresno State (32-14-1), Gonzaga (28-20), Houston (31-19), Illinois State (30-21), Indiana State (34-14), Iowa (28-19), Jackson State (30-22), Liberty (35-16), Louisiana Tech (32-20), Miami (OH) (36-14), Navy (38-15), Nebraska (26-19), New Mexico State (36-12), North Carolina A&T (28-22), Northwestern (22-24), Pepperdine (23-22), Saint Mary’s College (30-19), Sam Houston State (29-20), Southern (28-21), Southern Miss (32-17), TCU (28-21), UC Irvine (31-15), Virginia (29-21), Washington (27-19), Wright State (35-15)

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