For the fourth consecutive week, North Carolina claimed the top spot in the NCBWA Division I Poll. Carolina went 4-0 again this week including a weekend sweep of Wake Forest. In the middle game of the series, UNC stomped Wake 20-6.
The top five from the previous week stayed unchanged.
The Southeastern Conference is dominating the top of the poll with six of the top ten and seven of the top eleven.
Stanford was the only team to the only team to fall out of the Top 10 after going 1-3 over the week falling to #16. Ole Miss jumped up seven spots to #8 after going 5-0 this week sweeping a two game series with Southeastern Louisiana and a three game series with Lipscomb.
2013 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 11)
|1.||North Carolina||Atlantic Coast||14-0||4-0||1|
|5.||Florida State||Atlantic Coast||15-0||5-0||5|
|13.||Cal State Fullerton||Big West||13-3||3-2||13|
|14.||Georgia Tech||Atlantic Coast||14-2||3-1||18|
|18.||N.C. State||Atlantic Coast||12-4||2-3||12|
|22.||Cal Poly||Big West||13-2||4-1||25|
|23.||Notre Dame||Big East||10-3||2-1||26|
|24.||Oklahoma State||Big 12||12-3||3-1||27|
|25.||Florida Gulf Coast||Atlantic Sun||13-3||5-0||29|
|26.||UC Irvine||Big West||12-4||2-2||21|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (12-3), Campbell (13-2), Clemson (9-5), Connecticut (8-4), Dartmouth (3-0), Furman (12-4), Gonzaga (8-4-1), Houston (12-4), Illinois (10-4), Indiana (8-3), Lamar (14-2), Louisiana (13-3), Mercer (14-3), Missouri State (10-3), San Diego (11-6), South Alabama (14-3), Texas (10-5), Texas A&M (10-7), Troy (11-3), UTSA (12-5), Virginia Tech (12-4).|
|Dropped out: Mercer (28), Virginia Tech (30).|
|By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Pac-12 6, Big West 3, Big 12 2, Big East 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Southland 1.|
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