For the second consecutive week, Virginia is the leader of the pack in the NCBWA poll. The Cavs carry a perfect 7-0 record into the third week of the season with upcoming games against Hartford and Seton Hall.Virginia went 4-0 this past weekend with wins against La Salle and three against Marist, including an 18-inning marathon in the series finale on Sunday that the Cavs eventually won on a walk-off single by freshman Christian Lowry.
Falling to the No. 5 slot was preseason favorite Vanderbilt. The Commodores lost the Saturday game of their weekend series with Indiana State and now sits with a 4-2 record. Rounding out the top five is No. 2 TCU followed by Florida and LSU.
Making the biggest leap in the poll was No. 12 Oregon. The Ducks jumped up from No. 18 following a four-game sweep of New Mexico State to extend their record to 7-1.
Newcomers to the poll are No. 26 UC Santa Barbara, No. 27 Illinois, Missouri Valley Conference-leading Dallas Baptist at No. 29 and No. 30 FAU. The Patriots face host Massachusetts-Lowell this weekend.