PBR / NCBCA Team Polls - March 13, 2018

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Prep Baseball Report is proud to organize and run the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA) team rankings again in 2018.  PBR has selected over 70 high school coaches, representing each of the four NCHSAA classifications.  The coaches also represent the eight regions across North Carolina.

Every other week throughout the 2018 season, PBR will put together information and ask the coaches on the 2018 poll to vote for their top 10 teams in the 4 classifications.  PBR takes the individual coach rankings to create the PBR/NCBCA Team Rankings.  The poll will be released every other Tuesday throughout the 2018 season.

Below are the Team Rankings from the PBR/NCBCA Poll for March 13, 2018.

Class 1A Rankings
Coming off an appearance in the 2017 State Championship Series, Murphy HS has been voted by the coaches from across NC as the current No. 1 team in the state at the 1A level.  Voyager Academy and North Stanly are a close No. 2 and No. 3.  While it is early in the year, it is obvious the 1A season is expected to be a tight race to the finish.
Rank School Record
Murphy HS
Voyager Academy
North Stanly HS
East Surry HS
Lincoln Charter School
6 Rosewood 1-1
7 Perquimans 2-1
8 Uwharrie Charter 3-0
9 Cherryville HS 2-2
10 Manteo HS 3-0

Others Receiving Votes: Polk County, Pine Lake Prep, Rosman, Franklin Academy, South Stanly, West Columbus, North Rowan, Bear Grass Charter, North Moore, Central Cabarrus, Gates County, Louisburg

Class 2A Rankings
Three teams from the Triad area take the top spots in the initial 2018 Coaches Poll.  Randleman HS and Ledford HS each have plenty of talent to make a deep run in the 2018 season and have been voted to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots respectively.  North Davidson makes the move from the 4A level to the 2A level for 2018, still with some players that were part of the 2016 State Championship run.
Rank School Record
1 Randleman HS 4-0
2 Ledford HS 4-0
3 North Davidson HS 4-0
4 RS Central HS 3-0
5 West Craven HS 4-0
6 South Granville HS 3-1
7 Whiteville HS 3-1
8 Bandys HS 4-0
9 Lincolnton HS 4-0
10 East Duplin HS 4-0

Others Receiving Votes: Currituck County, South Point, North Lincoln, Mt. Pleasant, Midway, Salisbury, Ayden-Grifton, Providence Grove, Brevard, North Lenoir, Red Springs

Class 3A Rankings
The eastern side of NC is very well represented in the first Coaches Poll of 2018.  CB Aycock HS takes home the top spot, followed by New Hanover HS.  JH Rose HS is ranked No. 4 as well.  The Triad, Charlotte Region and western side of the state are also included inside the Top 10.
Rank School Record
1 CB Aycock HS 5-0
2 New Hanover HS 4-0
3 Southwest Guilford HS 4-0
4 JH Rose HS 2-0
5 Crest HS 3-0
6 Western Alamance HS 3-0
7 TC Roberson HS 3-1
8 Cuthbertson HS 3-1
9 North Gaston HS 3-0
10 Burns HS 5-0

Others Receiving Votes: Southeast Guilford, Eastern Alamance, West Carteret, Terry Sanford, Chapel Hill, Fike, DH Conley, South Brunswick, Piedmont, East Rowan, JM Robinson, McMichael, Asheville, Weddington, Cedar Ridge, Southern Lee, Southern Nash

Class 4A Rankings
There are several teams in the 4A Class with high aspirations, dreaming of playing for a state championship.  Lake Norman, Pinecrest, West Forsyth, and Garner seem to have the fire-power to make a deep run.  The coaches voting seem to agree as they have been put atop of the initial poll for the 2018 season.
Rank School Record
1 Lake Norman HS 4-0
2 Pinecrest HS 5-0
3 West Forsyth HS 5-0
4 Garner HS 5-0
5 South Caldwell HS 6-0
6 Millbrook HS 5-0
7 Myers Park HS 3-0
8 Ashley HS 4-0
9 Northwest Guilford HS 4-1
10 Jordan (Durham) HS 3-1

Others Receiving Votes: Providence, Mallard Creek, Corinth Holders, Apex, Holly Springs, Hough, Reagan, Cardinal Gibbons, East Mecklenburg, Richmond Sr, Hoggard, Ardrey Kell, Alexander Central, Green Hope, East Forsyth, Butler