D1Baseball Top 25 Rankings: March 28Featured
For the first time this season, there’s a change at the top of the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings. Preseason No. 1 Florida’s six-week reign at the top ended with a series loss at Kentucky, paving the way for Texas A&M to take over as No. 1.
The Aggies improved to 23-3 overall with a series win against then-No. 10 LSU (which fell five spots to No. 15). Texas A&M has opened the season with six straight winning weekends; the only other team in the Top 25 that has not had a losing weekend is No. 9 Florida State.
The Gators slipped one spot to No. 2, and Vanderbilt climbed two places to No. 3 after sweeping Missouri on the road. Miami and South Carolina jumped into the top five for the first time this season. The Hurricanes moved up from No. 7 after sweeping then-No. 12 Clemson, while South Carolina made the biggest leap of the week, vaulting nine spots to No. 5 after sweeping a road series against then-No. 8 Ole Miss. The Gamecocks are 6-0 in SEC play for the first time in program history, with back-to-back sweeps against ranked opponents.
Oregon State and North Carolina fell three spots apiece after losing home series, landing at No. 6 and No. 7. Louisville moved up one spot to No. 8 after taking two of three from Virginia, while FSU climbed two spots to No. 9. TCU rounds out the top 10; the Horned Frogs fell four spots to No. 10 after losing a series at Texas.
Two teams entered the Top 25 this week. UC Santa Barbara made its season debut in the rankings at No. 24 following a series win against Southern California. And Georgia Tech returned to the rankings at No. 25 after winning a road series at North Carolina. UCLA and Missouri State fell out of the Top 25 after losing series.
D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of March 27.
|Team||Record Last Week||Overall Record||Previous Rank|
|1. Texas A&M||3-1||21-3||2|
|5. South Carolina||3-0||23-2||14|
|6. Oregon State||1-3||16-5||3|
|7. North Carolina||2-2||19-4||4|
|9. Florida State||3-0||18-5||11|
|11. Mississippi State||3-1||17-7||15|
|13. Ole Miss||1-3||20-5||8|
|16. Long Beach State||2-1||16-7||21|
|17. NC State||0-2||16-8||13|
|19. East Carolina||3-1||16-8||19|
|21. Oklahoma State||4-0||17-7||22|
|22. Florida Atlantic||3-1||18-4||24|
|24. UC Santa Barbara||3-1||18-4||NR|
|25. Georgia Tech||3-1||18-5||NR|