Midwest Power Rankings: Michigan Tops List, Iowa ClimbsAnalysis
Each week of the 2020 season, through conference tournaments, we will be releasing our Midwest Power Rankings. All D1 programs located in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota are eligible for the list. In addition to our rankings, each week we’ll include a list of upcoming series/games to which we’ll be paying particular attention. This week three programs make their 2020 debut on the rankings, while Michigan solidifies its hold on the top spot and Iowa makes a nice jump after an impressive opening weekend:
Michigan (3-1; PR: 1). The Wolverines finished their first four-game stint with a 3-1 record that included marquee wins against then #2 Vanderbilt and #9 Arizona State, leaving no question as to Michigan’s place among college baseball’s elite. Redshirt-freshman LHP Steve Hajjar was dominant in shutting out a quality Sun Devils offense over six innings of work, striking out seven and allowing just two walks and three hits. It was a standout performance for the southpaw displaying impact potential rarely seen on a Sunday. The Wolverines will get a chance to avenge their sole loss on the weekend when they take on Connecticut in a three-game series this weekend in Port St. Lucie.
Check out our full Midwest rankings below!