Illinois shortstop Branden Comia points skyward after homering Saturday (Aaron Fitt)


Midwest Power Rankings: Illini, Hawkeyes, Irish Movin’ On Up


Each week of the 2020 season, 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, we’ll include a list of upcoming series/games to which we’ll be paying particular attention each week. It’s a period of heavy turnover on the list. Illinois made strides in this edition following a strong showing in the Frisco Classic, while Notre Dame continues its hot start. Wichita State, Michigan State, Kansas State and Indiana State all make their rankings debuts:

1. Michigan (6-4; PR: 1). The Wolverines retain the stop spot in the Power Rankings after taking two of three against Cal Poly, a midweek loss to Stanford and a subsequent win over Cal. Pitching has been a strength for Eric Bakich’s club, highlighted by …


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