J.J. Bleday of Vanderbilt, No. 1 in D1Baseball Top 25

J.J. Bleday helped Vanderbilt cruise past Pepperdine and remain at No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25


D1Baseball Top 25: Vandy Stays On Top


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Vanderbilt remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings, powered by Louisville Slugger. The preseason No. 1 Commodores improved to 5-1 on the season with a win over Evansville and two wins against Pepperdine in an unbeaten week. LSU, Texas Tech and UCLA held steady in the next three spots after winning series against Bryant, Kentucky and Georgia Tech, respectively.

Florida fell two spots from No. 5 to No. 7 after posting a 2-3 week, despite winning its annual rivalry series against Miami. That allowed the unbeaten duo of North Carolina and Oregon State to move up one spot apiece to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Louisville, Georgia and Ole Miss continue to round out the top 10, holding firm in their preseason slots.

Stanford climbed one place to No. 11 after winning a tight series against UNLV, and Mississippi State jumped two places to No. 12 following a rivalry series win over Southern Miss. East Carolina fell three places to No. 14 after a 2-2 week against Campbell and Monmouth.

There was no movement from 15 to 19, as Baylor, Arkansas, Michigan and TCU all took care of business. Wake Forest tumbled from No. 20 out of the rankings after a rough 1-3 week that included losses to Liberty, Quinnipiac and Elon. Coastal Carolina, Auburn, Texas, Clemson and Cal State Fullerton each moved up one spot to occupy Nos. 20-24. Illinois made its season debut in the rankings at No. 25 after sweeping a road series at Florida Atlantic.

D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through Feb. 24.

RankTeamOverall RecordRecord Last WeekPrevious Rank
3Texas Tech5-13-03
5North Carolina7-04-06
6Oregon State8-05-07
10Ole Miss4-23-110
12Mississippi State6-13-114
13Florida State7-03-013
14East Carolina5-22-211
19Oklahoma State5-23-119
20Coastal Carolina7-14-121
24Cal State Fullerton4-22-125
Dropped Out
 Wake Forest3-41-320

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