Vanderbilt dogpiles after winning its second national title (Eric Sorenson)

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D1Baseball Top 25: National Champion Vanderbilt Tops Rankings

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Vandy Title Story | College Coaching Buzz


OMAHA — Vanderbilt never wavered.

The Commodores began the 2019 campaign as the No. 1 team in the land in the Preseason D1Baseball Top 25 Rankings. And guess what? They’ll end the season there, too, after beating Michigan in the CWS Finals to claim the program’s second national title.

Though Michigan’s magical College World Series run ended with a loss to the Commodores, it had an incredible season. The Wolverines began the spring ranked No. 17 in our rankings, and finish the season as the national runner-up.

UCLA, which spent much of the regular season at No. 1, ends the year at No. 7 after bowing out in the Super Regional round to Michigan, while last year’s champion, Oregon State, dropped out of the rankings after struggling in the Corvallis Regional.

Vanderbilt holds the top spot in the rankings, and the Southeastern Conference finishes the season with the most teams in our rankings: Eight. The ACC has six teams in the rankings with Florida State and Duke joining the mix after entering the postseason unranked. Meanwhile, the Big 12 has three teams with Texas Tech leading the charge, the Pac 12 has two teams with UCLA and Stanford leading the way and the Missouri Valley has two teams in Indiana State and Dallas Baptist. Other leagues represented in our final rankings include the Big Ten, Big East, American and Mountain West.

D1Baseball managing editors Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt make up the Top 25 Rankings.

 

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt 59-12 2-0 2
2 Michigan 50-22 2-0 NR
3 Louisville 51-18 2-1 11
4 Texas Tech 46-20 2-1 8
5 Mississippi State 52-15 0-2 3
6 Arkansas 46-20 0-1 5
7 UCLA 52-11 0-0 1
8 Florida State 42-23 0-2 NR
9 Auburn 38-28 0-1 NR
10 Stanford 45-14 0-0 4
11 Oklahoma State 40-21 0-0 9
12 Ole Miss 41-27 0-0 14
13 East Carolina 47-18 0-0 10
14 LSU 40-26 0-0 12
15 North Carolina 46-19 0-0 15
16 Duke 35-27 0-0 NR
17 Georgia Tech 43-19 0-0 6
18 Georgia 46-17 0-0 7
19 Miami 41-20 0-0 17
20 Texas A&M 39-23-1 0-0 18
21 West Virginia 38-22 0-0 13
22 Creighton 41-13 0-0 22
23 Indiana State 43-18 0-0 23
24 Dallas Baptist 43-20 0-0 24
25 Fresno State 40-16-1 0-0 NR
Dropped Out
Oregon State 36-20-1 0-0 16
UC Santa Barbara 45-11 0-0 19
NC State 42-19 0-0 20
Baylor 35-19 0-0 21
California 32-20 0-0 25

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