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Arkansas continued its magical season by sweeping Florida to win the SEC regular-season title, keeping the Razorbacks No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings for the seventh consecutive week. The Hogs won all 14 of their regular-season weekends to cement their status as the best team in college baseball heading into the postseason.

Texas remained No. 2 after winning its final series to claim a share of the Big 12 regular-season title and the top seed in the conference tournament. No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Tennessee and No. 5 Texas Tech all held their ground after winning their weekends. Pac-12 champion Arizona and ACC regular-season champ Notre Dame moved up one spot apiece to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, and Mississippi State climbed two spots to No. 9. Stanford made one of the biggest moves of the week, vaulting six places to No. 9 after winning two out of three at Oregon, which fell four spots to No. 10.

NC State made an even bigger jump, leaping seven rungs from No. 23 to No. 16 after winning a series against Florida State, which fell from No. 16 to No. 23. Gonzaga and UC Irvine rose three spots apiece to No. 14 and No. 17, respectively. Arizona State climbed four places to No. 21.

Three teams entered the rankings this week. Nebraska jumped back in at No. 20 after a 4-0 weekend against Indiana and Ohio State to clinch the Big Ten title and the accompanying automatic bid to regionals. Fellow Big Ten team Maryland made its season debut in the rankings at No. 25 by winning a series at Michigan to move into a tie for second place with the Wolverines, who dropped back out of the top 25. And Old Dominion returned the rankings at No. 24 after winning a couple of road games at Louisiana Tech.

D1Baseball editors and national writers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of May 23.

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Arkansas 42-10 3-0 1
2 Texas 40-13 2-1 2
3 Vanderbilt 39-13 3-1 3
4 Tennessee 42-14 3-1 4
5 Texas Tech 35-13 2-1 5
6 Arizona 38-14 3-1 7
7 Notre Dame 29-10 3-0 8
8 Mississippi State 40-13 4-0 10
9 Stanford 31-13 3-1 15
10 Oregon 35-13 2-2 6
11 East Carolina 38-13 2-2 11
12 Ole Miss 38-17 2-2 13
13 Florida 35-19 0-3 9
14 Gonzaga 32-15 2-2 17
15 TCU 36-16 1-2 12
16 NC State 28-15 2-1 23
17 UC Irvine 36-16 3-1 20
18 Louisiana Tech 36-16 0-2 14
19 Southern Miss 35-17 0-0 19
20 Nebraska 29-11 4-0 NR
21 Arizona State 32-17 2-1 25
22 Charlotte 39-17 2-1 22
23 Florida State 29-21 1-2 16
24 Old Dominion 38-14 2-0 NR
25 Maryland 26-15 2-1 NR
Dropped Out
UCLA 32-18 2-2 18
South Carolina 33-20 2-2 21
Michigan 26-15 1-2 24
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J.Hog
J.Hog
22 days ago

The Piggies have the following record against the end of regular season top 25.

1-0 against #2
2-1 against #4
1-0 against #5
3-0 against #8
2-1 against #12
3-0 against #13
1-0 against #15
2-1 against #18

I don’t know if anyone has ever put together that impressive of a resume entering post season play.

John
John
21 days ago
Reply to  J.Hog

All assumes the SEC is as good as everyone thinks – time will tell. I will tell you they have the weakest starting pitching staff I have seen for a supposed number 1 team. Doesnt jive and Ive watched baseball all my life.

Chris
Chris
21 days ago
Reply to  John

If SEC is as good as everyone thinks then the starting pitching is better than you think.

AmericaGuns&Baseball
AmericaGuns&Baseball
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Again weak pitching
45ks in the weekend and Arkansas pitching staff is weak. Boy oh boy for as much baseball as you have watched in your life time( your ignorance is showing John). We only have 2 pitchers in the top 15 in ERA. Did I mention one of those is the number 1 pitcher in the country. Knuckle head

Chris
Chris
21 days ago

I believe he’s the same gentleman who stated last week that he watched the Hogs vs. Vols series and stated the same thing. To confirm, his breadth of knowledge on AR pitching is based on one weekend series against a potent offense and #4 team in the country on the road. Thank goodness he let us know his opinion is based on his watching of baseball all of his life. Had he not stated that, I would have tossed his opinion aside. We are all so much more enlightened now.

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago

Why even respond to him? For some reason he does not like Arky. Probably a fan of an SEC rival that is having a down year. However no need to call names.

AmericaGuns&Baseball
AmericaGuns&Baseball
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

Although I do agree he is quite the waste of time. I enjoy the debate even if he really lacks the knowledge to actually have a debate. Knuckle head is far from name calling lol. But then again the people in this world have gone soft, not surprised if someone was offended….

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago

He is so far from reality there is no debate. I am a Tech fan but I respect what the SEC does for college baseball. I go to Omaha almost every year and I love the passion of the SEC fans. And the Arky fans were pretty good sports when we eliminated them from the last CWS. I wish we had Arky’s depth. Tech has a couple of Transfers from Arky and we are glad to get them, one of which hit a homerun against Arky in Omaha.

Last edited 21 days ago by B. Allen
AmericaGuns&Baseball
AmericaGuns&Baseball
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

I like Tech they have always been in the mix. Always a tough out, Tim Tadlock has been a great coach.

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago

No offense and knuckle head is pretty light. I think we both know who he is a fan of but do not want to say it without proof. A neighboring state maybe?

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

The guy is an unhinged anti-SEC guy…plain & simple. And for all his blustering about how much he knows about baseball, and how much he played, his posts clearly reveal a guy who doesn’t know squat.

Last edited 20 days ago by Kelly
Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Do you make your comments just to see how many down votes you get? If so, I’d love to know that magic over/under number on that lol. I’m definitely not an Arky fan, but to say their starting pitching staff is the ‘weakest’ is delusional.

Mike W.
21 days ago
Reply to  John

“Supposed” #1? John, we’ve all been waiting for weeks for you to give us your list of your top 5 or 10 to show us where D1 has gone wrong. Have you just “overlooked” doing it or do you really not have one or don’t want to show your pathetic list? Waiting but glad I’m not holding my breath.

J.Hog
J.Hog
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Numbers 2,5,15, and 18 are schools that are not in the SEC.

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Troll. So Arkansas just wins and wins and wins. They’ve swept all of the series in the SEC, went 3-0 against TCU, Texas and Texas Tech (in Texas), went to La Tech’s house and took 2/3. So we’ve beaten SEC, BIG12 and CUSA’s best and you still have to say they don’t look like a #1 team? You can’t fix stupid!

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
21 days ago
Reply to  Ken Hood

Swept all of the SEC? i think you used bad wording, mistaken.

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
21 days ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

let me spell it out for you: Arkansas swept all of the series, meaning they won all the series. Wasn’t saying every series was a sweep.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
21 days ago
Reply to  Ken Hood

i wasnt being harsh……just thought your wording was off and could have been more specific….no intent or desire to demean you or their impressive record.

CUSA
CUSA
21 days ago
Reply to  Ken Hood

Tech is not CUSA’s best. Carry on.

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
20 days ago
Reply to  CUSA

They are the highest-ranked CUSA team….carry on.

Jon
Jon
21 days ago
Reply to  John

As a Gator fan who watched all 27 innings this weekend; let me put it this way; you are simply clueless and every week you show that cluelessness on this thread

Nardo
Nardo
21 days ago
Reply to  Jon

I love our conference. Even rivals show respect. Love ya man.

Matt Collins
Matt Collins
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Misguided you are. As yoda would say.

Lee Hays
Lee Hays
21 days ago
Reply to  John

John, you are just ignorant about how baseball works. Top to bottom the SEC has the toughest teams in ALL the country. If the Hogs had the weakest pitching they would’ve lost many more games. The fact they won against teams in the top 20 is a testament to how good their pitching was.Maybe you’re watching Little League or maybe high school basebal all those years.

Jack Lock
Jack Lock
20 days ago
Reply to  John

Yep they lose every game with terrible pitchers..

GDawg83
GDawg83
21 days ago
Reply to  J.Hog

So there’s no pressure on Arkansas to win it all*****

AmericaGuns&Baseball
AmericaGuns&Baseball
21 days ago
Reply to  GDawg83

I would think not, although that would be a tremendous feat. Just winning the SEC is huge and to do it in the fashion they have well no words needed. I do think not getting to Omaha would be a huge hit to what they have done.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
21 days ago

That’s not really why they play the game, or the season for that matter…to not win the championship would be seen as a failed season at this point. You lose the forest for the trees on that one…

Greg
Greg
21 days ago
Reply to  J.Hog

J. HOG – Congrats man! Yall put together one of the most impressive seasons I’ve definitely seen. Now yall need to finish strong and bring another title back for the conference! SEC! Congrats again guys

JWC
JWC
18 days ago
Reply to  J.Hog

The Hogs look tough. I do agree that the starting pitching isn’t stellar (and I am a Hog fan); but the bullpen is more than capable of picking up the slack when a starter gets rocked early. That final season game against Florida was pitching by committee in a game Florida needed a lot more than the Hogs did. But the vaunted Florida hitting machine was shut down. Last night Lockhart took a no hitter into the 8th against a solid Georgia team. The thing about this team with the exception of Kopps, perhaps, is that while no superstars, no 20 home run hitters, no Leiter or Rocker type starters, no 350 batting average guys, but the first five guys in the lineup have 12 or more homers, and the others are great at situational hitting. And, as I said, if a starter is having an off day, the Hogs are deep enough in pitching to bring someone in quickly. I like their chances, but of course, it is baseball, and anything can happen.

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
17 days ago
Reply to  J.Hog

J. Hog add to that 1-0 against #3 (Vandy). We took out one of the two nationally touted pitchers for Vandy as we knocked Rocker out early in the game. I don’t want to hear anymore about how the Arkansas pitching is suspect. It ain’t perfect, but it gets the job done. If Kopps comes in to close, you may as well go to the locker room.

We will likely see Leiter in the final if Vanderbilt beats Ole Miss today. That will be interesting. Will it be Leiter vs Lockhart?

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
22 days ago

Please explain why Mississippi State is rated behind the top seven…except Arkansas. State’s overall resume is better…only had three bad loses all year and won 18 of last 24. conference games. Looks like you’re just trying to spread the wealth around the country….

Dan
Dan
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Behind Vanderbilt because they lost a series to the Dores

Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I bet that has to be frustrating for Miss St. fans. They tied for 2nd in the conference and Vandy finished 4th overall in conference and yet State is 5 spots behind them in the poll. I don’t have a dog in that fight, just an observation.

Last edited 21 days ago by Ryan
Hunter Wood
Hunter Wood
21 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Vandy beat state 2/3

Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago
Reply to  Hunter Wood

I get that.. Just making an observation their fans are probably frustrated since they tied for 2nd and Vandy 4th. RPI and SOS are basically the same, so I guess D1 took the series win over conference standings on them.

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
21 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Miss St and Tennessee were 20-10 in conference play and Vandy was 19-10 since they had a rainout at home against Alabama. Not sure there is a big distinction between 2nd place or 4th place finish….especially since Vandy beat both #2 and #3 in their series matchups.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
21 days ago

those are facts they cant deal with. likely Vandy finishes 20-10 and then they would have been the 2 seed. MSU had a tremendous break in having games canceled with the worst RPI team in all of baseball in Miss Vally State. They also canceled a game with 200+ RPI Tenn Matin. If those 2 teams would have been played their RPI and SOS would have taken a huge hit. Facts you want here from a bulldog.

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago

A huge hit? LMAO. And you are assuming Vandy would have won that 3rd game vs Bama, but Vandy does not have a strong Sunday pitcher. Their Fri & Sat guys can be damn near unhittable, but not #3. FWIW, we had Vandy on the ropes in the Sunday game at Vandy, but shot ourselves in the foot. Yeah, that’s part of the game, but let’s not pretend that series couldn’t very easily have been won by State.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
21 days ago

We stole your 2 seed and not giving it back, lol. Vandy had the 2 seed by tiebreaker with TN/MSU by way of LSU series. The biggest difference between2-3-4 seeds (outside of worth) is your draw in the tourney. We lucked up on the seed now we needto advance our position in top 8 if we can…..Good luck Vandy, Ark and all SEC teams

GDawg83
GDawg83
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

True…but MSU didn’t lose a series to ole miss. It’s tit for tat really. MSU has better SOS, conference & overall record than Vandy.

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
21 days ago
Reply to  GDawg83

but not as good of a record against top 25 or top 50 rpi teams…both teams stand an excellent chance of making it to Omaha.

GDawg83
GDawg83
21 days ago

I guess one can make an argument that best fits their teams narrative. If you stretch it out a bit further to include the top 100 teams vs the top 50, which is more inclusive of all 64 teams that will make the tournament field, MSU is 25-10 vs Vandy 23-12. Again splitting hairs at this point.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
21 days ago
Reply to  GDawg83

Ole Miss has a much better record against quad 1 teams than MSU Does

GDawg83
GDawg83
21 days ago

Hey whatever angle you can find to say you’re team is better brother. Let’s see:
1) better overall record
2) better conference record
3) better RPI
4) beat you head to head
5) ranked higher
6) good guys have won 16 of 19 vs black bears….so anyway

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
21 days ago
Reply to  GDawg83

Lies, damn lies and statistics.

GDawg83
GDawg83
21 days ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

I stated all FACTS. Not sure what you are considering lies?

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
20 days ago
Reply to  GDawg83

Its an old saying (google it) as it was meant as a response to your theorum……….ppl can cherry-pick info, stats to manipulate an idea
and normally omit the negative factors.

GDawg83
GDawg83
20 days ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

No need to search (google), your explanation was sufficient

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

At the time, I thought Vandy was the better team, but State has gotten better and the elite pitching of Vandy has shown a little vulnerability…State has a better record and the RPI and SOS are comparable. Two evenly matched teams.

But, if you want to use one game as the determining factor…State beat both Texas and Texas Tech.

Last edited 21 days ago by Ronnie Fulton
Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Had Miss St. beaten UT and TTU recently and not the opening weekend of the season, I think they’d have an argument there for being higher in the poll. However, I don’t think much stock can be placed in that since it was so early in the season.. I’ll give credit though, we (TTU) got knocked on our asses that opening weekend by the SEC.

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

We were also without pitcher Will Bednar for that Texas tourney.

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Following that logic, then neither Texas nor TT should be higher than MIss. State, given we beat both of them head-to-head.

Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

At this point I think it is splitting hairs a little bit, but I agree that there are teams ahead of Miss St. that aren’t better than them. I’m a TTU alum and I’m honestly surprised we’re in the top 5.

Wes
Wes
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Vandy and Tech both could argue their T25 record sets them apart from MsSt. 13-8 and 12-6 compared to 10-9.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
21 days ago
Reply to  Wes

Yeah the three loses to Arkansas hurt the top 25…but, State still ended up with a better overall record…so, I guess both Vandy and Texas Tech has worse records against lesser teams.

Look, I wrote the book on how to lie with stats…lol

Wes
Wes
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Yes and no, better in Q2 and Q3 and worse in Q4. So MSU based on that has a lower ceiling and lower floor.

Still a hell of a team though and really splitting hairs.

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago
Reply to  Wes

I am a Texas Tech fan and I do not want to see Miss Stste in a Super. I am afraid if we wind up a 9th seed and Miss State an 8th seed we will see them in Starkville instead of Omaha.

Last edited 21 days ago by B. Allen
Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

I don’t think MSU is as good as you think. They can’t hit for power and they are average in hitting outside the top 2 hitters and definitely can’t field. They have one of the worst defensive infields in all of baseball. They are a very much smoke and mirrors type team. Thw=ese facts will expose them unless Larry Templeton takes care of them again like he is famously known to do.

Rzrbk32
Rzrbk32
21 days ago

MSU is capable of beating anyone. I really doubt they are oils be anyone’s first pick of teams to match up against.

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago

Hahaha! Says the Ole Miss fan. What a joke. I assume most here already know what OMAHA means in the SEC? Ole Miss At Home Again.

Rzrbk32
Rzrbk32
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Missouri

Kelly
Kelly
20 days ago
Reply to  Rzrbk32

That’s baseball. Combination of them playing out-of-their-minds, playing loose, etc., and us just playing so poorly. No sane person thinks Mizzou is remotely close to as good as Miss. State, but that can happen sometimes.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
21 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

i was comparing criteria, rpi, SOS, road/home, vs q1-4 and TN seems to be even keel with MSU on most of it……that series loss to Mizz, your 3rd, is where i found separation. I havent watched MSU play but 1-2x….but i know they can play with anyone, anytime anywhere.
Good luck to your Dawgs, go SEC, Go VOLS.

John Cupp
John Cupp
22 days ago

At this point, what needs to happen for Indiana to feel comfortable about a bid? Ohio State tonight, three at Maryland next weekend…

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
21 days ago
Reply to  John Cupp

I think with the current losing streak. They better win tonight and sweep the Maryland series because it’s hard for the committee to award a team that’s plummeting the way the hoosiers currently are.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago
Reply to  John Cupp

With a 5-game losing skid, RPI of 115 and SoS of 220, I don’t think anything could make a Hoosier fan feel “comfortable” about an NCAA bid. Win the last 4 and maybe they squeak in . . . as a 3-seed in Fayetteville . . . it’s not going to be fun.

John
John
21 days ago

If you dont believe the NCAA has a bias towards the SEC, look no further than the softball regionals taking place a we speak. All year long, the coaches poll had the Pac12 teams ranked in the top 10 all year. Come regional seeding time, the NCAA puts all SEC teams in the top 8 and shuts out the Pac12. U of Washington was ranked in the top 5 in the coaches poll all season – gets the #16 seed. This ensures those advertisements slots values are maximized as the sports addicted SouthEast has plenty of teams in the playoffs

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
21 days ago
Reply to  John

Don’t keep up with softball, but the last poll had 7 SEC teams and 5 Pac12 teams in the top 20.

The Super Regionals are four SEC, three Pac12 and one ACC…Sorry, no apparent bias.

Last edited 21 days ago by Ronnie Fulton
Mike
Mike
20 days ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Except 11 SEC schools made the field of 64 and only 6 from the Pac12

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
18 days ago
Reply to  Mike

11 of 13…..not bad at all. 10 of those 11 are in the top 35……At some point in this scheme you have to award play and not consider association.

Dan
Dan
21 days ago
Reply to  John

I have a tofu dinner bet that the SEC will win the women’s softball championship-want to take that bet?

Aaron
Aaron
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

The number one overall seed in softball is Oklahoma. They’ll have something to say about that.

Mike W.
21 days ago
Reply to  Aaron

Oklahoma, indeed, is the team to beat. They’ve been great in the past, are great now, and will probably be great in the future.

AmericaGuns&Baseball
AmericaGuns&Baseball
21 days ago
Reply to  John

The only bias I’m seeing is yours towards the SEC, nothing like striking out 45 batters on the weekend, to silence oh John. Not bad for a team that doesn’t have any pitching( Arkansas). Only the second team in SEC history to win all 10 series. I think we are all waiting to hear what conference/ what team you pull for. My guess is they are a joke of a program and conference they represent!

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
21 days ago

“John” is a waste of time. He won’t say who his team is or even who he thinks should be ranked. The same crap every week. He is just a troll who tries to get as many people riled up as possible.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
21 days ago
Reply to  Ken Hood

Ken I think you and I are finally in agreement, that’s all he’s about, as he never responds, he just says outrageous things to piss people off, and yet everyone seems to try to beat each other on here to do just that…smh. Ignore him…..

Greg
Greg
21 days ago

Who was the other team to win the entire conference slate?

DougB
DougB
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Vanderbilt, 2013

Mark N
Mark N
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Vanderbilt

Chris
Chris
21 days ago
Reply to  Mark N

I think only other 1 was South Carolina. Was 06 (not sure on that yr) Vandy came close but think got swept in their last series

Greg
Greg
21 days ago
Reply to  Chris

In ’06 think carolina lost 4 or 5 series… not a great year… When we went 25-5 in 2000, we still lost 2 series (LSU / Arkansas) but swept 7 of the 8 remaining series which was crazy! Winning 10 series just never happens… Insane accomplishment for this R-Kansas team

Chris
Chris
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Yep my bad. Was vandy. It also pronounced Arkansas!

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

In 2013 Vandy was 26-3 in conference play

Mike
Mike
20 days ago

Oregon State – they embarassed the SEC in 2018. Remember when they sent the 2018 SEC tourney runner up to Corvallis for the regional? LSU got run ruled twice – looked like high school. They Oregon run ruled Miss State in the CWS and beat Arkansas to win it all. Thanks to the second baseman dropping a pop up.

RICHARD
RICHARD
16 days ago
Reply to  Mike

How did they do the following year, 2019??? They embarassed themselves, which is worse IMO, by getting swept out of their own regional by 2 unranked teams. Yin for Yang.

Joe Baseball
Joe Baseball
10 days ago
Reply to  Mike

You lose credibility. Please explain how you think the second baseman dropped a ball that he never got a glove on?

Mike W.
21 days ago
Reply to  John

John’s weekly rant against the SEC, same ole same ole. Meh.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago
Reply to  John

You are a moron if you think the NCAA or ESPN is making any real money off of softball…and certainly not enough to justify screwing the PAC-12 out of its supposed rightful position at the top of the heap. Who watches softball anyway?

Jon
Jon
21 days ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

You could have stopped right after the word moron..John is by far the stupidest poster on this site.. Same stupid posts from him every single week.. Wash.. Rinse.. Repeat..

Rzrbk32
Rzrbk32
21 days ago
Reply to  John

There is no room to argue softball. It’s Oklahoma and everyone else.

Cory Crawford
Cory Crawford
21 days ago
Reply to  John

In softball, Washington played 14 games against teams with 200+ RPI. The top five teams combined in the SEC didn’t play that many games against such weak opponents.

Washington scheduled a non-conference slate with zero power 5 teams. It’s Washington’s fault they were seeded so low.

Washington v. top 50 – 10-8
Alabama – 30-7
Florida – 23-9
LSU – 20-18
Arkansas – 20-8
Tennessee 17-13
Missouri – 21-14

Which team should Washington be ranked ahead of?

Last edited 20 days ago by Cory Crawford
Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
21 days ago

For those whom are not Husker fans. Here’s a little insight to the season the huskers have had to play through. The B1G decided to not play out of conference so instead they played a 44 in conference schedule. (normally its a 24 game schedule). Every team but one received 20 games at home. That one team was Nebraska. They have only played 12 games at home this year and with the final series this weekend in Lincoln against Michigan we will finally get to 15 games. (5 games fewer than any other B1G team)

It’s difficult enough to play 20 extra conference games but then the administration of the conference adds to the difficulty by cheating you out of home contest. This team accomplished a championship while competing against their opponents and the angst of a conference administration that simply doesn’t want them. You think I’m kidding? The announcers of the B1G discussed the administration pondering a midweek reschedule game against Northwestern as to give Michigan or Maryland a possible chance. Northwestern chose not play on Sunday. It should have been a forfeit but wasn’t and the B1G office pondered forcing a midweek game after we just ran a 4 game pod on the road against Indiana and tOSU where we swept them and claimed victory for the title. The B1G is by far the most shady and untrustworthy group of administrators in all of the ncaa.

Ryan
Ryan
21 days ago

The B1G definitely made it hard on ya’ll and everyone else in the conference. Playing conference teams only just meant ya’ll were going to beat up on each other all season long, so that probably hurt the conference in the post season race. I didn’t watch any B1G baseball games this year, but it sounds like the conference was down this year so that may not help.

Disclaimer: my team is in the Big12, which had a pretty down year as well. So please don’t take my comment as a jab towards your conference.

Wes
Wes
21 days ago

Didn’t the Big10 change their post season ruled to get OSU into the CFP?

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago
Reply to  Wes

They did it to get OSU in the conference championship game.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

Which was necessary to get OSU into the CFP…

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago

Hey Husker fan, the point you are making is you need to get out of that conference. I would love to see you back in the Big 12. And bring Mizzou with you.

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

Honestly.. so too would I. The B1G and the totalitarian rule is not suitable to grain belt, God fearing, freedom loving people. IMO, the huskers should never have left the Big12 and many of my friends agree with me. Don’t get me wrong. Iowa, tOSU, Penn St, Indiana, Northwestern.. those schools are fits with us.. Minny, Mich, MSU, Illinois, Wisky… they’re so entrenched in the socialist agenda… those schools disgust me.

B. Allen
B. Allen
21 days ago

Nebraska is a better fit in the Big 12 and so is Mizzou. You both belong in a division of the big 12 with ISU, KU, KSU, OU and OSU. MAKE IT HAPPEN. I think the big 12 would welcome you back.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
21 days ago

Here’s the reality guys; these super conferences are media made mediocrity; and they’re controlled by the center of power traditional schools in pretty much each respective conference. I’m from Syracuse—yes, Syracuse—and they joined the ACC, w/ no baseball. The only ACC school w/ no baseball. They would’ve sucked but it still would’ve been nice to have hardball up here and see some high end ACC clubs play here The ACC Is run by the Carolina clique, like the BIG is dominated by the OSU-Michigan midwest crew, and the SEC has the Deep South cabal. The PAC is run southern-central Cal. The big conferences suck. Would’ve been better w smaller regional alignments. Media pretty much wrecks it all

Rzrbk32
Rzrbk32
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

Wouldn’t you need to clear that with Texas first?

Mike W.
21 days ago
Reply to  Rzrbk32

Oh, how true.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
21 days ago
Reply to  B. Allen

I HATE the conference alignments these days. It was all about football in the south and basketball in the east. Nebraska was OU in the fall people, A&M should be in Texas! Big 8 was what it should be w/ huskers v Sooners And the big 10 from the plains to jersey????along w/ Maryland???? Terrible

Mike W.
21 days ago

I didn’t know about how the schedule for the B1G teams was set up but it seems like all of 10 minutes was devoted to arriving at the solution. I did know, however, that the B1G seems to be utterly incompetent and has been for years. I agree with B. Allen’s suggestion that the Huskers get back to the B12 ASAP, if possible. It’ll save you a lot of heartache in the future.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago

Jesus, what a crybaby . . . Nebraska had 12 neutral site games, 16 away games and, so far, 12 home games, with 3 home games remaining. Yes, I agree, the administration of the Big 10 sucks, but it’s not because Nebraska got one fewer home than away games (probably due to a Covid cancellation).

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
21 days ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Showing your laziness… First you’re admitting the lack of home games. Then you admit they had to play Indiana, tOSU, Iowa (all preseason post season favorites) at neutral sites. They played at Illinois (another preseason post season projection team) and they scheduled the final 4 game weekend pod at Indiana against Indiana and tOSU both also preseason post season projected teams. So.. you being a B1G sympathiser calls me a crybaby for only pointing out the facts of truth in what the huskers had to overcome. If anyone should be called a name here I believe that is you. Lazy (check), uninformed (check), using assumptions (check) and finally, showing the truth with the passive aggressive behavior of a 10 yo..

If anyone is crying it’s you mate. So enjoy your tears and B1G induced anger. As for me. I’m going to enjoy a well earned conference championship and the chance to play in the post season.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago

I’m neither a “B1G sympathiser (sic)” nor have “B1G induced anger.” Mostly I think B1G baseball is irrelevant, though Nebraska is a good team. Tears? Only from boredom if I have to watch much B1G baseball this post-season.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago

And your statement that, with 15 home games, Nebraska will have played 5 fewer home games than any other B1G team is just flat out false. They should have had 16, but one was Covid-canceled. Iowa, Michigan St, Illinois and Michigan will all have had 16 home games when the regular season ends; Purdue will have had only 14.

Talk about LAZY?? At least I bothered to check their schedules…something you obviously didn’t do before you started whining about how oppressed Nebraska is by its own conference.

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
21 days ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Lies ..
Michigan played 18 home
Maryland and Indiana 21 home games.
Nebraska 15 (3 this weekend)

So.. again, my statement is factual and on point.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago

You’re incorrigible. Michigan played 16 home games…https://d1baseball.com/team/michigan/

You didn’t even bother to lie about Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois and Purdue, all of whom only had 16 (or fewer) home games this season.

Rzrbk32
Rzrbk32
21 days ago

Know the feeling

HookC
HookC
21 days ago

Not knocking Maryland or ODU or the decision to put them in the top 25…but I hope it was at least a close call to have them in over UConn

Msupup
Msupup
21 days ago

Notre Dame?…. talk about click bait! They aren’t even a top 20 team.

Adam
Adam
21 days ago

Regardless of what they do in Charlotte has Miami solidified their spot in the field of 64

Paul
Paul
21 days ago
Reply to  Adam

Yes, we should be a 2 seed and honestly don’t see how we aren’t ranked yet NC ST is #16. Pretty ridiculous by D1 baseball. We took the series against them and basically have the same conference record. Way better RPI too. I guess recency bias favors them

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago

Boy Miami cannot get a sniff?

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Scott Devore

Yes they got run at home against FSU but they took 2 of 3 against the other teams above them in the standings that are ranked in Florida and NC State. NC State??

Cberry
Cberry
21 days ago
Reply to  Scott Devore

To help you out since you haven’t been paying attention, the wolfpack are 24-6 (18-6 in conference) in their last 30 games. They started the season 4-9, which included the series loss to Miami, but have been absolutely red hot since. That is why D1 put them at 16 in the rankings, and even did a story about it. Complete body of work is one thing but teams that get hot at the right time get noticed.

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Cberry

So what. Miami is better than NC State in every regard. Recency bias should not be a justification for ranking a team.

Cberry
Cberry
21 days ago
Reply to  Scott Devore

Except that it is in every poll in every sport ever. To pretend otherwise is just ignorance. Miami 1983 football national champions would like to have a word with you about recency bias.

As for crying over not being ranked when a very hot team is, so what? The NCAA selection committee could care less where D1baseball.com ranks teams, they will seed based on their own criteria.

As for which team is better “in every regard”, time will tell in the big tourney.

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Cberry

You are a homer it is cool. NC State has no signature wins, a worse RPI and lost the head to head. Your arguments are pretty strong though. LOL.

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Cberry

You are really going to talk about NC State football versus Miami. That should be fun.

Cberry
Cberry
21 days ago
Reply to  Scott Devore

Reading comprehension stronk here.

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Cberry

I could easily use the same argument against FSU who swept Miami but has not been awesome since but I did not.

Scott Devore
Scott Devore
21 days ago
Reply to  Cberry

I am going to help you out. Lost 2 of 3 to Clemson, swept by Louisville. Lost 2 of 3 to Notre Dame. Winning 2 of 3 against FSU and Wake and sweeping Pitt is the big “HOT STREAK”? FYI Miami just swept Louisville on the road, swept Clemson and swept Wake and the most important stat – They beat NC State on the road 2 of 3. In fact NC State has zero signature wins outside the ACC. Their schedule has been soft to say the least in a down year for the ACC unless there is a won 2 of 3 against UF on the road? Oh wait that is Miami

Cberry
Cberry
21 days ago
Reply to  Scott Devore

You know what anything that happened in February means in June? Zip. By the way, I’ll be pulling for Miami in the NCAAs, as I will for all the ACC teams that make it. Please don’t have a stroke trying to argue which team is ‘more deserving’ of a D1baseball ranking. 24-6 doesn’t need justification. Neither does Miami’s record, they deserve to be ranked as well.

jimbo11
jimbo11
21 days ago

FSU drops 7 spots for losing 2 of 3 at NCST. Both games by 2 runs.
7 spots? I object your honor.

Gerard McMahon
Gerard McMahon
21 days ago

Why were Nebraska and Ohio State playing in Indiana?

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
21 days ago
Reply to  Gerard McMahon

To piss off Husker From Omaha.

Last edited 21 days ago by Sutpens 100
JR54
JR54
21 days ago
Reply to  Gerard McMahon

4 game weekend series at a “central” site. The BiG called it “Pod play.” I guess the idea was to limit travel distance as much as possible. Wound up being pretty much hated by all. And really hard on teams. The 4th games usually saw some ”imaginative pitching” to say the least. And the guy from Omaha is not wrong about the messed up season scheduling. Some teams were scheduled with 47 games, some teams 46 and some 44 and there was a definite inequity in home games. Covid really messed with the BiGs planning and they honestly did not do a good job. Nebraska has a fun squad though. Real scrappers. I caught their games last week on TV. They may surprise but no one knows because the BiG …in their wisdom…did not allow out of Conference play.

Greco2898
Greco2898
21 days ago

How is Fla. St 29-21 rank ahead of Miami 31-17 what kind of bb ranking is this 🤔

Mike
Mike
20 days ago

Don’t matter who’s has the best pitching staff who’s number 1 in the rankings that’s all talk and garbage whoever wins it all at the end can talk period. And as far as I know Arkansas hasn’t won shit EVER!!

Mike W.
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Thank you for your well thought out commentary. It looks like you were in such a hurry to enlighten us you couldn’t pause for punctuation. I guess you will wait “until the end” before you do anymore talking, as you state.

Mike
Mike
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike W.

Sorry you’re an Arkansas fan and they can’t finish the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike W.
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

I’m interested to know what team you follow. BTW, you know your book report is due tomorrow. Better start reading.

Mike
Mike
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike W.

I live in the Bay Area so I’m a Stanford fan!!

Marc
Marc
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Talk about irrelevant teams… I guess Stanford really sucks. Looks like they have sucked for the past thirty years. How can you root for team that hasn’t won [email protected] year after year for thirty years. I’d quit watching if I were you.

Mike
Mike
20 days ago
Reply to  Marc

No haven’t won a title in awhile but at least they have won. I think if you combine all the sports teams at Stanford they have won more titles in college history. By far.

Marc
Marc
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Awhile…30 years is a bit more than a while. Haven’t won shit in baseball for 30 years. That is pretty terrible. They are showing a serious lack of commitment to the program. Kudos to all the other Stanford programs that are relevant this century like kayaking, table tennis, and water polo. I’ll swing by those boards to see your trash talking.
Also, I find it rather humorous that a Stanford educated person would make comments like “doesn’t matter about rankings….blah blah” on a rankings article discussion board. Why are you here if they don’t matter. Probably looking to see if your team who hasn’t won shit in 30 years is as irrelevant again this year as they have been in the past 30. Check back in another 30 and see if you guys can break that once a century pace you are setting.

Mike
Mike
19 days ago
Reply to  Marc

No need to have a debate with a dude that spells his name with a “c” that’s the weakest letter in the alphabet c”mon man grow up a bit!!!!!!

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Ken Hood
Ken Hood
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Pretty sure Arkansas is closer to “winning shit” than Stanford will be anytime in the near future. Sorry your little butt hurts! I heard hugging a tree makes you feel better!

Name
Name
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

I guess by “won shit ever” you mean a national a title? Because otherwise they literally just won 42 games and the regular season SEC title.

Mike
Mike
20 days ago
Reply to  Name

Yes national title great job winning 42 games but that doesn’t get you anything but a pat on the back. After all the goal is a national title no??

Name
Name
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

That would be the ultimate goal, yes. But far from the only goal. And there is pretty big gap between “hasn’t won shit ever” and winning the national title.

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Jon
Jon
20 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Take your meds

Garey
Garey
19 days ago

Hey John, where are you? Come back and bask in the brilliance of your knowledge of watching baseball all your life.Arkansas has terrible starting pitching you say.I looked hard at their 1st game the’ve played since you posted that but never saw what you meant.Please explain to all us that are not as enlightened as you apparently are.

Jon
Jon
18 days ago
Reply to  Garey

John is an idiot troll with penis envy against the SEC and will never reply to any post..but he will brag about his baseball ” knowledge ” without ever posting a single comment that actually showed any

John
John
18 days ago

I cant wait to see the rankings Monday. Currently D1 baseball has Vanderbilt at #3 in the country and they are the #4 seed in the SEC tournament. Miss State did the ole “two and que” with two ten run rules. Could you imagine if a team outside of the SEC did that? Theyd drop out of the top 25

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
18 days ago
Reply to  John

if youll give me your address….i’ll send you some butt-hurt salve

John
John
18 days ago

Do they have a name for what Mississippi State did this weekend? Two and que in two run rules? What’s sad is the seeding committee will have them hosting a regional. SEC SEC SEC

Ken Hood
Ken Hood
17 days ago

I’m disappointed. Vanderbilt has been eliminated from SEC tournament. I wanted Arkansas to have a chance to beat them again in the final.