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The top four teams remained the same in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings, led by No. 1 Arkansas. Vanderbilt stayed No. 2 after taking a road series at Tennessee, which fell one spot to No. 6. Texas, Mississippi State and Texas Tech round out the top five.

TCU leapt back into the top 10 after sweeping a series from then-No. 13 Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs vaulted four spots from No. 12 to No. 8. The Cowboys tumbled 11 spots to No. 24. The other big faller of the week is Ole Miss, which fell six spots to No. 12 after dropping two of three at Mississippi State, the third straight series loss for the Rebels. And Virginia Tech dropped five spots to No. 22 after losing a home series to Georgia Tech.

Other climbers this week include Oregon (up two spots to No. 13), Florida (up three to No. 15), Pittsburgh (up three to No. 16) and Stanford (up three to No. 17). Charlotte, Old Dominion and Indiana State climbed two spots apiece to Nos. 19-21.

D1Baseball editors and national writers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of April 18.

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Arkansas 30-6 4-1 1
2 Vanderbilt 28-6 3-1 2
3 Texas 30-8 5-0 3
4 Mississippi State 27-8 3-1 4
5 Texas Tech 26-8 4-1 8
6 Tennessee 29-8 2-2 5
7 Louisville 22-11 2-1 7
8 TCU 26-9 4-0 12
9 East Carolina 26-5 0-0 9
10 Notre Dame 18-7 3-1 10
11 South Carolina 24-10 3-1 11
12 Ole Miss 26-10 2-2 6
13 Oregon 22-8 3-1 15
14 Louisiana Tech 26-9 2-2 14
15 Florida 25-11 4-0 18
16 Pittsburgh 20-11 3-1 19
17 Stanford 22-7 3-1 20
18 Arizona 23-11 2-2 16
19 Charlotte 25-10 3-1 21
20 Old Dominion 27-7 3-1 22
21 Indiana State 20-8 4-0 23
22 Virginia Tech 20-12 1-3 17
23 Michigan 18-7 3-0 25
24 Oklahoma State 21-10-1 0-3 13
25 Florida State 18-14 2-2 24
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Randy Barber
Randy Barber
17 days ago

UT drops 1 spot after losing a home series to Vandy… yet South Carolina got dropped 9 spots after losing to Vandy on the road… make it make sense.

Kendall Rogers
17 days ago
Reply to  Randy Barber

Makes total sense. South Carolina had lost 6 of 7 at that point. Tennessee has been incredibly consistent. Massive difference.

Frank Nitti
Frank Nitti
17 days ago
Reply to  Kendall Rogers

Ah…but 5 of those 6 were to Texas and Vandy both on the road.

OmahaBound
OmahaBound
16 days ago
Reply to  Frank Nitti

As a border line top 10 team, they should have been more competitive.

Greg
Greg
17 days ago
Reply to  Randy Barber

Yeah man, SC was punched in the face two weeks in a row… We were lucky to maintain a spot in the top 25…. If we take this weekend against R-Kansas, we’ll def see some movement. Prediction: R-Kansas takes game 1, SC game 3, so it will come down to game 2… Next 3 weeks could be tough

Last edited 17 days ago by Greg
Blake nard
Blake nard
17 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Lol, imagine y’all taking a series against Arkansas.

Greg
Greg
16 days ago
Reply to  Blake nard

Would be great for this teams confidence and definitely in the realm of possibility!! Not easy for anybody to get a road series conference win especially at SC who is likely in the top 3 for most conference wins over last 2 decades… Should be a great series! Enjoy watching both of these programs

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
12 days ago
Reply to  Blake nard

1-1

Christopher Burns
Christopher Burns
17 days ago

Still waiting for an explanation for Texas over MS State, but not going to be too upset as long as we both wind up top 8 national seeds.

Justin
Justin
17 days ago

I’ll give an explanation, the week leading up to the series in Arlington Texas baseball had no power in their facilities, couldn’t practice due to +6″ of snow and ice. They went up against the top competition in America at a neutral site with no batting practice until the day of the first game if I’m correct. The first week we started 3-4, since that point we’ve gone 27-4. Additionally we have not lost more than a single game to any opponent, Mississippi State has been swept at home.

Jordan
Jordan
17 days ago
Reply to  Justin

Texas is on a nice streak, but a top 25 team is also expected to win their series vs. Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas state, & Abilene Christian. With TTU, TCU, OkSt, WVU remaining, I think they need 3/4 to be top 5, 2/4 to be top 12.
But I totally agree with Chris that right now MSU has a better resume than Texas

Justin
Justin
17 days ago
Reply to  Jordan

I disagree MS is 10-5(UT: 10-2) in conference play, you could say the same thing for MS outside of their Arkansas/Ole Miss series (2-4). Texas is coming up against good competition in Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and TCU so we will see soon enough. But I’m sure regardless how they finish down the stretch, people will cling all year to the single games won after UT had historic power outages and snowfall keeping them from practicing the entire week.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
16 days ago
Reply to  Justin

Tx doesnt have the resume’……but thats not all involved here. Cant compare conf records unless same quality….it may come to be advantage of the front schedule less than par (minus opening). Quality opponents coming up and time to build that seed.

Desertdawg
Desertdawg
15 days ago
Reply to  Justin

Oh really…you’re forgetting about UT starting 0-3, with losses to MSU, Arky, and TSUN. So that at the time that was losses to #7, #8, and #6. So a sweep of #12 SC offsets losses to 3 top 10 teams…no I think not. And no ranked teams beaten since, so try that illlogic again.

Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders
12 days ago
Reply to  Justin

Think there wasn’t snow, ice, and power outages here in MS from the same storm?? Roads were impassable for 7 days in Vicksburg MS.

Desertdawg
Desertdawg
15 days ago
Reply to  Justin

And neither did MSU, Arky, or TSUN…so they had no more advantage than UT. However they all beat UT in that opening weekend with the same disadvantages. And stop with the walked up hill both ways nonsense. If yall don’t have indoor practice facilities with generators, blaime your $$$ alums.

Justin
Justin
13 days ago
Reply to  Desertdawg

They have indoor practice facilities, but due to the ice and snow the practice facility was locked because the school was shut down temporarily. “Same disadvantages” my ass

John H
John H
16 days ago

I live in Austin and support the Longhorns. They are not the 3rd ranked team in the nation. They are good and getting better, but not good enough for the #3 ranking. I would say they are #8-#10.

They swept South Carolina early in Austin and UT hasn’t played a Top 25 team since. So their record indicates they can beat lesser teams. TCU, Okie State, and Tech series will see if they are any good.

GDawg83
GDawg83
16 days ago
Reply to  John H

John H gets it. Ranking does not reflect the Longhorns SOS

Last edited 16 days ago by SWArkDawg83
Jackson Reynolds
17 days ago

Feel like the Canes should be 25 instead of the Noles

Allan Christensen
Allan Christensen
17 days ago

You misspelled “Nebraska,” the team that is 17-6 in the same conference #23 Michigan is 18-7.

Peter
Peter
17 days ago

Excuse me NE is 18-6 and first in the league

Allan Christensen
Allan Christensen
16 days ago
Reply to  Peter

My bad, 18-6. Even better. They should be ranked over a team that is 4 games over .500, agreed?

Peter
Peter
17 days ago

Yeah they def should be ranked

Brad Durspek
Brad Durspek
17 days ago

If the Noles had not beat the crap out UM in 3 straight games, maybe they would be.

OmahaBound
OmahaBound
16 days ago

As a Miami fan, Im fine with it.

Rob
Rob
17 days ago

No Southern Miss? Lol. What a joke. CUSA getting too strong for the cabal?

Kendall Rogers
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

No, teams don’t get ranked after going 2-3 for the week. They were impressive over the weekend against LT, though.

Rob
Rob
17 days ago
Reply to  Kendall Rogers

But you can go 1-3 and 2-2 with RPI of 37 and 64 like Va Tech and Florida St and stay ranked ahead of 15 RPI Southern Miss. Got it.

Tim
Tim
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Both teams you reference dropped in the rankings, so with that logic Southern Miss should be further from being ranked.

Rob
Rob
17 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Wrong. You conveniently left out the RPI factor.

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

D1 hardly considers RPI as a factor in their rankings, if at all. It’s more of a tool for the NCAA committee for seeding at the end of the regular season, when it has more relevance due to a bigger database.

BenB
BenB
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I’d like to see USM ranked but I do understand if we beat USA and win LaTech series, we’re there. 5-1 is way better than 2-3. The split was very nice though on the road. I see only 3-4 more losses the remaining games in regular season. Is USM a legit host if that happens and we finish 1-2 in CUSA?

Tom P
Tom P
16 days ago
Reply to  Kendall Rogers

UCLA Sweeps USC and drops 2 in coaches poll this week…OSU sweeps Cal and drops 3 this week also…what a joke the polls are.

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  Tom P

Gotta join the SEC. You can GET swept and move up in the polls. Its that strength of schedule man! I agree its a joke.

Will
Will
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Southern Miss should be there as well. At least 4 teams in CUSA should be ranked. It’s loaded this season. La Tech is still the team to beat though.

Rob
Rob
17 days ago
Reply to  Rob

And another thing! Why in the world is Michigan and Oklahoma St ranked? And yes, ill say it…Indiana St?

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
16 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Indiana St has 3 top 25 wins…..same as #3 Texas, same as #9 ECU, more than OKst (2).

AURob
AURob
17 days ago

So when does Fairfield get ranked? It’s actually not a bad question.

Sportsmaniac10
Sportsmaniac10
17 days ago
Reply to  AURob

Given that they won’t play anyone outside their conference and play in a weak conference?…never

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
16 days ago
Reply to  AURob

got votes this week

OmahaBound
OmahaBound
16 days ago
Reply to  AURob

Because RPI only matters…..if the school is a major one.

John
John
17 days ago

How is Oregon State not ranked? Look at this joke of a poll. Its basically the whole SEC. Let me guess. All your internet traffic comes from the SouthEast?

Matt
Matt
17 days ago
Reply to  John

Lol. Which Oregon State are you talking about? The one with a 28 RPI and a 3-6 record against RPI top 50? That Oregon State? Maybe there’s another Oregon State I missed. You Pac12ers only complain when you don’t have 4 teams in the T25. It’s ok to accept that the best baseball is played in the SEC, period. With the best talent, period. I want you to look at this graphic verrrrry carefully, then get back to me. This is data, not bias. Conference RPI. The distance between #1 (SEC) and #2 (Big 12) = .0145, almost equal to the difference between #2 and you guys, #4 (PAC12) = .0152. D1 calls it about as close as it gets. Well, well, you can’t it against us because we have bad teams at the bottom bringing the league down. You’re right, I can’t. But imagine having a schedule where you play #3, #4, then you get an “off week” against #32 in RPI, Florida. That’s the SEC life. Try playing a schedule like that and let me know what you’re W-L is at the end of the season.

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jr
jr
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

It is a fair point, OSU doesn’t play the SEC until it knocks them all out of the tourney

Matt
Matt
17 days ago
Reply to  jr

Well, we didn’t get a chance to play you in 2019, because you couldn’t make it out of your regional against Creighton and 4-Seed Cincinnati. You were a missed foul-ball pop-up away from going 0-2 vs Arkansas in 2018, so I really wouldn’t gloat about that one. In 2017, you got knocked out of Omaha by LSU. Going back, your next appearance in Omaha, in 2013, you got knocked out by Miss.St. In 2011, you got knocked out in Super Regionals by Vanderbilt (my school).
Then, we have to go all the way back to 2006 and 2007, your back-to-back claim to fame National Championships. 2007, you beat Michigan to get to Omaha in 2006, you beat Stanford to get to Omaha, and you beat North Carolina in 2006 and 2007 to win it all (they’re an ACC school, in case you weren’t aware). So what’s with this SEC superiority narrative?
No doubt, you guys always have a great squad, but stop with the quibbling about someone’s rankings and go win. They will definitely rank you #1 if you win the National Championship.

jrlac
jrlac
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

I have said nothing about our rankings. I don’t believe for a second we deserve to be ranked at this point..we were embarrassed by Oregon last week.

In 2018 LSU, Miss State, and Arkansas all played their last game against us. To say one shouldn’t “gloat” about winning a title is simply ridiculous. Catch the ball and no one else gets to gloat. from that moment on, Hogs were done

jrlac
jrlac
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

You conveniently omitted who we beat in the SR in 2017 to get the CWS and advance to the semis

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

I remember the 2018 Oregon State team run ruled the whole SEC west in the College World Series. Looked like they were playing high school teams. I’ll never forget LSU’s showing in the 2018 Corvallis regional. I think they got run ruled twice by Oregon State. The seeding committee will never send them out of the south again for a regional. Hurts the worldview of SEC fans.

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  jr

2016: not in field; 2017: eliminated by LSU; 2018: eliminates Ms State then ARK courtesy of the flubbed foul ball heard round the world. 2019: flops out of their own regional losing to powerhouses Cincinnati and Creighton. Not exactly the SEC giant killer….As far as PAC, how many of their teams were in Omaha in the last series, knocking off the 4 SEC participants? What relevance are titles in 2006-2007 in 2021? Please let’s not play this game….

jrlac
jrlac
17 days ago
Reply to  RICHARD

in 18 we knocked out LSU, Miss St and Arkansas. In 2017 we knocked out Vandy. Why is going back to 2016 relevant to anything, but going back to the turn of the century (nice round number) is not. OSU has advanced to Omaha in 05,06,07, 13,17,18 and won three times. For a small state, in a cold weather region I will go ahead and say that is pretty f’ing spectacular

Matt
Matt
16 days ago
Reply to  jrlac

Yes, so keep winning and stop your whining! The original context of this post was how you aren’t getting any respect this year and how D1’s readers must all be from the Southeast. I know that wasn’t your post, but it’s a general sentiment that comes from the PAC12ers. At the end of the day, a poll from April 17th is utterly meaningless come postseason time. And baseball is a funny sport. In 2013, we had the best team on the planet, set an SEC conference record that will NEVER be beaten (26-3) and didn’t even get to Omaha. The first year we won it all in 2014, that was a re-building year for us. So, luck does factor into it. You guys have had good teams that didn’t make it either.

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  RICHARD

The way that LSU team played in the 2018 Corvallis regional was embarrassing for an ivy league team. I think they lost both games to Oregon State by over ten runs each. Had pitchers who looked like they didnt know how to throw from the stretch. If I were the coach, I would have resigned after that, but then again LSU aint what it used to be. One natty in the last 20 or so years….. mediocre.

Andrew
Andrew
16 days ago
Reply to  RICHARD

In 2017: eliminated by not swinging at strikes called in the opposite batters box.

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

The reason strikes were being called in the opposite batters box is because the NCAA wanted that coveted all SEC title game of Florida and LSU. Imagine the ratings with 2 SEC teams instead of one.

Tom P
Tom P
16 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

Wow…I thought I was the only one that remembered that. I had seats right behind the plate and couldn’t believe my eyes…until my friends watching ESPN told me the ump was getting raked over the coals for his one sided zone.

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  RICHARD

In a sense, I feel sorry for the SEC fans. I live in California and we prosper here so people arent obsessed with sports. In SEC country, that’s all those poor people have is football and baseball to watch on TV. Let them have their bias. It’s all they have…

Matt
Matt
15 days ago
Reply to  Mike

LOL! You prosper in California?!?!? I live in Nashville, and every other person I meet has just moved here from there! So they can prosper. In some sense, I understand what you’re saying, Starkville, Baton Rouge and Fayetteville don’t have pro sports. That is where their passion is. You guys have the Dodgers, the Angels and the Giants. Yay for you. You also have the worst taxes, over-inflated property values and incredibly restrictive laws on your liberty. But I’m glad they’ve given you a sense that you prosper there. Enjoy it. We’re getting full here and don’t need any more California migrants.

John
John
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt

The reason we have high property values and taxes is because people prosper here and it’s worth it. Think about it – Apple and Google could pack up and leave California to incorporate in Starkville or Baton Rouge but they dont…People who chant SEC SEC SEC prolly cant code.

John
John
12 days ago
Reply to  jr

We don’t just knock the SEC out of the tourney, its usually a run rule. Why do you think the NCAA has 10-11 SEC teams in the regionals? When the NCAA sells the TV advertising slots, they know people in the South watch college baseball – not so much in New Hampshire and California. There is a guarantee of 2 SEC teams in Omaha to get premium advertising $

David Welt
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Yes, the Oregon State that has won National Championships since 2006. Who else has. Nobody. Talk to us in June.

David Welt
17 days ago
Reply to  David Welt

Sorry. 3 championships.

jrlac
jrlac
17 days ago
Reply to  David Welt

More than any other school since 2000. In a northern, cold weather state.

Matt
Matt
17 days ago
Reply to  David Welt

Awesome, then stop complaining about your ranking and go win another one.

jrlac
jrlac
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

We shouldn’t be ranked, nor have I suggested we should be ranked

John
John
15 days ago
Reply to  jrlac

Oregon State is ranked #22 in the Baseball America poll.

Gary
Gary
17 days ago
Reply to  David Welt

Yes, Arizona and UCLA. The PAC-12 has won 5 National Championships since the current 64 team tournament format started in 1999. That makes 5 of 21, the SEC has won 7 of 21 so it looks like those two conferences are pretty competitive. The best any of the other conferences and Miami as an Independent has done is two. The great and mighty ACC has only won one since 1999 and only two in the entire history of the CWS.

Gary
Gary
17 days ago
Reply to  Gary

Oh, I’m a beaver fan and the way their offense has been playing they don’t deserve to be ranked; however they still can turn things around and should still make the postseason. As fore, their 3-6 top 50 RPI record, 5 of those 6 losses where to Oregon. No excuses, Oregon seems to have the Beavers number this year.

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  David Welt

Will you be in Corvallis along with the Beavs?

Tom P
Tom P
17 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Matt – The SEC will be guaranteed 3-4 Super Regional (Top 8 Seeds) and many more Regionals…followed by ACC with way more than they deserve as usual. Again, as usual, the PAC teams will have to work their way up the rankings ladder. PAC is typically thrown a bone (UCLA this year early rated #2), and fall in the later rankings because “they” (coaches/pollsters) don’t know about the strength of the PAC conference. “They” DO know and reward the strength of SEC…and “they” give plenty of bones to the ACC for some reason unrelated to past performance in National Championships. If Oregon State, Stanford, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon were mixed throughout the top 25 in the preseason…they would have a more appropriate balance in the mid-season rankings…but rest assured they will be there in the later rankings. My wish for you Matt is that a PAC team is seeded in every one of your SEC Super Regionals…then you might not be so verrrrry snarky come Omaha. (PS…using mid-season RPI as your key argument provides a pretty weak platform in my opinion).

Matt
Matt
16 days ago
Reply to  Tom P

Good grief, I’m using mid-season RPI because that’s the data we have to use right now in justifying rankings, which OSU is not justified (as so many of your cohorts are thankfully acknowledging). And I would LOVE a PAC12 team in every SEC regional!! At Vandy, every year, we always try to get out to the West coast and play some of your teams early in the season before our conference schedule begins. We couldn’t this year because of COVID. It’s always good practice. I think we need a Pac12/SEC invitational every year before the season starts. Throw your best 3 at us, we’ll send you our best 3. Play it in Dallas or something. Trust me, no one in the SEC is afraid of playing a PAC12 team. The SEC might not win them all, but it would be fun competition for sure.

Tom P
Tom P
16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Heck of an idea…it doesn’t even have to be the top teams…just something for reference…OSU made the preseason trip to Miss St. last year…I hope there is a reciprocal out there in the near future.

Plus…I think OSU is about where they should be after their inept performance against the Ducks…but that’s what we get for beating them out of the PAC 12 hoops tournament, and becoming a cinderella at NCAA’s. Too much distraction at the time.

And of course you would like a PAC in every SEC Super regional…that would mean they get all the seeds. :-).

John
John
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom P

The RPI is biases because it assumes all these SEC teams are strong and ranked high. It’s completely biased. We’ll see come tournament time. The NCAA usually puts 9-11 SEC teams in the field of 64 to ensure at least 2 make it to Omaha – this is a promise to the people they sell advertisements to. It’s all about the $.

Tom P
Tom P
13 days ago
Reply to  John

John, next year they should exclude all but 1 team from SEC and ACC to be rated in pre-season top 25 polls. Then let them have to struggle upstream while all the pre-seeds are gaining the RPI advantage of being at the top at the beginning of the season. Let them squirm over lost series a little more. It would actually be a good handicapping system.

Tom P
Tom P
16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Another point to support my earlier post…The Coaches poll just came out…Oregon State dropped from 23 to 26 this week after 3 wins (sweep) of California. Does anyone (other than Dabo Swinney who rated the “other” OSU football team #11 in the polls) know how this could happen?

OmahaBound
OmahaBound
16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

You’re actually both right.
1) SEC is best conference
2) Some of the SEC teams, including some of these are overrated every year.

Btw, “SEC Life” is awesome. You lose a couple of series against good teams, its excused. Then you happen to win one and you’re catapulted up the rankings and RPI. I’ll take take that cushion everyday.

John
John
12 days ago
Reply to  OmahaBound

There is a direct correlation to people chanting SEC SEC SEC and low education

Donald
Donald
17 days ago

hard to believe Liberty is not in

Abraham
Abraham
17 days ago

How bout Conference USA so far this year? La Tech, Charlotte, and Old Dominion with strong starts. This ODU team reminds me of that 2016 Coastal team that no one thought was that good until they won the whole thing. Not predicting that at all. Huge 8 games coming up between #19 Charlotte and #20 ODU.

BenB
BenB
17 days ago
Reply to  Abraham

And Southern Miss as well.

Yancy Porter
Yancy Porter
17 days ago

@kendall rogers wat do u think about this ole miss team rn

Bob
Bob
17 days ago

It’s true the UCLA has not beaten much during this 5 game win streak.
‘However, that is not the point.
The point is that it took some time to get these young men into the spirit of winning. And that has been accomplished.
‘Now, the acid test will begin this week.
Tuesday at Pepperdine, then a three game series with Oregon on the road.
Would you like the BRUINS in your regional?

theguz66
theguz66
12 days ago
Reply to  Bob

At this point, I would be happy having UCLA as a 2 seed in my regional. They just haven’t been very good. But kudos to you for your endless if unrealistic enthusiasm for Savage and the Bruin program

Adam Barry
Adam Barry
17 days ago

Nebraska is on top of the Big Ten standings at 18-6 and yet Michigan is in the Top 25???

Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
17 days ago
Reply to  Adam Barry

Glad someone else is noticing Nebraska’s absence. They have a talented and balanced offensive team with stellar pitching at times and a highly ranked defense. I think they might be one of the best Husker teams ever, including the three CWS teams. Unfortunately host sites will be picked before Nebraska squares off with Michigan and proves they deserve to be awarded a regional. It seems the Huskers are being punished for the Big Ten’s bonehead idea to play only league games. Pining for the days they played in the stacked Big12.

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
17 days ago
Reply to  Alex Bauman

To all us Husker fans… anyone of us that thinks “any” B1G team deserves to be ranked is simply being a homer. Face the truth. We play in a conference that doesn’t care about the sport. A conference that demands us the fans pay to watch games on a platform that uses college students to do play by play. The only conference news is a once per week post about what players the previous week earned recognition. The B1G doesn’t care about the sport and so, why should the national writers care? Additionally, B1G baseball this year chose to only play conference opponents. They did this knowing it would have disastrous effects on post season play. It’s the conference’s fault and not D1 or any other national writers. If you’re going to complain do it on the B1G forums. Oh wait… The B1G censors their forums by not allowing fan participation. The B1G is now and has been for it’s entirety about making money. It’s not about the athletes or the athletic institutional integrity. It’s not about supporting the athlete or the fan, rather about supporting an agenda to promote monetary value for the wealthy within.

D1’s poll has Nebraska exactly where they should be and maybe higher than they should be. IMO, with zero out of conference comparisons, NO team from the B1G should be ranked and really, the conference should at most receive only 2 post season bids.. Reward the 2 best teams and the rest can watch from their dorm rooms.. The conference, by their own admissions, decided this fate and the athletes/staffs/fans need to stfu and accept our deserved punishment.

AJ Punteney
AJ Punteney
17 days ago

Nebraska has a higher batting average than Michigan, a higher SLG percentage, a higher OBP, a lower opposing batting average on the mound, and a better fielding percentage. Oh not to mention they are number one in the Big Ten. I’m not saying you’re wrong about the tournament bids but to say Michigan deserves to be ahead of Nebraska is outrageous.

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  AJ Punteney

“Outrageous?” 18-6 vs 18-7? Stats don’t mean squat. D1 has seen them play and that’s what matters. It’s their INFORMED opinion.

AJ Punteney
AJ Punteney
10 days ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Context clues my man. If you read above you would understand I was replying to a message, not the D1 team or their poll as a whole. And contrary to your UNINFORMED opinion stats do matter.

Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
17 days ago

I agree that the B1G would rather not bother with baseball. There’s a night and day difference between them and the BIG12, where baseball is celebrated as a top tier sport. I’ve been to away games at Northwestern on cold rainy days, and the Husker fans outnumbered the Wildcat fans 2 to 1. We would have been there if is was snowing. I’ve been to Purdue games where the fan base was about even. Those instances would rarely, if ever, happen in the BIG12–perhaps Iowa State before they dropped their program. Nebraska is a baseball school in a dud conference. That is really frustrating.

I don’t agree that getting crapped on by the conference means none of the teams are worthy of recognition. Remember that Michigan played for the national championship in 2019. I think Nebraska has done enough this season to warrant at least a number 25 ranking.

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
17 days ago
Reply to  Alex Bauman

Maybe consider that not a single coach (No not even Bolt) called the conference out. In fact, the only 2 coaches that did that were Ryan Day and Scott Frost. Both were then reprimanded and hand cuffed.

To say Nebraska (or Michigan) have done enough to warrant ranking is frankly nothing more than bloviating. They have zero out of conference comparison. Baseball programs as a whole (including both NU and MU) outside of showing some limited disappointment said nothing about shutting down non-conference play. Instead they stood muzzled by their dept heads and conference admins.. Neither Nebraska nor Michigan deserve to be ranked. Mostly because doing so would be removing spots from teams that have beaten other top teams from outside of their conference. Those deserving teams should be considered first. The B1G, a #2 and #3 seeding in a regional. Best earned case and best earned reward. Ranking.. NOPE, unearned thereby, also undeserved. On the bright side, if they reach the regional and win well… the final poll will tally the success. Until then, we need to be grateful for a chance to send 2 teams into post season and hope the teams left out finally grow some nads and tell the B1G to stay out of the scheduling policies of the school athletics.

Doug Wildman
Doug Wildman
17 days ago

Please do not let Southern Miss into your top 25. It doesn’t matter that they have a higher RPI than Old Dom and Charlotte or that their strength of schedule is number 8.

Peter
Peter
17 days ago

I’ve been waiting patiently for NE to be ranked, yet they’re constantly behind MI, who’ve been behind the ‘skers literally all year. NE has won something like 13 out of their last 15, can i get your thoughts on the team?

Cameron Caroway
Cameron Caroway
17 days ago

3-1 week for South Carolina and they stay at 11?

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
17 days ago

Southern Miss isn’t in because they went 2-3 on the week, Nebraska isn’t in because no one dropped out this week, and Texas is ahead of State because they haven’t lost to drop in the polls since week 1. Hail State

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

Yes It’s sad that fans don’t realize that some team team has to screw up enough to drop out of the top 25 before another team can enter it….

Tutt
Tutt
17 days ago

Weekly poll whining time……go

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
17 days ago
Reply to  Tutt

Wow…yeah!

Dan
Dan
17 days ago

Great job guys-the only poll I care about is the one after the finals in Omaha. Hope to see Kendall and Aaron again this year at the CWS

Dave
Dave
17 days ago

What’s it going to take for Georgia to be ranked?

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
17 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Every currently ranked SEC team has a conference record above .500. I’m guessing if they can do that, they might get in.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
12 days ago
Reply to  Dave

win ANOTHER quad1 series, without losing a series

Shad Jones
Shad Jones
17 days ago

Michigan at #23? Nebraska leads the Big Ten at 18-6. Where are they ranked? Oh yeah, they aren’t. None of it makes sense outside of the top few teams.

Zack Cuales
Zack Cuales
17 days ago

Is D1 Baseball or Baseball America the official baseball rankings?

Brayden
Brayden
17 days ago
Reply to  Zack Cuales

D1 is what is shown next to the names of the teams in games and what is next to them on ESPN. So im guessing D1

Joe
Joe
17 days ago

What’s the love fest w FSU? Four games over .500 and 64th in RPI and they’re ranked? They have lost two mid-week games including home losses to 100+ RPI Jacksonville and N Florida.

Chris
Chris
17 days ago

WhY iSn’T aRkAnSaS rAnKeD aNy HiGhEr, KeNdAlL?!?!?

a9131629
a9131629
17 days ago
Reply to  Chris

because the bullpen is suspect…..will be a sore spot in Omaha…..

Chris
Chris
17 days ago
Reply to  a9131629

haha only on Sundays though…sheesh…allowed 14 runs the previous week and 11 yesterday…

Mike W.
16 days ago
Reply to  Chris

I really don’t know if this made any difference but the last 2 weekends Arkansas has had to play 2 nine-inning games on Saturday because of the weather. That’s a lot of butt-sitting for one day for the pitchers for both teams before having to come back early Sunday for another 9-inning game. You’re right in that the Hogs gave up 14 and 11 runs the last 2 Sundays but keep in mind the opposition gave up 18 and 10.

Chris
Chris
16 days ago
Reply to  Mike W.

That’s a good point about the doubleheaders on Saturdays. I’ll say, though, it brings a large amount of anxiety while watching them have to score that many runs on Sunday to keep up or win.

Brayden
Brayden
17 days ago

As a State fan, I am happy that Ole Miss got dropped below top ten, but still a bit confused because they played very well in game two and only lost games one and three by 3 and 2 runs. Now I have to hear all of my Ole Miss friends ramble about how D1 rankings are “The dumbest thing I’ve ever seen”

RICHARD
RICHARD
17 days ago
Reply to  Brayden

“A (OLE) miss is as good as a mile.” “It’s whether you win or lose.” It’s almost unprecedented for a team with 3 series losses halfway through the conference season (PLUS a HOME series loss vs UCF) to be ranked at all, but D1 considers the SOS. That they are at least top 20 team really is an easy argument.

Last edited 17 days ago by RICHARD
Dan J
Dan J
17 days ago

What’s the Husker s have to do to get ranked? They lead and have led BIG10 for a few weeks , lead or near top in most statistics. They rank in top five in fielding in country. They are just as good if not better than Michigan yet Michigan gets rated every week. Bit frustrating for Huskers.

Rick
Rick
16 days ago
Reply to  Dan J

i think you are facing the Eric Bakich Syndrome. Keeps MI relevant, because he learned how you do it from Tim Corbin. If NE is good, they will get to show it, I was actually at the NE/Clemson game in about 2003, when Alex Gordon and Joba were Cornhuskers, and the big Clemson guy was Khalil Greene. Both should have put the other team away about 4 times, failed every time, game finally ended with a Nebraska win. The fans who are local are lovely people, that is until Miami shows up. They, and I, really do not like Miami, and it is not the players, goes back a long time, to a few jerks and then their always obnoxious, horrible fans. No one likes them, but the Omaha people especially revel in giving them a tough time.

Charles Reid
Charles Reid
16 days ago

Ok

Charles Reid
Charles Reid
16 days ago

Ms St and Ole Miss beat Texas and Texas Tech. They should both be ranked below MsSt and Ole Miss.

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
16 days ago
Reply to  Charles Reid

As a MS State graduate and fan, no. Texas hasn’t lost since the first weekend. We have. We got swept at home and dropped below them. They’ve kept winning and we won’t jump them unless they lose, or we do the impossible and sweep Vandy at home this weekend. That’s that.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
14 days ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

Strangely, TX has played 6 quality games……3-3, all vs SEC

Charles Reid
Charles Reid
16 days ago

Head to head should mean something. No way Texas should be rated ahead of Ms St. The first part of season Texas lotto to Arkansas MsSt and Ole Miss.

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
14 days ago
Reply to  Charles Reid

That head to head matchup won’t matter if MsSt takes care of business in Nashville this weekend. I am looking forward to some great pitching matchups but like the Vandy Boys chances. Last weekend against the Vols and this weekend against MsSt feels more like back to back super regional matchups. Vandy Boys are down several arms in the bullpen and need strong starts from Rocker and Leiter.

Ryan
Ryan
16 days ago

CUSA has several ranked teams and none of them are Southern Miss or Rice.
Even though USM appears to be doing well as usual. That conference is getting better in Baseball.

Jeff
Jeff
16 days ago

Why is Nebraska not ranked ahead of Michigan when they’re first in their division and ahead of Michigan

Sean Law
Sean Law
16 days ago

How far down do you have South Alabama? They swept Southern Miss and Louisiana

James
James
16 days ago

Feel like Nebraska should be at 25 or so. Anyone have an insight as to why they may be held out?

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
14 days ago
Reply to  James

rpi is 47….SOS is near 200 and 1 series win vs top 50 squad……most series played thus far vs sub 500 teams.

Jake
Jake
16 days ago

Woo Pig!

James C
James C
14 days ago

Interesting how Michigan is ranked and Nebraska is first in the Big Ten rankings….lol…not saying Michigan isn’t a good team but shouldn’t the team leading the conference be ahead of them?!

beavers83
beavers83
13 days ago

you know…. I watch a lot of college ball. And all up front. I’m an osu Beaver. I see SEC and ACC teams ranked. It’s all good. And I see them screwing up in the field every day. Dropping balls….wild throws…. wrong decisions……

so ok…. when it gets to go time…. I think you will see same thing as college hoops. West will rise. I’ve seen some VERY sloppy ball in SEC games.

Tom P
Tom P
13 days ago
Reply to  beavers83

so true…I suggested in an earlier post that they should exclude all but 1 team from SEC and ACC to be rated in pre-season top 25 polls. Then let SEC/ACC have to struggle upstream while all the pre-seeds are gaining the RPI advantage of being at the top at the beginning of the season like they get every year. Let them squirm over lost series a little more. It would actually be a good handicapping system. Early overrating seems more true with ACC than SEC in my opinion…but it is certainly harder to climb that ladder.

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
12 days ago
Reply to  beavers83

I guess all those major league scouts are all biased for the SEC teams as well since so many more of them get drafted and play in the major leagues compared to the other conferences.

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