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The top of the D1Baseball Top 25 Rankings remains the same as Arkansas is yet again the No. 1 team in the country after taking a road series from South Carolina, but there’s plenty of movement elsewhere.

Vanderbilt and Texas are on Arkansas’ heels at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, after having strong weeks. The Commodores took two of three from Mississippi State at home, while the Longhorns hit the road and took two of three from previously Top 25 Oklahoma State. Tennessee rejoined the top five and comes in at No. 4 after another strong week, while TCU enters the top five after taking care of business against Kansas over the weekend.

In terms of the rest of the Top 10, MSU dropped from No. 4 to No. 6, Notre Dame jumped from No. 10 to No. 8 and Oregon moved into the Top 10 — from No. 13 to No. 9 — after taking care of UCLA at home over the weekend. In the 10-20 range, the most notable team to make a move was Charlotte, which won three of four games from Old Dominion over the weekend and moved from No. 19 to No. 15.

Four new teams entered this week’s rankings — Gonzaga, Nebraska, Southern Miss and UC Irvine. Gonzaga, Nebraska and UC Irvine are all leading their respective conferences. The Bulldogs have quite an impressive resume so far this season and have established consistency, Will Bolt is making waves in his first full season with the Huskers, Southern Miss had yet another solid weekend in C-USA action and UC Irvine leads the way in the Big West and is coming off a huge home series win over Oregon State.

The SEC leads all conferences with seven teams in our rankings, while the ACC and Conference USA each have four teams, the Big 12 and Pac 12 each have three teams, and the Big West, Big Ten, WCC and American each have one representative.

The rankings are compiled by Kendall Rogers, Aaron Fitt and Mike Rooney.

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Arkansas 32-7 2-1 1
2 Vanderbilt 31-7 3-1 2
3 Texas 33-9 3-1 3
4 Tennessee 32-9 3-1 6
5 TCU 29-10 3-1 8
6 Mississippi State 29-10 2-2 4
7 Louisville 23-11 1-0 7
8 Notre Dame 20-8 2-1 10
9 Oregon 24-9 2-1 13
10 East Carolina 28-7 2-2 9
11 Texas Tech 27-10 1-2 5
12 Arizona 27-11 4-0 18
13 South Carolina 25-12 1-2 11
14 Florida 28-12 3-1 15
15 Charlotte 29-11 4-1 19
16 Louisiana Tech 28-11 2-2 14
17 Pittsburgh 20-11 0-0 16
18 Stanford 22-7 0-0 17
19 Ole Miss 28-12 2-2 12
20 Florida State 20-15 2-1 25
21 Gonzaga 26-13 4-0 NR
22 Nebraska 20-7 2-1 NR
23 Southern Miss 26-13 3-1 NR
24 UC Irvine 24-12 2-1 NR
25 Old Dominion 28-10 1-3 20
Dropped Out
  Indiana State 21-11 1-3 21
  Virginia Tech 21-15 1-3 22
  Michigan 19-9 1-2 23
  Oklahoma State 24-12-1 3-2 24
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Dan
Dan
3 months ago

You might want to edit your headline-AS a Vandy fan I like it, but I think the Hogs are still on top

jason
jason
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan

w p s

Cellsman86
Cellsman86
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan

It’s razor thin Dan. I’d hate to have to live on the difference.
Vandy is a tough out and will give anyone in the country a bad time anywhere, anytime brother.
Do perhaps we’ll meet in Hoover and settle it lol…best of luck with the rest of the season…

Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan
3 months ago
Reply to  Cellsman86

You don’t understand-the original headline was incorrect yesterday morning; it has been corrected 🙂

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
3 months ago
Reply to  Cellsman86

Hoover’d be good, but it won’t matter and most likely neither team will put their best on the mound as they’ll be setting up for regionals in a week so will be trying to set their rotation for that, they’re both going to be super-hosts regardless so the tourneys I’ve found are often irrelevant to the front runners. More of an inconvenience than anything else it seems.

Rob
Rob
3 months ago

Nice job! You took my comments from last week and added Southern Miss, giving Cusa 4 teams, and dropped out 4/5 I suggested- VA Tech, Michigan, Indiana St and Ok St. I’m available for more free advice.

James Radabaugh
James Radabaugh
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Indiana not being discussed and Michigan Indiana state being discussed is a joke. Other than a hiccup at Ohio state Indiana has been dominant best pitching staff in ncaa and offense isn’t far behind.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago

Indiana has not won a series vs an opponent with a winning record.
Nor has Indiana won a game vs top 100 rpi…….scheduling is a bust in B1G, but you gotta beat a good team

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
3 months ago

I’m honestly really pleased with these rankings. I’d like for my Bulldogs to be 5, but can’t make a significant argument for them to jump anyone. I feel good that our only series losses are to numbers 1 and 2 and our only single meeting loss is to number 4. Everyone else seems to by placed in the right range as well. 10/10

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
3 months ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

I have to say that the Vandy/Miss St series was a lot of fun. I met several Bulldog fans and they were all a lot of fun. Tough team to beat and will almost be surprised if they don’t make it to Omaha. People can whine all they want but I have seen a lot of SEC ball the last 20 years and I truly believe that at least 4 or 5 of the SEC teams will make it to Omaha regardless of where the committee puts them…all I can say is that any all SEC super regional would be a treat to watch.

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
3 months ago

Honestly, I’m glad Fairfield was left out. I think they are showing they deserve to play in the post season but like the B1G, they also are not playing out of conference games thereby IMO don’t deserve a ranking.

Nebraska (nor any B1G team) shouldn’t be ranked. Yes they’ve played well enough to be ranked but like Fairfield, they have zero out conference games which prevents insight. Just wrong to include a B1G team. I’m happy for my skers but somewhat disappointed to see them ranked.

Edit:
Forgot to mention.. Congrats to the zags.. they have some impressive wins over ranked teams and unlike the above, out of conference wins as icing. .

Last edited 3 months ago by Husker from Omaha
Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
3 months ago

Fairfield just might be this year’s Stony Brook…?

John
John
3 months ago

This ranking is a joke. The SEC is super overrated. Ole Miss NEARLY got swept by an LSU team that has pitchers who dont know how to throw from the stretch.

This season reminds me of 2016 when the Top 25 was loaded with SEC teams and none made it out of regionals. Coastal Carolina and U of Arizona in the championship game. Extremely low ratings – the NCAA was disappointed.

bob
bob
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Doesnt matter if you dont know how to through from the stretch lol if you can pitch you can pitch bad excuse bud

Patrick Calhoon
Patrick Calhoon
3 months ago
Reply to  bob

Don’t know what’s worse, not knowing how to throw from the stretch or spelling 🙂

Fred Battles
Fred Battles
3 months ago
Reply to  John

We will await your rankings. What do you disagree with. Can’t just throw a blanket statement out there. These are opinions.

Mark Lindon
Mark Lindon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Odd logic, John. Ole Miss nearly getting swept by LSU means the SEC is overrated? Which SEC teams besides Ole Miss do you think are overrated?

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Lindon

A healthy ole mss team would destroy LSU/ Lsu caught ole miss at the right time. ole miss was missing their Friday started Hogland who will be drafted in the first round. Also missing Elko who was having a triple crown type year before his injury. Missing their top 2 middle relievers Hurts then tremendously

Last edited 3 months ago by Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne
Wayne
3 months ago
Reply to  John

I agree 100 percent

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  John

DUH, OLE MISS LINEUP IS DEPLETED WITH MAJOR INJURIES

Jackson Brown
Jackson Brown
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Well the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers were not disappointment one little bit

Eric Simmons
Eric Simmons
3 months ago

Why isn’t Baylor ranked after beating Texas Tech 2 out of 3 in Lubbock?

Wayne
Wayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Simmons

Good example of how bad the rankings are. Its going to be a fun year when it all shakes out. I just hope good teams get a shot when regionals start and all these teams at the top of the rankings will be in trouble.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

I do tend to agree, I think there will be some sleeper ambush clubs in six weeks that’ll surprise the heck out of people; all it takes is to lose that first game and you’ve used up your Friday guy w/ your back to the wall, at least in the regionals that is. A lot of these mouthies on here could be full of humble pie by mid June!

Last edited 3 months ago by Donald Peterson
CJD
CJD
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Simmons

Maybe they should be. There offense is sic and pitching looked good. Tech is down some significant pieces on the mound and at the plate, however, I think Tech needs to perform at Texas this week, or they may be hanging onto the top 25 by a thread. I’m thinking with a strong week it will be hard to hold Baylor outside the top 25.

CharleeB
CharleeB
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Simmons

You don’t just jump up in the rankings after a good weekend against a ranked team. SMH I swear this has to be explained to people weekly

B. Allen
B. Allen
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Simmons

Texas Tech fan here. BU had a great weekend and came close to sweeping Tech on its own field. However they are still below 500 in conference but that is going to change as BU has already played Tech, TCU and UT. I expect BU to be ranked before the end of season and they will a 2 or 3 seed in the tournament.

GDawg83
GDawg83
3 months ago

There seems to be movement within the top 25 each week that is reflective of how a team fared, which is typically accurate. However, #7 Louisville hasn’t moved off their ranking since getting placed there 5 weeks ago on March 22nd…despite going 9-6 in that stretch and having a 144 SOS and 46 RPI.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
3 months ago
Reply to  GDawg83

Yea, I think Louisville is overrated too. They’re very hit or miss, much like the ACC in general this year

Jordan
Jordan
3 months ago

Louisville is injured at pitcher right now. they’re getting back their Saturday pitcher – Glenn Albanese (pre season top 40 player) & Closer Jared Poland (top 5-10 rounds) any week now.

btw that dude that carved up Vandy in the 2019 playoffs is our weekday pitcher.

They’re bats are hot, best offensive team since 2016 (Legendary season, #2 overall seed, heartbreak vs. UC Santa Barbara in playoffs).

I saw D1 had them as the projected #15 vs. #2 Vandy

Wouldn’t be the first time we’ve won in Nashville as the #15

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
3 months ago
Reply to  Jordan

I guess your dude will get another chance next Tuesday to carve up Vandy again.

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
2 months ago
Reply to  Jordan

Clemson spanked them tonight, don’t think they’ve shown sufficient consistency to warrant no 7, they’ve lost a third of their games, they’re not the team they were two years ago.

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

If Oregon is #9 UCLA will certainly be on a par with them once Coach Savage finishes tinkering with the club. There are issues, and we are working on those issues. We’ll be competitive come playoff time.

If the SEC is not permitted to travel and have to hold Regional & Super Regional play vs. one another how much attrition will there be?

jason
jason
3 months ago

ark clear number 1 —the top 25 id a wake of who theyve beaten and with fla and tenn on horizom itll be a no doubter in 2 week —wps clinton where u at!,

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

SEC haters gonna hate..here is your chance.. Wash..Rinse.. Repeat..

B. Allen
B. Allen
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Not a fan of the SEC but I watch a lot of SEC ball as they manage to get on TV when the B12 does not. I get it. They play some really good ball in the SEC AND they are having a good year. I expect the SEC to have 4 at Omaha, the B12 2, and the ACC and P12 1 each.

James Reynolds
3 months ago

When Mike Martin JR has a pitcher doing well he pulls him out and puts another one in. Why not let that pitcher stay in until we need another one. He thinks Haney is god almighty. He dang near lost the second game and hasn’t played that well in the others. don’t know if the pitching coach does that or Martin. Who ever it needs to change.

Adam Barry
Adam Barry
3 months ago

Let’s go!!! The Big Red are finally getting the respect they deserve!!

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
3 months ago
Reply to  Adam Barry

Really? Why do you so confidently say the they deserve anything? They were incredibly lucky to get out of the weekend with a series win. The bats are striking out constantly. They placed the lead off runner on in 4 straight innings and weren’t able to put a run across the board. They couldn’t bunt, nor hit to advance, nor hit for power. Hell, they even had a lead off triple and wasn’t able to push him across the plate.. Tell me Mr. Barry, where do you find the confidence to say “they deserve anything”. Yes I’m happy they are playing well enough to be in the post season but that’s all they deserve. Wake up, look at the conference they’re playing in. A conference mind you that chooses to push re-run football and basketball games over live, entertaining and conference changing baseball. Be a fan. Be thankful we have a group of young men that are winning and are fun to watch. Be grateful that national boards and writers are watching. (If they’re watching so to are the committee members). Enjoy the ride and support them but don’t project “your” expectations on them. It will only let you down and ruin for you whats really been a very enjoyable season.

Last edited 3 months ago by Husker from Omaha
Ben
Ben
3 months ago

clown

Husker from Omaha
Husker from Omaha
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

you know so much about the sport. It’s so apparent in your “1 word” response. Impressive doltism indeed.

Dave
Dave
3 months ago

Georgia has won 3 SEC series in a row, a 26-13 record, an RPI of 26, a 4-5 record against the current top 25 yet they’re still not ranked?

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I think you were just outside top25 last week, but i dont think the series win vs Mizz (sub 500) is gonna move you forward

Michal McDaniel
Michal McDaniel
3 months ago

It’s interesting to see 4 CUSA teams in the rankings. The tourney in Ruston should be interesting to say the least. Love to see a well deserved ranking for So. Miss!

PKVol
PKVol
3 months ago

Arkansas and Vanderbilt won’t play in the regular season, so it’s hard to say which team is actually better than the other, both have 7 losses and have won series against other top teams. One falter against Georgia going 1-2 is probably keeping Vandy out of the top spot, but there is really very little difference in being #1 vs. #2.

Corbin believer
Corbin believer
3 months ago
Reply to  PKVol

The big difference between #1 and #2 is that #1 going into the postseason is usually the kiss of death….let Arkansas stay there please.

Mike W
3 months ago

I bet DVH is planning to lose the last conference series so Vandy can reclaim #1. The onus will be on them then. (Not serious)

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

Maybe he does it the week before the last series, to not look obvious. GBO

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

Tulane has been hot and now leads the AAC. Why not in top 25?

Gerard McMahon
Gerard McMahon
3 months ago

Was watching LSU game on Thursday.Changed catchers in last inning, replacement had some kind of headset. What was this?

Mike W
3 months ago
Reply to  Gerard McMahon

in SEC games the catcher is allowed to have a direct line from the coach to suggest pitches. It’s a one-way communication and the catcher can not reply back to the coach. This is the 3rd or 4th year this has been allowed.

Mike W
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

I think it was instituted to cut down on the time between pitches.

Canes20212
Canes20212
3 months ago

Sad that ACC teams continue to get punished (except for D1 faves Louisville and FSU of course) for playing extra conference games and having a competitive league. Meanwhile that joke that is C-USA somehow has 4 top-25 teams? What non-conference series have any of those teams even won? If a 8-7 in the Big 12 Texas Tech with 0 quality non-con wins can be a top-15 team, there’s not much logic behind saying teams like VT, GT, and Miami shouldn’t be at least top-25

rcw1126
rcw1126
3 months ago
Reply to  Canes20212

Your point’s well taken; but, their plight is no more onerous than those conferences that mandated 4-game weekends…like Conference USA’s The selection committee has their hands full this year.

Rob
Rob
3 months ago
Reply to  Canes20212

Va Tech, GA Tech and most the Acc this year is a joke. Usually a great baseball conference. Will be fun during tourney time to see if they are as good as you think.

Rob
Rob
3 months ago
Reply to  Canes20212

Wow….looky there. Cusa Charlotte just walloped Acc North Carolina. Lol

Cellsman86
Cellsman86
3 months ago

D1’s obvious early reluctance to put the Razorbacks into the #1 slot speaks volumes about their bias and fairness when forming a top 25. And certainly confirmed my suspicions about their ability to be fair and unbiased.
Even now, you can sense the screwballs holding their collective noses lol…
If you watched the Razorbacks play this past weekend, bias or not, you just knew you were watching the #1 team in the nation…GO HOGS!

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Cellsman86

PPP

Donald Peterson
Donald Peterson
3 months ago
Reply to  Cellsman86

Electric offense, their pitching might be suspect tho, good, but possibly not no 1 caliber. We’ll see…

Toddy baseball
Toddy baseball
3 months ago

As a HOG fan ⚾️⚾️⚾️ I’m really concerned of the amount of ducks we’re leaving on the bases 🙄and you can say at least we’re getting them on base. Your definitely right about that ⚾️but that’s gonna cost us in the end.WPS.

Jordan
Jordan
3 months ago

TCU Beats Kansas at home and jumps from 8 to 5? What happened there?

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
3 months ago
Reply to  Jordan

Mississippi State and Texas Tech lost while Louisville had a big series cancelled. They didn’t “rise” because of the win, other teams just dropped.

Todd
Todd
3 months ago

Thanks for showing Gonzaga a little love. They’ve played a killer non-conference schedule as usual and have been on fire since dropping two one-run games at Texas Tech. Since then they’re 21-6 with a series win at TCU and a split at Oregon State, and they’re 5-2 against the Pac-12. They have three games coming up with Oregon, and that should be interesting. Thanks for noticing us up here in the PNW.

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