Texas Only Slides One Spot in Latest D1 Baseball Rankings

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Despite going 2-3 last week and losing a road series to an unranked South Carolina team that had lost it’s last four entering the weekend, Texas only slides one spot to #2 in this week’s D1 Baseball Rankings.

Texas has been far and away the best team in the country this season. They’ve managed to navigate a tough stretch of games in which they’ve played the likes of Tennessee, LSU, and UCLA, along with other tough foes. This is likely the reason that D1 Baseball decided to look upon their series loss to South Carolina favorably, but they did not look upon Stanford with the same kindness. The Cardinal lost a home series to Oregon last weekend and dropped seven spots to #12.

The rest of the rankings shake out like this:

(Team, Record, Last Week’s Record, Previous Rank)

  1. Ole Miss 13-2, 3-1, 2
  2. Texas 13-4, 2-3, 1
  3. Arkansas 11-3, 2-3, 3
  4. Vanderbilt 13-2, 3-0, 4
  5. Oregon State 11-2, 2-1, 7
  6. Notre Dame 11-1, 3-0, 9
  7. Tennessee 15-1, 5-0, 10
  8. Florida State 10-5, 3-1, 8
  9. Florida 13-4, 3-1, 11
  10. Georgia Tech 13-3, 3-1, 13
  11. Oklahoma State 9-6, 3-2, 6
  12. Stanford 9-5, 1-2, 5
  13. LSU 13-3, 4-0, 12
  14. Liberty 12-2, 2-1, 14
  15. North Carolina 14-2, 3-1, 15
  16. Arizona 12-4, 3-1, 16
  17. Texas Tech 14-3, 4-1, 17
  18. Clemson 14-1, 3-1, 19
  19. Virginia 14-1, 3-1, NR
  20. Georgia 13-3, 4-1, 20
  21. TCU 11-4, 3-1, 21
  22. Texas State 14-3, 4-1, NR
  23. Miss State 10-7, 4-1, 23
  24. Maryland 12-2, 3-0, 24
  25. Gonzaga 11-4, 3-2, 25

The SEC had a good week as a whole with only Auburn being the only team to lose their weekend series. Ole Miss jumps Texas to claim the top spot, Arkansas and Vanderbilt stay put at #3 and #4, respectively, and Florida reenters the top ten. Tennessee continues its dominance as well and jumps three spots to #7.

Texas State makes a big jump into the rankings this week after splitting a midweek series with Texas in which they had a chance to sweep. The Bobcats jump Maryland and Mississippi State to the #22 spot.

Virginia suffered its first loss to Duke on Sunday but still came out with a 3-1 record for the week. They improved to 14-1 and entered the rankings for the first time this season.

Tulane and North Carolina State were the big losers of last week. Tulane went 0-4 and got swept by Evansville. They drop all the way out of the rankings from #18. NC State suffered its second straight weekend series loss, this time to Notre Dame. They drop out from the #22 spot. The Wolfpack have a tough test in Coastal Carolina on Wednesday and travel to Florida State this weekend.

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