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D! Baseball Staff | March 28, 2022

College baseball rankings: Tennessee reaches the rocky top

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Tennessee took over No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 for the first time in the eight-year history of the rankings. The Volunteers jumped from No. 5 after sweeping a road series at then-No. 1 Ole Miss, outscoring the Rebels 26-7. The Volunteers improved to 23-1 on the season.

RELATED: No. 5 Tennessee sweeps top-ranked Ole Miss

Arkansas climbed one spot to No. 2 after winning two of three on the road at Missouri. Oregon State moved up three places to No. 3 on the heels of a road series win at California, and Virginia vaulted six spots to No. 4 after taking two of three at Wake Forest. Florida State moved up two places to round out the top five after winning its sixth straight weekend series, taking two of three vs. Duke.

There was significant upheaval throughout the rankings, as 11 ranked teams lost their weekends. Oklahoma State ran its winning streak to 11 and climbed three spots to No. 6. Texas Tech made the week’s biggest jump, up nine places to No. 7 after winning a home series against Texas, which fell six spots to No. 8. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss fell to Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

Other big climbers this week include Louisville and TCU, which jumped seven spots apiece to 11 and 12. LSU vaulted eight spots to No. 13 after winning a road series at Florida, which slid six places to No. 14.

Miami returned to the rankings, leaping in at No. 17 after sweeping a home series against North Carolina, which fell from No. 13 to No. 18. Dallas Baptist also rejoined the rankings by taking two of three from then-No. 22 Maryland. The Patriots jumped in at No. 19. The third entrant in the rankings this week is Oregon, which made its season debut in the Top 25, checking in at No. 21 after winning its third straight Pac-12 series.

Liberty, Maryland and Clemson fell out of the rankings.

D1Baseball editors and national writers determine the Top 25 rankings.

Through games on March 27, 2022.

Rank Team Overall Record Previous Rank
1 Tennessee 23-1 5
2 Arkansas 18-4 3
3 Oregon State 17-5 6
4 Virginia 22-2 10
5 Florida State 16-7 7
6 Oklahoma State 18-6 9
7 Texas Tech 20-5 16
8 Texas 19-7 2
9 Vanderbilt 19-4 4
10 Ole Miss 16-7 1
11 Louisville 19-5 18
12 TCU 18-5 19
13 LSU 17-7 21
14 Florida 17-7 8
15 Arizona 17-7 11
16 Notre Dame 12-5 12
17 Miami 17-6 NR
18 North Carolina 18-6 13
19 Dallas Baptist 15-8 NR
20 Texas State 20-5 20
21 Oregon 16-7 NR
22 Georgia Tech 16-9 14
23 Georgia 18-6 17
24 Gonzaga 16-6 23
25 Connecticut 17-5 25
Dropped out: Liberty, Maryland, Clemson

 

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