Arkansas drops one spot to No. 2 after a 2-2 week, even though it rebounded from Friday’s blowout loss to win a home series against Alabama. Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Florida held steady, keeping the all-SEC top five intact.
The next seven spots are occupied by teams that moved up one notch apiece, starting with Texas Tech, which won its Big 12-opening series against Oklahoma State. ACC upstarts Notre Dame and Pittsburgh continued to impress with series wins against Duke and at Virginia, respectively, pushing them up three spots apiece to Nos. 14 and 15. Oregon moved up four places to No. 16 after taking two of three from Arizona State to open Pac-12 play.
Three teams entered the Top 25 this week, led by Florida State, which leapt back into the rankings at No. 17 after drubbing Florida 10-2 midweek and then outscoring Miami 34-2 in a three-game sweep on the road. Louisiana Tech followed up a midweek blowout of Ole Miss with a road sweep of Tulane, propelling the Bulldogs into the rankings at No. 23. And North Carolina returned to the rankings at No. 24 after taking two of three at Boston College, which fell from No. 24 out of the rankings. UC Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech also dropped out of the Top 25.
D1Baseball editors and national writers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of March 21.