College baseball rankings, May 8: No. 1 changes hands in latest D1Baseball rankings
College baseball has a new national No. 1.
After LSU’s series loss to Auburn over the weekend, the top spot in D1Baseball’s Top 25 changed hands for the first time all season. The Tigers (37-10) had held the No. 1 national ranking since the preseason, but they dropped back-to-back games to Auburn to close out the series — LSU’s first series defeat in conference play so far this season.
LSU dropped down to No. 2 in the latest rankings. The top spot now belongs to Wake Forest.
Arkansas and South Carolina swapped spots in the No. 3 and No. 6 spots in D1Baseball’s rankings. The Razorbacks (36-12) took all 3 games against Mississippi State on the road. The Gamecocks (36-11) were swept by Kentucky in Lexington. The two sides will meet this weekend in Fayetteville, with the first game scheduled for Friday.
Vanderbilt held at No. 5 in the rankings despite dropping 2 of 3 to Alabama over the weekend. The Commodores (34-13) travel to Florida this week for another top-10 matchup in the SEC.
The Gators (37-12) fell from No. 4 to No. 7 in the latest rankings after losing back-to-back games to close out a series against Texas A&M.
Kentucky (33-13) jumped from outside the rankings altogether to No. 17 after taking 3 games off South Carolina. The Wildcats have a mid-week matchup with Tennessee Tech before traveling to Knoxville to face Tennessee.
The Vols (32-16) dropped from No. 18 to No. 23 in the rankings. They’ll host Austin Peay on Tuesday before welcoming Kentucky to town.
You can see the rest of the latest D1Baseball Top 25 below:
- Wake Forest
- South Carolina
- Coastal Carolina
- Miami (FL)
- West Virginia
- East Carolina
- Oregon State
- Dallas Baptist
- Boston College
- Southern Miss
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Let me help you out Derek. For inquiring minds like GWhite, not only did the Vols (32-16) drop from No. 18 to No. 23 in the rankings, they lost their series with UGa. I’m sure GW would like to know that the Vol offense didn’t do so good in Athens again this past weekend…
congrats humper you even beat 2021 to the first TN troll post of the day. usually hes jenny on the spot.
GWhite was talking much smack after the first game. Where’d he go?
Technically it was a Gwhite troll, fuzz. After all UTV did play my Dawgs, so this story is sort of on my lawn…
Came here to look for him. He was all over bumping his gums during the first game, then he vanished. Strange.
Gspot always disappears like a fart in a tornado when his crow is about to be served. After TN lost to ND in the super regionals last year, he went awol for a month, then claimed he was on vacation. Lol
Georgia is for real and is turning it on in the back portion of the schedule. Swept my hogs recently, so I don’t see any shame in Tenn losing the series there.
I understand jabs amongst us fans, but Georgia is legit.
LSU’s pitching woes have been showing for a while, but their hitting took the weekend off. Scoring 11 runs in 3 games against Auburn, for a team averaging about 10 runs per game? Not to take anything away from Auburn. After Auburn won the series at South Carolina, I suspected LSU would have trouble with them on their home turf. They’re hot. We’re not.
Sure, congratulations to Auburn on winning the series, but LSU did themselves no favors by leaving the bases loaded what, 4 times Saturday night? Our hitting definitely stayed in Baton Rouge taking the weekend off.
We are SORELY missing Chase Shores and Garrett Edwards.
It looks like pitching injuries are up across the SEC. maybe even the nation. I hate when injuries derail what could have been historic. LSUs offense is insane. But as we all know, offense in baseball can disappear at literally any second. Pitching consistency is what makes historic teams. Arkansas also has the same conference record at this point in the season as we did in the year of our lord (Kevin Kopps) 2021. And that’s with massive hits to the pitching staff. LSU has been in the same boat. Historically great season is getting wobbly due to pitching injuries. Can you imagine the race in the west if LSU and Arkansas stay healthy? We could really have seen like 1A 1B talent in the same division. Oh well.. Both teams are slated for a good run in the post season as long as no other big injuries pop up.
Lawd that top 7…
Oh GWhite…Care to add to your little screed after game 1?
We are a shell of the team we had just 3 weeks ago. Bad time to start going bad.
…or a good time, depending on your point of view. I’m kind of glad you guys chose this weekend to go bad.
Auburn is starting to get it together. A lot of young guys turning it around. Hope they can make a run like Ole Miss did last year.
GWhite puffs peters
I see the polls. I’d take LSU over Wake….
Wes Johnson was supposed to be the best college pitching coach hire of the century. He had a great track record from college and was doing great in Minnesota. At LSU, he can’t even coach his pitchers to throw strikes.
Other than Skenes, it looked like LSU took the weekend off mentally. Their heads just weren’t in the game. They let the balk and non balk calls get the best of them. Horrible errors, pitchers that can’t find the plate, getting picked off base, and clutch hitting was non existent. That was as bad as I’ve seen LSU play in a long time. This was an embarrassing effort. Congrats to Auburn. At least one team came to play.