The LSU Tigers remain atop the D1Baseball.com NCAA rankings this week. (Photo: Getty Images)
By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network
The latest NCAA Division I Rankings were released by D1Baseball.com on March 26 with a few surprise teams cracking the Top 25 rankings. The University of Iowa is 25th in the country for the first time all season at 19-3 after sweeping Western Michigan University in a three-game set over the weekend.
LSU remains number one in the country since the start of the NCAA regular season. World Baseball Network will display the 2023 NCAA Division I rankings from D1Baseball.com throughout the season.
The University of Virginia rose in the rankings from No. 8 to No. 5 in the country with their overall record at 22-2 after sweeping Florida State over the weekend.
Stanford University (15-5) moved up in the rankings from 9th to 7th after sweeping their two-game series against University of Utah 6-4 on Saturday and 5-1 on Sunday.
East Carolina University (19-5) climbs up the rankings from No. 10 to No. 8 despite losing to Campbell University on Wednesday 2-1 and sweeping George Mason University during their three-game series over the weekend.
The University of South Carolina broke into the top 10, rising from No. 11 to No. 9 with record of 23-2. The Gamecocks lost to UNC-Charlotte 6-2 on Tuesday and swept the University of Missouri in a two-game series, winning on Friday 9-8 and Saturday 5-4.
Tennessee moves up from No. 12 to No. 10 in the rankings after beating Western Carolina University 7-0 on Tuesday and sweeping Texas A&M over the weekend to push their their overall record to 19-6.
Florida Gulf Coast University advanced three spots in the rankings from 19th to 16th with an overall record of 21-4, beating the University of South Florida on Tuesday 5-3, Florida International University on Wednesday 12-5, and sweeping North Alabama in a three-game set over the weekend.
Kentucky climbed up in the rankings from 23rd to 18th after beating Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday 9-3 and sweeping the University of Alabama in a two-game series over the weekend.
Oklahoma State University advanced from No. 20 in the country to No. 17 with their overall record at 20-5, beating Baylor in a two-game series on Friday 11-9 and Saturday 15-8.
Campbell University (19-3) climbed up in the rankings to 15th from 18th, beating East Carolina University on Wednesday 2-1 and sweeping Radford University in a three-game series over the weekend.
Coastal Carolina University entered the rankings for the first time this season at No. 19 after splitting their two games series against Texas State University winning 19-0 on Friday and losing Saturday 10-8, putting their overall record at 14-7.
The University of Connecticut reached No. 20 in the country after starting out the season unranked. The Huskies beat the University of Massachusetts 7-3 last Wednesday, putting their overall record at 16-5. The University of Texas swept Texas Tech to rise to No. 21 in the country after not being ranked to start the season.
The University of Louisville (19-4) slipped out of the top 10, dropping from 6th to 11th despite beating Western Kentucky on Tuesday and splitting their two-game series against Notre Dame, losing Friday 4-3 and winning on Sunday 2-1.
UCLA also dropped out of the top 10, falling from No. 7 to No. 12 in the country after losing a three-game series against University of Washington, winning on Friday 5-1 but losing the next two games 3-0 on Saturday and 12-11 Sunday, dropping their overall record to 16-5.
The University of Miami fell from No. 17 in the country to No. 23 after losing to Wake Forest on Friday 11-0, 4-1 on Saturday, and 4-1 Sunday, dropping their overall record to 15-9. Texas Tech dropped from 14th to 22ndin the nation after losing all three games to the University of Texas over the weekend.
|Rank||Team||Overall Record||Record Last Week||Previous Rank|
|16||Florida Gulf Coast||21-4||5-0||19|