The LSU Tigers remain atop the D1Baseball.com NCAA rankings this week. (Photo: Getty Images)
By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network
The NCAA 2023 Baseball Division I rankings have been posted for April 3 from D1Baseball.com with a few surprises from certain programs rising and entering the Top 25.
Louisiana State University holds the No. 1 ranking with a 24-4 overall record. Wake Forest University is No. 2 in the nation with an overall record at 26-3, and the University of Florida remains at No. 3 in the country with a 24-5 record. Vanderbilt University is still fourth in the nation with a 23-5 overall record.
The University of Arkansas moved up in the rankings one spot from sixth to fifth after beating the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday 16-3 and sweeping a three-game home series from the University of Alabama, beating them 12-1 Friday, 9-6 Saturday, and 5-4 Sunday.
The University of South Carolina went up three spots from No. 9 to No. 6, beating the Citadel on Tuesday 13-2, and taking two of three games from Mississippi State on Thursday, winning 6-4, losing 13-3 on Friday, and winning 14-5 on Saturday.
Boston College climbed up from No. 14 to No. 9 in the nation with a 20-6 record, after beating the University of Connecticut 6-3 on Tuesday and winning two out of three games against Georgia Tech, losing on Friday 5-4, then winning Saturday 3-1 and winning a slugfest 24-12 on Sunday.
The University of Kentucky (25-3) cracked the top 10, rising eight spots from 18th in the nation after beating Western Kentucky on Tuesday 10-8 and sweeping the University of Missouri in a three-game series over the weekend.
The University of Miami (19-9) went up three spots to 20th after beating Florida International University 6-5 on Tuesday and sweeping Florida State University at home in a three game series.
East Carolina University at 20-8 dropped out of the top 10, falling from eighth to 12th after losing to UNC-Wilmington 9-3 on Tuesday, and losing two out of three games to University of Houston over the weekend.
The University of Louisville, with their overall record at 21-6, fell seven spots in the rankings from 11th to 18th after beating the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday 14-1, but losing two out of three games to North Carolina State on Friday 6-5 and Saturday 10-0 before winning 6-1 on Sunday.
UCLA (16-8) dropped from 12th in the country to 23rd after losing to Cal State Fullerton University on Tuesday 15-5 and losing two games to Washington State University on Friday 9-5 and Saturday 5-1.
University of Oregon (18-7) entered the Top 25 rankings with their overall record after sweeping the University of Arizona in a three-game series this past weekend.
|Rank||Team||Overall Record||Record Last Week||Previous Rank|
|15||Florida Gulf Coast||23-5||2-1||16|