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NCAA Top 25: Tennessee Stays No. 1 For Second Straight Week

 Julian Guilarte  |    May 14th, 2024 1:00pm EDT

 Tennessee Volunteers players in the dugout. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Top 25 NCAA Division I Rankings were released on May 13 from D1 Baseball.com, with the University of Tennessee holding the No.1 spot for the second straight week.

Tennessee (42-10) went 3-1, beating Queens and taking two out of three from Vanderbilt in Nashville.

The University of Kentucky (37-11) moved up two spots from No.4 to No.2. They went 2-1, taking two out of three against Florida in Gainesville.

Arkansas (42-10) moved up two spots from No.5 to No.3. They went 2-1, winning the three-game series against last week’s No.14 Mississippi State.

Clemson (37-13) dropped two spots from No.2 to No.4, after going 1-3. They beat Charlotte and got swept in a three-game series against last week’s No 12 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest (36-16) moved up four spots to No.8, after going 4-0.

Texas A&M (42-10) dropped two spots from No.3 to No.5, after going 2-2. They beat Rice and took one out of three against Ole Miss in Oxford.

North Carolina (39-11) moved up four spots from No.11 to No.7, after going 4-0. They swept Louisville in a three-game series in Chapel Hill and beat Campbell.

North Carolina outfielder Vance Honeycutt became the first player in ACC history to have 50 home runs and 70 stolen bases in his career.

The University of Georgia (38-12) had the most significant rise in the rankings, moving six spots from No.15 to No.9. They swept last week’s No. 13 South Carolina in a three-game series in Columbia.

Georgia is the hottest team in D1 Baseball, winning eight straight games. Georgia’s first baseman, Charlie Condon, has broken several records this season. Condon homered in eight consecutive games, breaking the BBCOR-era single-season record with 34 home runs. He also holds the career record for Georgia with 59 home runs.

South Carolina (33-18) had the biggest fall in the rankings, dropping 11 spots from No.13 to No.24. They went 1-3, with their lone win coming against Winthrop.

After not being ranked last week, the University of Texas (32-20) is at No.25.

Troy (35-18)  was the only team to drop out of the Top 25 NCAA Division I Rankings, and they were previously at No.21

Tennessee will look to keep the top spot in a three-game series against No.24 South Carolina in Knoxville this weekend.

No.3 Arkansas will travel to No.5 Texas A&M in a top-5 SEC battle.

No.11 North Carolina will travel to No.7 Duke in a big-time ACC showdown.

No.8 Wake Forest will travel to No.17 NC State in another top-25 ACC matchup.

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Rank Team Record Last Week Record Previous Rank
1 Tennessee 42-10 3-1 1
2 Kentucky 37-11 2-1 4
3 Arkansas 42-10 2-1 5
4 Clemson 37-13 1-3 2
5 Texas A&M 42-10 2-2 3
6 Oregon State 39-12 3-0 7
7 North Carolina 39-11 4-0 11
8 Wake Forest 36-16 4-0 12
9 Georgia 38-12 3-0 15
10 Florida State 37-12 2-2 8
11 Duke 34-16 2-2 9
12 Oklahoma 32-17 3-0 18
13 East Carolina 37-13 0-4 6
14 Arizona 32-18 3-1 17
15 UC Irvine 38-11 4-0 16
16 Mississippi State 33-18 1-2 14
17 NC State 29-19 3-1 23
18 Virginia 37-14 2-2 10
19 Oklahoma State 34-16 2-0 19
20 Indiana State 36-11 2-1 20
21 Louisiana 38-15 4-0 22
22 UC Santa Barbara 35-12 4-0 25
23 Oregon 34-16 2-1 24
24 South Carolina 33-18 1-3 13
25 Texas 32-20 2-1 NR