Wake Forest is No. 1 in the nation according to the D1Baseball.com NCAA Rankings heading into the ACC Tournament this week. (Photo by Nicholas Faulkner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
By Julian Guilarte
World Baseball Network
D1Baseball.com released its NCAA Top 25 rankings for the week of May 22, 2023. The top five remain the same except, though Florida and Arkansas traded positions, flip-flopping from the fourth to the second spot.
Wake Forest (45-9) remained atop the rankings after winning three of four games in the past week. They beat UNC Wilmington 4-0 last Tuesday and took two of three in their weekend series against Virginia Tech.
Florida (42-13) jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the rankings after taking two of three from the Kentucky Wildcats this past weekend. Arkansas (39-15) fell from second to fourth after losing two of three to Vanderbilt this past weekend. Vanderbilt (37-17) climbed from No. 12 to No. 8 after the series win.
Stanford (37-14) remained No. 3 after sweeping Washington State this past weekend. Louisiana State (42-13) remained No. 5 after beating McNeese State 7-4 last Tuesday and taking two out of three from Georgia this past weekend.
Clemson (37-17) went from the seventh to sixth after going 4-0 last week. They beat USC Upstate 12-2 last Tuesday and swept North Carolina this past weekend. Coastal Carolina (37-17) went from eight to seventh after going 4-0 last week. They beat North Carolina 8-6 last Tuesday and swept Marshall this past weekend.
Virginia (44-11) had the biggest jump in the rankings, rising nine spots from 21st to 12th after going 3-0 against Georgia Tech this past weekend. Southern Miss (37-16) and Oklahoma State (37-16) had the second-biggest jumps, moving up seven spots.
Southern Mississippi went from 23rd to 16th after taking two out of three from Louisiana this past weekend. Oklahoma State went from 25th to 18th after taking two out of three from Oklahoma this past weekend.
West Virginia (39-16) had the biggest drop in the rankings going down 15 spots from No.6 to No. 21 after getting swept by Texas this past weekend. Kentucky had the second-biggest drop in the top 25, falling six spots from No. 19 to No. 25.
Auburn, Texas and Alabama all entered the top 25. South Carolina, Duke and Washington State were dropped from the rankings.