Vols unanimous No. 1 in final regular season CBF Power Poll

May 20th, 2024

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Tennessee Volunteers will go into this week’s SEC tournament as the No. 1 seed and will do so also as the unanimous No. 1 team in the final College Baseball Foundation Power Poll of the regular season.

Thanks to an SEC series sweep of No. 23 South Carolina, the Vols strengthened their position as the top team in the poll. Released weekly during the regular season, the poll is part of the CBF’s effort to promote the game of college baseball. The rankings are determined by voters who are leaders of the College Baseball Foundation as well as members of the Hall of Fame, media members and college baseball experts with decades of experience covering the game of college baseball.

No. 1 Tennessee (46-9) garnered all nine first-place votes in the poll to distance itself from SEC rival and No. 2 Texas A&M (44-10), which earned a hard-fought SEC series victory over No. 4 Arkansas (42-12).

Oregon State (41-12) used a Pac-12 series victory over Arizona to maintain its standing at No. 3, while Kentucky (38-12) rounds out the top five after taking two of three from No. 21 Vanderbilt in SEC play over the weekend.

Oregon (36-16) replaces Arizona in this week’s poll at No. 25 after the Ducks swept a Pac-12 series from Washington State. Wake Forest took the biggest tumble this week, dropping six spots to No. 11 after suffering a sweep in ACC play at the hands of red-hot No. 10 North Carolina State.

Dropped out: Arizona
Also receiving votes: Arizona 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Lamar 3, Illinois 2, Stetson 2, UC Santa Barbara 1.