LUBBOCK, Texas – Despite a 2-2 week, the Tennessee Volunteers were able to hold on to the top spot in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll for the fourth straight week as half of the top 10 from the previous week all dropped weekend series.
Tennessee once again secured all six first-place votes in this week’s poll to remain the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. With series losses by Texas Tech, Miami, Texas, Virginia and LSU, the top of the poll underwent a significant shakeup, as Oregon State and Arkansas tie for the No. 2 spot. Miami, which lost two of three to Virginia Tech over the weekend, falls to No. 4, tied with Oklahoma State, which jumps three spots after taking a Big 12 series at West Virginia.
Texas Tech, the previous No. 2 team, fell to No. 9 after an 0-4 week that saw the Red Raiders swept in a Big 12 series at TCU, while LSU tumbles out of the top 10 to No. 13 after dropping all three games to Arkansas in a SEC series.
Connecticut makes its debut in the Top 25 for 2022 at No. 25. The Huskies are 28-6 on the year and put together a 4-0 week that saw them earn wins over Marist and sweep a three-game series from Seton Hall. Texas State returns to the poll at No. 19 after also going 4-0 this week, beating Baylor and taking all three games from UT-Arlington in Sun Belt action.
Florida and Wake Forest exit this week’s poll.
Dropped out: Florida, Wake Forest
Also receiving votes: Florida, Wake Forest, Maryland, Dallas Baptist, UC-Santa Barbara, Georgia Southern.