Sweep of rival keeps Volunteers atop Hall of Fame Power Poll

April 5th, 2022

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Tennessee Volunteers faced their biggest test of the 2022 season last weekend and passed with flying colors, sweeping rival Vanderbilt on the Commodores’ home field. Subsequently, the Vols strengthened their hold on the No 1 spot in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll for Week 7.

Tennessee secured all six first-place votes in this week’s poll to become the unanimous No. 1 team while Vandy, which was No. 2 last week, drops to No. 5. Meanwhile, Virginia, after taking an ACC series from Georgia Tech, takes over the No. 2 spot. Arkansas and Texas Tech round out the top five.

Miami (Fla.) gets the award this week as the biggest mover, climbing nine spots to No. 14 on the heels of a three-game ACC sweep of Duke. Notre Dame, which swept Florida State in a three-game ACC series, is up eight spots to No. 13 while North Carolina State surges eight spots to No. 16 after sweeping Clemson in a three-game ACC set.

One team returns to the poll, and another makes its debut this week. UCLA, which fell out of the poll after earning a spot in the preseason rankings, returns at No. 23 after earning a Pac-12 sweep of Oregon over the weekend. Mercer slides into the poll at No. 25 after a three-game sweep of Seton Hall.

Purdue and Florida State fell out of the rankings this week.

Dropped out: Florida State, Purdue
Also receiving votes: Virginia Tech, Southern Mississippi, Maryland, Purdue, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Tulane, UC-Santa Barbara, Florida State