LSU still No. 1, defending champs take over No. 2 spot in College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll
LUBBOCK, Texas – For the fifth-straight week, LSU (15-1) maintained its No. 1 spot in the College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll. But the teams behind the Tigers saw some movement.
After previous No. 2 Stanford (10-5) had a 1-3 week with a Pac-12 series loss to USC, the Cardinal dropped five spots to No. 7. That allowed five teams to move up, as the defending national champion Ole Miss Rebels (13-2) assume the No. 2 spot after a 4-0 week and a weekend sweep of Purdue, followed by No. 3 Louisville (14-1), which swept Dayton over the weekend, No. 4 Arkansas (13-2), which swept Louisiana Tech, No. 5 Florida (15-3), which swept Siena and No. 6 Tennessee (14-3), which swept Morehead State.
Following Stanford to close out the top 10 are No. 8 Wake Forest (15-2), which opened ACC play with a sweep of Duke, No. 9 Texas Tech (14-3), which went 3-1 on the week, including a series win over a rising Iowa team, and No. 10 Virginia (14-1), which dropped a spot despite winning its ACC opening series to North Carolina.
Auburn (12-3-1) returns to the poll after a three-week absence. The Tigers opened the season at No. 24 in the preseason poll and are back in that spot this week. Making its debut in the poll this week is 2021 national champion Mississippi State (11-4), which put together a 4-0 week including a sweep of Lipscomb.
UC-Irvine (11-3) drops out of the poll.
Dropped out: UC-Irvine
Also receiving votes: South Carolina 3, Alabama 3, Oregon 3, Grand Canyon 1, UC-Irvine 1.