Volunteers tighten grip on top spot in College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll

May 13th, 2024

LUBBOCK, Texas – With just one week left in the 2024 regular season, the Tennessee Volunteers appear to be hitting their stride.

Thanks to a series victory over No. 19 Vanderbilt in SEC weekend play, the Vols strengthened their position as the top team in the latest College Baseball Foundation Power Poll.

The poll, released weekly during the regular season, 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 (43-9) garnered nine of the 11 first-place votes in the poll to distance itself with SEC rival and No. 2 Arkansas (41-10), which also took two out of three games this week in SEC play against No. 23 Mississippi State.

Oregon State (39-11) used a three-game Pac-12 sweep of UCLA to vault one spot to No. 3, while Texas A&M (42-9) lost its second straight SEC series, this one on the road at Ole Miss, to drop to No. 4. Preseason No. 1 Wake Forest (36-15) continues its late-season surge and jumps back into the top 10 at No. 5 after sweeping No. 8 Clemson in ACC action.

Traditional power Arizona (29-18) makes its debut in the poll this week at No. 25, while Louisville drops out. South Carolina, which was swept by upstart Georgia, had the biggest drop this week, falling eight spots to No. 18.

Dropped out: Louisville
Also receiving votes: Coastal Carolina 6, Oregon 6, UC Santa Barbara 4, Nebraska 3, Maryland 3, Southern Miss 2, Creighton 2, Utah 1, UCF 1, Texas 1.