LSU holds steady, shakeup below in HOF Power Poll

March 28th, 2023

LUBBOCK, Texas – Another week of the unexpected brought about more changes in the College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll.

The only thing remaining constant is LSU (20-3), which remains at the top of the poll for the sixth consecutive week after rallying for a key SEC series victory at Arkansas. The Tigers lost the first game in the late innings but came back to bludgeon the Razorbacks by a combined score of 26-7 in the final two games of the series.

Series losses by previous No. 2 Louisville and No. 3 Arkansas as well as No. 7 Texas Tech shake up the poll behind the Tigers. Florida (22-4), which swept SEC foe Ole Miss over the weekend, ascends to No. 2 while Stanford (15-5) continues to climb back toward the top, landing at No. 3 after taking the first two games of a Saturday-Monday Pac-12 series against Utah. Surging Wake Forest (22-3), fresh off an ACC sweep of Miami, Fla., takes over at No. 4 while Virginia (22-2) swept North Carolina State in ACC play to land at No. 5.

The rest of the Top 10 includes No. 6 Louisville (19-4), No. 7 Vanderbilt (19-5), which pummeled Mississippi State in three SEC games, No. 8 Arkansas (19-4), No. 9 Tennessee (19-6), which earned an SEC sweep of Texas A&M, and No. 10 Oklahoma State (21-5), which swept Baylor in Big 12 action at home.

Ole Miss (14-9), the defending national champions, suffer the biggest drop this week, falling 11 spots to No. 21. Miami (19) dropped 10 spots to No. 19 after its sweep at Wake Forest while Texas Tech (18-7) dropped seven spots to No. 14 after its sweep at the hands of Texas.

Speaking of the Longhorns (18-7), they are one of two teams making their debut in this week’s poll, coming in at No. 23. They are joined by Old Dominion (20-4), which took a series from Marshall and debuts at No. 25.

Texas A&M (15-9) and Florida State (12-12) drop out of this week’s poll.

Dropped out: Texas A&M, Florida State
Also receiving votes: Campbell (6), Texas A&M (5), Iowa (5), TCU (4), Boston College (1)