LSU reasserts its stronghold on the Hall of Fame Power Poll

April 18th, 2023

LUBBOCK, Texas – After a week where they didn’t garner every first-place vote, the LSU Tigers reasserted themselves as the unanimous choice in this week’s College Baseball Hall of Fame Power Poll by securing the top spot from all the voters.

LSU holds the No. 1 spot for the 10th straight week despite struggling to overcome a feisty No. 10 Kentucky team in SEC action. The Tigers (29-6) outlasted the Wildcats (28-7), who were able to hold steady in the Top 10 despite dropping the series. No. 2 Florida (30-7) took care of business in SEC play as well, taking a series from rival Georgia.

No. 3 Wake Forest (31-5) stays at No. 3 after taking an ACC series from No. 6 Louisville (26-9), while No. 4 Vanderbilt (29-7) beat No. 7 South Carolina (30-6) in an SEC class to stay in the Top 5. Arkansas (28-7) jumps up to No. 5 after sweeping an SEC series from Tennessee, which drops to No. 14.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Louisville, South Carolina, No. 8 Stanford (23-10), which dropped a Pac-12 series to Oregon, No. 9 Texas Tech (25-12), which handled business on the road with a series win over Oklahoma after splitting a midweek with the Cardinal, and Kentucky.

For the second straight week, Oklahoma State holds the distinction of taking the biggest dive in the poll, dropping from No. 14 to No. 21 after losing its midweek game to Oral Roberts and dropping two of three to No. 20 West Virginia in Big 12 action at home. This came after the Cowboys (25-14) fell five spots last week.

No new teams made the polls this week but there is one returning team. Old Dominion (24-11) is back in at No. 25 after a one-week absence. UC-Santa Barbara, which dropped a Big West series to UC-Irvine, falls out of the poll this week.

Dropped out: UC-Santa Barbara.
Also receiving votes: UTSA 4, Connecticut 4, UC-Santa Barbara 4, Boston College 2, Campbell 2, TCU 1, Oregon State 1.