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The second weekend of college baseball once again brought turmoil to the top of the rankings. Moving to 7-0, Arkansas takes the top spot. After a perfect Opening Weekend, the Razorbacks followed it up with a four-game sweep of Southeast Missouri and clinched the number one ranking. Vanderbilt (6-1) follows at number two after a tidy 4-1 week. Louisville, missing 11 players over the weekend, managed to win a series against Western Illinois and moved up to number three. The Cardinals lost the series opener before bouncing back to win two straight.
Back-t0-back walk-offs against Tulane propelled Mississippi State (5-2) to a series win and the number four ranking. LSU (6-1), a model of consistency in the early season, scored an impressive midweek win over Louisiana and rounds out the top five.
After a perfect performance at the College Baseball Showdown, Ole Miss (5-2) slipped up and lost two out of three at home to UCF. Ole Miss avoided the sweep by walking off the Knights in the second game of the series. The Rebels dropped from the top spot in the poll to number six. Georgia Tech (6-1) rocketed up the rankings to number seven after a series sweep at NC State. Fellow ACC team, Miami fell to number eight after a home series loss against Virginia Tech. #9 Florida (6-2) and #10 TCU (5-2) finish off the top ten.
#11 ECU (6-1) is the highest ranked team from the American, and just behind them, #12 UCLA (4-3) is the top team from the Pac-12. The Bruins are followed by #13 Texas Tech (3-3-), #14 UCSB (6-1), and #15 Virginia (4-3).
Arizona (6-2) and rival, Arizona State (4-2) are once again back-to-back in the rankings at #16 and #17. #18 Oklahoma State (6-0) is still perfect on the year. #19 Boston College (5-1) moves up 17 spots after taking two of three games from Duke in their ACC opener. South #20 Carolina (6-0) also made a 17-spot jump after knocking off rival, Clemson, twice over the weekend. The third game in the series was delayed until later in the season due to weather.
#21 Georgia (7-1), #22 Duke (3-4), #23 UCF (3-4), #24 Louisiana (6-2), and #25 San Diego State (5-2) complete the top 25. UCF re-enters the top 25 after a one week hiatus. Louisiana and San Diego State enter the top 25 for the first time in poll history. San Diego State is the first Mountain West Conferences member to be ranked in the top 25 in poll history.
Other notable jumps include Oregon State (7-1) rising 16 spots to #29 after a four-game road sweep of Grand Canyon and #33 Pitt (6-1) entering the rankings after a road sweep of Florida State.
The ACC leads all conferences with 13 teams ranked, followed by the SEC with 12 teams. This is the first time in poll history that the ACC has led all conferences in number of teams ranked. Six of the nine Big 12 teams are ranked in the top 50. Other conferences with multiple teams ranked include the Pac-12 (4), American (3), Big West (2), Sun Belt (2), and Conference USA (2).
The full top 50 can be found below.