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Week 8 College Baseball Top 50: Arkansas Returns to Top Spot

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Arkansas is once again ranked atop the College Baseball Nation Top 50 after taking two out of three games on the road at Ole Miss. The Razorbacks have now held the top spot for six weeks this season. They replace Vanderbilt, who drops to number two after losing two out of three games to Georgia at home. ECU remains at number three after a 4-0 weekend, and likewise, Mississippi State holds firm at number four after a weekend sweep. Texas moves up to number five after sweeping Kansas State over the weekend.

#6 Texas Tech, #7 Louisville, #8 Oklahoma State, #9 Tennessee, and #10 Ole Miss comprise the remainder of the top ten.

#16 Louisiana Tech, from Conference USA, is the highest ranked mid-major program. The Bulldogs swept Rice on the road in a four-game series. New to this week's top 25 are #21 Southern Miss, #22 UC Santa Barbara, #23 Indiana State, and #25 Old Dominion. Conference USA has three teams ranked in the top 25, the most in poll history for the conference.

#32 Georgia returned to the top 50 after a one-week hiatus. The road series win at Vanderbilt propelled the Bulldogs to a 20-11 (5-7 SEC) record. #36 Wichita State joins the top 50 for the first time this season. The Shockers have won seven of their last eight games, all against Houston. #47 NC State returns to the rankings after sweeping Boston College on the road.

The full top 50 can be found below.


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