Clemson Baseball Enters Top 25

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (35-8) is ranked No. 1 for the 12th straight time in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

Over the past week, the Tigers lost to Nicholls St. at home and then rebounded with three straight wins at home against Alabama.

LSU is No. 2 among NCAA Div. I schools in on-base percentage (.447) and No. 3 in scoring (10 runs per game) and slugging percentage (.573).

In key series, South Carolina lost two of three at home to Auburn, Arizona St. lost two of three at Oregon and split two with Cal. St. Fullerton earlier in the week, Vanderbilt swept three at home against Kentucky, Arkansas won three at home against Texas A&M, Virginia lost two of three against Duke at home, Stanford won two of three at home against UCLA, Miami (Fla.) won two of three at Louisville, Boston College lost two of three at home to Clemson, Kansas St. won two of three at home against Texas Tech., Maryland swept three at Indiana, Tennessee won three at home against Mississippi St. and Coastal Carolina won two of three at Louisiana-Lafayette.  

Poll Notes: Several teams are on impressive winning streaks, including West Virginia (8), Maryland (7), Oklahoma St. (7) and Tennessee (7).

Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Kentucky (lost 4 in row), Texas Tech. (1-2), Indiana (1-3) and Wichita St. (2-2).

New to the poll is Maryland (30-15, first in Big Ten with 11-4 record), Clemson (28-17, fourth in Atlantic Division of ACC with 11-10 record), Kansas St. (28-17, second in Big 12 at 11-7) and Southern Mississippi (28-15, second in Sun Belt at 14-7).

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.

Collegiate Baseball’s
NCAA Div. I Baseball Poll
(As of May 1, 2023)

RankTeam (Record)PointsPVS
  1.Louisiana St. (35-8)4941
  2.Wake Forest (37-6)4922
  3.Vanderbilt (32-11)4896
  4.South Carolina (35-8)4873
  5.Arkansas (33-11)4847
  6.Florida (35-10)4818
  7.Stanford (28-13)47811
  8.Miami, Fla. (28-16)47612
  9.U.C. Santa Barbara (28-12)47413
10.Oregon (30-13)47215
11.Arizona St. (29-15)4694
12.Cal. St. Fullerton (26-13)4675
13.Duke (31-13)46421
14.Virginia (35-11)4629
15.Indiana St. (28-13)45814
16.Oklahoma St. (30-13)45517
17.West Virginia (33-11)45218
18.Dallas Baptist (34-10)45120
19.Tennessee (30-14)44826
20.Coastal Carolina (28-14)44528
21.Maryland (30-15)442
22.Kansas St. (28-17)439
23.Kent St. (31-12)43627
24.Oral Roberts (32-11)43230
25.Clemson (28-17)430
26.Central Michigan (29-14)42624
27.Boston College (29-14)42419
28.Campbell (31-10)42016
29.Connecticut (32-11)41829
30.Southern Mississippi (28-15)416


Some teams are making statements and putting the nation on notice that they should be feared heading to the postseason. No team has been hotter than the Tennessee Vols (30-14) as they have swept back-to-back SEC series and are at No.6 this week. The No.11 Duke Blue Devils (31-13) are one of our biggest movers this week as they now sit atop the ACC Coastal and are building a case to be an NCAA Tournament host site. UConn (32-11) is up to No.12, Miami (28-16) continues to bounce around the poll landing at No.13 and Oregon (30-13) is now No.14 after their challenging (4-1) week. No.15 West Virginia (33-11) continue to collect wins and are now all alone in first place in the unpredictable Big-12.

Northeastern (35-7) makes another appearance in the poll at No.23 and have a one game lead in the Colonial Conference standings. Two teams are making their season debuts this week as well. The No.18 Clemson Tigers (28-17) have won four ACC series in a row and have rejuvenated their postseason hopes. While it has been quite a while, Cal State Fullerton (26-13) sneaks in at No.25 and have a 2.5 game lead in the Big West standings.

RankingTeamPrev RankWeek Rec.Overall Rec.
2Wake Forest3(3-0)(37-6)
3South Carolina2(1-2)(35-8)
7Coastal Carolina5(2-2)(28-14)
8Dallas Baptist6(3-1)(34-10)
15West Virginia23(4-0)(33-11)
17East Carolina16(2-2)(31-13)
19Boston College12(2-2)(29-14)
20Indiana State21(3-1)(28-13)
25Cal State FullertonNR(3-2)(26-13)
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