College Baseball Rankings 4.25.16

Florida holds onto its top ranking in the 4.25.16 Bassford College Baseball Rankings. Louisville and Miami took a few steps back in the rankings this week after .500 or lower showings this past week. Their losses were Texas A&M, Florida State and South Carolina’s gains as the latter two teams drove up at least 10 positions on the charts to occupy their spots in the top five this week.

Top Five

  1. Florida bested Georgia in their conference set this weekend while also winning midweek against Jacksonville, 3-1. The Gators play #5 South Carolina in Columbia this coming weekend and have no midweek game.
  2. Texas A&M outlasted Alabama two games to one this weekend after beating Texas State, 14-1, midweek. The Aggies play UT Arlington during the week prior to traveling to Fayetteville to play Arkansas (24-16).
  3. Louisville, after sweeping Clemson last weekend, beat rival Kentucky before dropping their ACC matchup with Boston College in Massachusetts. The Cardinals return home to face St. John’s this weekend.
  4. Florida State swept Notre Dame over the weekend and beat Stetson twice during the week. The Seminoles scored 46 runs in those five games and will now face Clemson on the road.
  5. South Carolina swept Missouri, outscoring the Tigers 22-8 in three games, after cropdusting Furman, 14-4. The team hosts Florida this weekend for a huge SEC East matchup—the Gamecocks lead the SEC East by a half game over the Gators.

Newcomers

  • #7 Bryant has won 8 in a row and 19 of their last 22 games. They are 13-1 in Northeast conference games.
  • #16 Lamar swept Houston Baptist this weekend bringing their record to 14-4 in Southland conference play.  They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • #18 South Alabama has won three of their last four games including a midweek win over Alabama. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have a 19-3 record at home.  South Alabama holds a 16-2 record in Sun Belt games and lead the conference by four games over second place #23 Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • #22 Kent State has won 13 of their last 15 games including sweeping their last two weekend series—both on the road. The Golden Flashes have won 8 straight and are 12-3 in the MAC.
  • #24 Minnesota is on a five game win streak that includes a road sweep of Northwestern this weekend. The Gophers have won their last five weekend series. They are 9-2 in the struggling Big Ten and lead the conference by 1 game over Michigan.
  • #25 Florida Atlantic beat Florida Gulf Coast, 5-2, and Miami, 4-3, midweek then lost an away series with Florida International giving the team 3-2 record last week. They are 2 games behind Conference USA-leading Southern Miss.

High Risers

  • (Moving up 11 places) Southeast Missouri State won two of three against Jacksonville State and beat regional rival St. Louis, 10-3, midweek to go 3-1 during the seven game stretch.
  • (Moving up 9 places) Ole Miss swept Auburn this weekend while also wining a pair of games midweek against Memphis 7-0 and Murray State 8-3. The Rebels will play in-state rival Mississippi State midweek before welcoming in a battered LSU team Friday.
  • (Moving up 7 places) UNC Wilmington swept Towson and beat Campbell 14-7. They will play North Carolina this Tuesday, then another midweek game against High Point, before facing Hofstra (13-27, last in conference with a 4-10 record) in CAA-action this weekend.
  • (Moving up 5 places) Mississippi State visited Alex Box Stadium and took two out of three from the home standing Tigers. The Bulldogs go on the road this weekend—after their Egg Bowl matchup midweek, mentioned previously—to Tuscaloosa for a weekend series with Alabama.

Big Declines

  • (Dropping 15 places) Texas Tech lost their home series against Texas 2 to 1 and split midweek games with New Mexico. The Raiders are still up two games in Big 12 with a Thhandful of weekend series left to play. Tech faces Abilene Christian twice this week before heading to TCU for a big matchup.
  • (Dropping 6 places) Speaking of the Horned Frogs, TCU fell six spots after losing an away series with Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs gave up twenty runs in their two losses to the Cowboys. TCU will be looking to regain lost ground when they face the Red Raiders at home this coming weekend.
  • (Dropping 6 places) NC State: The Wolfpack went 2-1 last week with two wins against NCA&T (Ranked 286th, or 15th worst in Division 1) and a single loss to AAC foe East Carolina. The Wolfpack will play host to a hard-nosed Duke (23-18) baseball team this weekend.
  • (Dropping 5 places) Southeastern Louisiana: The Lions lost to in-state foe LSU and won their weekend series with McNeese State two games to one. That left the team with a 2-2 record for the past week. Their schedule gets considerably lighter this week as the team faces Houston Baptist at home for a three game set.

Knocked Out

  • Last week #13 North Carolina (Now #26) – 3-7 in their last ten games. Swept by Wake Forest and lost to Coastal Carolina midweek. Finished last week 1-4.
  • Last week #15 Michigan State (Now #39) – Lost to Notre Dame and Indiana (twice) but bested Western Michigan and salvaged a game in the Indiana series. Third in the Big Ten and fading.
  • Last week #16 Southern Miss (Now #33) – Lost to Tulane midweek and once to Rice over the weekend. Though, the Golden Eagles still won the Rice-series two games to one. Dropped to 33rd in rankings even though the team still leads CUSA by a game over Rice.
  • Last week #20 UC Santa Barbara (Now #46) – Swept over the weekend by Cal Poly on the road. Finished the week 1-4 with a midweek victory over Nevada. Dropped to fourth in the Big West, trailing conference leader Cal Poly by 2 games.
  • Last week #21 UNC Greensboro (Now #28) – The Spartans swept lowly East Tennessee State but lost midweek to Elon 14-8. Team still leads the Southern Conference by a half game over Western Carolina.
  • Last week #25 BYU (Now #35) – Lost to Creighton over the weekend—two games to one—a week after dropping their series against St. Mary’s College. Team is 5-5 over last 10 and has dropped a half game behind Gonzaga for the West Coast conference lead.
RK
LW
Rank
Rank
Change
Team
 
Overall
Record
Last week
Elo
Rating
SOS
SOV
Pythagorean
WPCT
Predicted
WPCT
Grade
1
1
0
Florida
36-6
3-1
1907.85
58.1%
57.1%
78%
89%
9.26
2
4
2
Texas A&M
32-8
3-1
1856.83
53.9%
50.3%
81%
86%
8.87
3
2
-1
Louisville
31-9
2-2
1809.55
56.1%
52.1%
82%
84%
8.83
4
12
8
Florida State
28-11
5-0
1793.62
60.0%
56.4%
73%
81%
8.54
5
10
5
South Carolina
33-8
4-0
1724.33
55.1%
53.3%
74%
70%
8.50
6
3
-3
Miami, Florida
30-8
1-3
1809.42
53.2%
49.6%
72%
80%
8.45
7
26
19
Bryant
28-7
4-0
1788.13
45.5%
43.3%
77%
88%
8.42
8
9
1
Coastal Carolina
30-11
3-1
1790.80
56.8%
54.1%
72%
73%
8.37
9
18
9
Ole Miss
31-10
5-0
1711.34
58.0%
54.2%
71%
70%
8.34
10
8
-2
LSU
27-13
2-2
1790.90
59.3%
56.3%
68%
71%
8.30
11
7
-4
Vanderbilt
30-10
2-2
1739.75
51.7%
48.3%
77%
70%
8.28
12
6
-6
TCU
28-10
1-2
1717.70
52.2%
51.2%
78%
80%
8.28
13
24
11
SE Missouri State
29-11
3-1
1834.77
46.7%
39.6%
76%
80%
8.27
14
19
5
Mississippi State
27-13
3-1
1748.99
58.9%
54.3%
68%
77%
8.24
15
22
7
UNC Wilmington
27-9
4-0
1746.89
51.2%
47.5%
75%
80%
8.22
16
28
12
Lamar
29-10
3-0
1749.53
50.7%
49.5%
69%
78%
8.16
17
11
-6
NC State
28-11
2-1
1672.46
58.5%
56.1%
69%
66%
8.13
18
30
12
South Alabama
30-11
3-1
1679.11
50.3%
51.3%
72%
80%
8.12
19
14
-5
SE Louisiana
28-13
2-2
1766.23
50.2%
46.0%
76%
70%
8.11
20
5
-15
Texas Tech
31-12
2-3
1701.97
54.0%
53.1%
68%
68%
8.11
21
17
-4
Creighton
27-9
2-2
1717.94
51.6%
47.8%
66%
83%
8.08
22
42
20
Kent State
30-10
4-0
1737.09
41.4%
38.7%
70%
81%
8.08
23
23
0
La-Lafayette
27-13
3-1
1719.40
57.3%
55.4%
65%
70%
8.07
24
31
7
Minnesota
25-11
4-0
1798.99
50.1%
46.1%
69%
80%
8.07
25
27
2
Florida Atlantic
28-10
3-2
1712.50
49.5%
49.2%
75%
69%
8.03
Rank
D1Baseball
Baseball
America
Ken Massey
Warren Nolan
Bassford
1
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
2
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Louisville
Texas A&M
3
Miami
Miss State
Louisville
S. Carolina
Louisville
4
Miss State
Miami
Miami
Texas A&M
Florida State
5
Florida State
Florida State
S. Carolina
Ole Miss
S. Carolina
6
NC State
S. Carolina
Ole Miss
Florida State
Miami
7
S. Carolina
TCU
TCU
Miami
Bryant
8
Vanderbilt
LSU
Texas Tech
NC State
Co. Carolina
9
Louisville
Ole Miss
Florida State
UCSB
Ole Miss
10
Oregon State
Louisville
Vanderbilt
Clemson
LSU
11
LSU
Vanderbilt
Miss State
Co. Carolina
Vanderbilt
12
TCU
NC State
NC State
La-Lafayette
TCU
13
Ole Miss
Texas Tech
LSU
Miss State
SE Mo. State
14
Texas Tech
Southern Miss
Southern Miss
LSU
Miss State
15
Co. Carolina
Rice
Rice
Texas Tech
UNC Wilm.
16
Rice
Michigan
Michigan
North Carolina
Lamar
17
East Carolina
UCSB
Oregon State
Vanderbilt
NC State
18
La-Lafayette
Oregon State
Okla. State
Rice
S. Alabama
19
Minnesota
Co. Carolina
BYU
Southern Miss
SE Louisiana
20
UCSB
Tulane
Creighton
Creighton
Texas Tech
21
Virginia
East Carolina
Co. Carolina
TCU
Creighton
22
Tulane
Virginia
UCSB
Georgia Tech
Kent State
23
Okla. State
La-Lafayette
Dallas Baptist
Minnesota
La-Lafayette
24
Arizona
Minnesota
La-Lafayette
Michigan
Minnesota
25
Southern Miss
Okla. State
Arizona
Okla. State
Florida Atl.

 

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