The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Follow us on Instagram

Kentucky baseball jumps to No. 2 in D1Baseball top 25

Kentucky infielder Ryan Nicholson prepares to hit during the Kentucky vs Auburn baseball game on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Alabama. Kentucky won 13-8. Photo provided by Auburn Athletics

Kentucky baseball (37-11 20-7 SEC) moved up two spots to No. 2 in the D1Baseball week 14 Top 25 rankings on Monday.

The rise in the rankings came after the Bat Cats took the series on the road against Florida.

Kentucky outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt celebrates at second during the Kentucky vs Lipscomb baseball game on Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff (Sydney Yonker)

The Wildcats can be found amongst seven SEC teams in the rankings.

SEC representation began at No. 1 with Tennessee, who remained on top for the second week in a row. The Volunteers finished 3-1 on the week that began with a midweek win over Queens before heading to Nashville for a weekend series victory against Vanderbilt.

Behind the Wildcats at No. 3 was Arkansas, which moved up two spots in the rankings after a 2-1 week. With no midweek game, the Razorbacks’ only action was a weekend series against Mississippi State in which they won the series after dropping game two.

Moving down two spots to No. 5 was Texas A&M, which finished 2-2 on the week. The Aggies took care of Rice in a midweek matchup before heading to Oxford, Mississippi, for a weekend series with the Rebels. Ole Miss took the first two games and the series before the Aggies salvaged the series finale.

A few spots behind the Aggies at No. 9 was Georgia, which tied for the biggest jump in the rankings, moving up six spots after a 3-0 week. With no midweek action, the Bulldogs’ only action was a road sweep over South Carolina.

After a small break, Mississippi State was next to represent the SEC at No. 16. The Bulldogs fell two spots in the rankings after finishing 1-2 on the week where their only action was an away series loss against Arkansas.

Rounding out conference representation at No. 24 was South Carolina, which had the biggest drop in the rankings, falling 11 spots after a 1-3 week. The Gamecocks took care of Winthrop in a midweek game before being swept at home by Georgia.

The Texas Longhorns entered the rankings this week at No. 25, replacing Troy, which fell from No. 21 to unranked. 

A full list of the rankings can be found below:

  1. Tennessee Volunteers (42-10)
  2. Kentucky Wildcats (37-11)
  3. Arkansas Razorbacks (42-10)
  4. Clemson Tigers (37-13)
  5. Texas A&M Aggies (42-10) 
  6. Oregon State Beavers (39-12) 
  7. North Carolina Tar Heels (39-11) 
  8. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (36-16) 
  9. Georgia Bulldogs (38-12) 
  10. Florida State Seminoles (37-12)
  11. Duke Blue Devils (34-16) 
  12. Oklahoma Sooners (32-17) 
  13. East Carolina Pirates (37-13) 
  14. Arizona Wildcats (32-18) 
  15. UC Irvine Anteaters (38-10) 
  16. Mississippi State Bulldogs (33-18) 
  17. NC State Bulldogs (29-19) 
  18. Virginia Cavaliers (37-14) 
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys (34-16) 
  20. Indiana State Sycamores (36-11) 
  21. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (38-15) 
  22. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (35-12) 
  23. Oregon Ducks (34-16) 
  24. South Carolina Gamecocks (33-18) 
  25. Texas Longhorns (32-20)
Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Jonathon Bruner, Assistant Sports Editor

Comments (0)

All Kentucky Kernel Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *