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Kentucky baseball enters postseason at No. 2 in D1Baseball Top 25

Sydney Yonker
Kentucky pitcher Dominic Niman pitches during the Kentucky vs Tennessee baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 9-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky baseball (39-12 22-8 SEC) remained at No. 2 in the final D1Baseball Top 25 rankings of the regular season on Monday.

The Wildcats maintained their position in the rankings after taking two out of three from the Vanderbilt Commodores at Kentucky Proud Park to clinch a share of the regular season SEC Championship.

With South Carolina dropping out of the rankings, Kentucky can be found amongst six teams in the SEC. 

Remaining at No. 1 was Tennessee, which finished the week 4-0. The Volunteers began their week with a win over Belmont before sweeping South Carolina at home to secure a share of the regular season SEC Championship.

Moving up one spot to No. 4 was Texas A&M, which moved up after finishing the week 2-1. The Aggies’ lone action was a home series against Arkansas in which they took the first game before dropping the middle game and salvaging the series finale.

Moving down two spots to No. 5 was Arkansas, which finished the week 1-2. With no midweek matchup, the Razorbacks’ only action was the road series with Texas A&M.

After a small break, the next conference representation came in at No. 11 with Georgia, which dropped two spots after finishing 1-2 on the week. The Bulldogs’ only action was a home series against Florida in which they took the first game but dropped the final two games and the series.

Rounding out conference representation at No. 15 was Mississippi State, which moved up one spot after a 3-1 week. The Bulldogs took care of North Alabama in a midweek contest before hosting Missouri for a weekend series. The Bulldogs took the first two games and the series before dropping the series finale to the Tigers.

Replacing the Gamecocks was Southern Miss, which entered the rankings at No. 25. 

All full list of the rankings can be found below: 

  1. Tennessee Volunteers (46-10) 
  2. Kentucky Wildcats (39-12) 
  3. Clemson Tigers (40-13) 
  4. Texas A&M Aggies (44-11) 
  5. Arkansas Razorbacks (43-12) 
  6. Oregon State Beavers (41-13) 
  7. North Carolina Tar Heels (41-12) 
  8. Oklahoma Sooners (34-18) 
  9. East Carolina Pirates (40-13) 
  10. Florida State Seminoles (39-14) 
  11. Georgia Bulldogs (39-14) 
  12. NC State Wolfpack (32-19) 
  13. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (39-12) 
  14. UC Irvine Anteaters (41-11) 
  15. Mississippi State Bulldogs (36-19) 
  16. Virginia Cavaliers (40-14) 
  17. Duke Blue Devils (35-18) 
  18. Arizona Wildcats (33-20) 
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys (36-16) 
  20. Indiana State Sycamores (39-11) 
  21. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (40-16) 
  22. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (36-19) 
  23. Oregon Ducks (37-16) 
  24. Texas Longhorns (35-20) 
  25. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (37-18)  
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