Kentucky baseball remains unranked in D1 Baseball week two Top 25


Jack Weaver

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Mason Moore (20) prepares to pitch the ball during the Kentucky vs. Evansville home opener baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 6-3. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Drew Johnson, Reporter

Kentucky baseball (5-2) once again failed to break into the D1 Baseball Top 25 once in the week two poll after going 3-1 on the week and grabbing a series win against Wright State.

The Wildcats have yet to earn a ranking on the season, beginning the season unranked before proceeding to lose their opening game against Elon.

The Wildcats seemed to find their stride after the loss, winning five of their next six games with wins over Wright State, Evansville and Elon, losing game two against the Raiders in the process.

Despite Kentucky not earning a top 25 spot, the SEC continued its dominance over the rankings, with nine of the conference’s 14 teams making it into the top 25 with six in the top 10.

At the top, LSU continued to hold onto the No. 1 spot while Tennessee and Ole Miss came in not too far behind at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.

The other SEC teams finding themselves in the top 10 were Florida at No. 6, a one spot increase from week one, Vanderbilt at No. 7, a ranking that saw the Commodores jump three spots, and Arkansas at No. 8, a one spot increase.

Looking further down the rankings, Texas A&M found itself at No. 15, dropping 10 spots going 1-3 in week two, dropping two games to Portland and one game to Lamar.

Alabama and South Carolina also remained ranked, coming in at No. 20 and No. 23 respectively, with neither team seeing a change from their week one rankings.

With how the rankings currently shake out, Kentucky has 23 games against ranked opponents scheduled this season, with matchups against teams ranging from LSU and Tennessee to Louisville.

Kentucky will look to strengthen its resume on Tuesday as it faces off against Morehead State. The game is expected to begin at 4 p.m. EST at Kentucky Proud Park. 

A full list of the rankings can be seen below:

  1. LSU Tigers (6-1)
  2. Stanford Cardinal (5-2)
  3. Tennessee Volunteers (6-2)
  4. Ole Miss Rebels (6-1)
  5. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-0)
  6. Florida Gators (7-1)
  7. Vanderbilt Commodores (5-3)
  8. Arkansas Razorbacks (5-2)
  9. Eastern Carolina Pirates (5-1)
  10. TCU Horned Frogs (4-3)
  11. Virginia Tech Hokies (5-2)
  12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-3)
  13. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-3)
  14. Louisville Cardinals (6-1)
  15. Texas A&M Aggies (4-3)
  16. Florida State Seminoles (6-1)
  17. UCLA Bruins (5-2)
  18. Maryland Terrapins (3-4)
  19. Virginia Cavaliers (7-0)
  20. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)
  21. NC State Wolfpack (7-0)
  22. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)
  23. South Carolina Gamecocks (8-0)
  24. Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-0)
  25. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-2)