Kentucky baseball ranked No. 13 in week nine D1 Baseball Top 25


Travis Fannon

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Ryder Giles (1) pitches the ball during the No. 13 Kentucky vs. Xavier baseball game on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 13-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Aaron Benjamin, Reporter

Kentucky baseball fell three spots down to No. 13 in the week nine D1 Baseball Top 25 on Monday.

After the postponed game against Louisville, the Cats traveled to Baton Rouge to take on No. 1 LSU for a three-game series.

Game one went well for the Tigers as they won convincingly 16-6 after two grand slams. UK would come back and take game two of the series, winning a high scoring affair 13-10. The final and decisive game of the series was very close but ultimately fell LSU’s way, resulting in a series loss for Kentucky to the No. 1 ranked team. 

The win saw LSU retain the top spot while the Florida Gators remained third in the rankings and Vanderbilt kept its fourth spot in the rankings.

Arkansas would lock down the fifth spot for a second-straight week while South Carolina would be sixth, just as it was in week eight.

Jumping up seven spots was Coastal Carolina while Campbell jumped three spots to be just one spot outside the top ten.

As previously mentioned, UK ranked No. 13, just behind its in-state rival the Louisville Cardinals. 

Texas and UConn both rose five spots in the rankings while North Carolina dropped five as a result of losing two out of three to Miami (FL).

Arizona State rose five spots while Boston College took the biggest dive in the rankings, dropping nine positions from No. 20 to No. 11. 

Oregon State entered the rankings, joining Oregon, Southern Miss and UTSA as newcomers to the Week nine rankings. 

A full list of the rankings can be seen below:

  1. LSU Tigers (29-6)
  2. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (31-5)
  3. Florida Gators (30-7)
  4. Vanderbilt Commodores (29-7)
  5. Arkansas Razorbacks (29-7)
  6. South Carolina Gamecocks (30-6)
  7. East Carolina Pirates (28-8)
  8. Virginia Cavaliers (31-6)
  9. Stanford Cardinal (23-10)
  10. Coastal Carolina (23-11)
  11. Campbell Fighting Camels (27-8)
  12. Louisville Cardinals (26-9)
  13. Kentucky Wildcats (28-7)
  14. Texas Longhorns (26-12)
  15. Connecticut Huskies (26-9)
  16. Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-12)
  17. Miami Hurricanes (22-13)
  18. North Carolina Tar Heels (24-12)
  19. Arizona State Sun Devils (25-10)
  20. Boston College Eagles (24-11)
  21. Oregon State Beavers (24-11)
  22. UCLA Bruins (21-10-1)
  23. Oregon Ducks (24-10)
  24. Southern Miss (22-12)
  25. UTSA (28-8)