Week 6 sees a few changes in the Cal State Omaha poll. Some highlights:
- Three of the Top five come from the Pac-12 with the UCLA Bruins remaining No. 1.
- Illinois debuts at No. 25 while Louisville dropped out.
- Arizona State was issued their first loss while Mississippi State and Arkansas moved into the Top 10.
- LSU dropped along with Michigan after rough weeks.
- Mid-majors Indiana State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barabara, San Diego and Pepperdine all making cases to break into the top 25.
Records are through games completed March 24th.
1. UCLA: 17-4 (last week 1)
Arizona was the latest victim for the Bruins, sweeping the Wildcats in Los Angeles over the weekend.
2. Stanford: 15-3 (last week 3)
The Cardinal made effective use of their bye week and promptly went out and swept Utah.
3. Vanderbilt: 19-5 (last week 5)
Vandy throttled the Florida Gators over the weekend by a combined run differential of 36-6. Friday night was a shutout.
4. Georgia: 21-3 (last week 2)
Bulldogs failed to sweep LSU at home and their rankings take a slight hit.
5. Oregon State: 16-4-1 (last week 4)
Beavers lost the Friday night opener vs. Cal but came back to win the weekend series.
6. Mississippi State: 22-3 (last week 11)
The Bulldogs dropped a nail biter on Friday but came back Saturday and Sunday to take the series over Auburn.
7. Arizona State: 22-1 (last week 7)
ASU finally took a loss up at Oregon on a walk-off homer on Saturday. Nobody’s perfect.
8. Texas Tech: 15-6 (last week 8)
Red Raiders weren’t friendly hosts to Michigan, sweeping the Wolverines at home.
9. Florida State: 17-6 (last week 6)
Splitting a series with Notre Dame where you needed extras on a Sunday to clinch it? Seminoles drop because of that.
10. Arkansas: 20-4 (last week 12)
Props to the Hogs for going on the road to Austin and going 1-1 vs. the Longhorns mid-week and then taking 2-of-3 from Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
11. NC State: 23-1 (last week 16)
Swept Miami in Coral Gables. Pack and ASU the only D1 teams to have a single loss on the season.
12. North Carolina: 18-7 (last week 9)
Losing to Liberty mid-week and then taking 2 of 3 from Virginia Tech has the Heels tumble out of the top 10.
13. East Carolina: 18-6 (last week 14)
Swept UCF at home and the Pirates move up a spot.
14. Ole Miss: 17-8 (last week 13)
Playing on the road is tough no matter where it is, but splitting a series at Missouri doesn’t keep you ranked in the top 15.
15. Michigan: 15-7 (last week 10)
Swept in Lubbock and surrendering 29 runs in the process? Sorry, Wolverines.
16. Texas A&M: 21-5 (last week 21)
Aggies are red hot and on a six game winning streak sweeping Kentucky this weekend.
17. Coastal Carolina: 18-5-1 (last week 19)
Winning two of the series with Troy and the Chants move up two spots.
18. Clemson: 18-6 (last week 18)
Taking two of three from Boston College on the road keeps the Tigers holding steady at 18.
19. TCU: 15-7 (last week 20)
Winning the Series vs. Texas gives the Frogs a slight bump.
20. LSU: 17-7 (last week 15)
Losing two of three to Georgia not a recipe to stay highly ranked. Tigers tumble again.
21. Tennessee: 20-5 (last week 17)
Taking the series with South Carolina at home hurts the Vols a little and they looked a bit more vulnerable this weekend.
22. Oklahoma: 21-4 (last week 25)
Sooners coming on strong with a seven game win streak and a sweep over Kansas
23. Auburn : 20-4 (last week 24)
Going on the road to Mississippi State and winning Friday night is a tall task. Slight bump for the Tigers despite losing two over the weekend.
24. Texas: 15-7 (last week 22)
Losing the series on the road to TCU is not horrible but the Longhorns will need to show more to stay in the top 25.
25.Illinois: (17-4) (last week unranked)
Illini haven’t played their Big 10 schedule yet but have looked good so far to get a sniff at the top 25. We’ll see if they stay there after next week and Big 10 conference games start.
Louisville: 18-6 (last week 23)
Sorry Cards, we carried you this long but you are not the team everyone thought you would be. Losing the Georgi Tech series in your own yard? Really?
Others on the verge of breaking in. (Alphabetical order)
Florida (16-10), Indiana State (19-2), Oklahoma State (15-7), Pepperdine (12-8), South Carolina (16-8), UC Irvine (15-4), UC Santa Barbara (17-3), USD (17-7)