Week 9 sees a few changes in the Cal State Omaha poll. Some highlights:
- Pac-12 holds down the top 3 spots.
- Missouri and Louisville enter
- UC Irvine and Coastal Carolina exit
- UC Santa Barbara biggest mover from No. 19 to No. 7
Records are through games completed April 14th.
1. UCLA: 27-6 (last week 1)
Swept a very good East Carolina squad and beat UC Irvine in the mid-week.
2. Oregon State: 25-8-1 (last week 2)
Won two of three on the road vs. Arizona State and their potent offense.
3. Stanford: 24-5 (last week 4)
Swept Washington at home this past weekend.
4. Vanderbilt: 27-9 (last week 5)
Won the series vs. Arkansas to remain in the top 5.
5. Mississippi State: 31-6 (last week 6)
Swept Alabama at home and reached 30+ wins by mid-April.
6. Georgia: 29-8 (last week 3)
Dropped the first two games of the weekend series on the road at Tennessee.
7. UC Santa Barbara: 27-5 (last week 19)
Swept UC Irvine over the weekend and moved into sole first place of the Big West Conference.
8. East Carolina: 25-10 (last week 7)
Traveled to UCLA and were swept but losing to the NO. 1 team doesn’t drop the Pirates too far.
9. Arizona State: 26-4 (last week 11)
Split with Oregon State at home and Arizona State still moves up a few spots.
10. Texas A&M: 27-10-1 (last week 17)
Beat a solid Auburn club to take the weekend series.
11. Texas Tech: 23-11 (last week 10)
Road series loss to West Virginia and the Red Raiders move back one.
12. LSU: 24-13 (last week 9)
Lost two of three on the road to Mizzou and LSU looks vulnerable again.
13. Clemson: 25-11 (last week 8)
Getting swept by Florida State not helping the Tigers RPI or poll numbers.
14. Arkansas: 26-10 (last week 13)
Losing two on the road at Vandy not too bad for the Hogs.
15. North Carolina: 27-10 (last week 16)
4-1 for the week and dropping the second half of a double header with Notre Dame helps the Tar Heels move up slightly.
16. Florida State: 22-13 (last week 22)
Swept Clemson at home to get themselves off the mat and back into the conversation of getting into the postseason.
17. Tennessee: 26-11 (last week 25)
Big statement by the Vols to take the first two games from Georgia to secure the series before Sunday.
18. Michigan: 24-11 (last week 14)
Salvaged a Sunday win at rival Ohio State to avoid the sweep.
19. Ole Miss: 25-12 (last week 15)
Dropping the Kentucky series at home not helping the Rebels cause
20. Georgia Tech: (24-12) (last week 20)
Won two out of three at Boston College to stay in the hunt.
21. NC State: 29-8 (last week 12)
Bad week for NC State losing to Coastal Carolina mid-week and then getting swept at home at the hands of Louisville.
22. Louisville: 28-8 (last week unranked)
Sweeping NC State on the road welcomes the Cardinals back into the poll.
23. TCU: 22-12 (last week 18)
Lost mid-week to Dallas Baptist and not sweeping Seton Hall at home not doing any favors for the Frogs.
24. Missouri 25-12-1 (last week unranked)
Two of three vs. LSU gets the Tigers into the poll. Now to see if they will be eligible for the postseason.
25. Auburn : 24-12 (last week 23)
Salvaged one win at Texas A&M to barely stay in the rankings.
UC Irvine: (21-9) (last week 21)
Got swept by UC Santa Barbara. Not a strong showing in your first week in the poll.
Coastal Carolina: 23-13-1 (last week 24)
Mid-week win vs. NC State proved to be fools gold and getting swept by Arkansas-Little Rock drops the Chants out of the poll.
Others on the verge of breaking in. (Alphabetical order)
Baylor (24-10), Illinois (22-11), Indiana (24-12), Indiana State (27-7), Liberty (27-8), Miami (Fla) (25-12), Nebraska (22-7), Oklahoma (25-12), Oklahoma State (21-13), Texas (23-15), Tulane (25-11)