College baseball rankings: Top 25 in 6 major polls through Week 4

College baseball rankings are unlike any other sport out there. As teams embark on their quest for an appearance in Omaha at the end of the season, six publications issue a weekly Top 25 poll for a sport that lacks the consensus of a “BCS” or “Associated Press” poll setup.

The boys of the diamond rely on publications such as D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, Perfect Game and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper to release rankings each week, as well as polls conducted by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and USA Today’s Coaches Poll to gather a consensus voice on where teams stand.

After four weeks of action in the 2018 college baseball season, we’re starting to see trends develop across the board.

Florida and Oregon State are the consensus top two programs in the country, with the Gators edging the Beavers for the top spot in five of the six polls, all of which were released on Monday, March 5.

Here’s a look at the most recent version of all six polls:

College baseball rankings: D1Baseball.com Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Florida 12-1 1
2 Oregon State 12-0 2
3 Texas Tech 13-0 3
4 Florida State 11-0 4
5 Arkansas 9-3 5
6 Kentucky 11-1 7
7 Stanford 11-1 8
8 TCU 7-3 6
9 Ole Miss 10-1 9
10 Texas A&M 11-1 10
11 UCLA 9-2 11
12 Clemson 10-1 14
13 Louisville 11-0 13
14 Indiana 9-2 17
15 Vanderbilt 10-3 12
16 Southern Miss 8-3 16
17 Virginia 8-4 19
18 Auburn 12-0 NR
19 East Carolina 8-3 18
20 North Carolina 7-5 20
21 Mississippi State 6-5 21
22 LSU 8-4 22
23 Texas 8-4 23
24 Coastal Carolina 10-3 NR
25 Dallas Baptist 6-4 25

College baseball rankings: Baseball America Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

1. Florida
2. Oregon State
3. Florida State
4. Stanford
5. Texas Tech
6. Arkansas
7. TCU
8. Kentucky
9. Texas A&M
10. Clemson
11. UCLA
12. Mississippi
13. North Carolina
14. Virginia
15. Southern Miss
16. LSU
17. Texas
18. Indiana
19. Louisville
20. Auburn
21. Vanderbilt
22. St. John’s
23. UCF
24. Coastal Carolina
25. San Diego State

College baseball rankings: USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Florida (19) 12-1 757 1
2 Oregon State (11) 12-0 747 2
3 Texas Tech (1) 13-0 711 3
4 Florida State 11-0 646 5
5 Stanford 11-1 614 16
6 Kentucky 11-1 610 8
7 Arkansas 9-3 555 6
8 Texas A&M 11-1 513 11
9 Mississippi 10-1 497 19
10 Louisville 11-0 470 13
11 Clemson 10-1 467 21
12 Texas Christian 7-3 444 4
13 UCLA 9-2 432 14
14 Vanderbilt 10-3 346 10
15 Auburn 12-0 305 NR
16 Southern Mississippi 8-3 253 NR
18 Louisiana State 8-4 224 9
19 Virginia 8-4 196 18
20 Texas 8-4 139 20
21 North Carolina 7-5 131 7
22 North Carolina State 10-2 130 25
23 East Carolina 8-3 118 NR
24 Coastal Carolina 10-3 98 NR
25 St. John’s 8-1 74 NR

College baseball rankings: NCBWA Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Florida 12-1 1
2 Oregon State 12-0 2
3 Texas Tech 13-0 3
4 Florida State 11-0 4
5 Kentucky 11-1 6
6 Stanford 11-1 5
7 TCU 7-3 7
8 Texas A&M 11-1 8
9 Ole Miss 10-1 12
10 Arkansas 9-3 9
11 UCLA 9-2 11
12 Louisville 11-0 13
13 Clemson 10-1 14
14 Vanderbilt 10-3 10
15 Indiana 9-2 16
16 Southern Miss 8-3 17
17 Auburn 12-0 25
18 Virginia 8-4 20
19 LSU 8-4 18
20 Texas 8-4 21
21 North Carolina 7-5 19
22 East Carolina 8-3 24
23 North Carolina State 10-2 26
24 St. John’s 8-1 23
25 Dallas Baptist 6-4 28
26 Mississippi State 6-5 27
27 South Alabama 7-6 15
28 Coastal Carolina 10-1 NR
29 UCF 8-3 NR
30 Arkansas State 5-3 NR

College baseball rankings: Perfect Game Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

Rank Prev Team
1 1 Florida
2 2 Oregon State
3 4 Texas Tech
4 3 TCU
5 5 Florida State
6 6 Kentucky
7 7 Stanford
8 8 Mississippi
9 9 Arkansas
10 10 North Carolina State
11 11 Louisville
12 12 Texas A&M
13 13 UCLA
14 14 Louisiana State
15 15 Indiana
16 16 Clemson
17 18 Southern Miss
18  — Auburn
19 17 Vanderbilt
20 21 North Carolina
21 23 Texas
22 25 Duke
23  — St. John’s
24 20 Sam Houston State
25 24 Oklahoma

College baseball rankings: College Baseball Newspaper Top 25

Rankings last updated on March 5.

Rank Team (Record) Points Previous
  1. Oregon St. (12-0) 496 1
  2. Florida (12-1) 495 2
  3. Florida St. (11-0) 493 3
  4. Texas Tech. (13-0) 491 4
  5. Kentucky (11-1) 488 6
  6. Clemson (10-1) 485 7
  7. Stanford (11-1) 482 8
  8. Louisville (11-0) 479 10
  9. Auburn (12-0) 475 18
10. Vanderbilt (10-3) 472 5
11. UCLA (9-2) 470 9
12. Indiana (9-2) 468 22
13. Louisiana St. (8-4) 465 14
14. Texas Christian (7-3) 463 12
15. Arkansas (9-3) 461 15
16. Texas A&M (11-1) 459 17
17. N.C. State (10-2) 456 16
18. Stetson (9-1) 454 19
19. Mississippi (10-1) 452 20
20. St. John’s (8-1) 449 21
21. Coastal Carolina (10-3) 446
22. Wichita St. (8-1) 444
23. Nevada-Las Vegas (11-1) 441
24. Southern Mississippi (8-3) 438 25
25. Illinois (6-3) 436

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