College baseball composite midseason rankings
Now that we're a little past the halfway point between opening day and the May 29 postseason selection show, how far have some teams come?
Back in February, before the season started, we took a look at the composite preseason top 25. Let's now compare that with where the teams stand in mid-April.
NCAA.com collects the rankings from the NCBWA, D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, and the USA TODAY coaches poll. We'll also throw the Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball rankings into the mix. Let's mold the six together from the week of April 10 and see where the cumulative top 25 stands.
Note: Stats are current as of April 10
|1||Oregon State||1||1||1||1||1||1||6||Cruising behind nation's best pitching (1.81 team ERA)|
|2||Louisville||2||2||2||2||2||3||8||SP/1B Brendan McKay is a phenom (.388 AVG, 1.40 ERA)|
|3||TCU||3||3||3||3||3||2||1||Preseason No. 1 has won 12 straight after 3-4 stretch in March|
|4||Clemson||4||4||4||5||4||4||13||Teams are wisely pitching around OF Seth Beer after 5 HRs in first 12 games|
|5||North Carolina||5||5||5||4||5||5||11||Allowing just 6.86 hits per nine innings, best in ACC|
|6||Texas Tech||6||6||6||6||6||6||21||LHP Steven Gingery having magnificent year (6-0, 1.00 ERA)|
|7||Arizona||7||7||7||7||7||7||16||Scoring over nine runs a game, best in nation|
|8||Cal State Fullerton||9||8||9||8||9||8||10||Four pitchers combined for 3-hit shutout against top scorer Arizona|
|9||LSU||8||9||8||9||12||10||3||LHP Jared Poche' made it 32 innings before allowing a run|
|10||South Carolina||11||14||11||17||8||13||5||RHP Clarke Schmidt has struck out 26 and allowed just 3 runs in SEC play|
|11||Auburn||16||11||13||10||18||9||NR||Light power (HR leader is a 4-way tie with 4) could come back to haunt them|
|12||Florida||12||12||10||16||10||18||2||Offense (.245 team average) not doing enough for great pitching staff|
|13||Oklahoma||10||18||16||11||14||14||T-19||Top 10 in both strikeouts per nine and hits allowed per nine|
|14||Kentucky||15||10||14||15||15||16||NR||2.61 doubles per game are second-most in nation|
|15||Arkansas||13||15||15||19||13||11||NR||Power up and down lineup; 13th in homers but no one more than 9|
|16||Virginia||14||20||12||14||17||17||17||Potent lineup led by OF/SP Adam Haseley (.413 AVG, 10 HR)|
|17||Mississippi State||21||21||21||13||20||15||NR||1B/DH Brent Rooker annihilating baseballs (1.457 OPS, 50 RBIs)|
|18||Southern Miss||17||16||18||21||NR||19||NR||Very good lineup and pitching staff; rather few holes|
|19||Stanford||22||17||19||18||16||NR||T-19||Chris Castellanos leads good pitching staff, but 4.4 runs a game not enough|
|20||Michigan||18||13||17||23||NR||25||NR||Not afraid to run; Wolverines are third in country in steals per game|
|21||St. John's||19||22||20||24||NR||12||NR||4th in batting average, 11th in ERA; could be a dangerous team|
|22||Long Beach State||20||19||24||12||23||NR||NR||Won series at North Carolina and swept Cal State Fullerton at home|
|23||Houston||23||23||23||NR||11||NR||NR||Jake Scheiner (.404 AVG, 10 HR) has emerged as a star; team 3rd in ERA|
|24||Wake Forest||24||24||22||20||25||22||NR||The top home run-hitting team has 7+ long balls from 5 players|
|25||Vanderbilt||NR||NR||NR||NR||19||20||7||OF Jeren Kendall and 1B Julian Infante are great 1-2 punch at top of lineup|
Ten teams — No. 4 Florida State, No. 9 East Carolina, No. 12 NC State, No. 14 Louisiana, No. 15 Coastal Carolina, No. 18 Miami (Fla.), No. 22 Washington, No. 23 UC Santa Barbara, No. 23 Texas A&M, No. 25 Maryland — were ranked in the preseason but have dropped out.