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D1 baseball staff | February 18, 2019

College baseball rankings: Vanderbilt holds at No. 1 after 2-1 opening weekend

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Preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt remained atop the D1Baseball Top 25, powered by Louisville Slugger, following a 2-1 weekend at the MLB4 Tournament in Arizona. The tournament featured a loaded field and served as one of the highlights of college baseball’s opening weekend. The Commodores beat Virginia and No. 25 Cal State Fullerton before losing to then-No. 19 TCU on Sunday.

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Twenty-three of the preseason Top 25 teams posted winning weekends, and just one had a losing weekend, so no teams entered or left the rankings.

No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Texas Tech maintained their positions after posting winning weekends. Louisville slid from No. 4 to No. 8 after dropping two of three to Connecticut in Florida. That allowed UCLA, Florida, North Carolina and Oregon State to move up one spot apiece to Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7, respectively.

There was no movement from No. 9 through No. 17, as all of those teams took care of business in season-opening action, going a combined 27-1. TCU climbed one spot to No. 18 after a 2-1 weekend that included wins over Fullerton and the top-ranked Commodores. Oklahoma State dropped one spot to No. 19 following a 2-1 weekend against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Teams 20-25 all held their ground with winning weekends.

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D1Baseball Co-Editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings in consultation with the D1Baseball staff. Records are through games of Feb. 17.

Here is the full top 25 for the Feb. 18 poll:

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

PREVIOUS

1 Vanderbilt 2-1 1
2 LSU 3-0 2
3 Texas Tech 2-1 3
4 UCLA 3-0 5
5 Florida 3-0 6
6 North Carolina 3-0 7
7 Oregon State 3-0 8
8 Louisville 1-2 4
9 Georgia 3-0 9
10 Ole Miss 1-1 10
11 East Carolina 3-0 11
12 Stanford 3-0 12
13 Florida State 4-0 13
14 Mississippi State 3-0 14
15 Baylor 4-0 15
16 Arkansas 3-0 16
17 Michigan 3-0 17
18 TCU 2-1 19
19 Oklahoma State 2-1 18
20 Wake Forest 2-1 20
21 Coastal Carolina 3-0 21
22 Auburn 2-1 22
23 Texas 2-1 23
24 Clemson 2-1 24
25 Cal State Fullerton 2-1 25

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