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TCU Baseball Ranks in Top 5 Across the Polls

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TCU baseball can be found somewhere in the Top 5 in each of the six big college baseball polls.

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TCU baseball did itself some serious favors with the pollsters last week, going 3-1 in a week where they faced Rice, USC, UCLA, and Vanderbilt, all four of whom are ranked consistently in the Top 15 according to all of the polls below.

TCU now ranks in the Top 5 in all six of the polls, including a No. 1 ranking from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, two No. 2 rankings, and a No. 3 ranking. Baseball America has them ranked lowest, at No. 4.

The polls are consistent on who the top 5 teams in the country are, but have them ranked in different orders. Florida, LSU, Virginia and Vanderbilt all join TCU in that top 5, with Texas A&M slipping ahead of Vandy for the No. 5 spot in one poll, and Oregon ahead of Vandy in another.

There's a lot of variety in the rankings once we depart from the Top 5, so I put together a composite rankings that takes each individual ranking into account. Each team was awarded 25 points for a 1st place ranking, 24 for a 2nd place ranking, etc. down to 1 point for a 25th place ranking. Here's the composite ranking. You can find each individual organization's rankings below it.

Rank Team Points
1 Virginia (12-1) 143
2 TCU (10-2) 142
3 Florida (14-2) 140
4 LSU (15-1) 138
5 Vanderbilt (11-4) 123
6 Oregon (13-2) 115
7 Texas A&M (16-0) 111
8 UCF (14-2) 95
T-9 South Carolina (12-3) 91
T-9 UCLA (11-4) 91
11 Southern Cal (15-1) 79
T-12 North Carolina (10-4) 71
T-12 Rice (11-6) 71
14 Louisville (10-5) 66
15 Florida State (13-3) 60
16 Texas Tech (10-4) 56
17 Mississippi State (14-3) 53
18 Arizona State (9-5) 50
19 Texas (10-6) 48
20 UCSB (11-4) 41
21 Miami (10-6) 21
22 Cal State Fullerton (9-5) 20
23 Florida Atlantic (14-2) 16
24 Maryland (8-4) 14
T-25 Oregon State (13-3) 13
T-25 Illinois (11-3-1) 13
T-25 Houston (9-7) 13

Others Receiving Votes: Arkansas, DBU, Oklahoma State

Rank

D1 Baseball

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

Perfect Game

Baseball America

USA Today

NCBWA

1

Florida (14-2)

TCU (10-2)

Florida (14-2)

LSU (15-1)

Virginia (12-1)

Virginia (12-1)

2

TCU (10-2)

LSU (15-1)

Virginia (12-1)

Florida (14-2)

TCU (10-2)

TCU (10-2)

3

Virginia (12-1)

Virginia (12-1)

TCU (10-2)

Virginia (12-1)

Florida (14-2)

LSU (15-1)

4

LSU (15-1)

Texas A&M (16-0)

LSU (15-1)

TCU (10-2)

LSU (15-1)

Florida (14-2)

5

Vanderbilt (11-4)

Florida (14-2)

Vanderbilt (11-4)

Vanderbilt (11-4)

Vanderbilt (11-4)

Oregon (13-2)

6

Texas A&M (16-0)

Southern Cal (15-1)

Oregon (13-2)

UCF (14-2)

Oregon (13-2)

Vanderbilt (11-4)

7

South Carolina (12-3)

Vanderbilt (11-4)

South Carolina (12-3)

South Carolina (12-3)

Texas A&M (16-0)

South Carolina (12-3)

8

Oregon (13-2)

Oregon (13-2)

Louisville (10-5)

Oregon (13-2)

South Carolina (12-3)

Texas A&M (16-0)

9

UCF (14-2)

UCF (14-2)

UCLA (11-4)

Southern Cal (15-1)

UCLA (11-4)

UCLA (11-4)

10

Rice (11-6)

South Carolina (12-3)

Texas A&M (16-0)

Texas A&M (16-0)

UCF (14-2)

Rice (11-6)

11

North Carolina (10-4)

Florida State (13-3)

Florida State (13-3)

UCLA (11-4)

Rice (11-6)

North Carolina (10-4)

12

Arizona State (9-5)

Cal State Fullerton (9-5)

North Carolina (10-4)

Rice (11-6)

Southern Cal (15-1)

UCF (14-2)

13

Southern Cal (15-1)

UCLA (11-4)

Miami (10-6)

Louisville (10-5)

Mississippi State (14-3)

Texas Tech (10-4)

14

UCLA (11-4)

Arizona State (9-5)

UCSB (11-4)

Texas Tech (10-4)

North Carolina (10-4)

Southern Cal (15-1)

15

Louisville (10-5)

Texas Tech (10-4)

UCF (14-2)

Mississippi State (14-3)

Louisville (10-5)

Mississippi State (14-3)

16

Maryland (8-4)

Mississippi State (14-3)

Arkansas (9-3)

Arizona State (9-5)

Texas Tech (10-4)

Texas (10-6)

17

UCSB (11-4)

Texas (10-6)

Oregon State (13-3)

North Carolina (10-4)

T-16 Texas (10-6)

Florida State (13-3)

18

Texas (10-6)

Rice (11-6)

Texas Tech (10-4)

Florida State (13-3)

Florida State (13-3)

Louisville (10-5)

19

Illinois (11-3-1)

UCSB (11-4)

Texas (10-6)

Miami (10-6)

Arizona State (9-5)

Miami (10-6)

20

Florida Atlantic (14-2)

North Carolina (10-4)

Florida Atlantic (14-2)

DBU (10-2)

Miami (10-6)

Arizona State (9-5)

21

Florida State (13-3)

Louisville (10-5)

Houston (9-7)

UCSB (11-4)

USCB (11-4)

Houston (9-7)

22

Mississippi State (14-3)

Illinois (11-3-1)

Mississippi State (14-3)

Texas (10-6)

Florida Atlantic (14-2)

Florida Atlantic (14-2)

23

Cal State Fullerton (9-5)

c

Southern Cal (15-1)

Cal State Fullerton (9-5)

Maryland (8-4)

UCSB (11-4)

24

Texas Tech (10-4)

Oregon State (13-3)

Rice (11-6)

Houston (9-7)

Oregon State (13-3)

UCSB (11-4)

25

Houston (9-7)

Miami (10-6)

Arizona State (9-5)

Illinois (11-3-1)

Illinois (11-3-1)

Maryland (8-4)

Receiving Votes

Auburn, DBU, Georgia Tech, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State

Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Nevada, Florida Atlantic, Auburn

N/A

Arizona, Houston, Cal State Fullerton, Oklahoma State

DBU, Arizona, San Diego State, Illinois, Oregon State

Dropped Out

Miami, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tulane

Notre Dame

Maryland

Oklahoma State, Maryland

Houston, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss

Ole Miss, Alabama, Tulane