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FSU baseball drops in polls

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Florida State takes its first losses of the season and its first drop in the polls.

NCAA Baseball: Troy at Florida State Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, after dropping a road series to Wake Forest, Florida State dropped 3 spots to 7 in D1 baseball’s weekly poll. Dropping a road series to the Demon Deacons is nothing to be ashamed about for any team. Playing 8 games in 9 days and going 6-2 in that span is pretty impressive, especially when you factor travel into that already hectic equation.

This is still a good team, but as is the case with most squads at this point in the season, questions persist. To wit: after giving up Game One of Saturday’s doubleheader in walk-off fashion, FSU continues to look for a closer, and while it has many candidates, the coaching staff will need to continue to give pitchers chances like it did with Cobi Johnson against Wake.

Top 25 Poll (with record)

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

Dropped out of the Top 25 (North Carolina-20 — Texas-23 — Coastal Carolina-24 — Dallas Baptist-25)

Noteworthy

  • The ACC has six teams in the top 25 with North Carolina State and Duke making the cut and North Carolina falling out.
  • UCF (a Florida State opponent) is also now ranked.
  • Oregon State passed Florida for the top spot after the Gators dropped a couple to UCF.

FSU in other polls

Baseball America dropped Florida State the same number of spots but has the ‘Noles at 6.

The 14-2 Seminoles return to action on the road this Tuesday against the 15-3 Florida Gators before hosting the presently 7-6 Notre Dame Irish.