Florida’s nation best Top-25 streak comes to an end

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Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)

Nothing like being swept at Ole Miss to knock a college baseball team out of the Top 25 rankings.

After a 1-3 week, Florida dropped out of the D1Baseball and USA Today Coaches polls. Florida had been ranked in 76 straight polls, the longest active streak in the country. The last time the Gators were not ranked was March 24, 2014.

The Gators (21-13) will play Florida State (19-12) starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee. Florida has won 10 in a row against FSU and 15 of the last 16. Coach Kevin O’Sullivan is 28-16 against the Seminoles. UF is on a program-best 10-game win streak over FSU dating back to 2016. During those 10 games, the Gators have shut out the Seminoles four times and outscored FSU 70-26.

UF is 2-0 against Florida State this season, with a 20-7 win March 12 in Gainesville and 4-2 in Jacksonville on March 26.

D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of April 7.


Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 UCLA 23-6 3-1 1
2 Georgia 27-6 4-1 4
3 NC State 29-4 2-2 3
4 Oregon State 23-6-1 4-1 6
5 Stanford 20-5 2-2 2
6 Mississippi State 27-6 3-1 8
7 Vanderbilt 24-8 2-2 5
8 East Carolina 24-7 3-1 11
9 LSU 23-10 4-1 13
10 Texas A&M 25-8-1 2-2 9
11 Ole Miss 23-10 3-1 18
12 Arkansas 24-8 2-2 14
13 Arizona State 26-4 1-3 7
14 Texas 21-13 1-2 12
15 Texas Tech 21-9 3-2 17
16 Clemson 24-8 2-2 23
17 Georgia Tech 22-10 3-1 NR
18 UC Irvine 21-5 3-0 20
19 TCU 20-10 3-1 25
20 Louisville 24-8 2-2 10
21 North Carolina 23-9 1-2 16
22 Auburn 23-9 1-3 15
23 UC Santa Barbara 23-5 4-0 NR
24 Baylor 22-8 2-1 NR
25 Coastal Carolina 22-11-1 2-3 19
Dropped Out
Florida 21-13 1-3 21
Connecticut 19-12 2-3 22
Oklahoma State 19-11 1-3 24

3 COMMENTS

  1. I think we all see that our Gators need to improve a lot before we worry about where we’re ranked. On the other hand, has Coastal Carolina played a better schedule than UF to still be ranked? Let’s continue beating the Noles and worry about rankings later.

  2. So right Sparky. When you fall out of the ranking you have a long way to go to be a contender. It’s time to focus on every pitch, every out, every play and just get better as a team. The ranking will take care of itself.

    The talent is here. Just need to get the team synced to compensate for an off-night in the bull pen or at bat.

    • Off night? Its clear our pitchers are average this year, we have no ace and definitely not 2 aces as we did when we won the championship. It happens, the competition for the few aces is tight every year. sully just lost out with this group. A top team has to have aces, no matter how good the rest of the team is.