As expected, IU dropped out of three of the four polls they were in last week. They remained in the Perfect Game Poll, but dropped all of the way down from 14th to the last spot at 25th which is their lowest ranking in that poll this season. IU, who had entered the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time last week, not only dropped out, but received just one vote. With the exception of Bierman, who pitched well enough to win the game, IU didn't look like a team that should be ranked as they picked a nationally televised game on ESPN2 to put in what was a lackluster performance in most aspects of the game in a key conference game. Nebraska, who took two from an undermanned NW team over the weekend and leads the B1G, was not ranked at all in the five polls I saw. Michigan, which took the series from IU was ranked near the bottom of three polls. When it comes to the polls, perception is everything, and that showing on national TV impressed no one.
The Ole Miss Rebels jump up to No. 15 after securing a crucial home series victory against Vanderbilt, receiving a magnificent start from lefty Doug Nikhazy, who set the tone for the rest of the weekend as we take a deep look at the how the Top 25 shakes out heading into Week 14.
Weekly results from the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Baseball coaches poll, conducted weekly using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools.
Arkansas holds onto the No. 1 spot for the sixth straight week, and NC State leads a group of three new teams in the Top 25.
Arkansas, Vanderbilt headline the Top 25 one week before Selection Monday.