Razorbacks top baseball coaches poll; ranked for 100th week in a row

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn congratulates outfielder Ty Wilmsmeyer (1) after he scored a run during a game against LSU on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Fayetteville. (Charlie Kaijo/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

FAYETTEVILLE — It has been 2,234 days since Arkansas was unranked in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll.

The Razorbacks (23-3, 8-1 SEC) topped the poll for the fourth consecutive week Monday, earning all 31 first-place votes following a 4-0 week that included a series sweep of LSU. The Tigers fell from seventh to 18th.

It is the 100th consecutive poll update to include Arkansas, which is the nation’s longest active streak and the Razorbacks’ longest consecutive run in the poll that debuted in 2004. 

Arkansas’ 100-week run began March 27, 2017. The Razorbacks have been ranked No. 1 for 15 of those 100 weeks and in the top 10 of the poll for 52 of 54 weeks. 

All 31 coaches voted Arkansas No. 1 this week, up from 24 first-place votes a week ago. The Razorbacks also retained their No. 1 ranking in polls released Monday by D1Baseball, Baseball America and Perfect Game, and are likely to remain atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll that will update later in the day. 

Arkansas leads 10 SEC programs ranked this week. Behind the Razorbacks is Texas A&M (3), Tennessee (4), Vanderbilt (6), Florida (9), Alabama (14), Kentucky (16), LSU, South Carolina (19) and Georgia (24). 

Mississippi State, ranked 23rd last week, fell from the poll following a series loss to Florida. The Bulldogs are first among unranked teams receiving votes. 

Clemson (24-3, 7-2 ACC) moved to No. 2 in this week’s poll and leads eight ranked ACC teams. 

Seven conferences are represented in the poll by one team apiece: the Pac-12, Conference USA, American, Big West, Sun Belt, Big Ten and Big 12. 

USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, April 1

1. Arkansas (23-3)

2. Clemson (24-3)

3. Texas A&M (25-3)

4. Tennessee (24-5)

5. Oregon State (21-4)

6. Vanderbilt (23-6)

7. North Carolina (25-4)

8. Dallas Baptist (23-4)

9. Florida (16-11)

10. Duke (20-8)

11. Virginia (22-6)

12. Florida State (22-4)

13. East Carolina (20-6)

14. Alabama (21-7)

15. Virginia Tech (21-5)

16. Kentucky (24-4)

17. UC Irvine (22-3)

18. LSU (20-9)

19. South Carolina (21-7)

20. North Carolina State (18-7)

21. Coastal Carolina (20-7)

22. Wake Forest (17-10)

23. Nebraska (20-5)

24. Georgia (22-6)

25. TCU (20-7)