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College baseball rankings: Arizona moves up a couple spots after sweeping Washington

Also back into the top ten of the RPI

Arizona dugout celebrates after JJ Matijevic (24) scores on a wild pitch in the ninth inning of Wildcats’ win against Washington on Sunday
Jason Bartel

After a perfect 4-0 week, the Arizona Wildcats started trending the right way in the rankings again.

The Wildcats moved up two spots in the various media polls, putting them either 17th or 19th. They sit at 18th in the Coaches poll.

Arizona also moved back into the top ten of the RPI. Here’s a look at the various rankings:

Arizona Baseball rankings

Poll Ranking Previous
Poll Ranking Previous
Baseball America 17 17
Perfect Game 21 19
D1Baseball 18 17
Collegiate Baseball 19 19
USA Today Coaches Poll 19 18
RPI 15 10

“Man I don’t know,” head coach Jay Johnson responded when asked about getting back to .500 in Pac-12 play on Sunday. “To be honest with you, I don’t even look at the standings. I couldn’t tell you what place we’re in.”

“I do know getting three wins this weekend will only help us in regards to the standings and those types of things. I think it says a lot about (the players’) toughness.”

At 12-12 now with just two Pac-12 series remaining, Arizona is tied for fourth in the conference behind Oregon State, Stanford, and UCLA. The Bruins are the only team of those three not ranked above the Wildcats in the human polls. OSU is the consensus No. 1 team in the country for the seventh consecutive week, and have a magic number of 2 to clinch the Pac-12 title.

U of A essentially has a week-long break from conference play this week though. They will host ASU for a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night before flying out to South Carolina to play three games against College of Charleston.

Pac-12 Baseball Standings

Team Conference record Overall record
Team Conference record Overall record
Oregon State Beavers 27-3 46-4
Stanford Cardinal 19-9 38-14
UCLA Bruins 18-10 29-24
Arizona Wildcats 15-12 36-17
California Golden Bears 13-14 23-28
Washington Huskies 13-15 27-25
Utah Utes 12-15 24-24
Oregon Ducks 11-17 29-24
Washington State Cougars 10-18 24-27
Arizona State Sun Devils 8-19 23-29
USC Trojans 7-21 20-33