1998 NCAA Division I baseball rankings

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1998 NCAA Division I baseball season
Tournament
College World Series
Champions Southern California
Runners-up Arizona State
MOP Wes Rachels (Southern California)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →

The following polls make up the 1998 NCAA Division I baseball rankings. USA Today and ESPN began publishing the Coaches' Poll of 31 active coaches ranking the top 25 teams in the nation in 1992. Each coach is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association. Baseball America began publishing its poll of the top 20 teams in college baseball in 1981. Beginning with the 1985 season, it expanded to the top 25. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper published its first human poll of the top 20 teams in college baseball in 1957, and expanded to rank the top 30 teams in 1961.

USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll[edit]

Currently, only the final poll from the 1998 season is available.[1]

Rank Team
1 Southern California
2 Arizona State
3 Miami (FL)
4 LSU
5 Florida
6 Stanford
7 Florida State
8 Wichita State
9 Auburn
10 Long Beach State
11 Texas A&M
12 Alabama
13 Cal State Fullerton
14 Mississippi State
15 Rice
16 South Carolina
17 Washington
18 South Alabama
19 Georgia Tech
20 Tulane
21 Clemson
22 Baylor
23 Illinois
24 North Carolina
25 Texas Tech

Baseball America[edit]

Currently, only the final poll from the 1998 season is available.[2]

Rank Team
1 Southern California
2 Arizona State
3 Miami (FL)
4 LSU
5 Florida
6 Stanford
7 Florida State
8 Wichita State
9 Auburn
10 Long Beach State
11 Texas A&M
12 Alabama
13 Cal State Fullerton
14 Mississippi State
15 Rice
16 South Carolina
17 Washington
18 South Alabama
19 Georgia Tech
20 Tulane
21 Clemson
22 Baylor
23 Illinois
24 North Carolina
25 Texas Tech

Collegiate Baseball[edit]

Currently, only the final six polls from the 1998 season are available.

Week 1
Apr 27[3]
Week 2
May 4[4]
Week 3
May 11[5]
Week 4
May 18[6]
Week 5
May 25[7]
Week 6
June 8[8]
1.Miami (FL) (40–5)Stanford (40–8–1)Stanford (41–9–1)Miami (FL) (46–9)Miami (FL) (50–10)Southern California (49–17)1.
2.Stanford (36–8–1)Miami (FL) (42–7)Miami (FL) (44–8)Stanford (41–12–1)Florida (46–16)Arizona State (41–23)2.
3.South Carolina (38–10)LSU (40–13)Florida (41–13)Wichita State (55–5)LSU (46–17)LSU (48–19)3.
4.Florida (35–12)South Carolina (39–12)Wichita State (51–5)Florida (42–15)Southern California (44–16)Long Beach State (43–23–1)4.
5.LSU (37–13)Florida (37–13)LSU (41–15)LSU (42–17)Florida State (53–18)Miami (FL) (51–12)5.
6.Wichita State (39–4)Wichita State (44–5)South Carolina (42–14)Southern California (40–15)Arizona State (38–22)Mississippi State (43–23)6.
7.Clemson (40–8)Southern California (37–13)Southern California (38–14)Rice (45–15)Long Beach State (41–21–1)Florida (46–18)7.
8.Southern California (35–13)Cal State Fullerton (40–12)Cal State Fullerton (42–13)Cal State Fullerton (44–15)Mississippi State (41–21)Florida State (53–20)8.
9.Rice (39–14)Rice (39–14)Rice (41–15)South Carolina (42–16)Stanford (42–14–1)Stanford (42–14–1)9.
10.Cal State Fullerton (36–12)Clemson (40–9)Florida State (45–16)Florida State (49–18)Wichita State (56–7)Wichita State (56–7)10.
11.Alabama (35–12)Alabama (38–13)Alabama (40–14)Auburn (43–16)Cal State Fullerton (47–17)Cal State Fullerton (47–17)11.
12.Arizona State (32–16)Florida State (42–15)Texas A&M (40–16)Texas A&M (43–18)Auburn (46–18)Auburn (46–18)12.
13.Texas A&M (37–15)Texas A&M (40–16)Oklahoma (38–16)Alabama (43–16)Washington (41–17)Washington (41–17)13.
14.Florida State (40–14)Arizona State (33–20)Auburn (39–15)Oklahoma (40–18)Texas A&M (46–20)Texas A&M (46–20)14.
15.Auburn (34–11)Auburn (36–13)Georgia Tech (37–18)Washington (39–15)Georgia Tech (41–22)Georgia Tech (41–22)15.
16.Oklahoma State (34–13)Baylor (39–16–1)Baylor (39–16–1)Tulane (47–13)Alabama (46–18)Alabama (46–18)16.
17.Baylor (37–14–1)Oklahoma (35–16)Arizona State (34–21)Arizona State (34–21)Rice (46–17)Rice (46–17)17.
18.Ohio State (29–11)Oklahoma State (36–15)Clemson (42–12)Clemson (42–14)North Carolina (42–23)North Carolina (42–23)18.
19.VCU (38–8)Washington (33–14)Washington (37–15)Georgia Tech (38–20)South Carolina (44–18)South Carolina (44–18)19.
20.Washington (29–13)Illinois (35–17)Illinois (36–17)Long Beach State (37–20–1)Illinois (42–21)Illinois (42–21)20.
21.Oregon State (31–11–1)South Alabama (37–14)Tulane (43–13)Baylor (40–18–1)South Alabama (42–19)South Alabama (42–19)21.
22.Notre Dame (34–11)Mississippi State (34–16)Minnesota (42–13)Minnesota (45–13)Oklahoma (42–20)Oklahoma (42–20)22.
23.Oklahoma (32–15)Ohio State (32–13)South Alabama (37–15)Oral Roberts (44–18)Clemson (42–16)Clemson (42–16)23.
24.Illinois (31–16)Notre Dame (37–13)Delaware (40–8)Delaware (43–8)Harvard (36–12)Harvard (36–12)24.
25.South Alabama (34–14)Delaware (39–8)Oral Roberts (42–18)Texas Tech (43–18)Tulane (48–15)Tulane (48–15)25.
26.Delaware (34–8)Tulane (40–13)Ohio State (36–14)South Alabama (39–17)VCU (46–15)VCU (46–15)26.
27.Tulane (35–12)Texas Tech (36–17)Texas Tech (39–17)Wake Forest (41–21)Wake Forest (43–23)Wake Forest (43–23)27.
28.Texas Tech (35–17)VCU (41–11)Mississippi State (35–18)Arkansas (37–19)Baylor (41–20–1)Baylor (41–20–1)28.
29.Mississippi State (31–15)Minnesota (37–12)VCU (42–11)North Carolina (39–21)Texas Tech (44–20)Texas Tech (44–20)29.
30.Arkansas (30–15)San Diego State (30–20)Oregon State (35–14–1)Illinois (39–19)Rutgers (33–16)Rutgers (33–16)30.
Week 1
Apr 27[3]
Week 2
May 4[4]
Week 3
May 11[5]
Week 4
May 18[6]
Week 5
May 25[7]
Week 6
June 8[8]
Dropped:
  • 21 Oregon State
  • 30 Arkansas
Dropped:
  • 18 Oklahoma State
  • 24 Notre Dame
  • 30 San Diego State
Dropped:
  • 26 Ohio State
  • 28 Mississippi State
  • 29 VCU
  • 30 Oregon State
Dropped:
  • 22 Minnesota
  • 23 Oral Roberts
  • 24 Delaware
  • 28 Arkansas
None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division I Baseball Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 42. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Division I Baseball Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 41. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 4-27-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  4. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 5-4-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 5-11-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 5-28-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  7. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 5-25-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  8. ^ "NCAA DIV I Poll 6-8-98". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved 2012-07-26.