The Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team dropped an unholy offensive destruction on Kansas State this past weekend, and Baseball America rewarded them in the rankings.
Texas Tech was moved up to No. 5 in Baseball America’s national college baseball rankings on Monday, leapfrogging previous No. 5 Ole Miss and making them easily the highest-ranked Big 12 team in the country.
This weekend’s Texas-Oklahoma series had a big effect on the only other two Big 12 teams in the rankings: after the Longhorns took two of three from the Sooners, Texas moved up four spots to No. 20, while Oklahoma dropped six spots to sit behind their archrivals at No. 21.
Texas Tech showed out this past weekend with one of their most dominant performances ever in a conference series, making as strong as case as can possibly be made for a mercy rule in Big 12 college baseball. In their first conference sweep of the series, Texas Tech set a school record by averaging nearly 20 runs a game in their demolition of Kansas State.
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Defending national champion Florida is once again No. 1 in the rankings, with NC State, Stanford and Arkansas trailing behind. The Red Raiders currently sit at 29-8 and 8-4 in the Big 12, which is good for fourth in the conference standings behind Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas, but are third in the country in the all-important RPI metric.
Texas Tech can make strides towards the top of the Big 12 standings in a 3-game series against Oklahoma in Lubbock this coming weekend.