After rebounding from their first loss of the season with four convincing wins, the Tigers remained in the top five of the major college baseball rankings, and even jumped one spot in one of them.
The D1 Baseball ranking had LSU and South Carolina trading places, with the Tigers now enjoying the higher spot in the ranking. The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ranking dropped LSU one spot to accommodate Florida after the Gators' three-game sweep of Miami.
It sets up a monster weekend for the Tigers, who will, according to at least one set of rankings, play in a No. 1 vs No. 2 showdown Friday night in Houston.
TCU stayed put as the top-ranked team in the country after going 3-1 last week. LSU will play the Horned Frogs Friday at 7 p.m. at Minute Maid Park for the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic.
That tournament will also feature, according to the D1 baseball rankings, No. 10 Texas Tech, No. 11 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M. The only non-ranked team at the tournament this weekend is undefeated (8-0) Baylor, who would likely leap into the rankings with a strong showing in Houston.
The Rebels continued their ascent in the rankings after sweeping a ranked UNC-Wilmington team. Unranked before the year by both D1 Baseball and Baseball America, Ole Miss checked in at No. 11 and No. 20 in those polls, respectively.
The rankings have not been kind to Vanderbilt. After the Commodores lost a weekend series to visiting Illinois-Chicago, they tumbled 10 spots in the D1 Baseball rankings and five spots in the Baseball America rankings.
Baseball America: 4 (previous: 4)
Biggest riser: Texas A&M, unranked to No. 25
Biggest faller: Vanderbilt, No. 9 to No. 14
D1 Baseball: 4 (previous: 5)
Biggest riser: Ole Miss, No. 17 to No. 11
Biggest faller: Vanderbilt, No. 7 to No. 17
Perfect Game: 2 (previous: 2)
Biggest riser: Texas Tech, unranked to No. 24
Biggest faller: Oklahoma State, No. 11 to No. 14, and Cal State Fullerton, No. 12 to No. 15
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper: 3 (previous: 2)
Biggest riser: St. John's, unranked to No. 16
Biggest faller: South Carolina, No. 5 to No. 13, and Vanderbilt, No. 6 to No. 14