Baseball team jumps, falls three spots in national rankings

Baseball team jumps, falls three spots in national rankings

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University baseball team again saw its stock in the two national rankings go in opposite directions, moving up and down three spots in each poll this week.

In the D3baseball.com poll, the Sea Gulls dropped three spots to No. 17, with 222 points.

After having a consistent top five for much of the season, the poll saw a new team in the top five last week and two unfamiliar faces this week.

Remaining on top of the poll is Linfield College, receiving 21 first-place votes and 620 points.

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point remains at No. 2 this week, having garnered the four remaining top-spot votes and 605 points.

After moving into the top five last week, Webster University moved up a spot to No. 3 this week with 557 points.

State University of New York at Cortland jumped up two spots, coming in at No. 4 with 524 points, while Concordia University Chicago (515 points) also jumped two spots to round out the top five.

Kean University and University of Southern Maine each dropped three spots, to No. 6 and No. 8, respectively, to make room in the top five for SUNY Cortland and Concordia Chicago.

The Sea Gulls have a fellow member of the Capital Athletic Conference in the rankings for the first time this season, as York College of Pennsylvania checked in at No. 24.

In the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball poll, the Sea Gulls moved up three spots to No. 19 with 180 points.

Linfield is ranked the top team in the ABCA poll, having received each of the 16 first-place votes and 480 points.

UW-Stevens Point sits at No. 2 with 464 points. For the second straight week, the previous weeks' No. 6 team vaulted to No. 3, as Webster made the jump this week with 422 points.

California Lutheran University slid down a spot to No. 4 after being awarded 417 points, five behind Webster.  

SUNY Cortland jumped two spots to round out the top five this week with 404 points.

York joins the Sea Gulls as ranked CAC teams in this poll as well, moving up five spots this week to No. 23. 

The baseball team will take to the diamond again on Wednesday, as the Sea Gulls will host Marymount (Va.) University in a CAC matchup; the game is set for 3:30 p.m.

To view the D3Baseball.com poll, click here. Click here for the ABCA/College baseball rankings.

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