Where Tennessee Baseball Finished in Final Season Rankings

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The 2022 Tennessee Volunteers baseball team finished the season with a total record of 57-9. Despite failing to reach the College World Series, Tennessee showed its dominance as the team won the SEC and the SEC Tournament leading into the postseason.

According to Tennessee Athletics, “The Volunteers achieved the program’s first No. 1 national ranking in any poll in week six of the season before settling in as the unanimous top-ranked team in week seven. UT was ranked No. 1 in at least one poll during 12 weeks of the season and spent 10 weeks as the nation’s unanimous top-ranked team.”

Tennessee holds the same spot in all of the final season rankings except for one. In most cases, with Tennessee being the best team that did not reach the College World Series, the Vols were then placed as the first team outside of the final eight teams. That leaves Tennessee with the No. 9 slot in the final college baseball rankings.

The Vols do crack the top eight in Baseball America’s poll with Tennessee leaping over Texas after the Longhorns went 0-2 in the College World Series.

Tennessee Lindsey Nelson Stadium

(KNOXVILLE, TN) Tennessee Baseball at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

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D1Baseball.com

  • No. 9, No. 5 SEC

NCAA

  • No. 9, No. 5 SEC

USA Today Coaches Poll

  • No. 9, No. 5 SEC

Collegiate Baseball

  • No. 9, No. 5 SEC

Baseball America

  • No. 8, No. 5 SEC
  • “After putting up one of the most dominant regular seasons in modern college baseball history, Tennessee went 3-0 through a home regional before falling in the third game of a home super regional to Notre Dame. That makes two seasons in a row in which the runaway SEC regular-season champion has been eliminated short of the College World Series after Arkansas was taken down by North Carolina State in super regionals in 2021.”

Tennessee finishes behind Ole Miss (National Champion), Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Auburn in all rankings. For reference, the NCAA’s Top 10 is as follows:

  1. Ole Miss (42-23)
  2. Oklahoma (45-24)
  3. Texas A&M (44-20)
  4. Arkansas (46-21)
  5. Stanford (47-18)
  6. Notre Dame (41-17)
  7. Auburn (43-22)
  8. Texas (47-22)
  9. Tennessee (57-9)
  10. Oregon State (48-18)
Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.