The college baseball power rankings are based on College World Series odds

The college baseball power rankings are based on College World Series odds


As the regular college baseball season enters its final month, the top teams have broken away from the pack. How do those top teams fare heading into the postseason?

The SEC dominates the top of the latest USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll for college baseball. Texas A&M, Arkansas and Tennessee make up the top three in the latest rankings, respectively. None of the three teams have lost more than nine games this season.

In the final weeks of the regular season, the top teams will look to continue to establish their dominance in conference play leading up to the tournaments and regional showdowns for the College World Series in June. One of the most exciting games to look forward to is the regular season final series between the current top two teams, the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks, in a few weeks.

Here are the latest college baseball team rankings based on BetMGM odds to win the 2024 College World Series.

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College Baseball Power Rankings: Week 12

1. Texas A&M (+500)

With an overall record of 39-8, including an undefeated 24-0 in non-conference play, the Aggies are No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll and in the College World Series odds. Leading the way are junior outfielder Braden Montgomery (.348/.489/.820, 23 HR) and redshirt sophomore pitcher Ryan Prager (8-1, 2.67 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 85 strikeouts).

2. Arkansas (+600)

The Razorbacks reached the 40-win mark before the 10-loss mark this season and have battled their way to an impressive 17-7 conference record against tough SEC competition. Junior pitcher Hagen Smith has established himself as one of college baseball’s top pitchers with a 9-0 record and a 1.36 ERA, which puts him in the lead among all DI college baseball starters. He also ranks among the leaders in college baseball with 125 strikeouts.

3. Tennessee (+1000)

Tennessee has matched Arkansas’ performance almost exactly with a 39-9 overall record and a 17-7 mark against SEC opponents. The Vols have dominated at the bump and from the plate this season with a team batting average up to .324 (fourth in DI) and a pitching staff ERA of 3.92 (seventh in DI) as of May 2.

4. Clemson (+1200)

Clemson leads the non-SEC baseball prospects with a fourth-place finish in the Coaches’ Poll and on the odds boards. The Tigers sit atop the ACC with their 16-7 conference record (35-10 overall) and have scored 11 or more points in three of their last four games.

5. State of Oregon (+1400)

Oregon State is among the teams with the best overall records (34-12) in college baseball, but has had some bumps in conference play. Their 13-9 record in Pac-12 play puts them in fourth place in the conference. Still, the Beavers have the 10th-best pitching staff in DI college baseball by ERA (3.97 as of May 2) and the help of possible No. 1 pick in the MLB draft, Travis Bazzana (.414/.580/.930, 21 p.m.). Closer Bridger Holmes, who boasts a 1.46 ERA and 11 saves in 19 appearances (24 and two-thirds innings), is another standout for Oregon State.

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6. Wakebos (+1500)

T-7. Duke (+1800)

T-7. Kentucky (+1800)

T-7. State of Florida (+1800)

10. Eastern Carolina (+2000)

11. Vanderbilt (+2200)

T-12. Virginia (+2500)

T-12. North Carolina (+2500)

14. LSU (+2800)

15. Florida (+3000)

16. Alabama (+4000)

T-17. South Carolina (+5000)

T-17. Dallas Baptist (+5000)

T-17. UC Irvine (+5000)

T-17. State of Mississippi (+5000)

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When is the 2024 College World Series?

The 2024 college baseball postseason begins with regional matchups from May 31 to June 3. Super regionals take place from June 7 to 9 or June 8 to 10.

The College World Series games will begin on June 14 among qualified teams, with the finals taking place on June 22-23/24.

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