After a three-game Pac-12 sweep of seventh-ranked Arizona, Oregon State is the unanimous No. 1 in the CBI Composite Poll.

The Beavers were No. 1 in all five national polls.

After two weeks in first, Louisville went 2-2 on the road and dropped one place to second. The Cardinals lost at Cincinnati to suffer their first loss of the season and won two of three at NC State. UL was second in four polls and third in the other poll.

Texas Tech had a 5-0 week and bumped up one spot to third. The Red Raiders beat UNLV twice and won three at Wichita State. TTU was second in one poll, third in two polls and fourth in the other two polls.

TCU went 3-0 and dropped one spot to fourth. The Horned Frogs swept a Big 12 set from Oklahoma State. TCU was third in two polls and fourth in the other three polls.

Clemson was 4-0 on the road and jumped three places to fifth. The Tigers won at College of Charleston and swept a three-game ACC series at Boston College. Clemson was fifth in four polls and sixth in the other poll.

Four teams were new to this week’s poll: Auburn, Kentucky, Virginia and Arkansas. The four teams to move out of the poll were Ole Miss, Missouri, Michigan and Baylor.

There were six teams in the poll from the SEC, five from the ACC, three from the Big 12 and Pac-12, and single entries from the Atlantic Sun, Big East and Big West.

CBI Composite Poll (3/27/17) BA CB D1 NCBWA US Composite Last rank
1 Oregon State (20-1) 1 1 1 1 1 5 2
2 Louisville (21-2) 2 2 2 2 3 11 1
3 Texas Tech (22-4) 4 4 3 3 2 16 4
4 TCU (17-5) 3 3 4 4 4 18 3
5 Clemson (20-4) 5 6 5 5 5 26 8
6 South Carolina (17-6) 6 8 7 6 6 33 9
7 North Carolina (18-6) 7 7 8 8 7 37 10
8 LSU (18-7) 9 13 6 7 8 43 5
9 Florida (16-9) 8 11 9 9 9 46 11
10 Florida State (18-7) 12 12 12 10 10 56 12
11 Florida Gulf Coast (22-3) 11 9 14 12 12 58 14
12 St. John’s (18-2) 14 5 15 13 13 60 13
13 Cal State Fullerton (15-8) 10 14 10 14 15 63 6
14 Arizona (16-7) 13 16 13 11 11 64 7
15 Stanford (13-6) 15 19 11 17 14 76 15
16 Auburn (20-6) 18 10 17 19 17 81 NR
17 Oklahoma (23-5) 17 15 24 15 18 89 19
18 Kentucky (18-7) 16 20 16 18 19 89 NR
19 Virginia (19-6) 19 21 18 16 16 90 NR
20 Arkansas (17-4) 21 17 20 20 20 98 NR

 

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