NUMBER ONE! Texas A&M baseball nets top ranking in the nation in this week’s polls

Texas A&M baseball comes in with the top spot in this week’s polls and rankings.
Mar 3, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arizona State Sun Devils plays against the Texas A&M Aggies
Mar 3, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arizona State Sun Devils plays against the Texas A&M Aggies / Brett Patzke-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M baseball ranked #1 in the nation for the first time since 2016

Following a decisive sweep of Vanderbilt, where the Aggies outscored the Commodores by a cumulative score of 36-6 over three games, Texas A&M baseball knew they had a solid shot at coming in with the top spot in the polls. The two teams ahead of them—Arkansas and Clemson—each dropped their weekend series, with Clemson also faltering in their midweek game against South Carolina-Upstate.

That intuition bore out today, as the Aggies captured the top spot in the rankings across all the major polls. Baseball America was the first to proclaim the Aggies as the nation’s best, but it wasn’t until earlier this morning that D1Baseball, the industry standard as far as ratings go, came out with their poll. No surprise—the Aggies came in at number one.

This is a remarkable feat for Texas A&M baseball. This is the first time since 2016 that they have occupied the top spot in the nation, and one of only a handful of times that that has ever been the case.

That said, this is a ranking that this Aggie squad has earned every bit of. This team has been operating at the highest level this season, and it’s hard to see why they shouldn’t be the top-ranked team overall. With an eye-popping 32-4 record, the Aggies have only one loss at home all year—a nigh-impossible statistic in a conference as treacherous as the SEC.

This is yet another sign that the Aggies should be considered one of the top threats in the country to capture the national title. Baseball is a funny game, and strange things can happen, but there’s no team in the nation that can match this Aggie squad as far as a combination of offensive firepower and pitching prowess.

There’s more work left to do. This weekend’s trip to Tuscaloosa will be a tough test—it was the Tide who just knocked Arkansas off of their previous perch at #1, after all—but I believe the Ags are up to it. The sky is the limit for this team—things are just starting to rev up.