Poll watch: Texas A&M baseball rises to top-3 overall ranking

The stellar play so far by Jim Schlossnagle's squad has Texas A&M baseball in the top 3 nationally.

Jun 10, 2022; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle walk out for a
Jun 10, 2022; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle walk out for a / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M baseball now ranked in nation's top 3 following sweep of Auburn

I'm beginning to think that Texas A&M baseball might be really good.

It's always going to be tough sledding in the SEC when it comes to baseball, even more so than it is in football. Even so, someone has to win the conference every year—and with the way things are shaping up, the Aggies are right in the mix to do that very thing.

Jim Schlossnagle has this team off to a roaring start at 24-3. They've only lost one home game all season, and barely lost a series to Florida down in Gainesville.

This past weekend, the Aggie baseball team hosted Auburn at home. The Tigers only have one conference win, but that has much more to do with strength of schedule than the absolute strength of their team. They could be a top team in many other conferences.

With that in mind, it's all the more impressive that the Aggies were able to sweep the Tigers, including some extremely gutsy performances in the first and third games. In particular, the Aggies showed their grit when they won in extra innings in the final game of the series.

It looks like the college baseball media is taking notice of the Aggies' superb play. Texas A&M baseball has risen in the rankings to take a top-3 spot in the nation in the latest poll.

The Aggies haver certainly earned this distinction. The pitching has been much better than anticipated this year, and even the batters have exceeded expectations—hard to do when you bring a reputation into the year like Braden Montgomery and Jace LaViolette did.

Freshman Gavin Grahovac has been a great addition to the team. Ace pitcher Ryan Prager has shown incredible stuff, as has Justin Lamkin. This team has the horses to go far, and I don't think anyone would be surprised to see Schloss captain this squad to his second College World Series in three years.