Florida baseball bounces back in USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 13

Florida baseball swept the previously fourth-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores at home in Condron Family Ballpark last weekend in the penultimate series of the 2023 regular season schedule. It turned out to be a big one for Kevin O’Sullivan’s squad.

Predictably, the Gators got a boost after taking three straight from their SEC rivals, moving up to No. 2 in the country — up from No. 5 last week —according to the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 13, which is the highest the Orange and Blue have climbed this season. The lowest Florida has been listed this season so far is No. 6, which came in Week 2 after starting in the preseason poll at No. 5; it had peaked previously at No. 3 prior to this week’s update.

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UF is joined by fellow Southeastern Conference schools Arkansas (No. 3), LSU (No. 4), Vanderbilt (No. 6), South Carolina (No. 9), Tennessee Volunteers (No. 19) and Kentucky Wildcats (No. 20) in this week’s top 25.

A look at the full Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Wake Forest

42-8

774 (30)

2

Florida

40-12

711 (1)

+3

2

Arkansas

38-13

711

+1

4

LSU

39-12

678

-2

5

Stanford

34-14

648

+1

6

Vanderbilt

35-16

516

-2

7

West Virginia

39-13

497

+4

8

Coastal Carolina

33-17

485

+1

9

South Carolina

37-14

460

-2

10

Clemson

35-17

427

+11

11

Connecticut

38-12

410

-1

12

Miami

34-17

376

+1

13

Virginia

41-11

370

+1

14

Campbell

39-11

367

-3

15

East Carolina

38-14

344

16

Duke

34-16

341

-8

17

Dallas Baptist

40-12

312

+1

18

Oregon State

36-15

306

19

Tennessee

35-17

274

+1

20

Kentucky

35-15

254

-4

21

Boston College

32-16

178

-4

22

Oklahoma State

35-15

136

23

Maryland

35-18

120

24

Southern Mississippi

35-15

73

+4

25

Indiana State

35-14

67

Schools Dropped Out

No. 24 Texas San Antonio; No. 25 Texas Tech

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Others Receiving Votes

North Carolina 55; Washington 48; Alabama 44; Auburn 36; Indiana 30; Texas 8; Northeastern 7; USC 3; Texas Tech 3; Texas San Antonio 3; Oral Roberts 2; Houston 1

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