The Texas Longhorns missed an opportunity to come away with a winning week against Top 25 opponents after blowing a three-run lead on Sunday after the TCU Horned Frogs. A split two-game series against Arkansas and a 2-1 series loss against TCU slightly moved the Horns down in the rankings, and dropped them to .500 through two series in Big 12 play.
Thankfully, the schedule finally eases up a bit for Texas with Incarnate Word and Xavier ahead. After the Longhorns travel to San Antonio to face Incarnate Word on Tuesday, Xavier will come to Austin for a three-game weekend series. The Musketeers are 1-6 against Top 25 opponents this season with their lone win coming in extra innings against No. 11 Louisville.
Throughout this baseball season, we’ll provide a weekly update on where Texas stands in each of the college baseball ranking systems every Monday. For the sake of the ranking systems, we’ll be using D1Baseball, Baseball America, Perfect Game, RPI and the USA Today Coaches Poll for our weekly ranking sources.
See below where Texas and the rest of their 2019 opponents stand nationally across the polls.
D1Baseball: No. 13 (Prev: 9)
Non-conference opponents: No. 3 Stanford (15-3), No. 8 Arkansas (20-4), No. 10 Texas A&M (21-5), No. 17 LSU (17-7)
Big 12 opponents: No. 18 Texas Tech (15-6), No. 19 TCU (15-7), No. 22 Oklahoma (21-4)
Baseball America: No. 7 (Prev: 4)
Perfect Game: No. 14 (Prev: 11)
USA Today Coaches Poll: No. 16 (Prev: 15)
RPI: No. 16
This Week’s Schedule (Mar. 25 — Mar. 31)
Tues. Mar. 26: @ Incarnate Word (7:00 p.m. Central; listen here)
Fri. Mar. 29: v. Xavier (7:00 p.m. Central; LHN)
Sat. Mar. 30: v. Xavier (5:30 p.m. Central; LHN)
Sun. Mar. 31: v. Xavier (12:00 p.m. Central; LHN)