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EUNICE, La. – LSU Eunice has moved up to the number one ranked in the most recent NJCAA Division II Baseball Polls as the new rankings were released on Monday.  This is the first regular season Top 20 taken since the preseason poll where LSUE (24-0) was placed third.

The Bengals received five of the eight first place votes while Pearl River CC and Madison College split the other three.  Since the 2018 season, LSU Eunice has been the number one ranked team in the nation 35 of the 50 polls taken.

LSUE has been tabbed as the top team in the nation at least for one week in 16 of the 21 seasons under the direction of Jeff Willis.

The 2023 edition of LSU Eunice Baseball has roared out of the gate, storming out to a 24-0 record.  The Bengals boast an offense ranked tops in the nation in runs but also Top 10 in 12 different offensive categories.  LSUE is ranked tenth in team earned run average (2.89) and second in strikeouts (264).

LSUE is fresh off a series sweep of Southeastern Iowa CC at home and will hit the road this coming weekend for a three-game set at L.B. Wallace.

2023 NJCAA DII Baseball Rankings | Week 1 – March 13, 2023

PlaceTeamRecordPoints1st PlaceLast Poll
1LSU Eunice24-013853
T2Pearl River20-412921
T2Madison5-012912
4Heartland10-11234
5Murray State18-410010
6Meridian15-5979
7St. Johns River State22-88614
8Frederick10-3756
9Iowa Central13-172RV
10Lansing9-5655
11Kirkwood12-6586
12Pitt14-448RV
13Jones17-546RV
14McHenry County5-04016
15Southeastern12-638RV
16Pasco-Hernando State19-731RV
T17Kellogg4-71812
T17Hinds13-81815
19Glendale19-913NR
20Parkland10-39NR

Receiving Votes: Mercer County, Phoenix, Lincoln Land, Catawba Valley, Florida State Jacksonville, Kankakee, Western Oklahoma State, Delaware Tech, Paradise Valley, Westchester, Itawamba, Brunswick