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WVU Baseball Stays Ranked No. 24 After First Conference Series Win



WVU baseball catcher Dayne Leonard

WVU baseball continued to stand at No. 24 in the latest D1 Baseball poll on Monday, April 3. It’s the third week in a row the Mountaineers have held that spotTheir record now stands at 21-7 just over halfway through their 55 game regular season schedule.

After a 3-1 record on the week (including a 2-1 series win at Kansas State) the Mountaineers seemed like an excellent candidate to move up. They’re the only team in the Big 12 to win a conference series on the road this season. They sit third in the conference with a .667 winning percentage, but hold at least one series in hand against the teams ahead of them. 

The Mountaineers took a huge leap in the standings as it pertains to RPI, moving from No. 36 to No. 24 after Sunday’s game: road wins against a 19-11 team will do that. Baseball America did move WVU up to number 19 in their rankings. 

Their RPI ranking lagged behind their actual ranking in recent weeks, dipping around No. 50, which could explain the lack of upward mobility: they’re right in the thick of things now, especially as it pertains to a potential tournament bid, but they have two long months to go before that becomes a consideration.

WVU baseball plays at Marshall on Wednesday before playing their first home Big 12 series of the season against Kansas. 

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