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College baseball power rankings based on College World Series odds

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As the college baseball regular season enters its final month, the top teams have separated themselves from the pack. How do those top teams rank ahead of the start of the postseason?

The SEC dominates the top of the latest USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll for college baseball. Texas A&M, Arkansas and Tennessee make up the top three spots, respectively, in the latest rankings. None of the three teams have lost more than nine games this season.

In the final weeks of the regular season, the top teams will try to continue establishing their dominance in conference play heading into the tournaments and regional clashes for June’s College World Series. One of the most exciting matchups to look out for is the regular-season final series between the current top-two teams, the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks, in a couple of weeks.

Here are the latest rankings for college baseball teams based on BetMGM odds to win the 2024 College World Series.

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College baseball power rankings: Week 12

1. Texas A&M (+500)

With a 39-8 overall record, including an undefeated, 24-0 mark in non-conference play, the Aggies are No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll and in College World Series odds. Leading the way are junior outfielder Braden Montgomery (.348/.489/.820, 23 HR) and redshirt sophomore pitcher Ryan Prager (8-1, 2.67 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 85 strikeouts).

2. Arkansas (+600)

The Razorbacks reached the 40-win mark before the 10-loss mark this season and have played their way to an impressive 17-7 conference record against tough SEC competition. Junior pitcher Hagen Smith has established himself as one of college baseball’s best pitchers with a 9-0 record to pair with a 1.36 ERA, which leads all DI college baseball starters. He’s also among college baseball leaders with his 125 strikeouts.

3. Tennessee (+1000)

Tennessee has nearly matched Arkansas’ feats exactly with a 39-9 overall record and a 17-7 mark against SEC opponents. The Vols have dominated on the bump and from the plate this season with a team batting average up to .324 (fourth in DI) and pitching staff ERA of 3.92 (seventh in DI) as of May 2.

4. Clemson (+1200)

Clemson tops the non-SEC college baseball contenders with its fourth-place spot in the Coaches’ Poll and on odds boards. The Tigers are atop the ACC with their 16-7 conference record (35-10 overall) and have scored 11 or more runs in three of their last four games.

5. Oregon State (+1400)

Oregon State is among teams with the best overall records (34-12) in college baseball but has had some bumps in conference play. Their 13-9 record in Pac-12 games has them in fourth place in the conference. Still, the Beavers have the 10th-best pitching staff in DI college baseball by ERA (3.97 as of May 2) and the help of possible No. 1 pick in the MLB draft, Travis Bazzana (.414/.580/.930, 21 HR). Closer Bridger Holmes, who boasts a 1.46 ERA and 11 saves in 19 appearances (24 and two-thirds innings), is another standout for Oregon State.

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6. Wake Forest (+1500)

T-7. Duke (+1800)

T-7. Kentucky (+1800)

T-7. Florida State (+1800)

10. East Carolina (+2000)

11. Vanderbilt (+2200)

T-12. Virginia (+2500)

T-12. North Carolina (+2500)

14. LSU (+2800)

15. Florida (+3000)

16. Alabama (+4000)

T-17. South Carolina (+5000)

T-17. Dallas Baptist (+5000)

T-17. UC Irvine (+5000)

T-17. Mississippi State (+5000)

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When is the 2024 College World Series?

The 2024 college baseball postseason will begin with regional matchups from May 31-June 3. Super regionals will run from June 7-9 or June 8-10.

College World Series games will begin among qualified teams June 14 with the finals taking place June 22-23/24.

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