The Oklahoma Sooners began the college baseball season ahead of the Big 12 curve in the Top 25, but it's Texas and Texas A&M who've shown staying power on the NCAA baseball rankings in April. Texas edged A&M by one point in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper rankings to hit sixth, while USA Today/ESPN's college baseball rankings have Texas A&M fifth, with Texas and Oklahoma in a dogfight in the eighth and ninth spots.â†µ
Meanwhile, the Big 12 college baseball standings tell a similar story. Texas and Texas A&M are in an absolute tie atop the conference, with both teams 9-3 in-conference and 24-8 out. Oklahoma, meanwhile, has fallen behind Oklahoma State, with a conference record of just 6-5.
Getting local—well, things do not look good for the Missouri Tigers. They're just 1-7 in-conference, and going 12-12 out of it isn't quite enough to lead me to believe that that's a case of small-sample-size voodoo. After a slow start they picked things back up for a while before struggling again; swept by Oklahoma State over the weekend, they've now lost seven in a row.â†µ