Western jumped from the depths of unranked to No. 23 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 Poll.
The Toppers are riding a five-game win streak — four against teams who made the NCAA Tournament last year. Western swept the QTI Baylor Classic last weekend and bolted into the rankings after scoring wins against then-No. 29 Texas A&M, Texas State and Baylor.
The Toppers are the only team in the Sun Belt Conference ranked in the poll. Western finished last season ranked No. 23 after a run to the NCAA Tournament.