The University of Arizona lost one game on the opening weekend but gained a No. 1 ranking.
The Wildcats, fresh off a 2-1 series victory at Georgia, has moved up to the top spot in Baseball America’s poll for the first time since 1989.
UA fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Arizona State took over No. 1
The Wildcats open their home schedule on Friday at Sancet Stadium at 7 p.m. against Sacramento State.
“To move up in the poll despite dropping a game is a real indication of how difficult it can be to go to the SEC and win a series,” Lopez said.
Arizona lost its opener to Georgia before winning the final two, including a 9-8 win on Sunday. UA’s 7-1 victory on Saturday came in front of Georgia’s largest non-conference game at Foley Field in school history with nearly 4,000 in attendance.
“It was a tough environment, we have to get better in some areas, but we learned a lot and will be better for it,” Lopez said.