College Baseball Rankings Top 25 For April 17

Oregon State’s 23-game winning streak came to an end Thursday at Washington, but the Beavers rallied to win the next two games and claimed the series. As a result, they remain atop the Baseball America Top 25, powered by Louisville Slugger.

Oregon State’s winning streak was the longest in program history and is longest in the country this season. The Beavers are one of five teams to have won 30 games this season, and their 30-2 record is the best in the country.

The top 10 teams remain the same this week, though in a slightly different order. Louisville remains No. 2, and North Carolina, Texas Tech and Clemson round out the top five. Arizona, Texas Christian, Cal State Fullerton, Louisiana State and Auburn complete the top 10.

Three new teams join the Top 25 this week. West Virginia, which won a series against the Horned Frogs, leads the newcomers at No. 21, followed by Texas A&M at No. 23 and Houston at No. 24. It is West Virginia’s first-ever appearance in the Top 25. Houston returns to the rankings after a two- week’s absence and Texas A&M is back for the first time since March 13.

Falling out of the Top 25 are South Carolina, Stanford and Connecticut. All three had losing weekends.

The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with seven teams in the rankings. The Atlantic Coast Conference follows with five representatives.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through April 16 and do not include ties.

COLLEGE TOP 25
Team 2017 Record Last Week Previous Rank
1. Oregon State  30-2 2-1 1
2. Louisville  31-4 4-0 2
3. North Carolina  29-7 3-1 4
4. Texas Tech  31-8 3-1 6
5. Clemson  30-6 2-1 5
6. Arizona  26-9 3-1 7
7. Texas Christian  28-7 2-2 3
8. Cal State Fullerton   23-11 2-1 8
9. Louisiana State  25-12 3-1 9
10. Auburn 27-11 3-1 10
11. Mississippi State 25-13 3-1 13
12. Long Beach State 22-12 2-1 12
13. Virginia 29-9 3-1 14
14. Kentucky 25-12 3-1 15
15. Florida  24-12 3-1 16
16. Arkansas  29-8 4-0 19
17. Wake Forest 28-10 5-0 20
18. Michigan 29-7 4-0 23
19. Oklahoma 27-12 0-4 11
20. Southern Miss  28-9 2-2 21
21. West Virginia  21-13 2-2 NR
22. St. John’s  26-5 4-0 24
23. Texas A&M 26-11 4-0 NR
24. Houston 25-10 2-2 NR
25. Oregon 23-10 2-2 22
Dropped out: South Carolina (17), Stanford (18), Connecticut (25)

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