College Baseball Rankings Top 25 For May 15

Oregon State clinched the Pac-12 Conference championship and swept the Civil War series at Oregon in a banner week, and retained its top spot in the Baseball America Top 25, powered by Louisville Slugger.

The Beavers’ conference championship is their fifth since 2005, the most in the Pac-12 since the league eliminated its divisional format in 1999. They have dominated the Pac-12 this season, sweeping six of their nine series and outscoring conference opponents 152-73.

Louisville and North Carolina, which this weekend clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic and Coastal Divisions, respectively, again follow Oregon State. The Cardinals have won 15 straight games. Texas Tech and Florida round out the top five.

Louisiana State was this week’s biggest riser following a sweep of Auburn. LSU moved up five spots to No. 10, following Texas Christian, Long Beach State, Kentucky and Stanford. Auburn had the biggest drop, falling 11 spots to No. 24.

No teams dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time this season.

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

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through May 14 and do not include ties.

COLLEGE TOP 25
Team 2017 Record Last Week Previous Rank
1. Oregon State  41-4 3-0 1
2. Louisville  46-6 4-0 2
3. North Carolina  41-10 4-1 3
4. Texas Tech  39-13 0-0 4
5. Florida  38-14 3-1 7
6. Texas Christian 36-13 1-2 5
7. Long Beach State 32-16 2-1 8
8. Kentucky 36-16 4-0 9
9. Stanfordstanford logo 33-13 3-0 10
10. Louisiana State  35-17 3-1 15
11. Mississippi State 33-19 1-2 6
12. Virginia 38-12 2-1 12
13. Cal State Fullerton   31-17 3-1 14
14. Clemson  37-15 2-3 11
15. Wake Forest 35-16 3-2 16
16. Arkansas  37-14 2-1 18
17. Arizona  33-17 2-2 17
18. Southern Mississippi 40-12 3-0 19
19. Michigan 39-12 4-1 21
20. Oklahoma 34-18 2-1 24
21. St. John’s

37-8 3-0 22
22. Nebraska 32-17 3-1 25
23. Texas A&M 35-17 1-2 20
24. Auburn 32-21 0-4 13
25. South Florida 39-12 2-2 23
Dropped out: None

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