College Top 25

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Rice 39-9 4-0 2
2. North Carolina 39-8 5-0 3
3. Nebraska 36-6 4-0 4
4. Cal State Fullerton 33-11 2-1 1
5. Oregon State 32-10 4-1 5
6. Alabama 34-13 3-1 6
7. Texas 31-15 3-0 7
8. Clemson 33-13 4-0 9
9. Oklahoma 35-11 3-1 10
10. Notre Dame 35-9 3-1 12
11. Kentucky 34-11 4-1 13
12. South Carolina 32-12 2-1 14
13. Virginia 38-10 4-0 20
14. Arkansas 31-14 1-2 11
15. Houston 31-16 3-1 19
16. Georgia Tech 33-12 1-3 8
17. Florida State 35-11 2-1 15
18. Mississippi 30-15 4-0 23
19. College of Charleston 33-10 0-1 17
20. Arizona State 29-16 1-2 16
21. Pepperdine 30-16 3-0 NR
22. Washington 30-16 3-1 NR
23. Vanderbilt 27-18 2-2 21
24. Miami 29-16 2-1 NR
25. Old Dominion 35-8 0-0 25
Dropped Out: North Carolina State (18), UCLA (22), Mississippi State (24).

DURHAM, N.C.–Rice becomes the sixth team to hold the top spot in Baseball America’s weekly college baseball rankings. The Owls have won seven straight games, 17 straight in Conferene USA and 21 of their last 22.

No. 2 North Carolina swept its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference series and has won 13 of its last 14 games. No. 3 Nebraska has wins in 18 of its last 19 games after finishing off a 4-0 week with a Big 12 Conference sweep. Cal State Fullerton slid from first to fourth. It has won eight straight series since losing at Rice, but its recent 8-4 record isn’t as dominant as those teams that moved ahead of it in a tightly bunched quartet atop the rankings.

Notre Dame’s win streak ended at 23 games with a midweek loss, but three wins and a tie helped carry the Irish into the Top 10 for the first time all season.

Pepperdine won its third consecutive West Coast Conference series to move into sole possession of first place in its league and back into the rankings at No. 21. Washington joined the Top 25 for the second time this season at No. 22. Miami won a series at North Carolina State, moving back into the rankings at No. 24 and pushing the Wolfpack out.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 30 and do not include ties.

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