College Top 25: April 19

DURHAM, N.C.—Arizona State swept Pacific-10 Conference foe Southern California to run its record to an amazing 31-3 on the year and earn its way back to the No. 1 spot in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings for the second time in three weeks.

UCLA, last week’s No. 1, was the only team from last week’s top 13 to lose its weekend series, as the Bruins dropped two of three at home to Oregon and fell to No. 5 as a result. The No. 6 through No. 13 teams remained the same.

Unlike the top half of the rankings, the bottom half saw plenty of shuffling. California and Cal State Fullerton each jumped up six spots after winning weekend series and seeing six teams ahead of them in the rankings lose series. Arizona, which moved up seven spots, and Connecticut, which moved up four, also received sizeable bumps in the rankings after posting unbeaten weeks.

Four teams joined the rankings this week. Two of them are familiar names in Stanford and Vanderbilt, but as has been the case several times this year, a couple of other teams made their Top 25 debuts. Oregon, which came in at No. 18 after upsetting UCLA, entered the rankings for the first time ever in just the second year of the program’s revival. Also joining the rankings for the first time ever was Southeastern Louisiana at No. 25. The Lions, who swept a series at Mississippi State earlier in the year, joined the rankings after winning their weekend series against Southland Conference favorite Texas State.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 18 and do not include ties.

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Arizona State 31-3 3-0 3
2. Virginia 29-9 2-2 2
3. Texas 30-7 4-0 4
4. Georgia Tech 31-5 4-0 5
5. UCLA 27-5 2-2 1
6. Florida State 28-9 3-2 6
7. Florida 25-10 2-2 7
8. Louisiana State 30-6 4-0 8
9. Arkansas 31-6 5-0 9
10. South Carolina 28-8 3-1 10
11. Texas Christian 27-7 4-0 11
12. Coastal Carolina 32-5 5-0 12
13. Louisville 29-6 4-0 13
14. Miami 27-9 4-0 14
15. California 22-11 2-1 21
16. Cal State Fullerton 20-13 2-1 22
17. Arizona 26-9 4-0 24
18. Oregon 23-12 2-1 NR
19. Mississippi 24-13 1-3 14
20. Virginia Tech 25-13 2-2 20
21. Connecticut 27-7 5-0 25
22. Stanford 18-13 4-0 NR
23. Vanderbilt 29-9 3-1 NR
24. Oklahoma 26-10 1-3 16
25. Southeastern Louisiana 29-9 3-2 NR
Dropped Out: Clemson (17), Oregon State (18), Western Kentucky (19), Auburn (23).

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