College Top 25: April 21

Virginia remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America’s Top 25 for the second week in a row following a series win over North Carolina.

Cal Poly moved up to No. 2 after a 4-0 week that included sweeping embattled Cal State Fullerton, while Louisiana-Lafayette dropped to No. 3 following a series win at Texas-Arlington. Florida State, which won a weekend series at Wake Forest, and Oregon State, which was idle, round out the top five.

There was some change in the back half of the top 10 as Florida leapfrogged up to No. 6 after sweeping Georgia. Washington and Alabama remained at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, while LSU moved up three spots to No. 9 and Texas fell four places to No. 10 after getting swept at home by Texas Christian.

UC Santa Barbara tumbled from No. 17 out of the Top 25 after losing its third weekend series in the last four weeks. Vanderbilt was the other big dropper, falling seven spots to No. 25 after losing its third straight weekend series, and its fourth in the last five weeks. UNLV (20th) and Georgia Tech (25th) dropped out, while Oklahoma State, Texas Christian and Arkansas moved in.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 20 and do not include ties.


Team W-L Last Week Previous Ranking
1. Virginia 33-7 3-1 1
2. Cal Poly 34-5 4-0 3
3. Louisiana-Lafayette 36-5 2-1 2
4. Florida State 30-9 3-1 4
5. Oregon State 27-7 2-1 5
6. Florida 27-13 4-0 9
7. Washington 27-8 3-1 7
8. Alabama 28-12 4-1 8
9. Louisiana State 30-10 3-1 12
10. Texas 30-11 1-3 6
11. South Carolina 30-10 2-3 11
12. Rice 29-13 3-1 16
13. Louisville 28-11 1-3 10
14. Houston 29-10 3-1 14
15. Miami 27-13 2-1 15
16. Mississippi 30-11 1-2 13
17. Kentucky 26-14 3-1 19
18. Indiana 25-11 4-0 21
19. Oregon 31-10 4-0 23
20. Mississippi State 26-15 4-0 24
21. Oklahoma State 29-11 3-1 NR
22. Clemson 24-15 3-1 22
23. Texas Christian 26-13 4-0 NR
24. Arkansas 25-16 3-1 NR
25. Vanderbilt 29-12 2-2 18
Dropped Out: UC Santa Barbara (17), UNLV (20), Georgia Tech (25)