College Top 25: April 27

UC Irvine retained the No. 1 ranking in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings thanks to a pair of midweek wins against Oregon and a weekend series win at Utah.

The top four teams in the rankings remained the same, as Irvine, Rice, Arizona State and North Carolina all posted winning weeks. Cal State Fullerton and Mississippi each jumped up four spots to Nos. 6 and 7, respectively. The Titans swept UC Davis over the weekend and allowed only one run in the entire series, while the Rebels took two of three against Georgia, which slid from No. 8 to No. 11.

Kansas State continued its impressive season by making the biggest jump of any team the rankings. The Wildcats won the first two games of their series on the road against Texas before the finale ended in a tie, enabling them to vault seven to No. 16. Fellow Big 12 member Texas A&M also made a sizeable leap, moving up four spots to No. 20 thanks to a series win over Oklahoma State that put the Aggies in first place in the league. Baylor, which has lost six in a row, plummeted eight spots to 17th.

Three teams returned to the rankings this week. Clemson bested No. 10 Georgia Tech over the weekend to return to the rankings for the first time since mid-March at No. 21. The Tigers are joined by Florida, which swept its weekend series over South Carolina, and East Carolina, which knocked off Southern Mississippi.

staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 26 and do not include ties.

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. UC Irvine 30-11 4-1 1
2. Rice 28-10 1-0 2
3. Arizona State 31-9 3-1 3
4. North Carolina 35-11 4-1 4
5. Louisiana State 33-11 5-0 6
6. Cal State Fullerton 29-11 5-0 10
7. Mississippi 32-12 4-1 11
8. Texas 29-11 0-3 5
9. Oklahoma 33-11 4-0 13
10. Georgia Tech 28-11 2-3 7
11. Georgia 33-11 2-3 8
12. Arkansas 29-12 3-1 12
13. Cal Poly 29-10 2-1 14
14. Virginia 34-9 4-1 15
15. Texas Christian 27-12 4-1 16
16. Kansas State 31-11 2-0 23
17. Baylor 25-17 0-5 9
18. Miami 29-14 3-1 18
19. Florida State 30-12 5-0 21
20. Texas A&M 28-15 3-1 24
21. Clemson 30-15 4-1 NR
22. Alabama 29-15 2-2 22
23. Kent State 32-9 4-1 25
24. Florida 31-14 5-0 NR
25. East Carolina 32-13 4-1 NR
Dropped Out: Oregon State (17), San Diego State (19), Hawaii (20)

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