College Top 25: April 4

DURHAM, N.C.—Vanderbilt swept Auburn on the road for the first time ever and remained atop the Baseball America Top 25 for the second week in a row.

The rankings largely remained the same after 23 of the top 25 teams won their weekend series. In fact, the top 17 spots remained unchanged in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings.

It is the first time this season the Top 10 has remained completely unchanged, and just the second time the same teams occupy the top five spots. The top five teams—Vanderbilt, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Arizona State—went a combined 18-1 last week. The lone loss was Florida’s midweek defeat at No. 7 Florida State.

Oklahoma State was the only team to move into the rankings, debuting at No. 23. The Cowboys have won back-to-back series in Big 12 play, beating Nebraska on the road this weekend.

Southern Mississippi and Oregon State were the biggest upward movers this week, both climbing into the Top 20 for the first time this season. Southern Miss capped a 4-0 week with a sweep at Central Florida and Oregon State knocked off then-No. 18 Arizona on the road, despite getting beat 18-0 Friday night.

The Pac-10 continues to have six teams ranked in the Baseball America Top 25, the most of any conference.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 3 and do not include ties.

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Vanderbilt 26-3 4-0 1
2. Virginia 28-2 4-0 2
3. South Carolina 22-5 4-0 3
4. Florida 24-5 3-1 4
5. Arizona State 21-6 3-0 5
6. Texas A&M 22-6 3-1 6
7. Florida State 21-7 3-1 7
8. Texas 21-7 4-0 8
9. Fresno State 20-3 2-1 9
10. Oklahoma 22-6 3-0 10
11. Stanford 13-7 3-1 11
12. Cal State Fullerton 20-8 4-0 12
13. California 19-6 3-1 13
14. Georgia Tech 23-6 2-2 14
15. Texas Christian 18-9 3-1 15
16. North Carolina 26-4 3-1 16
17. Louisiana State 20-8 3-1 17
18. Southern Mississippi 22-5 4-0 22
19. Oregon State 20-7 2-1 23
20. Troy 22-5 3-1 21
21. Alabama 21-9 3-2 25
22. Arizona 20-9 3-2 18
23. Oklahoma State 21-7 3-1 NR
24. UCLA 14-9 3-1 24
25. Stetson 22-7 2-2 20
Dropped Out: Baylor (19).

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