DURHAM, N.C.—Arizona State split a two-game midweek series with then-No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, then swept a weekend series at Washington to supplant the Titans as the top team in the new Baseball America Top 25 rankings.
After splitting their series with the Sun Devils, the Titans dropped the first two games of their series against Big West rival UC Irvine before coming from behind to salvage Sunday’s finale. The Anteaters moved up to No. 5 as a result, while the Titans slid to No. 6. The road teams were victorious in the two other top 10 matchups too, as North Carolina took two of three at Georgia Tech and Louisiana State won two of three at Georgia. The Yellow Jackets dropped three spots to No. 13, while the Bulldogs moved down two places to No. 8.
East Carolina is off to its best start since 2000 after the Pirates went 5-0 on the week, sweeping Alabama-Birmingham over the weekend to move up to No. 15 in the rankings. Other teams to move up included Oregon State, which jumped three spots for sweeping California, and Texas Christian, which swept then-No. 18 New Mexico to move up to No. 19.
Two teams returned to the rankings this week while another joined in for the first time this season. Hawaii made its season debut at No. 23 after the Warriors took three of four from San Jose State. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina and San Diego both returned to the rankings after sweeping conference opponents Gardner-Webb and Santa Clara, respectively.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 5 and do not include ties.
|6.||Cal State Fullerton||20-7||2-3||1|
|18.||San Diego State||22-11||4-2||21|
|Dropped Out: New Mexico (18), Florida (20), Minnesota (25)|