College Top 25: April 7

DURHAM, N.C—Florida State, coming off a 4-0 week that included a sweep of Notre Dame, remained No. 1 in Baseball America’s Top 25 rankings for the third straight week.

Preseason No. 1 Virginia moved up to No. 2 after going 4-1, including taking a road series at Pittsburgh. Louisiana-Lafayette, at 30-3 following a 4-0 week, is now No. 3, the highest the Ragin’ Cajuns have been ranked by Baseball America. Cal Poly is fourth with South Carolina dropping to fifth after losing a series at Arkansas. Oregon State, Texas, Houston, Washington and Alabama round out the top 10.

Among the biggest movers in this week’s rankings were Rice, which fell to No. 21 from 12th; and Kentucky, which jumped to No. 12 from 22nd after winning a series against Florida.

Miami re-entered the rankings at No. 24 after sweeping its second consecutive ACC road series. Defending national champion UCLA dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time this year after losing its second straight weekend series.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 6 and do not include ties.

 

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

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