DURHAM, N.C.—Florida’s sweep of South Florida at home kept the Gators No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 after the opening weekend of college baseball.
UCLA remained second with a home sweep of San Francisco that included two shutouts. Vanderbilt moved up to No. 3 with a perfect 4-0 weekend at San Diego and San Diego State. Vanderbilt passed Texas Christian, which moved down a spot despite a series victory at home against Kansas.
Three new teams moved into the top 10, led by Stanford at No. 8. The Cardinal won its series at then-No. 18 Rice. Arizona State and Florida State both used opening weekend sweeps to move up and round out the top 10.
Connecticut and Stanford were the biggest movers in this week’s Top 25. While the Cardinal moved up five spots, the Huskies dropped five spots to No. 14 after a disappointing 1-2 showing in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge.
The only team to fall out of the rankings was then-No. 25 Tulane. The Green Wave squeaked out a series victory against Sam Houston State with come-from-behind 3-2 wins Saturday and Sunday. North Carolina moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season, debuting at No. 24. UNC beat then-No. 8 Cal State Fullerton and went 3-0 in the USC Tournament.
The Pac 10 continues to lead all conferences with six teams in the Top 25. North Carolina’s arrival gives the ACC five ranked teams, the second most.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of February 20 and do not include ties.
|BASEBALL AMERICA COLLEGE TOP 25|
|12.||Cal State Fullerton||1-2||1-2||8|
|19.||College of Charleston||3-0||3-0||20|
|Dropped Out: Tulane (25)|