College Top 25: Feb. 23

DURHAM, N.C.—Preseason No. 1 Texas A&M opened the 2009 season by sweeping Wright State, allowing the Aggies to maintain their spot atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings.

The top four teams in the Rankings all swept their opening series and their order is unchanged. A new team entered the Top 5 in UC Irvine, which jumped up four spots after taking three games out of four on the road against Hawaii. The biggest mover of the week was Arizona State, which moved up five spots to No. 8. The Sun Devils swept four games from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with all four wins coming in lopsided fashion.

Outside of the Top 10, the Rankings stayed relatively stable. Georgia and Florida State each moved up two spots, to Nos. 12 and 22 respectively, while Missouri and Mississippi struggled in a pair of opening weekend tournaments and slid outside the Top 10.

Three new teams entered the Rankings this week. Texas Christian posted one of the most impressive results of the weekend, winning a series on the road against then-No. 5 Cal State Fullerton. Meanwhile, Florida swept then-No. 23 Louisville and Oklahoma State swept a pair of games each against Brigham Young and Manhattan to earn its way into the Top 25.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of Feb. 22 and do not include ties.

COLLEGE TOP 25
Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Texas A&M 4-0 4-0 1
2. Louisiana State 3-0 3-0 2
3. North Carolina 3-0 3-0 3
4. Texas 4-0 4-0 4
5. UC Irvine 3-1 3-1 9
6. Baylor 2-1 2-1 8
7. Cal State Fullerton 1-2 1-2 5
8. Arizona State 4-0 4-0 13
9. UCLA 2-1 2-1 12
10. Rice 1-2 1-2 7
11. San Diego 2-1 2-1 11
12. Georgia 3-0 3-0 14
13. Mississippi 1-2 1-2 6
14. Stanford 2-1 2-1 15
15. Missouri 1-3 1-3 10
16. Oklahoma 4-0 4-0 16
17. Pepperdine 2-1 2-1 17
18. Kent State 3-0 3-0 18
19. Clemson 3-0 3-0 19
20. Georgia Tech 3-0 3-0 20
21. Arkansas 3-0 3-0 22
22. Florida State 4-0 4-0 24
23. Texas Christian 2-1 2-1 NR
24. Florida 3-0 3-0 NR
25. Oklahoma State 4-0 4-0 NR
Dropped Out: Alabama (21), Louisville (23), Oregon State (25).

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