DURHAM, N.C.—Another impressive week by Florida, led by its dominant pitching staff, kept the Gators No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 for the third week in a row.
UCLA and Texas Christian, two top-five teams, lost home series, giving the top of the rankings a new look. Vanderbilt moved up to No. 2 after beating then-No. 8 Stanford in a home series. Oklahoma and South Carolina used home sweeps to move up to No. 3 and No. 4. UCLA fell to No. 5 after being upset by San Jose State.
Cal State Fullerton is the only new entry to the top 10 this week after topping then-No. 4 TCU on the road. The Titans jump five spots to No. 7.
California’s trip across the country to Myrtle Beach, S.C., proved fruitful. The Bears won three games against 2010 NCAA tournament teams and moved up three spots to No. 14.
While Fullerton and Cal were the week’s biggest winners, Connecticut again suffered a precipitous fall after a 1-2 weekend. The Huskies dropped eight spots to No. 22 after losses to Oregon State and Indiana in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two new teams enter the rankings this week. Fresno State and UC Irvine each used 4-0 weeks to move into the Top 25. The Bulldogs swept a weekend series against Pepperdine and the Anteaters blew away the field at the MLB Urban Invitational.
The Pac-10 continues to lead all conferences with six teams in the Top 25.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of February 28 and do not include ties.
|COLLEGE TOP 25|
|7.||Cal State Fullerton||4-3||3-1||12|
|18.||College of Charleston||7-0||4-0||19|
|Dropped Out: St. John’s (23), Miami (25).|