DURHAM, N.C.—Virginia dominated Rhode Island over the weekend to stay at No. 1 in the new Baseball America Top 25 rankings for the second week in a row.
The top three teams in the rankings all posted 4-0 weeks, most notably with Texas righting the ship after its stunning series loss to New Mexico on opening weekend. The Longhorns swept visiting Stanford, which dropped to No. 24. Texas Christian and Coastal Carolina both moved into the Top 10, at Nos. 7 and 8, thanks to wins against ranked West Coast opponents. The Horned Frogs took two of three on the road at Cal State Fullerton, while the Chanticleers swept a doubleheader from UC Irvine as part of the Baseball at the Beach tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
East Carolina was involved in one of the weekend’s showcase series for the second week in a row. After dropping a series at home to No. 1 Virginia on opening weekend, the Pirates bounced back to take two of three from South Carolina, earning themselves the No. 14 ranking while the Gamecocks dropped behind them at No. 15.
A pair of Southeastern Conference clubs moved into the rankings this week. Kentucky has gotten off to a hot start and swept Bowling Green State last weekend to make its season debut in the rankings at No. 23. Meanwhile, Georgia, who was No. 22 in the preseason, returned to the rankings at No. 25 thanks to a sweep of Stetson.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of February 28 and do not include ties.
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|Dropped Out: San Diego (19), Southern Mississippi (21)|