DURHAM, N.C.—Another weekend sweep by Florida kept the Gators No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 for the fifth straight week and tied the school’s best 16-game start.
The top five remained unchanged with each team winning its weekend series. No. 3 Oklahoma was dealt its first loss of the season Sunday, becoming the last school in Division I to lose.
Virginia and Louisiana State used series sweeps against then-top 10 schools to move into the top 10 for the first time this year. The Cavaliers and Tigers were the only new entries to the top 10.
Baylor and California both went undefeated last week to climb three and five spots, respectively. The Golden Bears used a win against then-No. 18 Rice to vault to No. 15 this week.
After starting the year on a torrid streak, North Carolina was handed back-to-back losses on the road by Wake Forrest, ending its eight-game winning streak. The Tar Heels dropped three spots to No. 18.
After moving into the Top 25 last week, Tulane and Georgia Tech both improved to a perfect 4-0 in weekend series and moved up in the rankings.
UCLA continued its tumble, losing its third straight weekend series. The Bruins have fallen from No. 2 in the preseason rankings to No. 24 this week. UCLA wasn’t the only high-profile team with a poor week. Cal State Fullerton, Clemson and Rice all dropped at least six spots after losing weeks.
The Pac-10 and ACC are tied for the most teams ranked in the Top 25 with five each.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 13 and do not include ties.
|13.||Cal State Fullerton||8-6||0-3||6|
|20.||College of Charleston||14-3||4-1||21|
|Dropped Out: None|