College Top 25: March 21

DURHAM, N.C.—Florida’s emphatic sweep at then-No. 8 Louisiana State capped the Gators’ perfect 4-0 week and kept them atop the Baseball America Top 25 for the sixth straight week.

Virginia continued its hot start to the season, beating then-No. 6 Florida State in a weekend series. The Cavaliers’ win combined with then-No. 3 Oklahoma’s losses at Arizona State and at home against Texas A&M allowed Virginia to climb to No. 3 in this week’s rankings.

Texas A&M used its series win at Oklahoma and a midweek victory against Cal State Fullerton to vault from No. 21 into the top 10 at No. 8. Fresno State also jumped into the top 10 from No. 17, reaching No. 10 this week after sweeping Washington State.

The Top 25′s biggest mover in the other direction was Baylor. The Bears fell from No. 14 to No. 21 after a 2-2 week that included a series loss at home to Texas Tech.

Two new teams entered the Baseball America Top 25 this week. Auburn beat SEC foes Alabama and Arkansas to join the rankings at No. 22. Oregon State’s 12-game winning streak was snapped Sunday at Long Beach State, but the Beavers’ series victory was enough for them to debut at No. 23.

Connecticut and College of Charleston both dropped out of the rankings after poor weekends at the Cougar Invitational in Charleston, S.C.

Oregon State’s arrival in the Top 25 gives the Pac-10 six ranked teams, the most of any conference. The ACC and SEC both have five ranked teams.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 20 and do not include ties.

Rk. Team W-L Last
Week
Prev.
1. Florida 18-2 4-0 1
2. Vanderbilt 19-2 3-1

2
3. Virginia 19-2 3-1 7

4. South Carolina 14-4 3-2 4
5. Texas 15-5 4-0 5
6. Arizona State 15-4 4-1

9

7. Florida State

16-4 1-3

6

8. Texas A&M

15-5 3-1

21

9. Oklahoma

17-5 1-4

3

10. Fresno State

14-2

3-0 17
11. Louisiana State

16-4 1-3

8

12. Stanford 6-5 0-0 12
13. Cal
State Fullerton
11-7

3-1

13

14. TCU

12-7 2-2

10

15. Arizona 15-5 2-2

11

16. California 12-5

2-1

15
17. Georgia Tech

17-4 5-0

23
18. North Carolina 18-3 4-0

18
19. Clemson 10-7

3-1 16
20. Tulane 16-4 5-0

22
21. Baylor 13-7 2-2

14

22. Auburn 14-6 3-1 NR

23. Oregon State

15-4 2-1

NR

24. UCLA 8-6 0-0 24

25. Rice 13-9 3-1

25

Dropped Out: Connecticut (19), College of Charleston (20)

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