DURHAM, N.C.—Arizona remains No. 1 in Baseball America’s college Top
25 rankings, but Grand Canyon State rival Arizona State continues to
creep up on the top spot.
The Wildcats swept pesky
Sacramento State to remain No. 1. The Sun Devils moved up from No. 6 to
No. 4 after they notched a pair of wins against Michigan, then ranked
eighth, by a combined score of 23-8. Arizona State added wins over
Hawaii and Portland to vault themselves over North Carolina and
Missouri, which check in at Nos. 5 and 6. Meanwhile, the Wolverines
endured the biggest drop of any team in the Top 25, falling to No. 15,
thanks not only to their losses to Arizona State, but to a 10-inning
loss to Portland as well.
Michigan’s fall allowed
several teams to move up, including Miami, which won its series against
Florida; South Carolina, which swept two games from rival Clemson; and
Long Beach State, which swept Wichita State. Clemson (No. 23) and
Wichita (No. 25) remain ranked.
There was plenty of
movement found at the bottom of the rankings, as four teams moved in
for the first time this year. California posted wins over Fresno State,
San Diego State, and San Diego to move into the rankings at No. 18. UC
Irvine comes in at No. 19 as the Anteaters improved to 7-0 and have
posted four shutouts already. Florida State enters at No. 20 after
sweeping Auburn, and Kentucky at No. 24 after a 9-0 start.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25
rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 2 and do not
|COLLEGE TOP 25|
|10.||Long Beach State||5-2||3-1||11|
|Dropped Out: San Diego State (22), Cal State Fullerton (23), Fresno State (24), Louisiana-Lafayette (25)|