Virginia remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 for the fifth straight week while the top 10 largely was static in terms of composition with the exception of Florida, which fell four spots following a series loss to Vanderbilt.
Oregon State stayed at No. 2 following a sweep of UCLA, and Louisiana-Lafayette remained No. 3 after sweeping a series at South Alabama to clinch the Sun Belt regular-season title. Florida State moved up a spot after taking a weekend series at North Carolina, and Washington, Cal Poly and Miami all moved up one.
The Gators dropped to eighth after losing a home series against Vanderbilt, which stayed put at No. 18, as Florida was the only team in the first 17 to lose a series this weekend. Indiana and Louisville round out the top 10.
The remainder of the top 25 was similarly stagnant, although Mercer and Texas A&M dropped out after losing their respective weekend series. Kansas (at No. 22) and Pepperdine (No. 23) are the new entries this week. The Jayhawks are ranked for the first time since May of 2009, while Pepperdine’s last ranking came in 2012. Kansas has swept three straight Big 12 series, while Pepperdine won a big series against San Diego to secure its place atop the West Coast Conference standings.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 11 and do not include ties.
|Team||W-L||Last Week||Previous Ranking|
|2. Oregon State||38-8||4-0||2|
|4. Florida State||39-12||3-1||4|
|6. Cal Poly||41-10||3-1||7|
|12. Oklahoma State||38-13||3-0||13|
|13. Texas Christian||36-14||2-1||12|
|15. Louisiana State||36-14||1-1||15|
|17. South Carolina||39-13||4-0||17|
|20. Mississippi State||33-19||2-1||21|
|24. UC Irvine||34-16||2-2||23|
|Dropped Out: Texas A&M (20), Mercer (24).