DURHAM, N.C—Florida State maintained the No. 1 spot in the Baseball America College Top 25 amid a chaotic week for the teams at the top of the rankings.
The Seminoles stayed atop the rankings despite a 1-3 week, though they haven’t had a chance to complete their series at Clemson due to a rainout Sunday. Clemson won the series opener on Saturday, with a doubleheader scheduled for Monday. The upheaval began at No. 2. Last week’s Nos. 2 and 3 teams, Baylor and Louisiana State, both lost their series, clearing the way for South Carolina and Florida to move up to those spots. Kentucky also got back into the top five at No. 4.
Baylor, which entered the weekend undefeated in Big 12 conference play, dropped to No. 7 after getting swept by Oklahoma. LSU fell to No. 9 after a home series loss to Vanderbilt, becoming the only team in the top 10 with four series losses. Starting with No. 10 Texas A&M, the middle portion of the rankings were more stable, as the teams ranked 10 through 17 all won their series and saw their rankings remain unchanged.
Appalachian State and Mississippi joined the rankings this week. The Mountaineers captured attention for their series win at LSU early in the season, but they’ve continued their strong play since. They won a road series at third-place Samford this weekend to remain atop the SoCon standings and join the rankings for the first time ever. Mississippi, which swept Tennessee this weekend, returns to the rankings at No. 25 after a one-week absence.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 13 and do not include ties.
|8.||Cal State Fullerton||32-15||2-1||8|
|13.||North Carolina State||36-13||3-1||13|
|Dropped out: Arkansas (20), Mississippi State (25).|