College Top 25 (May 19)

Oregon State moved into the top spot of the Baseball America Top 25 for the first time since winning the College World Series in 2007, taking the top spot away from Virginia following a series win over Washington, which included back-to-back shutouts.

Louisiana-Lafayette moved up to No. 2, while Virginia fell to third after losing a series at Wake Forest. Florida State and Cal Poly round out the top five. Washington dropped from fifth to eighth following its series loss to the Beavers. Miami (No. 6), Florida (No. 7), Indiana (No. 9) and Mississippi complete the top 10.

The remainder of the rankings were fairly static until the final quarter, where Nebraska came in at No. 20. The Cornhuskers had not been ranked since the 2008 season, when they got as high as No. 5.

Texas Tech moved back in at No. 23, while Sam Houston State re-entered the rankings for the first time since March 17.
Liberty, UC Irvine and Pepperdine fell out of the rankings after losing series.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 18 and do not include ties.


Team W-L Last Week Previous Ranking
1. Oregon State 41-9 3-1 2
2. Louisiana-Lafayette 49-7 3-0 3
3. Virginia 43-11 2-2 1
4. Florida State 41-14 2-2 4
5. Cal Poly 45-10 4-0 6
6. Miami 40-15 2-1 7
7. Florida 37-19 3-1 8
8. Washington 38-13 2-2 5
9. Indiana 38-13 3-1 9
10. Mississippi 40-16 3-1 11
11. Oklahoma State 41-14 3-1 12
12. Louisville 43-13 3-1 10
13. Texas Christian 38-15 2-1 13
14. Louisiana State 40-14 4-0 15
15. South Carolina 42-14 3-1 17
16. Houston 41-14 2-1 16
17. Rice 37-17 3-1 14
18. Mississippi State 35-20 2-1 20
19. Vanderbilt 40-16 2-2 18
20. Nebraska 37-18 2-1 NR
21. Kansas 34-22 1-1 22
22. Texas 36-16 2-1 25
23. Texas Tech 40-16 4-0 NR
24. Alabama 34-21 2-2 19
25. Sam Houston State 40-15 3-1 NR
Dropped Out: Liberty (21), Pepperdine (23), UC Irvine (24)