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|
|4. Florida State||41-14||2-2||4|
|5. Cal Poly||45-10||4-0||6|
|11. Oklahoma State||41-14||3-1||12|
|13. Texas Christian||38-15||2-1||13|
|14. Louisiana State||40-14||4-0||15|
|15. South Carolina||42-14||3-1||17|
|18. Mississippi State||35-20||2-1||20|
|23. Texas Tech||40-16||4-0||NR|
|25. Sam Houston State||40-15||3-1||NR|
|Dropped Out: Liberty (21), Pepperdine (23), UC Irvine (24)