DURHAM, N.C.–Vanderbilt held onto the No. 1 spot in Baseball America’s Top 25 rankings, as it swept Louisiana State to clinch its first ever Southeastern Conference regular-season championship. The Commodores have ranked No. 1 since April 2nd.
|Dropped Out: Oregon State
Missouri swept Oklahoma State on the road to move up to No. 11. Owners of an 11-1 record in series play, the Tigers finished the regular season second in the Big 12 and are 8-2 so far in May.
Also moving up, No. 16 UC Riverside swept Long Beach State to take over first place in the Big West. The Highlanders have won 14 of their last 15 games. The Dirtbags fell to No. 22.
Oregon State was the lone team to drop out of the rankings. The Beavers had been inside the Top 25 since the start of the season but have lost three straight Pacific-10 Conference series. Creighton replaced Oregon State. The Bluejays finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference–behind Wichita State.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 20 and do not include ties.