DURHAM, N.C.—Virginia took most of the week off for exams, but won its only game against Virginia Commonwealth, and remains atop the Baseball America Top 25 for the fourth consecutive week.
Series losses by South Carolina and Florida, however, gave the top five its first shakeup in nearly a month. Oregon State ascended to No. 2 and Texas replaced Florida at No. 5. Florida’s series loss at then-unranked Arkansas dropped it to No. 8, marking the first time the Gators have been out of the top five this season.
Texas Christian moved into the top 10 with a series victory against then-No. 16 Oklahoma State. It is the first time the Horned Frogs have been ranked in the top 10 since March 14.
Rice was the rankings’ biggest mover, climbing three spots to No. 21 with a perfect week against Stephen F. Austin State and Houston.
Two teams returned to the rankings this week. Arkansas’ series victory kept it tied with Alabama in the SEC West and moved the Razorbacks into the rankings at No. 23, their first ranking since April 18. UCLA went 4-0 against Pepperdine and Oregon, moving back into the rankings at No. 24 after dropping out last week.
The ACC has six teams ranked in the Baseball America Top 25, the most of any conference.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 8 and do not include ties.
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|Dropped Out: California (21), Gonzaga (23).|