Top 25 Tracker: April 22-24


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1. VIRGINIA

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 40-4, 18-3 in ACC (7-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-0.

The Cavaliers won their 13th straight weekend series and became the first team to reach the 40-win plateau this season—the seventh time in the last eight seasons they have won 40 or more games.

RESULTS

April 19: @ Radford: W 12-0

April 20: Richmond: W 12-1

April 23-24: North Carolina State: L 6-2, W 3-1, W 7-6

UPCOMING

April 26: Virginia Commonwealth

April 29-May 1: @ Boston College

2. SOUTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 31-8, 14-4 in SEC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-0.

The Gamecocks won a road series against Mississippi State but fell into a tie with Vanderbilt and Florida atop the SEC thanks to Saturday’s loss. South Carolina also lost Jr. OF Jackie Bradley with a wrist injury Saturday; the Gamecocks expect him to miss a few weeks.

RESULTS

April 19: @ College of Charleston: W 8-3

April 22-24: @ Mississippi State: W 8-2, L 5-3, W 13-4

UPCOMING

April 26: Liberty

April 29-May 1: Auburn

3. OREGON STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 29-8, 10-2 in Pac-10. (9-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-0.

The Beavers won two of three against Washington State to remain atop the Pac-10 standings, a half-game ahead of Arizona State.

RESULTS

April 21-23: Washington State: W 4-2, W 7-6, L 2-0

UPCOMING

April 26: @ Portland

April 29-30: @ (24) UCLA

4. VANDERBILT

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 35-5, 14-4 in SEC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.

Vandy outscored LSU 31-11 in a three-game sweep to move back into a tie with South Carolina and Florida atop the SEC standings.

RESULTS

April 22-24: Louisiana State: W 11-3, W 10-1, W 10-7

UPCOMING

April 26: @ Western Kentucky

April 29-May 1: Tennessee

5. FLORIDA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 31-10, 14-4 in SEC. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.

The Gators swept Alabama—their seventh weekend series sweep of the season—to move into a tie with South Carolina and Vanderbilt atop the SEC standings.

RESULTS

April 20: @ Central Florida: L 8-6

April 22-24: Alabama: W 7-0, W 9-2, W 2-1

UPCOMING

April 29-May 1: Mississippi

6. TEXAS A&M

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 29-11, 14-4 in Big 12. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-0.

Texas A&M swept Oklahoma State to move into sole possession of first place in the Big 12, a game ahead of Texas. The Aggies dominated the series, outscoring the Cowboys 24-4.

RESULTS

April 19: (11) Texas Christian: L 4-2

April 22-24: (16) Oklahoma State: W 11-2, W 5-1, W 8-1

UPCOMING

April 26: Sam Houston State

April 29-May 1: @ Missouri


7. TEXAS

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-10, 13-5 in Big 12 (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.

The Longhorns won a road series at Kansas, but a loss in Saturday’s series finale dropped them a game behind Texas A&M in the Big 12.

RESULTS

April 19: Texas-Pan American: W 4-2

April 21-23: @ Kansas: W 9-0, W 9-1, L 4-2

UPCOMING

April 26: Texas State

April 29-May 1: (14) Oklahoma

8. ARIZONA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 28-9, 11-4 in Pac-10. (8-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.

Arizona State swept a road series against California to run its winning streak to six games. The Sun Devils climbed back within a half game of first-place Oregon State in the Pac-10.

RESULTS

April 21-23: @ (15) California: W 6-4 (17 innings), W 5-0, W 6-0

UPCOMING

April 26: @ Arizona

April 29-May 1: (21) Stanford

9. FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 31-10, 14-7 in ACC (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.

The Seminoles swept Duke to run their winning streak to seven games. Florida State leads the ACC’s Atlantic Division by three games over Clemson.

RESULTS

April 19-20: Florida Gulf Coast: W 13-2, W 6-4

April 22-24: Duke: W 2-1, W 10-3, W 13-9

UPCOMING

April 29-May 1: @ (16) Miami

10. CAL STATE FULLERTON

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 28-11, 9-3 in Big West. (4-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.

The banged-up Titans lost a road series at Cal Poly but still lead the Big West by a game over UC Irvine and Poly. Fullerton was without ace Noe Ramirez, outfielder Michael Lorenzen and third baseman Joe Terry due to injuries.

RESULTS

April 21-23: @ Cal Poly: L 7-2, L 4-2, W 9-3

UPCOMING

April 26: @ San Diego

April 29-May 1: Pacific

11. TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 29-11, 13-2 in MWC. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.

The Horned Frogs swept UNLV to run their winning streak to seven games. TCU leads the Mountain West by three games over second-place Utah.

RESULTS

April 19: @ (6) Texas A&M: W 4-2

April 21-23: Nevada-Las Vegas: W 4-1, W 9-3, W 2-1

UPCOMING

April 25: @ Dallas Baptist

April 26: (14) Oklahoma

April 28-30: @ Brigham Young

12. GEORGIA TECH

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-11, 17-4 in ACC (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.

The Yellow Jackets swept Boston College to get back within a game of first-place Virginia in the ACC’s Coastal Division.

RESULTS

April 19: @ Mercer: L 6-3

April 22-24: Boston College: W 2-0, W 8-1, W 10-8

UPCOMING

April 26: vs. Georgia @ Turner Field

April 29-May 1: @ Clemson

13. FRESNO STATE

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 28-7, 8-3 in WAC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-0-1.

Fresno State won three of four at Sacramento State. The Bulldogs trail Hawaii by a half-game heading into next week’s WAC showdown between the two teams.

RESULTS

April 19: @ Cal Poly: L 5-4

April 21-23: @ Sacramento State: W 2-0, W 7-3, L 2-1 (7 innings), W 12-4

UPCOMING

April 29-May 2: Hawaii

14. OKLAHOMA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 29-11, 9-7 in Big 12. (5-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3-1.

The Sooners bounced back from consecutive series losses with a series win against Nebraska, though Sunday’s finale was washed out. The Sooners moved into third place in the Big 12, percentage points ahead of Oklahoma State.

RESULTS

April 19: Dallas Baptist: L 3-2

April 20: Bacone (Okla.): W 5-2

April 22-24: Nebraska: W 9-2, W 4-1, CCD

UPCOMING

April 26: @ (11) Texas Christian

April 29-May 1: @ (7) Texas

15. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-9, 9-3 in C-USA (4-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2-1.

Southern Miss swept Marshall to move three games ahead of Rice in the loss column.

RESULTS

April 20: vs. Louisiana State @ Metairie, La.: L 8-6

April 22-23: Marshall: W 8-7, W 10-8, W 9-4

UPCOMING

April 26: Alabama

April 29-May 1: @ East Carolina

16. MIAMI

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 27-13, 15-5 in ACC. (2-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.

Miami swept a Saturday doubleheader at North Carolina to record its first wins of the season against a ranked foe. The Hurricanes have won 13 of their last 15 since getting swept by Georgia Tech.

RESULTS

April 20: Bethune-Cookman: W 5-3

April 23-24: @ (14) North Carolina: W 13-6, W 5-3, L 8-1

UPCOMING

April 27: South Florida

April 29-May 1: (9) Florida State

17. STETSON

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 31-9, 14-4 in A-Sun (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-0.

Stetson strengthened its hold on the Atlantic Sun with a road series win against second-place Jacksonville. The Hatters now lead the Dolphins by three games in the loss column.

RESULTS

April 19: @ South Florida: L 5-2

April 22-23: @ Jacksonville: W 14-6, L 10-4, W 9-4

UPCOMING

April 26: Bethune-Cookman

April 27: Central Florida

April 29-May 1: North Florida

18. NORTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 32-10, 13-8 in ACC (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-3.

The Tar Heels dropped their second consecutive weekend series but salvaged Sunday’s series finale against Miami. Fourth-place UNC now trails Virginia by five games in the Coastal Division.

RESULTS

April 19: Coastal Carolina: W 8-3

April 23-24: (25) Miami: L 13-6, L 5-3, W 8-1

UPCOMING

April 27: @ East Carolina

19. OKLAHOMA STATE

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 28-12, 10-8 in Big 12. (4-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.

The Cowboys were swept in a road series at Texas A&M. They fell into four place in the Big 12, four games behind the Aggies and percentage points behind third-place Oklahoma.

RESULTS

April 19: Wichita State: W 5-3

April 22-24: @ (6) Texas A&M: L 11-2, L 5-1, L 8-1

UPCOMING

April 26: @ Wichita State

April 29-May 1: Kansas State

20. CALIFORNIA

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 24-12, 9-6 in Pac-10 (2-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

Cal was swept at home by Arizona State to fall to fourth place in the Pac-10, 2.5 games behind first-place Oregon State.

RESULTS

April 19: UC Davis: W 4-1

April 21-23: (9) Arizona State: L 6-4 (17 innings), L 5-0, L 6-0

UPCOMING

April 25: @ (21) Stanford

April 29-May 1: Oregon

21. STANFORD

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 19-13, 5-7 in Pac-10 (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-4.

The Cardinal scored four runs in the ninth Sunday to steal a big series win against UCLA. Stanford sits in sixth place in the Pac-10.

RESULTS

April 19: @ Santa Clara: W 10-3

April 21-23: (20) UCLA: W 7-4, L 4-1, W 5-4

UPCOMING

April 25: (20) California

April 26: @ St. Mary’s

April 29-May 1: @ (8) Arizona State


22. TROY

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 34-11, 17-4 in Sun Belt (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.

Troy swept a big Sun Belt Conference series against second-place Western Kentucky. The Trojans now lead the Sun Belt by three games over Florida Atlantic.

RESULTS

April 19: Alabama-Birmingham: L 8-1

April 20: Alabama A&M: W 8-0

April 22-24: Western Kentucky: W 6-3, W 11-3, W 12-9

UPCOMING

April 26: @ Alabama-Birmingham

April 29-May 1: @ Florida Atlantic

23. CONNECTICUT

Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 26-12, 13-2 in Big East (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.

UConn ran its winning streak to nine games with a sweep of Georgetown. The Huskies lead the Big East by two games over second-place Pittsburgh, and they are 5-1 this season against the next two teams in the standings (Pitt and St. John’s).

RESULTS

April 18: @ Massachusetts: W 18-3

April 19: Fairfield: W 13-2

April 21-22: Georgetown: W 5-0, W 14-2, W 6-3

UPCOMING

April 25: Quinnipiac

April 26: @ Bryant

April 27: @ Central Connecticut State

April 29-May 1: @ Rutgers

24. UCLA

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 21-14, 10-5 in Pac-10. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3-1.

The Bruins dropped their first conference series when Stanford came from behind with four runs in the ninth inning of the rubber game.

RESULTS

April 19: San Diego State: W 14-6

April 21-23: @ Stanford: L 7-4, W 4-1, L 5-4

UPCOMING

April 26: UC Irvine

April 29-May 1: (3) Oregon State

25. RICE

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 28-16, 9-6 in CUSA. (4-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3.

The Owls won Friday’s opener at UAB but were swept in a Saturday doubleheader. Rice trails Southern Miss by three games in the loss column.

RESULTS

April 20: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: W 7-5

April 22-23: @ Alabama-Birmingham: W 9-5, L 7-2, L 8-7 (12 innings)

UPCOMING

May 4: Stephen F. Austin State


DROPPED OUT


ARKANSAS (21)

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 28-11, 9-9 in SEC. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.

Arkansas dropped two of three at Kentucky to fall into a three-way tie atop the SEC West. The Razorbacks have lost all three of their conference road series this year.

RESULTS

April 19: @ Oral Roberts: W 6-5

April 23-24: @ Kentucky: L 3-2, L 3-1, W 4-1 (5 innings)

UPCOMING

April 26: Saint Louis

April 29-May 1: @ Georgia

ARIZONA (23)

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 24-15, 6-9 in Pac-10 (6-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.

The Wildcats dropped their second consecutive weekend series, both on the road. Arizona sits in seventh place in the Pac-10.

RESULTS

April 21-23: @ Oregon: L 4-2, W 2-1, L 7-3

UPCOMING

April 26: (8) Arizona State

April 29-May 1: Southern California


GONZAGA (24)

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 22-13, 6-3 in WCC. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.

Gonzaga dropped a home series to St. Mary’s and fell to second place in the WCC, a game behind San Francisco.

RESULTS

April 21-23: St. Mary’s: W 5-2, L 12-1, L 7-6

UPCOMING

April 25-26: Washington

April 29-May 1: @ Santa Clara

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