Top 25 Tracker: Feb. 3-5

1. CLEMSON
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 17-19: James Madison 

2. FLORIDA
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Cincinnati 

3. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 11-12: @ Georgia Southern 

4. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 17-19: Seton Hall 

5. RICE
Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 1-0, 0-0 in Conference USA. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Rice rolled past rebuilding CMSU, allowing three hits while registering 12 strikeouts as a staff’”five in four innings for So. LHP Joe Savery and six in three innings for Sr. RHP Eddie Degermann. Fr. DH Aaron Luna homered in his first two college at-bats and drove in three runs.
RESULTS:
Feb. 4: Central Missouri State: W 9-0
UPCOMING:
Feb. 7: McNeese State
Feb. 10-12: @ Houston Astros College Classic: Texas Tech, (7) Texas, (21) Texas Christian 

6. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Spring Training Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: Nevada, (16) Arizona State, Gonzaga 

7. TEXAS
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 0-3, 0-0 in Big 12. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Texas gets a run on 10 hits over the first two games of the year. Jr. RHP Kyle McCulloch left after 3.1 IP Friday after getting hit in the foot with a line drive. He allowed a run on one hit. Texas registered 12 hits Sunday, but a seven-run fifth inning by the Toreros did in the Longhorns. Texas starts 0-3 for the second time since 1938; it was 0-4 in 2001.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: @ San Diego: L 4-2, L 6-0, L 12-8
UPCOMING:
Feb. 8: UT-Pan American
Feb. 10-12: @ Houston Astros College Classic: Houston, (5) Rice, (12) Tulane 

8. TENNESSEE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 2-1, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Tennessee blasted FAU ace Mickey Storey for six runs in 4.1 innings Friday as So. LHP James Adkins allowed an unearned run in four innings, but Fr. RHP Josh Lindblom (2.2 IP, 4 ER) and Jr. RHP Deunte Heath (3 IP, 6 ER) got roughed up in their UT debuts in Sunday’s DH. So. CF Julio Borbon rang up seven hits and scored five runs in the series.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: @ Florida Atlantic: W 12-1, W 9-8, L 6-5 (7)
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Eastern Michigan 

9. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 0-3, 0-0 in Big West. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Pitching was supposed to be the question for Fullerton, but Stanford’s pitching was better’”against a veteran Fullerton lineup. The Titans got seven extra-base hits at Sunken Diamond. Stanford won on its last at-bat both Friday and Saturday.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: @ Stanford: L 2-1, L 6-5 (10), L 6-3
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Nevada-Las Vegas 

10. MISSOURI
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in Big 12. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 9-12: Charleston Southern Tournament: East Tennessee State, Charleston Southern, Kennesaw State, Washington State 

11. PEPPERDINE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 2-1, 0-0 in West Coast. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Pepperdine won in its last at-bat Friday on an RBI single from Jr. C Chad Tracy. So. RF Donald Brown delivered six hits on the weekend. Slugging Jr. 1B/C Justin Tellam did not play for Pepperdine, per an agreement of his transfer in from UNLV.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: Nevada-Las Vegas: W 5-4, L 6-3, W 8-2
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Fresno State 

12. TULANE
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in Conference USA. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Houston Astros College Classic: (21) Texas Christian, Texas Tech, (7) Texas 

13. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 24-26: Marist 

14. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Elon 

15. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 3-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Shane Robinson, Tony Thomas Jr., Jack Rye, Ryne Malone and Buster Posey‘”the top five hitters in the FSU lineup–batted .528 with 23 runs and 19 RBIs in the series. Thomas homered in the final two games of the weekend. Coverted closer Tyler Chamliss threw six scoreless innings in the middle game, allowing only an unearned run.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: Charleston Southern: W 6-3, W 12-2, W 15-8
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Auburn 

16. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Jr. CF Colin Curtis was a triple shy of the cycle Sunday, when he also stole three bases. Jr. RHP Pat Bresnehan allowed an unearned run over six innings Sunday to improve to 2-0, 0.66. Fr. LHP/DH Ike Davis allowed a run over 7.1 innings Friday for his first win and drove in three runs Saturday.
RESULTS:
Jan. 27-29: Cal State Northridge: L 13-2, W 9-4, W 8-1
Feb. 3-5: Northern Illinois: W 5-3, W 9-6, W 8-3
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Spring Training Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: Gonzaga, (6) Oregon State, Nevada 

17. LONG BEACH STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 3-0, 0-0 in Big West. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: The Beach scored late victories in the final two games, including coming back from a 5-0 deficit Sunday. Jr. RHP Jared Hughes (6 IP, 2 ER) out-dueled Ian Kennedy in the opener. Sr. OF Sean Boatright hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning Friday, and a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth Saturday. He and Jr. 3B Evan Longoria each batted .400 in the series, with Fr. SS Danny Espinosa hitting .462.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: vs./@/vs. (17) Southern California: W 4-2, W 9-6, W 8-6
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ California 

18. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 3-0, 0-0 in West Coast. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: San Diego’s pitching toppled Texas in the first two games, with strong performances by Jr. RHP Josh Butler (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R) and So. RHP Matt Couch (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R). The Toreros scored seven times in the fifth inning Sunday to overcome a 4-3 deficit and complete their first-ever sweep of a No. 1 team.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: (1) Texas: W 4-2, W 6-0, W 12-8
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ UC Davis 

19. STANFORD
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 3-0, 0-0 in Pac-10. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Stanford scored in its last at-bat to win the first two games. Credit the wins to great relief efforts from three freshmen: LHP Jeremy Bleich worked 2.1 perfect innings Friday, LHP Sean Ratliff allowed only a hit in 3.2 innings Saturday, and RHP Austin Yount threw two scoreless Sunday, after which Bleich threw a scoreless inning for a save. Yount played third base in the first two games of the series, collecting a homer and four RBIs.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: (5) Cal State Fullerton: W 2-1, W 6-5 (10), W 6-3
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Kansas 

20. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Jaguar Invitational, Mobile, Ala.: George Mason, Oklahoma State, South Alabama 

21. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in Mountain West. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Houston Astros College Classic: (12) Tulane, Houston, (5) Rice 

22. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: North Florida 

23. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 0-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
UPCOMING:
Feb. 17-19: St. Louis 

24. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 3-0, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: N.C. State scored 50 runs in three games, with So. 3B Matt Mangini going 11-for-13 with seven RBIs after notching five hits in all of 2005.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: Delaware State: W 21-3, W 12-2, W 17-0
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: Hofstra 

25. CAL POLY
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in Big West. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Jr. RHP Bud Norris improved to 2-0 Saturday, allowing two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings. Cal Poly exploded for 16 hits Sunday after notching four in each of the first two games. Sr. 1B Jimmy Van Ostrand and Fr. SS Brent Morel each tallied three hits and two RBIs Sunday, with Morel stroking his first home run.
RESULTS:
Jan. 27-29: (21) Fresno State: W 6-3, W 4-1, W 9-8
Feb. 3-5: @ San Jose State: L 6-0, W 3-2, W 9-6
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: @ Loyola Marymount 

DROPPED OUT
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (17)
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 0-3, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-3 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: USC blew a 5-0 lead Sunday to take the broom. So. RHP Paul Koss gave up four runs in 1.2 IP over two appearances, taking losses in the final two games.  Jr. RHP Ian Kennedy allowed three runs in six innings with seven strikeouts Friday night.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: @/vs./@ (22) Long Beach State: L 4-2, L 9-6, L 8-6
UPCOMING:
Feb. 7: @ UC Riverside
Feb. 10-12: Florida International 

FRESNO STATE (21)
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 2-4, 0-0 in Western Athletic. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: So. DH Beau Mills hit a grand slam to key Saturday’s win, as Jr. RHP Andy Underwood allowed three hits in eight innings. Jr. SS Christian Vitters went deep twice Friday and drove in four runs.
RESULTS:
Jan. 27-29: @ Cal Poly: L 6-3, L 4-1, L 9-8
Feb. 3-5: @ UCLA: W 11-9, W 5-0, L 12-2
UPCOMING:
Feb. 10-12: (11) Pepperdine 

CALIFORNIA (25)
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 1-2, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25).
NOTES: Jr. RHP Brandon Morrow (6.1 IP, 0 H, BB, 12 K) pitched like an All-American in the opener, but Cal struggled on the mound after that. Jr. CF Brennan Boesch’s three hits Sunday weren’t enough as Cal scored two off Blair Erickson in the top of the ninth before the rally died.
RESULTS:
Feb. 3-5: @ UC Irvine: W 6-2, L 10-4, L 7-6
UPCOMING:
Feb. 7: San Francisco
Feb. 10-12: (17) Long Beach State

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