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