College Top 25: April 14

Top four hold serve in new Top 25 rankings




DURHAM, N.C.—Miami swept a somber Georgia Tech squad to maintain its spot atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings.

The first four sports in the rankings remain unchanged, as Miami, Arizona State, Florida State, and North Carolina all won conference series on the road. Arizona State won two of three against Washington State, while Florida State and North Carolina swept Boston College and Clemson, respectively. UC Irvine moved up to No. 5 after winning its series on the road against Long Beach State. The Dirtbags, who were ranked 20th at the time, fell out of the rankings with 11 losses in their last 13 games.

Missouri and Wichita State each moved up two spots in the Top 10. Missouri won its series against Texas, scoring 46 runs in the process, to move up to No. 6, and Wichita State won its series on the road against a quality team in Creighton to move up to No. 7, with only one series loss (at Long Beach State to start the season). Texas, meanwhile, was the week's biggest mover, falling eight spots to No. 20 with its third series defeat.

Three new teams moved into the rankings this week. Texas A&M came in at No. 19, as the Aggies continued their impressive season by posting a 4-0 week, sweeping Big 12 foe Oklahoma. Pepperdine moved into the rankings at No. 23, and East Carolina returned to the rankings at No. 24. UNC Wilmington and Florida joined LBSU in falling out of the Top 25.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 13 and do not include ties.

COLLEGE TOP 25
Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Miami 30-3 4-1 1
2. Arizona State 30-4 2-1 2
3. Florida State 31-3 3-0 3
4. North Carolina 29-7 4-1 4
5. UC Irvine 23-6 3-1 7
6. Missouri 25-9 3-1 8
7. Wichita State 27-5 3-1 9
8. California 23-9 2-2 5
9. Nebraska 25-6 1-2 6
10. Stanford 17-11 2-2 10
11. Rice 27-10 4-0 11
12. San Diego 27-11 5-0 13
13. Georgia 23-12 3-2 14
14. South Carolina 25-10 5-0 15
15. Cal State Fullerton 20-12 2-2 16
16. Mississippi 24-12 4-1 18
17. Vanderbilt 24-10 5-0 19
18. Oklahoma State 23-10 3-1 21
19. Texas A&M 30-6 4-0 NR
20. Texas 23-12 2-2 12
21. Michigan 22-8 5-0 23
22. Coastal Carolina 28-7 4-0 24
23. Pepperdine 23-11 3-1 NR
24. East Carolina 26-9 5-0 NR
25. Kentucky 26-8 1-3 17
Dropped Out: Long Beach State (20), UNC Wilmington (22), Florida (25).