College Top 25: May 5

Lousiana State climbs back into poll, Miami still No. 1




Miami swept St. Mary's to improve its record to 39-5 and remain atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings for the fifth straight week.

Arizona State won its series on the road against Pac-10 opponent UCLA to move up to the No. 3 spot. The Sun Devils were followed by Florida State, winner of a pair of games on the road against Clemson, and Nebraska, who swept Louisiana-Lafayette, at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots. Stanford lost a pair of midweek games against Santa Clara and UC Davis to slip to No. 6.

Unlike most weeks this season, there was not much movement in the middle of the rankings this week. Vanderbilt swept in-state rival Tennessee to move up to second place in the Southeastern Conference, good for a No. 18 ranking, and St. John's swept Big East foe West Virginia to move up three spots to No. 21.

Two teams made their season debuts in the rankings this week. Louisiana State swept then-No. 18 Kentucky on the road to move into the rankings at No. 22, while Texas Christian, who has won of 23 of their last 29 games to run its record to 33-16 overall, swept Utah to crack the Rankings at No. 25.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 4 and do not include ties.

COLLEGE TOP 25
Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Miami 39-5 3-0 1
2. North Carolina 38-8 0-0 2
3. Arizona State 37-8 2-1 4
4. Florida State 39-7 4-0 5
5. Nebraska 36-8 4-0 6
6. Stanford 27-15 2-2 3
7. Rice 34-11 0-0 7
8. San Diego 37-13 2-2 8
9. Texas A&M 40-8 3-1 10
10. Oklahoma State 35-12 3-1 9
11. Georgia 31-15 2-1 11
12. Cal State Fullerton 29-16 3-1 12
13. UC Irvine 30-12 2-2 13
14. Wichita State 36-11 3-2 14
15. Missouri 31-16 2-2 15
16. California 29-15 2-2 16
17. South Carolina 33-15 2-1 17
18. Vanderbilt 34-13 3-0 22
19. North Carolina State 32-14 2-1 19
20. Michigan 34-11 4-1 21
21. St. John's 35-10 4-0 24
22. Louisiana State 32-16 4-0 NR
23. Kentucky 34-13 1-3 18
24. Coastal Carolina 38-11 2-2 20
25. Texas Christian 33-16 4-1 NR
Dropped Out: Oregon State (23), Long Beach State (25).