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College Top 25

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Updated on: 4/16/2018
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    Florida

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 32-6, 12-3 in SEC (8-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 9-0
    Results
    April 10: @ (9) Florida State: W 6-3
    April 13-15: Missouri: W 3-1, W 10-2, W 7-2
    Upcoming
    March 17: Jacksonville
    March 19-21: @ (9) Kentucky

    Week in a sentence: The Gators continue winning at a blistering pace, posting a perfect 4-0 week against rival Florida State and conference foe Missouri.

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    North Carolina State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 28-7, 13-5 in ACC (5-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-0
    Results
    April 11: @ UNC Wilmington: W 8-3
    April 13-15: Notre Dame: L 12-8, W 12-2, W 13-5
    Upcoming
    March 17: vs. (19) North Carolina in Durham
    March 20-22: @ (8) Duke

    Week in a sentence: The Wolfpack dug itself into an early hole with a come-from-behind loss at the hands of Notre Dame, but N.C. State fought back against the Irish to remain the only team in the ACC this season not to have lost a conference series.

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    Stanford

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 27-5, 9-3 in Pac-12 (7-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-1
    Results
    April 10: UC Davis: W 7-2
    April 13-15: Arizona State: W 3-1, W 11-6, W 10-3
    Upcoming
    April 20-22: @ Arizona

    Week in a sentence: The Cardinal got back on track after its first series loss of the season by cruising through a 4-0 week against UC Davis and Arizona State.

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    Arkansas

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 27-10, 10-5 in SEC (8-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-2
    Results
    April 10: vs. Grambling State in North Little Rock, Ark.: W 7-6
    April 12-14: South Carolina: L 3-2, W 2-0 (7), W 3-0 (7)
    Upcoming
    April 17: Missouri State
    April 20-22: @ Mississippi State

    Week in a sentence: The Hogs’ weekend opened with a home loss to South Carolina - their first home Southeastern Conference loss of the season, but Arkansas rallied to win the series.

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    Texas Tech

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 29-8, 8-4 in Big 12 (6-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-2
    Results
    April 10: @ (25) Dallas Baptist: L 6-5
    April 13-15: Kansas State: W 21-4, W 26-6, W 9-6
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ New Mexico
    April 20-22: (21) Oklahoma

    Week in a sentence: The Red Raiders shook off a midweek loss against Dallas Baptist and put on an impressive offensive display against Kansas State, scoring 56 runs on the weekend.

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    Vanderbilt

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 22-14, 9-6 in SEC (8-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-1
    Results
    April 10: Western Kentucky: W 3-2
    April 13-15: (5) Mississippi: L 11-3, W 8-7 (8), W 8-7 (7)
    Upcoming
    April 17: Evansville
    April 19-21: Missouri

    Week in a sentence: Other than a sweep at the hands of the reigning national champs on the road, the Commodores have won every SEC series, including a hard-earned series win over Mississippi this weekend.

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    Mississippi

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 29-8, 8-7 in SEC (7-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-2
    Results
    April 10: vs. (12) Southern Mississippi in Pearl, Miss.: W 11-3
    April 13-15: @ (14) Vanderbilt: W 11-3, L 8-7 (8), L 8-7 (7)
    Upcoming
    April 18: Arkansas State
    April 20-22: (24) Georgia

    Week in a sentence: The Rebels were unable to hold off Vanderbilt late in both ends of a doubleheader Sunday and lost their second-straight series as a result.

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    Duke

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 30-7, 12-5 in ACC (5-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-2
    Results
    April 9: @ Wake Forest: L 6-3
    April 10: Davidson: W 5-0
    April 13-15: @ (9) Florida State: W 7-1, W 6-5
    Upcoming
    April 17: (11) East Carolina
    April 20-22: (2) North Carolina State

    Week in a sentence: The Blue Devils rebounded from a series loss to Wake Forest in a huge way, winning a series at Florida State for the first time since 1994 in a Top 10 matchup.

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    Kentucky

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 25-11, 7-8 in SEC (7-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-2
    Results
    April 11: @ Western Carolina: W 7-5
    April 13-15: @ (21) Georgia: W 6-4 (11), L 9-7, W 1-0
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ Louisville
    April 19-21: (1) Florida

    Week in a sentence: After sliding in the SEC East standings, the Wildcats made up some ground by taking down red-hot Georgia on the road.

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    Oregon State

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-0
    Overall: 26-6, 7-5 in Pac-12 (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-2
    Results
    April 13-14: @ Missouri State: W 17-6, W 10-2
    Upcoming
    April 19-21: Oregon

    Week in a sentence: In a need of a bounceback after dropping consecutive Pac-12 series, the Beavers impressively dropped 27 runs on a good Missouri State team on the road.

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    East Carolina

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 26-9, 5-4 in American (4-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-1
    Results
    April 11: @ Elon: W 3-0
    April 13-15: South Florida: W 15-2, L 13-1, L 5-4
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ (8) Duke
    April 20-22: @ Memphis

    Week in a sentence: Though the Pirates managed to rough up Preseason All-American Shane McClanahan, they were unable to seal series win against South Florida.

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    Indiana

    Big Ten
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 26-6, 6-2 in Big Ten (1-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-0-1
    Results
    April 10: Indiana State: W 6-1
    April 13-15: Northwestern: W 12-0, W 6-3, W 22-1
    Upcoming
    April 17: vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis
    April 18: Ball State
    April 20-22: Ohio State

    Week in a sentence: The Hoosiers still have yet to lose a weekend series this year, and this weekend picked up a smooth sweep of Northwestern.

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    Southern Mississippi

    Conference USA
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 24-11, 10-4 in CUSA (3-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-0
    Results
    April 10: vs. Mississippi in Pearl, Miss.: L 11-3
    April 13-15: @ Florida International: W 5-0, L 5-4, W 13-1 (7)
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ Southeastern Louisiana
    April 20-22: Middle Tennessee State

    Week in a sentence: The Golden Eagles couldn’t handle Mississippi in a midweek tilt but have yet to lose a weekend series.

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    Clemson

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 1-3
    Overall: 26-10, 11-7 (3-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-2
    Results
    April 10: vs. (21) Georgia in North Augusta, S.C.: L 6-3
    April 13-14: Miami: L 12-11 (12), L 6-1, W 8-3
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ (24) Georgia
    April 20-22: @ Wake Forest

    Week in a sentence: A series win slipped through the Tigers’ fingers as they lost a lead late against the feisty Hurricanes in a Friday the 13th epic before falling 6-1 the next day.

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    UCLA

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 22-9, 11-4 in Pac-12 (2-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-1
    Results
    April 10: @ Long Beach State: L 5-2
    April 13-15: @ Utah: W 16-3, W 6-3, W 12-4
    Upcoming
    April 17: UC Irvine
    April 20-22: Southern California

    Week in a sentence: After another conference series win, the Bruins are the current Pac-12 leaders at 11-4.

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    Coastal Carolina

    Sun Belt
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 26-12, 12-3 in Sun Belt (1-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-0
    Results
    April 10: @ Wake Forest: W 9-2
    April 13-14: @ Troy: L 4-2, W 3-2, W 5-4
    Upcoming
    April 18: @ UNC Wilmington
    April 20-22: Georgia State

    Week in a sentence: Coastal was tested at Troy, but won a pair of one-run games at both ends of a doubleheader to remain unbeaten this season in Sun Belt Conference series.

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    Florida State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 0-3
    Overall: 24-12, 8-9 in ACC (4-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-3
    Results
    April 10: (1) Florida: L 6-3
    April 13-14: (10) Duke: L 7-1, L 6-5
    Upcoming
    April 17-18: Stetson
    April 20-22: @ Boston College

    Week in a sentence: It was a tough week for the Seminoles, who have now lost five straight games and slipped under .500 in ACC play.

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    Louisiana State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 24-13, 9-6 in SEC (4-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-3
    Results
    April 10: Louisiana Tech: W 2-0
    April 13-15: Tennessee: W 9-3, W 14-5, W 9-7
    Upcoming
    April 18: @ Tulane
    April 20-22: @ South Carolina

    Week in a sentence: The Tigers rebounded from a series loss at Texas A&M with a perfect 4-0 week punctuated by a walk-off win Sunday against Tennessee for coach Paul Mainieri’s 1,400th career victory.

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    North Carolina

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 24-12, 12-6 in ACC (2-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-3
    Results
    April 10: Appalachian State: W 4-1
    April 13-14: @ Virginia: L 4-0, W 8-6, W 12-6
    Upcoming
    April 17: vs. (2) North Carolina State in Durham
    April 20-22: Georgia Tech

    Week in a sentence: North Carolina has won three straight ACC series, going 9-2 in that stretch, to push ahead of the pack in the Coastal Division.

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    Texas

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 24-14, 11-4 in Big 12 (5-9 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-3
    Results
    April 10: @ (22) Texas A&M: L 6-5
    April 13-15: @ (15) Oklahoma: W 7-6, W 5-3, L 6-0
    Upcoming
    April 17: Texas-Rio Grande Valley
    April 18: vs. Texas Southern in Sugar Land, Texas
    April 20-22: New Orleans

    Week in a sentence: Texas capped a tough week with a series win at rival Oklahoma to take a strong position in the Big 12 Conference title race.

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    Oklahoma

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-2
    Overall: 26-13, 9-3 in Big 12 (2-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-1
    Results
    April 10: Arkansas-Little Rock: W 13-0
    April 11: Oral Roberts: W 20-3
    April 13-15: (24) Texas: L 7-6, L 5-3, W 6-0
    Upcoming
    April 20-22: @ (5) Texas Tech

    Week in a sentence: Oklahoma was unable to hold off Texas’ late rallies on the first two games of a hard-fought series and posted its first losing weekend since Opening Weekend.

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    Texas A&M

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 27-9, 8-7 in SEC (5-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-3
    Results
    April 10: (24) Texas: W 6-5
    April 12-14: Alabama: W 12-6, W 9-6, W 3-2 (11)
    Upcoming
    April 17: Texas State
    April 20-22: @ Tennessee

    Week in a sentence: After losing its first three SEC series, Texas A&M has righted the ship and pushed its winning streak to six games with a win against archrival Texas and a sweep of Alabama.

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    Dallas Baptist

    MVC
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 23-10, 5-1 in MVC (3-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-1
    Results
    April 10: (6) Texas Tech: W 6-5
    April 13-15: Southern Illinois: W 7-5, W 9-8, W 3-1
    Upcoming
    April 17: @ Texas-Arlington
    April 20-22: @ Indiana State

    Week in a sentence: The Patriots have won 12 of their last 14 games and just keep finding a way to pull out close games.

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    Georgia

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 25-11, 9-6 in SEC (5-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-3
    Results
    April 10: vs. (7) Clemson in North Augusta, S.C.: W 6-3
    April 13-15: (13) Kentucky: L 6-4 (11), W 9-7, L 1-0
    Upcoming
    April 17: (14) Clemson
    April 20-22: @ (7) Mississippi

    Week in a sentence: Georgia’s week started with a big win against Clemson, but its bullpen struggled against Kentucky and it lost its second straight hard-fought SEC East series.

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    Illinois

    Big Ten
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 23-8, 9-3 in Big Ten (1-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 4-1
    Results
    April 10: Illinois State: W 4-2
    April 13-15: Rutgers: W 13-12, W 2-1, W 10-4
    Upcoming
    April 17: Valparaiso
    April 20-22: Grand Canyon

    Week in a sentence: Illinois has gotten back on track since losing a series to Iowa and it plowed through a 4-0 week at home.

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