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No. 20 South Florida
Updated on: 4/23/2018
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    Florida

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 34-8, 14-4 in SEC (10-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 10-0
    Results
    April 17: Jacksonville: L 8-4
    April 19-21: @ (9) Kentucky: W 11-2, W 9-4, L 3-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: Mercer
    April 26-28: Auburn

    Week in a sentence: As scary as this may sound to the rest of the country and the rest of the SEC, the 2018 Gators could very well be better than the 2017 team that won the College World Series title; Florida has yet to lose a weekend series and picked up another impressive road series win against Kentucky.

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    North Carolina State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 31-8, 15-6 in ACC (8-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 9-0
    Results
    April 17: vs. (19) North Carolina in Durham: W 8-3
    April 20-22: @ (8) Duke: W 9-2, W 2-1, L 11-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: (7) East Carolina
    April 27-29: (2) North Carolina

    Week in a sentence: The Wolfpack has established itself as the clear team to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference, posting a loud week with wins against rival North Carolina and a series win on the road in a Top-10 matchup against Duke.

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    Stanford

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-0
    Overall: 30-5, 12-3 in Pac-12 (7-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-1
    Results
    April 20-22: @ Arizona: W 8-2, W 8-7, W 7-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: Pacific
    April 26-28: California

    Week in a sentence: The Cardinal has shaken off its lone series loss of the season at UCLA by sweeping consecutive Pac-12 Conference series against Arizona State and at Arizona.

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    Texas Tech

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 32-9, 10-5 in Big 12 (8-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-2
    Results
    April 17: @ New Mexico: W 20-9
    April 20-22: (21) Oklahoma: W 5-4 (10), W 12-6, L 12-5
    Upcoming
    April 24-25: @ (8) Arkansas
    April 27-29: @ Texas Christian

    Week in a sentence: The Red Raiders took down an Oklahoma team that started 8-0 in Big 12 play; though they may not lead the conference standings yet, no one has played a tougher schedule.

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    Mississippi

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 32-9, 10-8 in SEC (9-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-2
    Results
    April 18: Arkansas State: W 10-3
    April 20-21: (21) Georgia: L 3-2, W 8-4, W 5-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: vs. Mississippi State in Pearl, Miss.
    April 26-28: Louisiana State

    Week in a sentence: Rebounding from consecutive series losses, the Rebels claimed a series against a very good Georgia team to move into a tie for first place in the SEC West.

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    Oregon State

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-0
    Overall: 29-6, 10-5 in Pac-12 (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-2
    Results
    April 19-21: Oregon: W 5-2, W 2-1, W 12-5
    Upcoming
    April 24: vs. Portland in Hillsboro, Ore.
    April 27-29: Arizona State

    Week in a sentence: The Beavers have righted the ship after a rough start to conference play, sweeping rival Oregon in impressive fashion.

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    East Carolina

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 30-9, 8-4 in American (5-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-1
    Results
    April 17: @ (8) Duke: W 9-2
    April 20-21: @ Memphis: W 5-1, W 4-2, W 4-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ (2) North Carolina State
    April 27-29: Houston

    Week in a sentence: The Pirates have still dropped just one series on the season—to a skilled South Florida team—and look like the team to beat in a highly competitive conference.

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    Arkansas

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 1-3
    Overall: 28-13, 10-8 in SEC (8-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-3
    Results
    April 17: Missouri State: W 11-7
    April 20-21: @ Mississippi State: L 6-5, L 5-3, L 7-5
    Upcoming
    April 24-25: (4) Texas Tech
    April 27-29: Alabama

    Week in a sentence: The Razorbacks had seemingly found their groove with back-to-back SEC series wins, but the Hogs were surprisingly swept on the road by Mississippi State.

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    UCLA

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 25-10, 12-6 in Pac-12 (2-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-1
    Results
    April 17: UC Irvine: L 8-1
    April 20-22: Southern California: W 16-1, W 19-2, W 7-3
    Upcoming
    April 24: Cal State Fullerton
    April 27-29: @ Cal Poly

    Week in a sentence: The Bruins have caught fire since Pac-12 play started and this week rolled through crosstown rival Southern California.

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    North Carolina

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 27-13, 15-6 in ACC (2-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-3
    Results
    April 17: vs. (2) North Carolina State in Durham: L 8-3
    April 20-22: Georgia Tech: W 9-3, W 9-8 (10), W 10-3
    Upcoming
    April 24: (16) Coastal Carolina
    April 25: Western Carolina
    April 27-29: @ (2) North Carolina State

    Week in a sentence: The preseason No. 6 team, the Tar Heels have started to click after a tough start to the season, catapulting to first place in the ACC's Coastal Division with their first sweep against Georgia Tech since 1996.

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    Vanderbilt

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 24-16, 10-8 in SEC (8-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-2
    Results
    April 17: Evansville: W 6-1
    April 19-21: @ Missouri: L 2-1, L 3-1, W 6-2
    Upcoming
    April 27-29: South Carolina

    Week in a sentence: Though the Commodores have several key series wins on their resume, they've gone 5-7 on the road, including a series loss at Missouri this weekend.

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    Duke

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 1-3
    Overall: 31-10, 13-7 in ACC (6-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-2
    Results
    April 17: (11) East Carolina: L 9-2
    April 20-22: (2) North Carolina State: L 9-2, L 2-1, W 11-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: vs. Davidson in Charlotte
    April 27-29: @ Virginia Tech

    Week in a sentence: The Blue Devils have cooled somewhat after their torrid start to ACC play, dropping two of their last three series, including a Top-10 battle against North Carolina State.

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    Kentucky

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 1-3
    Overall: 26-14, 8-10 in SEC (8-8 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 5-3
    Results
    April 17: @ Louisville: L 8-2
    April 19-21: (1) Florida: L 11-2, L 9-4, W 3-2
    Upcoming
    April 25: Morehead State
    April 27-29: Missouri

    Week in a sentence: The Wildcats managed to avoid a sweep against Florida but were overpowered by the reigning champs; they still have a strong overall resume despite an 8-10 SEC record.

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    Clemson

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 29-11, 14-7 in ACC (3-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-2
    Results
    April 17: @ (24) Georgia: L 6-1
    April 20-22: @ Wake Forest: W 7-5, W 4-3, W 9-4
    Upcoming
    April 24: Kennesaw State
    April 25: Presbyterian
    April 27-29: @ Virginia

    Week in a sentence: The Tigers swept Wake Forest on the road, becoming the first ACC team to win a series in Winston-Salem since 2016, and remained within striking distance for first place in the ACC's Atlantic Division.

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    Southern Mississippi

    Conference USA
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 28-11, 13-4 in CUSA (3-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 9-0
    Results
    April 17: @ Southeastern Louisiana: W 12-4
    April 20-22: Middle Tennessee State: W 9-1, W 11-2, W 8-0
    Upcoming
    April 24: South Alabama
    April 27-29: @ Old Dominion

    Week in a sentence: While Southern Miss continues to win, the Golden Eagles have a smaller margin for error than the teams above them, as Conference USA has been down in 2018; despite the record, Southern Miss will have to fight to host a regional for the second straight year.

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    Coastal Carolina

    Sun Belt
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 28-14, 14-4 in Sun Belt (1-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-0
    Results
    April 18: @ UNC Wilmington: L 2-1 (13)
    April 20-22: Georgia State: L 3-2, W 7-3, W 3-1
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ (10) North Carolina
    April 27-29: Louisiana-Monroe

    Week in a sentence: The Chants just keep winning in the Sun Belt Conference and look to be well on their way to a league title in just their second season in the conference.

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    Florida State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last week: 5-0
    Overall: 29-12, 11-9 in ACC (4-6 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-3
    Results
    April 17-18: Stetson: W 4-0, W 18-10
    April 20-22: @ Boston College: W 13-12 (11), W 13-7, W 6-1
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ Stetson
    April 27-29: Miami

    Week in a sentence: After back-to-back series losses, Florida State righted the ship with an offensive explosion that led to a 5-0 week.

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    Indiana

    Big Ten
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-2
    Overall: 29-8, 7-4 in Big Ten (1-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-1-1
    Results
    April 17: vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis: W 3-0
    April 18: Ball State: W 9-8 (14)
    April 20-22: Ohio State: W 4-0, L 5-4, L 6-5 (12)
    Upcoming
    April 25: @ Purdue
    April 27-29: Illinois

    Week in a sentence: The Hoosiers suffered a losing weekend for the first time all season, as Ohio State nipped Indiana in Columbus and pulled it into the crowded pack chasing Michigan in the Big Ten Conference standings.

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    Texas

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-1
    Overall: 28-15, 11-4 in Big 12 (5-9 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 7-3
    Results
    April 17: Texas-Rio Grande Valley: W 13-2 (7)
    April 18: vs. Texas Southern in Sugar Land, Texas: W 10-2
    April 20-22: New Orleans: W 8-6, W 3-1, L 4-1
    Upcoming
    April 24: Houston
    April 27-29: @ West Virginia

    Week in a sentence: After a week of rivalry games on the road, Texas returned to Austin and padded its overall record with some non-conference competition.

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    South Florida

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last week: 3-1
    Overall: 26-14, 9-6 in American (3-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 8-2
    Results
    April 17: North Florida: W 7-1
    April 20-22: Central Florida: L 1-0, W 5-4, W 4-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: Bethune-Cookman
    April 27-29: Memphis

    Week in a sentence: South Florida dealt rival Central Florida some payback and won the War on I-4 to stay within striking distance of first place in the American.

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    Tennessee Tech

    Ohio Valley
    Notes:

    Last week: 5-0
    Overall: 34-5, 20-1 in Ohio Valley (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 9-1
    Results
    April 17: @ Western Kentucky: W 10-1
    April 18: @ Alabama A&M: W 12-8
    April 20-21: Southern Illinois: W 4-0, W 11-4, W 18-5
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ Tennessee
    April 27-29: Southeast Missouri State

    Week in a sentence: Tennessee Tech continued to plow through its schedule, running its winning streak to 25 games - the longest since Illinois won 27 straight in 2015 - and matching Florida for the most wins in the nation.

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    Oklahoma

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last week: 1-2
    Overall: 27-15, 10-5 in Big 12 (3-5 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-2
    Results
    April 20-22: @ (5) Texas Tech: L 5-4 (10), L 12-6, W 12-5
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ Texas-Arlington
    April 27-29: vs. Oklahoma State

    Week in a sentence: The Sooners lost their second straight series against a fellow Big 12 contender in heartbreaking fashion, but will get a chance get right back in the thick of the race this weekend in the Bedlam series against first-place Oklahoma State.

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    Minnesota

    Big Ten
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-1
    Overall: 25-11, 8-2 in Big Ten (2-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-1
    Results
    April 20-22: Iowa: W 4-0, W 3-0, L 5-3
    Upcoming
    April 27-29: @ Ohio State

    Week in a sentence: Minnesota fought off a tricky Iowa team and more poor weather that forced the first two games of the weekend to be moved to Target Field to push into second place in the Big Ten.

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    Georgia

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last week: 2-2
    Overall: 27-13, 10-8 in SEC (7-7 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 6-4
    Results
    April 17: (14) Clemson: W 6-1
    April 20-21: @ (7) Mississippi: W 3-2, L 8-4, L 5-2
    Upcoming
    April 24: @ Georgia Tech
    April 27-29: Tennessee

    Week in a sentence: Georgia has now lost three straight SEC series by close margins, but remains in second place in the conference and added a season sweep of Clemson to its hosting resume.

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    Jacksonville

    Atlantic Sun
    Notes:

    Last week: 4-0
    Overall: 28-13, 6-3 in A-Sun (1-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend series: 9-1
    Results
    April 17: @ (1) Florida: W 8-4
    April 20-22: @ Saint Louis: W 3-2, W 7-4, W 3-1
    Upcoming
    April 27-29: New Jersey Tech

    Week in a sentence: Jacksonville built on its momentum from a key conference series win last week against Florida Gulf Coast with a 4-0 week on the road that started with a win in Gainesville and finished with a sweep of Saint Louis, which leads the Atlantic-10 Conference.

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