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College Top 25: May 4

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Louisiana State remains No. 1 in the Baseball America College Top 25, presented by Louisville Slugger, for the third consecutive week.

California, Auburn and Houston all entered this week's rankings. The Golden Bears and the Cougars--the preseason No. 3 team--both re-entered the Top 25, while the Tigers joined the poll for the first time this season after winning a road series against SEC foe South Carolina.

The top of the rankings, however, remain largely the same. The top six teams didn't budge after winning weekends, but Illinois moved up a spot to No. 7 after sweeping then-No. 25 Ohio State on the road. The Illini have won 21 games in a row--the longest active streak in the country. They replaced Arizona State, who dropped to No. 9 after losing a series to Cal. Southern California also dropped--two spots to No. 15--after a 2-2 week.

Cal, Auburn and Houston replace Maryland (2-3), Memphis (3-2) and Ohio State (0-3), who each had losing weekends. Memphis' weekend series loss to Cincinnati broke a four-way tie for first in the AAC. Houston is now tied atop the standings with East Carolina.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 3 and do not include ties.

TeamW-LLast Week
Previous Rank
1. Louisiana State
40-83-11
2. UCLA
33-112-22
3. Texas A&M
41-74-03
4. Louisville36-112-14
5. Texas Christian
37-93-15
6. Vanderbilt
35-142-26
7. Illinois
40-64-08
8. Florida State
35-142-19
9. Arizona State
29-151-37
10. Florida
35-132-110
11. UC Santa Barbara
34-103-011
12. Oklahoma State
31-152-112
13. Missouri State
34-104-014
14. Dallas Baptist
36-94-015
15. Southern California
32-142-213
16. Iowa
33-123-116
17. Miami
34-133-017
18. Florida Atlantic
35-112-118
19. College of Charleston
35-93-019
20. Arkansas
29-183-023
21. Missouri
28-202-220
22. North Carolina
29-160-122
23. California
29-153-1NR
24. Auburn
32-173-1NR
25. Houston
32-163-1NR
Dropped Out: Maryland (21), Memphis (24), Ohio State (25)

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