Top 25 Tracker (May 9)

1. Florida
Florida Gators

Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 40-8, 16-7 in SEC (10-5 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 9-2-1
The beat goes on for the Gators, who won their weekend series against Tennessee for the eighth straight year. In doing so, they became the fastest team in program history to reach the 40-win mark, needing just 48 games. They also moved into a tie for first place in the SEC by virtue of South Carolina’s series loss to Kentucky.
May 3: Bethune-Cookman: W 7-1
May 6-8: @ Tennessee: W 7-2, L 5-2, W 9-3
May 10: South Florida
May 13-15: (12) Vanderbilt

2. Texas A&M
Last Week: 2-1
Overall: 37-10, 16-8 in SEC (7-6 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 11-1
Kyle Simonds’ no-hitter against Vanderbilt on Saturday put the capper on another impressive weekend for the Aggies, who won their fifth straight series to maintain first place in the SEC West. The Aggies also got 5 2/3 shutout innings from their bullpen to win the opener, and they improved to 27-3 at home for the season.
May 4: Incarnate Word: CCD
May 5-7: (10) Vanderbilt: W 1-0, L 6-1, W 3-0
May 13-15: @ (8) South Carolina

3. Mississippi State
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 33-14-1, 15-9 in SEC (12-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-1
The Bulldogs had a couple close calls but nonetheless were able to dispatch cellar dwelling Missouri for their third straight series win, pulling within a game of Texas A&M in the SEC West. Nathaniel Lowe stayed red hot at the plate, going 9-for-13 on the weekend, including a 5-for-5 night in the opener.
May 5-7: Missouri: W 8-2, W 4-3, W 3-1
May 11: @ Troy
May 13-15: @ Auburn

4. Miami
Last Week: 2-1
Overall: 35-9, 15-6 in ACC (10-4 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 9-2 (one series pending)
The Canes will play a rubber game in Atlanta on Monday night after splitting their first two games with Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets racked up 12 runs on 17 hits in Saturday’s blowout, but the Canes responded Sunday, as Willie Abreu slugged a pair of home runs and five different Miami players had multi-hit games.
May 5: (19) Florida Atlantic: W 5-2
May 7-8: @ Georgia Tech: L 12-1, W 12-2
May 9: @ Georgia Tech
May 10: Bethune-Cookman
May 13-15: Pittsburgh

5. Texas Tech
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 37-13, 17-4 in Big 12 (9-3 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-2-1
The Red Raiders took care of business in Lawrence, sweeping last-place Kansas and improving to a most impressive 19-7 in road/neutral site games this spring. Tech will be idle this weekend but can clinch the outright Big 12 regular-season title if Oklahoma State loses twice and Texas Christian loses once.
May 6-8: @ Kansas: W 10-3, W 9-2, W 6-3
May 10: @ Abilene Christian

6. Mississippi
Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 36-13, 14-10 in SEC (6-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-3
The Rebels have won four of their last five series after taking two of three at Georgia, led by Errol Robinson’s three-hit night on Friday and J.B. Woodman’s two home runs on Saturday. The Rebels find themselves in a three-way tie with Vanderbilt and Louisiana State for fifth overall in the SEC with two weeks to go.
May 4: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 12-1
May 6-8: @ Georgia: W 6-4, W 7-3, L 13-2
May 12-14: Kentucky

7. Florida State
Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 32-13, 14-6 in ACC (7-5 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 10-2
Florida State dropped the Monday rubber game of its series with Clemson, as Cole Sands (4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) and the FSU bullpen weren’t able to maintain an early 3-1 lead. The Seminoles then took a break from ACC play to sweep Bowling Green State, outscoring the Falcons, a 15-31 team, by a 22-2 count for the weekend.
May 2: @ Clemson: L 7-3
May 4: Stetson: PPD
May 6-8: Bowling Green State: W 6-1, W 10-0, W 6-1
May 10: @ Jacksonville
May 13-15: @ Duke

8. South Carolina
Last Week: 2-2
Overall: 36-11, 16-7 in SEC (8-4 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 7-4-1
Dorian Hairston’s walk-off home run in the 12th inning on Sunday saddled South Carolina with its third straight road series loss, coming in a game where the Gamecocks out-hit Kentucky 14-5 only to strand 15 men on base. Adding insult to injury, Gene Cone’s school record 31-game hitting streak ended in an 0-for-4 night Saturday.
May 4: South Carolina-Upstate: W 4-1
May 6-8: @ Kentucky: W 10-5, L 6-0, L 5-4 (12 innings)
May 10: Presbyterian
May 13-15: (2) Texas A&M

9. Louisville
Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 38-10, 16-8 in ACC (7-7 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-4
Louisville finally got the monkey off its back, winning a road series for the first time this year on its fifth try. The Cards bounced back from losing on a walk-off home run Saturday to outlast North Carolina in Sunday’s rubber game, led by Corey Ray’s 3-for-5 effort at the plate. Louisville moves into a virtual tie for first place in the ACC Atlantic, percentage points behind Florida State.
May 3: Cincinnati: W 7-1
May 6-8: @ North Carolina: W 6-0, L 3-2 (10 innings), W 10-6
May 10: @ (12) Vanderbilt
May 13-15: (13) North Carolina State

10. Texas Christian
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 33-12, 11-7 in Big 12 (3-2 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-3
After a tough weekend against Texas Tech, the Horned Frogs bounced back with a clean sweep of non-conference foe Penn State. In good news for TCU, righthander Mitchell Traver made his long-awaited debut Sunday, tossing two innings. He was TCU’s projected Friday starter coming into the season.
May 7-8: @ Penn State: W 5-4, W 6-2, W 9-5
May 10: Stephen F. Austin
May 13-15: @ Baylor

11. Louisiana State
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 31-16, 14-10 in SEC (5-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-4
The Tigers simply couldn’t be defeated this weekend, coming back from a 9-1 deficit Saturday to earn their biggest comeback win since April 10, 1988. The Tigers remain within striking distance in the SEC West, although they do have three teams blocking them.
May 6-8: Arkansas: W 5-4, W 10-9 (10 innings), W 7-1
May 10-11: @ Notre Dame
May 13-15: @ Tennessee

12. Vanderbilt
Last Week: 2-2
Overall: 36-12, 14-10 in SEC (7-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-4
Vanderbilt’s hitters had a weekend to forget in College Station, getting shut out twice and no-hit by Kyle Simonds on Saturday. The Commodores have lost three straight road series, and life won’t get any easier with a visit to No. 1 Florida coming up next.
May 3: Western Kentucky: W 6-1
May 5-7: @ (2) Texas A&M: L 1-0, W 6-1, L 3-0
May 10: (9) Louisville
May 13-15: @ (1) Florida

13. North Carolina State
Last Week: 1-2
Overall: 32-14, 13-9 (4-2 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 7-3
The Wolfpack dropped 20 runs on Clemson pitchers on Saturday, but it might have been better served to save a few of those run for Sunday. With Sunday’s loss, N.C. State dropped a series for the first time in over a month. However, tough series await against division co-leader Louisville and North Carolina.
May 6-8: @ Clemson: L 10-5, W 20-9, L 2-1
May 13-15: @ (9) Louisville

14. Rice
Last Week: 4-0
Overall: 31-14, 18-6 in CUSA (4-4 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 9-2
The Owls are built on pitching, and they showcased it at Florida International. Righthander Jon Duplantier came two outs shy of a shutout in the opener, and lefthander Blake Fox went all the way the next day. The Owls then flexed some offensive muscle Sunday in a seven-inning wallopping.
May 4: Lamar: W 7-2
May 6-8: @ Florida International: W 2-0, W 3-0, W 12-1 (7 innings)
May 10: Houston
May 13-15: (17) Florida Atlantic

15. Virginia
Last Week: 1-0
Overall: 31-17, 14-10 in ACC (5-5 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 6-4
The Cavaliers are on their exam break, and as such, the most stressful part of their week came in the classroom. However, they did win the one game they played at Liberty—ending an eight-game road stretch with their sixth-straight win.
May 3: @ Liberty: W 7-3
May 13-15: Georgia Tech

16. Oklahoma State
Last Week: 2-0
Overall: 30-15, 12-6 in Big 12 (4-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-3
The Cowboys might have played just two games, but they scored enough for three, crushing Prairie View A&M by a combined 21-0 margin. Ace righthander Thomas Hatch was brilliant in a complete-game shutout Friday, and freshman Jensen Elliott followed suit with a solid start Saturday behind a high-powered offensive attack.
May 6-8: Prairie View A&M: W 9-0, W 12-0, CCD
May 10: Dallas Baptist
May 13-15: vs. Oklahoma

17. Florida Atlantic
Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 33-13, 17-7 in CUSA (5-3 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 9-2
The Owls took care of Texas-San Antonio—the second-to-last place team in Conference USA—and they remain neck and neck with Rice and Southern Miss for the conference lead. A showdown against Rice—a pivotal Owl-on-Owl battle—awaits.
May 5: @ (4) Miami: L 5-2
May 6-8: Texas-San Antonio: W 5-4, W 13-5, W 3-1
May 10-11: @ Ohio State
May 13-15: @ (14) Rice

18. Tulane
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 31-14, 11-5 in AAC (5-1 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-1-2
The Green Wave has rolled into first place in the AAC, long held by Cincinnati, with a clean three-game sweep at South Florida. DH Jeremy Montalbano, a transfer from Texas, continued to provide thump in the middle of the lineup for Tulane, hitting three home runs in Saturday’s win.
May 6-8: @ South Florida: W 9-4, W 7-1, W 4-0
May 10: New Orleans
May 11: Southern
May 13-15: Memphis

19. Southern Mississippi
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 34-14, 18-6 in CUSA (5-3 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 9-2
A sweep of Western Kentucky kept Southern Miss tied with Rice for first place in Conference USA. It was the fourth conference sweep of the season for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss will look to stay hot and extend its four-game winning streak this weekend as it welcomes Louisiana Tech to Hattiesburg.
May 6-8: Western Kentucky: W 12-5, W 3-0, W 13-4
May 13-15: Louisiana Tech

20. Washington
Last Week: 2-1
Overall: 27-16, 13-8 in Pac-12 (1-2 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 10-1-1
After losing the first game of its series at Southern California, Washington bounced back to win the final two games and claim a road series win. With the victories, the Huskies took sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 Conference with three weeks to play. Washington now gets last-place Washington State for their Apple State rivalry series.
May 6-8: @ Southern California: L 4-3, W 7-3, W 6-0
May 13-15: Washington State

21. Arizona
Last Week: 3-0
Overall: 31-16, 14-10 in Pac-12 (8-1 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 7-3
Arizona finished off a sweep of Oregon State with a late comeback in Sunday’s series finale. The sweep pulled the Wildcats within a half game of first-place Washington in the Pac-12 standings with three weeks to play. Arizona will look to stay hot this week as it takes on in-state rival Arizona State. The two teams split a pair of nonconference midweek games this season, but the stakes will be higher this weekend with conference standings on the line.
May 6-8: (17) Oregon State: W 6-1, W 4-1, W 6-5
May 13-15: Arizona State

22. Cal State Fullerton
Last Week: 3-1
Overall: 30-16, 12-3 in Big West (1-2 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-4
With a sweep of UC Riverside, Fullerton reached the 30-win milestone for the 42nd straight season—its entire Division I history. It was the Titans’ third home sweep in Big West Conference play this year, and they are in first place with three weeks to play. Since losing a series at Cal Poly, Fullerton has won 12 of its last 15 games. It will look to stay hot this weekend as it heads to third-place UC Santa Barbara.
May 3: @ San Diego State: L 7-2
May 6-8: UC Riverside: W 2-1, W 6-2, W 9-2
May 13-15: @ (24) UC Santa Barbara

23. Clemson
Last Week: 4-1
Overall: 31-16, 13-14 in ACC (4-8 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-4
After finishing up a series victory against Florida State on Monday, Clemson knocked off another ranked Atlantic Coast Conference foe, taking two of three from North Carolina State. With four wins at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this week, the Tigers improved to 22-6 at home. Clemson will step out of ACC play this week, as it takes on College of Charleston in midweek action and then heads to Georgia Southern.
May 2: (5) Florida State: W 7-3
May 4: Furman: W 7-6 (11 innings)
May 6-8: (11) North Carolina State: W 10-5, L 20-9, W 2-1
May 10-11: College of Charleston
May 13-15: @ Georgia Southern

24. UC Santa Barbara
Last Week: 2-2
Overall: 31-12-1, 9-6 in Big West (5-3 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 7-3-1
The Gauchos didn’t do themselves any favors in the RPI or in the Big West standings with a series loss to last-place UC Davis, ending in a 13-3 blowout Sunday. The loss puts UCSB three games back of first-place Cal State Fullerton, setting up a critical conference series next weekend.
May 3: Pepperdine: W 4-3
May 6-8: @ UC Davis: L 6-2, W 7-3, L 13-3
May 10: Cal State Bakersfield
May 13-15: (22) Cal State Fullerton

25. Creighton
Creighton Logo
Last Week: 2-1
Overall: 32-10, 10-1 in Big East (0-0 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 11-1
Creighton won its 11th straight series, taking the first two games of its weekend set against Georgetown. It was the Bluejays’ final home series of the year, and they will hit the road this week for a game at Wichita State and a series at Xavier. It will be an important weekend, as Xavier enters the series in second place in the Big East Conference, 1 1/2 games behind Creighton.
May 6-8: Georgetown: W 6-2, W 4-0, L 3-2
May 10: @ Wichita State
May 13-15: @ Xavier


Oregon State
Last Week: 1-3
Overall: 29-15, 10-11 in Pac-12 (0-3 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 6-3
The Pac-12 continues to be arguably the most unpredicatble conference in the country. The Beavers were swept for the second time in conference play, this time by Arizona—a team that had lost a series to struggling Southern California the weekend before. While still just three games out of first place, the Beavers are a massive jumble in the league’s middle, part of a five-way tie for fifth at 10-11.
May 3: Seattle: W 5-4 (11 innings)
May 6-8: @ Arizona: L 6-1, L 4-1, L 6-5
May 10: Portland
May 13-15: Oregon

University of Minnesota
Last Week: 3-2
Overall: 30-15, 12-5 in Big Ten (2-1 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 8-3
Minnesota started the week strong, sweeping Kansas in a pair of midweek games that saw coach John Anderson pick up his 1,200th career victory, but the Golden Gophers were unable to capitalize on that momentum against Indiana. In a battle for first place in the Big Ten Conference, Minnesota lost the series and fell a half game behind the Hoosiers. The Gophers will look to get back on track this weekend at last-place Purdue.
May 3-4: Kansas: W 19-7, W 12-7
May 6-8: Indiana: L 12-8, W 8-6, L 3-2
May 13-15: @ Purdue

Michigan State
Last Week: 1-1
Overall: 31-12, 11-6 in Big Ten (3-1 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 5-2 (one series pending)
After beating in-state rival Michigan last weekend, Michigan State got a week off for finals. The Spartans split the first two games of their series against Nebraska, and will look to finish off the series with a win in Monday’s rubber game. Because that series extended past the weekend, Michigan State will have a full six-game slate this week, finishing with a trip to Iowa.
May 7-9: Nebraska: L 6-3, W 4-2
May 9: Nebraska
May 10: Western Michigan
May 11: Eastern Michigan
May 13-15: @ Iowa

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