College Baseball Central Top 25 – March 30

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Once again, we have a new top team in the College Baseball Central Top 25. This time, it’s the TCU Horned Frogs, fresh off a 4-0 week that included a midweek win over Oklahoma and a three-game sweep over Wichita State. Their jump up in the rankings was made possible by LSU’s series loss at home to Kentucky.

The Tigers find themselves all the way down at no. 7 after that series loss, but they are far from alone in the ranks of those that fell this week. Fellow SEC team South Carolina fell five spots from no. 11 to no. 16 this week after a series loss at home against Georgia. One spot behind the Gamecocks at no. 17 is Texas, who fell eight spots after being swept by Nebraska. The Maryland Terrapins round out the big fallers this week. They’re down eight spots as well, from no. 15 to no. 23.

Miami is the first big jumper of the week. They’re up three spots from no. 13 to no. 10 after their series win over North Carolina. UCF is up four spots from no. 16 to no. 12 after their series win against Houston. UC-Santa Barbara is up three, from no. 17 to no. 14 after their 3-1 week that included a blowout win over Loyola Marymount in the midweek and a series win over Long Beach State on the weekend. Virginia is just behind them at no. 15, up four spots from no. 19 last week after their bounce back performance in sweeping Notre Dame.

New to the rankings are Nebraska, at no. 19 after they split a midweek series with Cal State Fullerton and swept Texas over the weekend, and Arizona at no. 25, coming off of a sweep of Oregon.

1. TCU Horned Frogs (21-4)

Last week: 3
Results: Oklahoma W 4-3, Wichita State W 14-1, Wichita State W 8-4, Wichita State W 11-2

2. Vanderbilt Commodores (22-6)

Last week: 4
Results: Middle Tennessee State W 12-7, Tennessee w 9-0, Tennessee L 9-5, Tennessee W 14-3

3. Florida Gators (23-6)

Last week: 2
Results: Stetson W 9-6, Alabama L 12-9, Alabama W 8-1, Alabama W 7-4

4. UCLA Bruins (21-5)

Last week: 6
Results: San Diego State W 5-2, Washington State W 4-3, Washington State W 6-1, Washington State W 8-4

5. Texas A&M Aggies (27-2)

Last week: 5
Results: Texas-San Antonio W 11-1, Missouri W 7-4, Missouri L 3-2, Missouri W 14-6

6. Louisville Cardinals (21-7)

Last week: 7
Results: Indiana L 3-0, Georgia Tech W 4-1, Georgia Tech W 8-3, Georgia Tech W 4-1

7. LSU Tigers (23-5)

Last week: 1
Results: Tulane W 13-7, Kentucky L 5-4, Kentucky W 7-3, Kentucky L 12-10

8. Arizona State Sun Devils (18-7)

Last week: 8
Results: Stanford W 7-6, Stanford W 6-3, Stanford W 14-6

9. USC Trojans (22-6)

Last week: 10
Results: Pepperdine W 5-2, Washington L 5-1, Washington W 3-2, Washington W 4-3

10. Miami Hurricanes (20-9)

Last week: 13
Results: Florida Gulf Coast L 8-1, North Carolina W 4-3, North Carolina W 4-3, North Carolina L 10-3

11. Florida State Seminoles (22-7)

Last week: 12
Results: Alabama State W 8-7, Virginia Tech L 8-3, Virginia Tech W 19-9, Virginia Tech W 6-5

12. UCF Knights (22-7)

Last week: 16
Results: Jacksonville L 13-9, Houston W 9-2, Houston L 7-5, Houston W 4-3

13. Rice Owls (19-11)

Last week: 14
Results: Sam Houston State W 4-0, Sam Houston State L 11-4, Southern Miss W 6-3, Southern Miss W 11-4, Southern Miss L 5-1

14. UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (19-7)

Last week: 17
Results: Loyola Marymount W 18-4, Long Beach State L 2-0, Long Beach State W 3-1, Long Beach State W 4-2

15. Virginia Cavaliers (18-8)

Last week: 19
Results: Georgetown L 1-0, Liberty W 10-7, Notre Dame W 9-1, Notre Dame W 4-2, Notre Dame W 5-4

16. South Carolina Gamecocks (19-9)

Last week: 11
Results: Coastal Carolina L 9-8, Georgia L 6-5, Georgia L 4-3, Georgia W 8-5

17. Texas Longhorns (17-11)

Last week: 9
Results: Texas State W 6-4, Nebraska L 3-1, Nebraska L 1-0, Nebraska L 6-2

18. Cal Bears (20-7)

Last week: 20
Results: Fresno State L 7-2, Utah W 14-6, Utah W 11-6, Utah L 3-2

19. Nebraska Cornhuskers (21-7)

Last week: NR
Results: Cal State Fullerton W 7-2, Cal State Fullerton L 4-3, Texas W 3-1, Texas W 1-0, Texas State W 6-2

20. Nevada Wolfpack (23-5)

Last week: 21
Results: Sacramento State W 5-0, San Jose State L 5-4, San Jose State W 22-1, San Jose State W 4-2

21. Florida Atlantic Owls (22-6)

Last week: 22
Results: UT-San Antonio W 10-4, UT-San Antonio L 14-3, UT-San Antonio W 9-5

22. Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-10)

Last week: 23
Results: New Mexico L 7-6, Kansas L 7-4, Kansas W 9-3, Kansas W 3-2

23. Maryland Terrapins (18-7)

Last week: 15
Results: James Madison L 8-6, Michigan W 3-1, Michigan L 10-1, Michigan L 5-2

24. Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6)

Last week: 25
Results: Kent State W 9-4, Michigan State W 8-4, Michigan State L 5-2

25. Arizona Wildcats (22-6)

Last week: NR
Results: Oregon W 7-2, Oregon W 9-5, Oregon W 13-4

Dropped Out: North Carolina (18), Houston (24)

Others Considered: Dallas Baptist

About the Author

Joseph Healy
Growing up in Houston, Joe Healy was introduced to college baseball at a young age, and it was love at first sight. Like most good love stories, that love has only grown throughout the years. When he's not at the ballpark, he enjoys tacos, college football during the fall, and the spectacle that is American politics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.