College Baseball Top 25 Rankings – Week 13

College Baseball Top 25As has been the case for the past four weeks, the Virginia Cavaliers sit atop College Baseball Central’s Top 25 rankings for a fifth consecutive week of college baseball after posting a perfect 4-0 record on the week, comprised of a midweek victory over Liberty on Wednesday and a three-game sweep of Georgia Tech this past weekend.

Louisiana-Lafayette remains in the No. 2 slot after grabbing a three-game sweep at South Alabama over the weekend, whereas the Oregon State Beavers follow in close pursuit in the No. 3 slot, having grabbed a midweek victory at Oregon on Tuesday and sweeping the UCLA Bruins at home over the weekend.

Florida State comes in at No. 4 after taking their weekend series two games to three over North Carolina, while the Cal Poly Mustangs round out the Top 5 after taking a three-game sweep of Bethune-Cookman at home.

The biggest forward movers this week are Oklahoma State and Miami. The Cowboys moved three spots from No. 11 to the No. 8 slot after grabbing a three-game sweep at Kansas State over the weekend, while the Hurricanes moved three slots from No. 13 to No. 10 after besting Florida Gulf Coast 7-3 in a midweek contest on Wednesday and a three-game sweep at Duke over the weekend.

The biggest backward mover this week is Oregon, as the Ducks slipped seven spots from No. 9 to the No. 16 slot after dropping three of five games over the week, which included a weekend series loss at Arizona State.

New to the rankings this week are the Arkansas Razorbacks (No. 25), who took two of three against Texas A&M over the weekend to move into our rankings for the first time since week 2.

The staff of College Baseball Central determines the NCAA Division I College Baseball Top 25 rankings based on team performance, future outlook based on talent level and projection, and the difficulty level of opponents.

College Baseball Central Top 25

Team Win-Loss Last Week Previous
1. Virginia 41-9 4-0 1
2. Louisiana-Lafayette 46-7 3-0 2
3. Oregon State 38-8 4-0 3
4. Florida State 39-12 3-1 4
5. Cal Poly 41-10 3-1 5
6. Louisville 40-12 3-1 6
7. Washington 36-11 4-0 7
8. Oklahoma State 38-13 3-0 11
9. Louisiana State 36-14 1-1 8
10. Miami 38-14 4-0 13
11. South Carolina 39-13 4-0 12
12. Houston 39-13 4-0 14
13. Mississippi 37-15 2-1 15
14. Florida 34-18 1-3 10
15. Vanderbilt 38-14 2-2 16
16. Oregon 36-16 2-3 9
17. Rice 34-16 3-1 18
18. Indiana 35-12 3-0 19
19. Texas Christian 36-14 2-1 20
20. Texas 34-15 0-0 17
21. Alabama 32-19 2-1 23
22. Liberty 38-11 3-1 24
23. Mississippi State 35-19 2-1 25
24. UC Irvine 34-16 2-2 21
25. Arkansas 32-21 2-1 NR
Other teams receiving consideration: Clemson, Nebraska, Pepperdine, Sam Houston State, Texas Tech

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Josh Vadeboncoeur
Follow Josh on Twitter @vadeboncoeurCBC Josh is currently a student at the University of Florida pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport Management. He’s an avid fan and scholar of the game, who although has a place in his heart for his Gators, is as objective as they come. Josh is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Josh’s knowledge of the game of baseball ranges from the post-Civil War baseball boom to the current modern era, covering topics such as business and politics of the game to the minor leagues to negro league baseball and even international expansion. But most of all, a strong passion lies in his heart for college baseball.