As 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
|3. Oregon State||38-8||4-0||3|
|4. Florida State||39-12||3-1||4|
|5. Cal Poly||41-10||3-1||5|
|8. Oklahoma State||38-13||3-0||11|
|9. Louisiana State||36-14||1-1||8|
|11. South Carolina||39-13||4-0||12|
|19. Texas Christian||36-14||2-1||20|
|23. Mississippi State||35-19||2-1||25|
|24. UC Irvine||34-16||2-2||21|
|Other teams receiving consideration: Clemson, Nebraska, Pepperdine, Sam Houston State, Texas Tech|