Tigers jump four spots in one baseball poll


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DURHAM, N.C.—South Carolina won its weekend series at Alabama, clinching a share of the SEC regular-season championship and ascending to the top spot in the Baseball America Top 25 for the first time this season.


The Gamecocks became the fourth team to hold the No. 1 position this season, joining Florida, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Cavaliers saw their five-week stretch as the nation's top team come to an end after getting swept on the road by then-No. 17 North Carolina. Virginia still won a share of the ACC regular-season title, tying Georgia Tech.


Florida and Vanderbilt each moved back into the top five after winning their final weekend series. The victories assured each a share of the SEC title with South Carolina.


North Carolina was the Top 25's biggest gainer after sweeping Virginia. The Tar Heels moved up five spots to No. 12 after their 4-0 week. Clemson jumped four spots to No. 14 after winning a series at then-No. 4 Florida State.


Four new teams entered the Baseball America Top 25. Troy won a series at South Alabama to win the Sun Belt championship and rejoin the rankings after a three-week absence. UCLA used a series victory against Pac-10 foe California to re-enter the rankings at No. 23 after falling out last week. UC Irvine won a series at UC Riverside and moved back into the rankings for the first time since Feb. 28. East Carolina swept its series at Tulane, and enters the rankings for the first time this year at No. 25.


The ACC has six teams ranked in the Baseball America Top 25, the most of any conference.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 22 and do not include ties.



Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.

1. South Carolina 44-12 3-1 3

2. Texas 40-13 2-1 5

3. Florida 41-15 2-2 6

4. Vanderbilt 44-9 2-1 7

5. Virginia 45-9 0-3 1

6. Oregon State 38-14 1-2 2

7. Florida State 40-15 1-2 4

8. Arizona State 38-14 2-1 8

9. Cal State Fullerton 37-14 1-0 9

10. Texas Christian 40-15 4-0 10

11. Georgia Tech 39-17 2-2 12

12. North Carolina 44-12 4-0 17

13. Texas A&M 38-18 2-2 11

14. Clemson 39-17 3-1 18

15. Connecticut 39-15 3-1 15

16. Rice 38-18 3-1 19

17. Miami 34-20 2-2 16

18. Oklahoma 40-15 1-2 13

19. Southern Mississippi 38-15 1-2 14

20. Arkansas 36-18 3-1 23

21. Troy 40-16 3-1 NR

22. Florida International 37-17 2-1 24

23. UCLA 31-20 2-1 NR

24. UC Irvine 37-14 3-1 NR

25. East Carolina 37-18 3-1 NR

Dropped Out: Fresno State (20), Stetson (21), Oklahoma State (22), Texas State (25).


SOUTH CAROLINA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL


TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of South Carolina (44-12) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.


The defending national champions moved up to first after previously top-ranked Virginia lost three straight to North Carolina over the past weekend and Oregon St. lost two of three at home to Southern California. South Carolina, Florida and Vanderbilt are each tied for first in the Southeastern Conference with 22-8 records. But South Carolina beat Florida and Vanderbilt two of three in conference series while Florida beat Vanderbilt two of three.


Poll Notes: Several other teams have been hot. Texas Christian and James Madison have won six in a row while North Carolina has won four straight. Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Stetson (1-3 last week), Oklahoma St. (1-3), Arizona (2-2) and Charlotte (1-2). New to the top 30 this week is Stanford (30-19, beat Arizona two of three last weekend), St. John’s (32-18, second in the Big East at 18-8), Troy (40-16, first in the Sun Belt at 21-9), and James Madison (37-17, first in the Colonial at 21-9).


The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 23, 2011)

Rank School (Record)		Points	Prev
1. South Carolina (44-12)	494	 3
2. Florida (41-15)		493	 4
3. Vanderbilt (44-9)		492	 5
4. Texas (40-13)		489	 6
5. Virginia (45-9)		487	 1
6. Oregon St. (38-14)		485	 2
7. Texas Christian (40-15)	484	 7
8. Georgia Tech. (39-17)	480	 8
9. North Carolina (44-12)	478	16
10. Cal. St. Fullerton (37-14)	477	10
11. Arizona St. (38-14)		475	13
12. Florida St. (40-15)		473	 9
13. Texas A&M (38-18)		472	11
14. Oklahoma (40-15)		469	12
15. Connecticut (39-15-1)	467	14
16. Miami, Fla. (34-20)		463	15
17. UCLA (31-20)		461	17
18. Clemson (39-17)		459	18
19. U.C. Irvine (37-14)		456	19
20. Rice (38-18)		452	24
21. Southern Miss. (38-15)	448	21
22. Arkansas (36-18)		445	30
23. California (30-18)		442	25
24. Coastal Carolina (37-18)	439	26
25. Kent St. (39-14)		436	28
26. Stanford (30-19)		435	—
27. Fresno St. (37-14)		433	20
28. St. John's (32-18)		430	—
29. Troy (40-16)		428	—
30. James Madison (37-17)	425	—

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