Tigers drop three spots in baseball poll


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DURHAM, N.C.—Florida's emphatic sweep at then-No. 8 Louisiana State capped the Gators' perfect 4-0 week and kept them atop the Baseball America Top 25 for the sixth straight week.


Virginia continued its hot start to the season, beating then-No. 6 Florida State in a weekend series. The Cavaliers' win combined with then-No. 3 Oklahoma's losses at Arizona State and at home against Texas A&M allowed Virginia to climb to No. 3 in this week's rankings.


Texas A&M used its series win at Oklahoma and a midweek victory against Cal State Fullerton to vault from No. 21 into the top 10 at No. 8. Fresno State also jumped into the top 10 from No. 17, reaching No. 10 this week after sweeping Washington State.


The Top 25's biggest mover in the other direction was Baylor. The Bears fell from No. 14 to No. 21 after a 2-2 week that included a series loss at home to Texas Tech.


Two new teams entered the Baseball America Top 25 this week. Auburn beat SEC foes Alabama and Arkansas to join the rankings at No. 22. Oregon State's 12-game winning streak was snapped Sunday at Long Beach State, but the Beavers' series victory was enough for them to debut at No. 23.


Connecticut and College of Charleston both dropped out of the rankings after poor weekends at the Cougar Invitational in Charleston, S.C.


Oregon State's arrival in the Top 25 gives the Pac-10 six ranked teams, the most of any conference. The ACC and SEC both have five ranked teams.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 20 and do not include ties.


Rk.	Team			W-L	Last Week	Prev.
1.	Florida			18-2	4-0	1
2.	Vanderbilt		19-2	3-1	2
3.	Virginia		19-2	3-1	7
4.	South Carolina		14-4	3-2	4
5.	Texas			15-5	4-0	5
6.	Arizona State		15-4	4-1	9
7.	Florida State		16-4	1-3	6
8.	Texas A&M		15-5	3-1	21
9.	Oklahoma		17-5	1-4	3
10.	Fresno State		14-2	3-0	17
11.	Louisiana State		16-4	1-3	8
12.	Stanford		6-5	0-0	12
13.	Cal State Fullerton	11-7	3-1	13
14.	TCU			12-7	2-2	10
15.	Arizona			15-5	2-2	11
16.	California		12-5	2-1	15
17.	Georgia Tech		17-4	5-0	23
18.	North Carolina		18-3	4-0	18
19.	Clemson			10-7	3-1	16
20.	Tulane			16-4	5-0	22
21.	Baylor			13-7	2-2	14
22.	Auburn			14-6	3-1	NR
23.	Oregon State		15-4	2-1	NR
24.	UCLA			8-6	0-0	24
25.	Rice			13-9	3-1	25


Dropped Out: Connecticut (19), College of Charleston (20)


FLORIDA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL


TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Florida has been ranked No. 1 for the
fifth straight week in "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper's NCAA Division I
baseball poll.


The Gators (18-2) have won eight straight and 11 of their last 12. Last
week, Florida knocked off two top 10 teams with a 5-4 win over Florida St.
and a 3-game sweep at Louisiana St., the first time in history the Gators
have swept the Tigers in Baton Rouge. Florida's 18 wins is tied for the most
in school history after 20 games. The 1952 team started 18-1-1.



Poll Notes: Several teams have been red hot lately outside of Florida.
Georgia Tech. has won 12 in a row, Southern Mississippi (7), Miami, Fla.
(7), Oregon (6), Tulane (6) and Texas (5 and 9 of its last 10).


In other key series over the past weekend, Texas A&M beat Oklahoma two of
three, Virginia knocked off Florida St. two of three, and Auburn beat
Arkansas two of three.


Three teams fell out of the top 30 in Louisville (1-4 last week), Baylor
(2-2), and College of Charleston (1-3). New to the top 30 this week is
Southern Mississippi (15-3), Miami, Fla. (12-8 overall, 6-0 Atlantic Coast
Conference), and Oregon (11-7).


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 March 21, 2011)

Rank School (Record)  		Points Previous
1. Florida (18-2)   		496  1
2. Vanderbilt (19-2)  		494  3
3. Virginia (19-2)  		493  6
4. Texas (15-5)   		490  8
5. Arizona St. (15-4)  		488  10
6. Texas A&M (15-5)  		485  11
7. South Carolina (14-4) 	483  7
8. Florida St. (16-4)  		480  4
9. Louisiana St. (16-4)  	479   5
10. Oklahoma (17-5)  		477  2

11. U.C. Irvine (14-2)  	475  14
12. Georgia Tech. (17-4) 	472  22
13. Texas Christian (12-7) 	470  9
14. UCLA (8-6)   		468  15
15. Clemson (10-7)  		466  16
16. Cal. St. Fullerton (11-7) 	465  17
17. Arizona (15-5)  		464  12
18. Stanford (6-5)  		463  18
19. North Carolina (18-3) 	461  19
20. Fresno St. (14-2)  		460  20

21. Auburn (14-6)   		457  24
22. Arkansas (15-4)  		456  13
23. Tulane (16-4)   		454  25
24. Wichita St. (13-6)  	452  26
25. Southern Miss. (15-3) 	449  -
26. Oregon St. (15-4)  		446  23
27. California (12-5)  		444  29
28. Stetson (16-4)  		441  30
29. Miami, Fla. (12-8)  	440  -
30. Oregon (11-7)   		438  -

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