Tigers moving up baseball polls


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TEXAS NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL


TUCSON, Ariz. - Texas has been ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight
week in the latest "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper NCAA Division I
baseball poll.


The Longhorns (46-8) have won 28 of their last 29 games. The 24 wins
in Big
12 Conference play (24-3) set a new league record. Over the past
weekend, Texas swept a 3-game series against Missouri. The Longhorns
lead the nation with a 2.39 ERA and have compiled 478 strikeouts and
150 walks over 54 games. On offense, Texas has hit 71 homers and
stolen 81 bases while limiting opponents to only 33 stolen bases in 53
chances.


Poll Notes: Several other teams have played well lately. UCLA has won
nine consecutive Pac-10 games. Oklahoma has won seven straight. And
Washington St. has won eight of its last nine Pac-10 games.


In key series over the past weekend, Virginia won two of three at
Miami, Fla., Florida won two of three at South Carolina, Auburn swept
a 3- game series at Mississippi, and Arkansas won two of three at
Vanderbilt.


Four teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Virginia Tech. (swept
in a 3-game series by North Carolina), California (0-4 last week),
Arizona (1-3 last week) and Kansas St. (1-2 last week). New to the
poll is Stanford (won two of three at Arizona), Texas A&M (won two of
three against Kansas St.), Florida Gulf Coast (won regular season
title in Atlantic Sun Conference with
25-5 league mark), and Oregon (won two of three against Washington).


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 24, 2010)


  Rank School (Record)		Points	Previous
  1. Texas (46-8)		496		1
  2. Virginia (45-10)		492		2
  3. Arizona St. (45-7)		491		3
  4. Florida (40-13)		488 		5
  5. Coastal Carolina (47-7)	486 		4
  6. Cal. St. Fullerton (37-15)	483		7
  7. South Carolina (43-13)	482		6
  8. UCLA (41-11)		480		10
  9. Georgia Tech. (44-11)	478		8
  10. Miami, Fla. (39-15)	476		9
 
  11. Texas Christian (43-11)	474		12
  12. Louisville (46-10)	472		13
  13. Oklahoma (42-14)		468		14
  14. Auburn (39-17)		464		16
  15. San Diego (33-18)		460		15
  16. Clemson (37-19)		459		28
  17. Florida St. (39-16)	458		11
  18. Arkansas (40-16)		451		18
  19. Vanderbilt (40-15)	447		20
  20. Washington St. (31-18)	446		24
 
  21. Mississippi (36-20)	444		17
  22. Connecticut (43-12)	443		19
  23. Rice (35-20)		441		22
  24. U.C. Irvine (34-18)	439		23
  25. Stanford (30-21)		436		-
  26. Texas A&M (36-19-1)	434		-
  27. Fresno St. (35-23)	430		27
  28. Fla. Gulf Coast (37-18)	428		-
  29. Oregon (37-19)		425		-
  30. Southern Miss. (32-21)	422		29
  


Clemson Returns To Baseball America Top 25


DURHAM, N.C.—Virginia sewed up the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship with a series win at Miami and remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings.


The Cavaliers stayed at No. 1 for the fifth straight week, and the top four in the rankings stayed the same for the fourth straight week. No. 4 Florida won the weekend's biggest showdown, clinching the Southeastern Conference's regular-season crown with a series win at South Carolina, which slid four spots to No. 10. Losses by South Carolina and Florida State allowed a few teams to move up in the top 10, including Texas Christian, which swept Cal State Bakersfield to move up to No. 6 and finish the season as the only team in the country without a weekend series loss.


Louisville moved back into the top 10 with a road series sweep of Notre Dame to win the Big East Conference regular-season title by a half-game over Connecticut. The Huskies also moved up one spot to No. 19 thanks to a series win against Seton Hall, but a loss on the last day of the regular season dropped them behind Louisville. In other SEC action, Auburn jumped up three spots to No. 13 by going on the road and sweeping then-No. 18 Mississippi, clinching the SEC Western Division title.


Clemson was the only team to join the rankings this week, replacing Mississippi. The Tigers returned to the rankings for the first time in six weeks, and they did so in emphatic fashion, sweeping Florida State to snatch the ACC's Atlantic Division title away from the Seminoles, who needed only one win to clinch. FSU tumbled seven spots to No. 14.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 23 and do not include ties.

Rk.   Team    		W-L    Last    Prev.
1.    Virginia    	45-10    2-1    1
2.    Texas    		46-8     3-0    2
3.    Arizona State    	45-7     3-1    3
4.    Florida    	40-13    3-1    4
5.    Coastal Carolina  47-7     2-1    5
6.    Texas Christian   43-11    3-0    8
7.    UCLA    		41-11    4-0    10
8.    Cal St Fullerton  37-15    3-1    9
9.    Louisville    	46-10    4-0    11
10.   South Carolina    43-13    2-2    6
11.   Georgia Tech    	44-11    3-1    13
12.   Oklahoma    	42-14    5-0    15
13.   Auburn    	39-17    4-0    16
14.   Florida State    	39-16    0-3    7
15.   Arkansas    	40-16    2-2    17
16.   San Diego  	33-18    2-1    19
17.   Miami    		39-15    2-2    14
18.   Virginia Tech    	36-19    0-3    12
19.   Connecticut    	43-12    2-1    20
20.   Rice    		35-20    3-1    21
21.   Oregon    	37-19    3-1    22
22.   Washington State  31-18    3-0    24
23.   UC Irvine    	34-18    2-1    25
24.   Vanderbilt    	40-15    1-2    23
25.   Clemson    	37-19    4-0    NR

Dropped Out: Mississippi (18)


USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll

Rk School (first)       Rec   Pts Last week 
1 Texas (24)  		46-8  763 1 
2 Arizona State (6) 	45-7  729 3 
3 Virginia (1)  	45-10 722 2 
4 Coastal Carolina 	47-7  652 4 
5 Florida  		40-13 644 5 
6 Georgia Tech  	44-11 576 6 
7 UCLA 			41-11 554 10 
8 TCU 			43-11 550 9 
9 South Carolina  	43-13 525 7 
10 Louisville 		46-10 507 11 
11 Cal State-Fullerton  37-15 455 12 
12 Arkansas 		40-16 381 14 
13 Miami (Fla.)  	39-15 380 13 
14 Florida State  	39-16 372 8 
15 Oklahoma 		42-14 369 16 
16 Auburn 		39-17 331 18 
17 Vanderbilt  		40-15 282 15 
18 Clemson 		37-19 207 22 
19 Connecticut  	43-12 177 19 
20 Rice 		35-20 165 21 
21 Oregon 		37-19 128 23 (tie) 
22 Mississippi 		36-20 101 17 
23 San Diego  		33-18 91 25 
24 UC-Irvine 		34-18 77 NR 
25t Virginia Tech  	36-19 51 20 
25t Kansas State  	35-18 51 23 (tie) 


Dropped out: None.


Others receiving votes: North Carolina (36-20) 35; Washington State (31-18) 30; Alabama (34-21) 29; Arizona (32-20) 28; College of Charleston (41-15) 28; Stanford (30-21) 19; Wichita State (38-18) 14; Florida Gulf Coast (37-18) 10; Texas A&M (36-19) 9; Pittsburgh (37-16) 7; Fresno State (35-23) 5; California (27-22) 4; Florida Atlantic (33-20) 4; LSU (36-20) 3; New Mexico (35-18) 3; Liberty (39-17) 2; Louisiana-Lafayette (37-18) 2; St. John's (36-18) 1; Texas State (34-20) 1; The Citadel (38-20) 1.

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