Updated: Tigers Continue To Advance In Baseball Polls


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DURHAM, N.C.--Cal State Fullerton maintained its hold on the No 1 spot in Baseball America's weekly college baseball rankings. The Titans have won 17 of their last 19 games.

Meanwhile, Clemson continued to climb back up the rankings. The Tigers are No. 5 this week after spending last week in seventh. Clemson enjoyed a 4-1 last week, which included a victory over highly-ranked South Carolina and a three-game ACC series sweep of Maryland.

Alabama continued its surge in the rankings, rolling into the Top 10 at No. 9. The Crimson Tide won a series at South Carolina, which slipped from No. 2 to No. 7, to tie the Gamecocks for first place in the Southeastern Conference at 9-3. Alabama won a series against then-No. 1 Mississippi State the previous weekend.

Southern California re-entered the rankings at No. 20. The Trojans have won seven of their last 11 games and lead the Pacific-10 Conference at 7-2. College of Charleston enters the Top 25 at No. 21 after a 4-0 week that included a win against No. 25 Winthrop. The Cougars have won 15 of their last 17 games.

San Diego and Baylor each won conference series to move back into the rankings at No. 23 and 24.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 9 and do not include ties.

Team W-L

1. Cal State Fullerton 26-8

2. Rice 28-8

3. North Carolina 27-7

4. Florida State 31-4

5. Clemson 24-8

6. Nebraska 24-5

7. South Carolina 27-6

8. Texas 24-11

9. Alabama 25-10

10. Mississippi State 25-6

11. Oregon State 21-9

12. Arkansas 25-8

13. Arizona State 25-10

14. Georgia Tech 25-8

15. Old Dominion 31-4

16. North Carolina State 27-9

17. Oklahoma 24-10

18. Vanderbilt 21-11

19. Kentucky 25-8

20. Southern California 20-14

21. College of Charleston 27-6

22. Creighton 20-8

23. San Diego 21-12

24. Baylor 22-11

25. Winthrop 26-9

Dropped Out: Tulane (18), Wake Forest (20), Pepperdine (22), Kansas (24).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

NCAA Div. I Poll

(As of April 10, 2006)

Rank School (Record) Points Previous

1. Cal. St. Fullerton (26-8) 494 2

2. North Carolina (27-7) 491 3

3. Florida St. (31-4) 490 4

4. Nebraska (24-5) 487 6

5. Rice (28-8) 485 7

6. Texas (24-11) 483 9

7. Clemson (24-8) 482 8

8. Alabama (25-10) 480 10

9. South Carolina (27-6) 478 1

10. Mississippi St. (25-6) 477 5

11. Georgia Tech. (25-8) 475 11

12. North Carolina St. (27-9) 470 15

13. Arizona St. (25-10) 468 13

14. Miami, Fla. (24-12) 465 14

15. Arkansas (25-8) 463 17

16. Vanderbilt (21-11) 462 12

17. Old Dominion (31-4) 460 18

18. Southern Calif. (20-14) 459 -

19. Oregon St. (21-9) 458 16

20. Virginia (27-9) 455 20

21. Notre Dame (22-8) 449 -

22. Col. of Charleston (27-6) 446 22

23. Fresno St. (26-10) 444 21

24. Ohio St. (19-7) 443 24

25. Kentucky (25-8) 441 25

26. Baylor (22-11) 439 -

27. Creighton (20-8) 436 23

28. Georgia (21-10) 434 -

29. Oklahoma (24-10) 433 28

30. Louisiana St. (23-11) 430 29

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