Clemson #25 in Baseball America Rankings


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DURHAM, N.C. North Carolina improved its record to an astounding 39-2 with a
sweep of Duke and remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America College Top 25
rankings.
While UNC stayed fixed at No. 1, the rest of the top ten saw some shuffling
this week. Louisiana State won a series at Alabama and moved up to No. 2 for
the first time this year, dropping Vanderbilt to No. 3. Virginia swept
Florida State in a matchup of top-10 teams, earning the Cavaliers the No. 5
ranking. Another ACC team was the week¹s biggest mover, however. North
Carolina State jumped up nine spots for sweeping then-No. 14 Georgia Tech on
the road, coming in at No. 6 in the new rankings. The Wolfpack, which began
the season ranked No. 8, had dropped out of the Top 25 in late March but has
stormed back with a 14-game winning streak.
UCLA also rejoined the Top 10 by virtue of going on the road and taking a
series from No. 13 Oregon. Other teams on the move up the rankings included
South Carolina, which swept Kentucky to take the No. 15 ranking, and
Mississippi, which slots in at No. 18 after sweeping Tennessee on the road.
Meanwhile, Kentucky, which had been ranked as high as No. 7 on April 1,
dropped all the way out of the rankings following its third straight series
loss.
Stanford and New Mexico returned to the rankings this week at Nos. 21 and
24, respectively. Stanford was ranked in the top 10 in the preseason but
dropped out in March. The Cardinal has recovered to win four straight series
and improve to 9-6 in the Pacific-12 Conference. New Mexico was also ranked
in the preseason (No. 21) before quickly falling out, but the Lobos have won
six straight series and lead the Mountain West Conference by three games.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records
indicated are through games of April 21 and do not include ties.

Team
W-L Last Week Prev.
1. North Carolina
39-2 5-0 1
2. Louisiana State
37-4 3-1 3
3. Vanderbilt
35-6 2-2 2
4. Cal State Fullerton
34-6 3-1 4
5. Virginia
35-6 4-0 7
6. North Carolina State
32-10 4-0 15
7. Oregon State
30-8 2-2 5
8. Arizona State
24-12 2-2 9
9. UCLA
25-11 3-1 13
10. Florida State
31-9 1-3 6
11. Oklahoma
31-10 3-2 11
12. Louisville
30-9 2-2 8
13. Oregon
29-10 2-2 10
14. Arkansas
27-15 2-3 12
15. South Carolina
31-10 4-0 18
16. Mississippi State
32-10 2-1 16
17. Indiana
29-8 3-1 19
18. Mississippi
29-12 3-2 21
19. Rice
28-14 3-1 22
20. Georgia Tech
27-13 1-3 14
21. Stanford
22-12 3-1 NR
22. Gonzaga
26-11 3-1 24
23. UNC Wilmington 30-11
4-0 25
24. New Mexico
24-16 4-0 NR
25. Clemson
27-13 1-2 20

Dropped out: Kentucky (17), Cal Poly (23).

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