Rankings: Clemson drops spot in Baseball America poll


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Rankings: Clemson drops spot in Baseball America poll

Clemson dropped one spot in the final Baseball America Top 25 going into the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers (45-14) will host the first round of the NCAA Tournament this week as the No. 7 team in the nation in Baseball America’s poll.

Clemson won two of three games in the ACC Baseball Championship with victories in pool play over Notre Dame (21-4) and Miami (7-1) and a loss in the semifinals to Florida State (5-4).

The Tigers' RPI ranking didn't budge over the week, holding at No. 11.

In statistical ranks, Clemson moved to 10 home runs ahead of the nearest Power 5 team with 94 (Arkansas next with 84). Clemson ranks in the top-20 nationally in ERA (19th, 3.36) and the top-30 in WHIP (29th, 1.27).

Seth Beer heads into the NCAAs as the ACC leader in slugging percentage (.656; 29th nationally) and home runs (20; 4th nationally), ranking second in on-base percentage (.471; 35th nationally) and third in runs scored (60; 30th nationally). Chris Williams leads the conference in RBIs (66; 13th nationally) and third in home runs (17; 21st nationally).

Baseball America Top 25

1. Florida

2. Oregon State

3. Stanford

4. Ole Miss

5. Florida State

6. North Carolina

7. Clemson

8. Arkansas

9. Minnesota

10. Texas Tech

11. Georgia

12. East Carolina

13. Coastal Carolina

14. Texas

15. NC State

16. Duke

17. Southern Mississippi

18. Stetson

19. Houston

20. UCLA

21. UConn

22. Auburn

23. Missouri State

24. Louisville

25. Tennessee Tech

Other rankings:

Coaches: 7 (-2)

Collegiate Baseball: 2 (+2)

D1Baseball: 7 (-1)

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