Texas Nipping On Virginia’s Heels…
DURHAM, N.C.—Virginia extended its winning streak to 10 games with a perfect week that included a win against Coastal Carolina and a series sweep at Duke, continuing the Cavaliers’ run atop the Baseball America Top 25 rankings.
The top three teams in the rankings stood pat after each posted dominant weeks. Texas ran its winning streak to 20 games with a sweep of Big 12 rival Baylor, while Arizona State had the most impressive showing of the weekend, going on the road and sweeping then-No. 5 UCLA. In Southeastern Conference action, Florida had a big weekend of its own, sweeping a slumping Louisiana State squad to move up to No. 4. South Carolina reached its highest ranking of the season at No. 6 thanks to a series win against Alabama.
Coastal Carolina’s 17-game winning streak was snapped with the midweek loss to Virginia, but the Chanticleers rebounded over the weekend by sweeping UNC Asheville, helping them climb to No. 7 in the rankings. Texas Christian and Louisville also re-entered the Top 10 after weekend sweeps of Utah and Rutgers, respectively. Oklahoma made the biggest move of the week, moving up four spots to No. 18 after its series victory against Kansas State.
Auburn was the lone team to enter the rankings this week, coming in at No. 19. The Tigers returned to the Top 25 for the second time this season after upsetting then-No. 9 Arkansas on the road. Auburn replaced an inconsistent Stanford squad, which fell to 21-17 on the year after being swept by Washington over the weekend.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 2 and do not include ties.
|10.||Cal State Fullerton||27-14||3-1||13|
|Dropped Out: Stanford (21)|