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Baseball America: Beavers 6th, Ducks 11th

DURHAM, N.C.North Carolina split two games with North Carolina State, which was enough to keep the Tar Heels at No. 1 in the Baseball America College Top 25 rankings.


The third game of the much-anticipated series between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack was rained out, but the split was also enough for N.C. State to move into the top five, coinciding with Virginia's series loss to Virginia Tech. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt returned to the No. 2 ranking after winning four games against ranked opponents, including a weekend sweep of Mississippi State. Louisiana State fell to No. 3, dropping a series at home to South Carolina.


Four teams joined the rankings this week, led by South Alabama at No. 20. The Jaguars have won seven straight games and lead the Sun Belt Conference. Florida also returns to the rankings for the first time since Feb. 18 after winning its third straight Southeastern Conference series. Kentucky returns after a one-week absence at No. 24, and Virginia Tech rejoins the rankings after a three-week absence.


The SEC leads all conferences with eight ranked teams this week. The Atlantic Coast Conference follows with six teams, though four of them are in the top 10. The Pacific-12 (four ranked teams) is the only other league with multiple teams in the Top 25.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 28 and do not include ties.





Rk.
Team
W-L
Last Week
Prev.


1.
North Carolina
41-4
2-2
1


2.
Vanderbilt
39-6
4-0
3


3.
Louisiana State
39-6
2-2
2


4.
Cal State Fullerton
36-7
2-1
4


5.
North Carolina State
34-11
2-1
6


6.
Oregon State
34-8
4-0
7


7.
Virginia
38-8
3-2
5


8.
Arizona State
28-12
4-0
8


9.
UCLA
27-13
2-2
9


10.
Florida State
35-9
4-0
10


11.
Oregon
33-10
4-0
13


12.
Oklahoma
33-11
2-1
11


13.
Louisville
33-10
3-1
12


14.
Arkansas
29-15
2-0
14


15.
South Carolina
33-12
2-2
15


16.
Indiana
34-8
5-0
17


17.
New Mexico
27-16
3-0
24


18.
Clemson
30-14
3-1
25


19.
Rice
28-14
0-0
19


20.
South Alabama
34-12
5-0
NR


21.
Florida
25-20
3-1
NR


22.
Mississippi State
33-13
1-3
16


23.
Kentucky
26-17
2-2
NR


24.
Mississippi
31-14
2-2
18


25.
Virginia Tech
27-18
3-1
NR


Dropped out: Georgia Tech (20), Stanford (21), Gonzaga (22), UNC Wilmington (23).


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