College Baseball: A New Number One Takes Over

Corey GautreauxSenior Analyst IMay 20, 2008

North Carolina took over the No. 1 spot this week after taking two of three from (then No. 1) Miami. The Tar Heels went undefeated in ACC series for the first time since the ACC adopted the three game format.

Arizona State moved up two spots to No. 2 after sweeping Washington.  Miami dropped to No. 3.

Florida State remained at No. 4 after winning the series against No. 20 North Carolina State.

Rice moved up one spot by sweeping (then No. 25) Tulane to win the Conference USA title. Cal State Fullerton moved up to No. 6 with their sweep of San Diego State.

Oklahoma State moved up three spots after taking their weekend series from Oklahoma.

Georgia slipped one spot after dropping their final series against Alabama. The Bulldogs had already wrapped up the SEC regular season championship last weekend.

The LSU Tigers continued their dominating streak by sweeping Auburn and claiming the SEC Western Division Championship. LSU has swept four straight SEC series, pushing their SEC win streak to 12, the longest in school history.  The Tigers also own the longest win streak in college baseball at 16 games.

San Diego remained at No. 11 after an idle week. Nebraska dropped seven spots to No. 12.

Texas A&M dropped four spots after being swept by Texas. The Aggies claimed the Big 12 regular season title despite the loss.

UC Irvine took two of three at UC Davis to claim the No. 14 spot. Cal dropped two spots, losing their only game of the week at UC Davis. Stanford also dropped two spots after splitting a pair of games at Arizona.

Michigan remained at No. 17 after taking three of four from Northwestern, and St. John’s remained No. 18 after taking two of three from Villanova.

Kentucky moved up two spots to No. 19 after claiming a series win against Ole Miss.

North Carolina State remained at No. 20 despite losing their weekend series to No. 4 Florida State. 

TCU moved up three spots after sweeping New Mexico on the road. Coastal Carolina moved up one spot after taking both games from Radford.

Wichita State dropped one spot to No. 23 despite sweeping Bradley.

Texas returned to the Baseball America Top 25 after sweeping (then No. 9) Texas A&M. Long Beach State also returned to the rankings after sweeping Cal Poly on the road.

Vanderbilt (19) dropped from the rankings after getting swept at Florida, and Tulane (25) also dropped out after getting swept at home by Rice.