College Baseball Top 25: 5.15.11

Next weekend’s Top 25 v. Top 25 action:

#1 Virginia @ #16 North Carolina

#8 Texas A&M @ #6 Texas

#15 Clemson @ #7 Florida State

#20 Rice @ #18 Southern Mississippi

#21 California @ #23 UCLA

#25 Arizona @ #22 Stanford

Rank

Team

W-L

Last Week

Previous

Comments

1.

Virginia

45-6

2-1 v. Miami

1

Big series against North Carolina next weekend.

2.

Oregon State

37-12

2-1 @ Washington

3

Despite a steady and consistent rise from unranked in the preseason to a top 5 team, the Beavers have RPI issues that may result in them being left out of the National Seed party. Washington should have been an easy sweep.

3.

South Carolina

41-11

1-0 v. Presbyterian, 1-0 v. Charleston Southern, 2-1 v. Arkansas

4

The Gamecocks improve their resume by beating the same Arkansas team that beat Florida last weekend.

4.

Florida

39-13

1-0 v. North Florida, 2-1 @ Vanderbilt

5

Strongest series win of the year for the Gators over Vanderbilt.

5.

Vanderbilt

42-8

1-0 @ Louisville, 1-2 v. Florida

2

Vanderbilt has now lost series’ to both South Carolina and Florida.

6.

Texas

38-12

2-0 v. Texas Southern

6

Longhorns will finish up against Texas A&M next weekend.

7.

Florida State

39-13

1-0 @ Stetson, 2-1 @ NC State

8

With a strong RPI, FSU looks like a safe bet top be a top 8 seed, but the series against Clemson next weekend is huge.

8.

Texas A&M

36-16

1-0 v. Texas State, 3-0 v. Nebraska

9

Would love see Texas RHP Taylor Jungmann face A&M RHP John Stillson next weekend.

9.

Cal State Fullerton

36-14

0-1 v. Pepperdine, 3-0 v. Long Beach State

11

Noe Ramirez out dueled Dirtbag ace Andrew Gagnon on Friday.

10.

Georgia Tech

37-15

1-0 v. Savannah State, 2-1 v. North Carolina

13

The best pitcher the Jackets have had down the stretch is not All American candidate Mark Pope or first round pick Jed Bradley. It’s been So. RHP Buck Farmer.

11.

TCU

36-15

1-0 v. Baylor, 2-1 v. Utah

10

With Matt Purke already out, the Horned Frogs held out Kyle Winkler this weekend to ensure he’s strong for the post season.

12.

Arizona State

36-13

1-2 v. Southern California

7

Sun Devils will finish up with Washington then UCLA.

13.

Oklahoma

39-13

4-0 v. New Mexico

14

Sooners have gotten hot at the right time, winning 9 in a row as they head to Baylor next weekend.

14.

Stetson

39-13

2-1 v. Lipscomb

16

Hatters continue to rise.

15.

Clemson

36-16

2-1 v. Virginia Tech

18

Clemson will finish up the regular season at #7 Florida State next weekend.

16.

North Carolina

40-12

1-0 @ UNC Wilmington, 1-0 v. UNC Asheville, 1-2 @ Georgia Tech

15

Huge matchup against #1 Virginia next weekend.

17.

Connecticut

36-14

2-1 v. Louisville

19

Matt Barnes is now 10-3 as he prepares for the draft where he should come off the board in the first round.

18.

Southern Mississippi

37-13

1-2 @ Houston

12

Golden Eagles will face Rice next weekend to decide the conference.

19.

Miami

32-18

1-2 @ Virginia

17

The Hurricanes can hang their hat on the fact that they beat Danny Hultzen on Friday.

20.

Rice

35-17

1-0 @ Louisiana-Lafayette, 2-1 v. Memphis

NR

Owls have been in and out of the top 25 a few times this season and but yet another conference title is in reach and a strong RPI.

21.

California

28-16

0-0

21

Cal will finish up with a tough task of facing UCLA and Stanford.

22.

Stanford

29-17

1-0 v. Pacific, 1-0 v. UC Davis, 2-1 v. Oregon

22

Stanford will face Arizona next weekend.

23.

UCLA

29-19

0-1 @ Long Beach State, 0-1 v. UC Santa Barbara, 2-1 v. Cal State Bakersfield

23

Trevor Bauer has now tossed 6 straight complete games!

24.

Oklahoma State

33-18

1-1 @ Ohio State, 1-2 v. Baylor

20

Cowboys will close out the regular season against Texas Tech.

25.

Arizona

31-17

1-1 v. Washington State

25

The matchup with #22 Stanford next weekend will shed some light on the Wildcat’s post season’s chances.

Dropped Out: Arkansas (24)

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