College Baseball: Oklahoma State Makes Big Jump in New Top 25

Corey GautreauxSenior Analyst IApril 22, 2008

Miami remained at the top of the Baseball America Top 25 with a mid-week and weekend series victories.  The Hurricanes took game one of the series with No. 3 Florida State in Tallahassee.  The Seminoles bounced back to win game two on Saturday, 9-5.  Miami was able to hold on and win the Sunday contest, which was shortened to seven innings due to travel constraints.

North Carolina moved up two spots to No. 2 after their perfect 5-0 week.  The Tar Heels outscored Boston College 26-5 in the three game series.  Missouri also moved up two spots to No. 4 after winning their weekend series at Oklahoma.  The Tigers did give up 22 runs in their 22-4 loss on Sunday.

Stanford moved up five spots to No. 5 with their weekend series victory at UCLA.  Arizona State dropped four spots after losing their home series to Oregon State.  The Sun Devils have lost five of their last eight games.

Cal moved up one spot to No. 7 with their weekend series win over Pac-10 foe Washington.  Nebraska followed by beating Kansas in the first two games of their weekend series.

Rice moved up two spots to No. 9 with a mid-week victory over (then No. 19) Texas A&M followed by a weekend sweep of (then No. 24) East Carolina.  The Owls seem to have found their groove, wining their last 11.

Georgia continues it climb up the Top 25 while they tear through the SEC.  The Bulldogs are a perfect 6-0 in SEC weekend series, and had won 10 straight conference games before Sunday’s tie with LSU.  San Diego moved up one spot with their sweep of St. Mary’s.

South Carolina climbed two spots after winning their weekend series against (then No. 16) Ole Miss.  The Gamecocks are a perfect 25-0 when outhitting their opponents.  Oklahoma State jumped five spots after sweeping (then No. 20) Texas in Austin.  The Cowboys are the first Big 12 team to sweep the Longhorns at Disch-Falk Field.

Wichita State dropped seven spots to No. 14 after a mid-week loss to Nebraska and Saturday’s loss to Southern Illinois.  Cal State Fullerton remained at No. 15 by sweeping Pacific in their weekend series.

UC Irvine dropped 11 spots after losing a mid-week game to Sand Diego, and then dropping their weekend series against UC Riverside.  Vanderbilt remained at No. 17 after winning their SEC weekend series against Auburn.

Texas A&M moved up one spot to No. 18 after sweeping Baylor over the weekend.  The Aggies, however, saw their 13-game win streak end in a 11-2 loss to Rice on Tuesday.  Michigan moved up two spots to No. 19 with their weekend sweep of in-state rival Michigan State.  The Wolverines beat the Spartans 27-6 in game four of the series in Ann Arbor.

Coastal Carolina moved up two spots with their weekend sweep of UNC Asheville.  Ole Miss dropped five spots to No. 21, while SEC foe Kentucky moved up three spots after their weekend series win over Florida.

Arizona returned to the rankings at No. 23 after winning 10-straight, including a sweep of Washington State.  NC State also returned to the top-25 with a weekend series victory over Virginia Tech.  Long Beach State comes in at No. 25 after dropping out last week.  The Dirtbags swept Cal State Northridge over the weekend.

Texas (20), Pepperdine (23) and East Carolina (24) all dropped out of this weeks top-25.

SEC Standings:

East:

1.      Georgia (14-3-1)        

2.      S. Carolina (11-7)                 

3.      Vanderbilt (10-7)

T4.    Tennessee (10-8)

T4.     Florida (10-8)

6.       Kentucky (9-9)

West:

1.      Ole Miss (10-8)

2.      Alabama (8-10)

3.      Arkansas (7-10)

4.      Auburn (7-11)

5.      LSU (6-11-1)