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College Baseball 2016 Week 6 (March 21 – 27) Top-25

March 21, 2016
Missouri State University Baseball vs. Oral Roberts University on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

Freshman OF Hunter Steinmetz hit .471 with a home run to pace Missouri State to a 5-0 week and a #17 season debut in this week’s College Baseball Top-25 rankings. (photo courtesy of Missouri State University and missouristatebears.com)

Florida remains the only team to sit atop the top-25 this season, after registering another undefeated week that began with a dismantling of Florida State and ended with a three-game sweep of Missouri. Texas A&M remains in the bridesmaid seat after hanging on to beat Texas in a mid-week contest and taking two of three at Auburn  Oregon State moves up two spots to third after a, relatively, easy three-game home sweep of Arizona State. North Carolina moves up to fourth after a 5-0 schedule that saw blowout wins at East Carolina and over Elon as well as dispatching Duke on the road. Miami-FL inches up a spot to fifth after defeating Central Florida and taking two of three from ACC foe Louisville.

TCU, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Mississippi and Clemson round out the top-ten.

Entering the rankings this week are Missouri State, South Alabama, Alabama, Oklahoma State and Old Dominion, who replace College of Charleston, California, Oregon, Boston College, North Carolina State and Michigan State.

1. Florida (21-1, 3-0 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. #16 Florida Atlantic (15-3, 2-1 C-USA) 3/22; at Kentucky (14-5, 2-1 SEC-E) 3/25-27
(LW – 1) Last week (4-0): vs. #13 Florida State (15-5, 5-1 ACC-A) W 6-0; vs. Missouri (14-9, 0-3 SEC-E) W 4-3 (10), W 6-2, W 7-5

2. Texas A&M (18-2, 2-1 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-9, 2-1 Southland) 3/22; vs. #18 LSU (14-5, 1-2 SEC-W) 3/24-26
(LW – 2) Last week (3-1): vs. Texas (8-12, 0-0 Big 12) W 5-4; at Auburn (10-10, 1-2 SEC-W) W 12-8, L 9-7, W 12-10

3. Oregon State (15-2, 3-0 PAC-12) This week (4): at Portland (11-8, 1-2 WC) 3/22; at California (11-6, 1-2 PAC-12) 3/24-26
(LW – 5) Last week (3-0): vs. Arizona State (13-6, 0-3 PAC-12) W 3-2, W 12-2, W 7-3

4. North Carolina (17-2, 5-1 ACC-C) This week (4): vs. Western Carolina (9-10, 0-0 Southern) 3/22; vs. Georgia Tech (15-4, 3-3 ACC-C) 3/24-26
(LW – 8) Last week (5-0): at East Carolina (13-7, 0-0 AAC) W 17-4; vs. Elon (9-11, 1-2 Colonial) W 11-6; at Duke (10-10, 1-5 ACC-C) W 11-2, W 12-2, W 8-2

5. Miami-FL (16-4, 4-2 ACC-C) This week (4): vs. Bethune-Cookman (8-12, 2-4 MEAC-S) 3/23; vs. #10 Clemson (16-3, 5-1 ACC-A) 3/25-27
(LW – 6) Last week (3-1): at Central Florida (12-9, 0-0 AAC) W 5-2; vs. #4 Louisville (16-4, 4-2 ACC-A) W 8-4, W 6-3, L 4-3

6. Texas Christian (16-3, 3-0 Big 12) This week (4): vs. Abilene Christian (9-10, 2-4 Southland) 3/22; at Texas (8-12, 0-0 Big 12) 3/24-26
(LW – 7) Last week (4-0): at Rice (10-9, 2-1 C-USA) W 6-4; vs. West Virginia (10-7, 0-3 Big 12) W 10-6, W 7-1, W 14-2 (7)

7. Louisville (16-4, 4-2 ACC-A) This week (4): at Purdue (4-12, 0-0 Big Ten) 3/23; vs. #13 Virginia (15-6, 4-2 ACC-C) 3/25-27
(LW – 4) Last week (3-2): vs. Xavier (7-12, 0-0 Big East) W 11-1; vs. Wright State (13-7, 3-0 Horizon) W 9-1; at #6 Miami-FL (16-4, 4-2 ACC-C) L 8-4, L 6-3, W 4-3

8. Vanderbilt (17-3, 1-2 SEC-E) This week (4): at Middle Tennessee State (11-9, 1-2 C-USA) 3/22; at Missouri (14-9, 0-3 SEC-E) 3/25-27
(LW – 3) Last week (2-2): vs. Northern Illinois (4-16, 0-0 MAC-W) W 9-2; vs. #16 Mississippi State (14-6, 2-1 SEC-E) L 2-1 (13), L 5-4, W 12-6

9. Mississippi (19-2, 2-1 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Tennessee-Martin (7-13, 2-4 OVC) 3/22; vs. #11 South Carolina (20-2, 3-0 SEC-E) 3/24-26
(LW – 10) Last week (4-1): at UAB (8-12, 2-1 C-USA) W 8-1, W 5-1; at Tennessee (12-7, 1-2 SEC-E) L 3-2, W 6-4, W 10-7

10. Clemson (16-3, 5-1 ACC-A) This week (4): vs. Presbyterian (11-8, 0-0 Big South) 3/22; at #5 Miami-FL (16-4, 4-2 ACC-C) 3/25-27
(LW – 11) Last week (5-0): at The Citadel (9-11, 0-0 Southern) W 12-1, W 5-4; vs. #21 Boston College (12-6, 2-4 ACC-A) W 6-2, W 6-1, W 3-2 (10)

11. South Carolina (20-2, 3-0 SEC-E) This week (3): at #9 Mississippi (19-2, 2-1 SEC-W) 3/24-26
(LW – 12) Last week (5-0): vs. South Carolina-Upstate (8-12, 0-0 Atlantic Sun) W 12-6, vs. Davidson (10-9, 0-0 Atlantic 10) W 15-2; vs. #15 Arkansas (15-6, 0-3 SEC-W) W 10-6, W 6-2, W 8-6

12. Florida State (15-5, 5-1 ACC-A) This week (5): vs. Central Florida (12-9, 0-0 AAC) 3/22-23; vs. North Carolina State (16-6, 3-3 ACC-C) 3/25-27
(LW – 13) Last week (2-2): at #1 Florida (21-1, 3-0 SEC-E) L 6-0; at Pittsburgh (9-8, 2-4 ACC-C) W 17-4, W 10-2, L 5-2

13. Virginia (15-6, 4-2 ACC-C) This week (4): vs. James Madison (9-10, 0-0 Colonial) 3/22; at #7 Louisville (16-4, 4-2 ACC-A) 3/25-27
(LW – 14) Last week (4-1): vs. Towson (3-15, 0-0 Colonial) W 4-3, W 10-8; vs. Wake Forest (13-9, 2-4 ACC-A) W 4-0, W 6-4, L 9-8

14. UC Santa Barbara (15-3, 0-0 Big West) This week (4): at Bakersfield (5-14, 0-0 WAC) 3/22; vs./vs./at Southern California (9-9, 2-1 PAC-12) 3/24-26
(LW – 19) Last week (3-0): vs. Connecticut (9-9, 0-0 AAC) W 5-3, W 9-6, W 6-2

15. Mississippi State (14-6, 2-1 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Mississippi Valley State (4-12, 2-6 SWAC-E) 3/22; vs. Georgia (14-7, 1-2 SEC-E) 3/24-26
(LW – 16) Last week (2-3): vs. Eastern Kentucky (10-10, 1-5 OVC) L 16-12 (10); vs. Oral Roberts (10-9, 2-1 Summit) L 3-1; at #3 Vanderbilt (17-3, 1-2 SEC-E) W 2-1, W 5-4, L 12-6

16. Florida Atlantic (15-3, 2-1 C-USA) This week (4): at #1 Florida (21-1, 3-0 SEC-E) 3/22; vs. UAB (8-12, 2-1 C-USA) 3/24-26
(LW – 23) Last week (2-1): at Middle Tennessee State (11-9, 1-2 C-USA) L 8-6, W 7-2, W 12-1

17. Missouri State (17-2, 0-0 MVC) This week (4): vs. Arkansas State (10-9, 2-4 Sun Belt) 3/22; vs. Minnesota (9-8, 0-0 Big Ten) 3/25-27
(LW – NR) Last week (5-0): vs. Western Illinois (4-14, 2-1 Summit) W 13-4, W 15-3; vs. Iowa (6-11, 0-0 Big Ten) W 4-1, W 5-4, W 8-6

18. LSU (14-5, 1-2 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (12-8, 3-3 Sun Belt) 3/22; at #2 Texas A&M (18-2, 2-1 SEC-W) 3/24-26
(LW – 9) Last week (2-2): vs. New Orleans (15-5, 4-2 Southland) W 9-4; vs. Alabama (13-6, 2-1 SEC-W) L 6-0, L 4-3, W 7-5

19. South Alabama (15-5, 6-0 Sun Belt) This week (4): at New Orleans (15-5, 4-2 Southland) 3/22; at Texas State (15-5, 6-0 Sun Belt) 3/24-26
(LW – NR) Last week (3-1): at Southeastern Louisiana (14-6, 6-0 Southland) L 9-2; vs. UT Arlington (10-11, 2-4 Sun Belt) W 4-3, W 4-3, W 6-4

20. Alabama (13-6, 2-1 SEC-W) This week (4): at UAB (8-12, 2-1 C-USA) 3/22; vs. Tennessee (12-7, 1-2 SEC-E) 3/25-27
(LW – NR) Last week (2-2): at Southern Mississippi (16-5, 2-1 C-USA) L 9-2; at #9 LSU (14-5, 1-2 SEC-W) W 6-0, W 4-3, L 7-5

21. Oklahoma State (13-7, 0-0 Big 12) This week (4): at Wichita State (6-13, 0-0 MVC) 3/22; at Kansas State (11-9, 0-0 Big 12) 3/24-26
(LW – NR) Last week (4-1): vs. Abilene Christian (9-10, 2-4 Southland) W 8-4; at Dallas Baptist (13-6, 0-0 MVC) W 7-6; vs. Michigan (12-5, 0-0 Big Ten) W 6-3, W 5-4, L 4-2

22. BYU (18-2, 2-1 WCC) This week (3): vs. Loyola Marymount (8-12, 2-1 WCC) 3/24-26
(LW – 25) Last week (3-1): vs. Utah (5-12, 2-1 PAC-12) W 6-0; vs. Pacific (7-12, 1-2 WCC) W 19-3, W 11-4, L 10-8

23. Arkansas (15-6, 0-3 SEC-W) This week (3): vs. Auburn (10-10, 1-2 SEC-W) 3/25-27
(LW – 15) Last week (2-3): vs. Grambling State (5-12, 3-2 SWAC-W) W 14-4, W 3-2; at #12 South Carolina (20-2, 3-0 SEC-E) L 10-6, L 6-2, L 8-6

24. Old Dominion (16-4, 3-0 C-USA) This week (5): vs. VMI (13-9, 0-0 Southern) 3/22-23; at Rice (10-9, 2-1 C-USA) 3/25-27
(LW – NR) Last week (5-0): vs. Princeton (5-7, 0-0 Ivy-Gehrig) W 7-6, W 10-4; vs. Western Kentucky (11-8, 0-3 C-USA) W 4-2, W 8-3, W 12-8

25. Cal State Northridge (18-3, 0-0 Big West) This week (4): vs. Portland (11-8, 1-2 WCC) 3/24-26
(LW – NR) Last week (4-0): vs. Houston Baptist (10-10, 2-1 Southland) W 2-0, W 7-1, W 6-3, W 7-2

Dropped From Rankings: #17 College of Charleston, #18 California, #20 Oregon, #21 Boston College, #22 North Carolina State, #24 Michigan State

Also Receiving Consideration:

Houston (13-6, 0-0 AAC), Boston College (12-6, 2-4 ACC-A), Georgia Tech (15-4, 3-3 ACC-C), North Carolina State (16-6, 3-3 ACC-A), Michigan State (14-3, 0-0 Big Ten), Creighton (12-4, 0-0 Big East), Coastal Carolina (13-8, 2-1 Big South), Long Beach State (14-6, 0-0 Big West), UC Irvine (14-6, 0-0 Big West), College of Charleston (13-7, 0-0 Colonial), Southern Mississippi (16-5, 2-1 C-USA), Wright State (13-7, 3-0 Horizon), Kent State (13-5, 0-0 MAC-E), Air Force (10-4, 4-1 MWC), New Mexico (13-6, 5-1 MWC), Bryant (14-4, 4-0 Northeast), Jacksonville State (13-5, 6-0 OVC), Arizona (13-6, 1-2 PAC-12), Stanford (10-5, 0-0 PAC-12), UCLA (11-7, 3-0 PAC-12), Kentucky (14-5, 2-1 SEC-E), UNC Greensboro (15-5, 0-0 Southern), Southeastern Louisiana (14-6, 6-0 Southland), Texas State (15-5, 6-0 Sun Belt), Gonzaga (11-7, 2-1 WCC)

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