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College Baseball 2016 Week 7 (March 28 – April 3) Top-25

March 27, 2016
What was supposed to be a matchup of two  of the top SEC teams turned into an all-South Carolina affair as the Gamecocks swept the three-game series, running their winning streak to 13 games. (photo courtesy of espn.com)

What was supposed to be a matchup of two of the top SEC teams turned into an all-South Carolina affair as the Gamecocks swept the three-game series at Ole Miss, running their winning streak to 13 games. (photo courtesy of espn.com)

Despite losing two of three at resurgent Kentucky, Florida remains atop the College Baseball Top-25 Rankings for a seventh consecutive week. The Gators slipped by in-state rival Florida Atlantic before losing their first series of 2016. Texas A&M stays hot on the heels of Florida after a 3-1 week, including taking winning their second straight SEC series, this time against LSU. Miami-FL moves up two spots to third after an unblemished week, defeating Bethune-Cookman and sweeping ACC foe Clemson. South Carolina vaults seven positions to fourth, after dismantling Mississippi at Swayze Field in Oxford, extending their winning streak to 13 games. Louisville rounds out the top-five after a 3-1 week. The Cardinals handled Purdue, easily, before taking two of three against Virginia – including humbling the defending College World Series champions in the final two games by scores of 11-4 and 15-0.

Florida State moves up five spots to sixth, Vanderbilt inches up a notch to seventh, North Carolina drops four rungs to eighth, TCU slips three positions to ninth and UC Santa Barbara rounds out the top-ten, moving up four spots.

Oregon State dropped out of the top-ten, plunging nine spots to 12th after being swept at California and, following their home sweep at the hands of South Carolina, Mississippi sits in 14th, five positions lower than last week.

Old Dominion and Cal State Northridge’s stays in the rankings were brief, dropping out after, only, one week. Replacing the Monarchs and Matadors are College of Charleston, who returns to the rankings at #22 and Southern Mississippi, who makes their 2016 debut at #23.

 

1. Florida (23-3, 4-2 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. #6 Florida State (18-5, 6-1 ACC-A) 3/29 *at Jacksonville, FL*; vs. #2 Texas A&M (21-3, 4-2 SEC-W) 4/1-3
(LW – 1) Last week (2-2): vs. #16 Florida Atlantic (18-4, 5-1 C-USA) W 2-1; at Kentucky (17-6, 4-2 SEC-E) W 12-5, L 7-4, L 5-4 (10)

2. Texas A&M (21-3, 4-2 SEC-W) This week (4): at Houston (16-7, 0-0 AAC) 3/29; at #1 Florida (23-3, 4-2 SEC-E) 4/1-3
(LW – 2) Last week (3-1): vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-13, 2-4 Southland) W 13-3 (7); vs. #18 LSU (16-7, 2-4 SEC-W) W 6-1, L 3-2, W 3-1

3. Miami-FL (20-4, 7-2 ACC-C) This week (4): at #13 Florida Atlantic (18-4, 5-1 C-USA) 3/30; vs. #8 North Carolina (19-4, 6-3 ACC-C) 4/1-3
(LW – 5) Last week (4-0): vs. Bethune-Cookman (11-14, 4-5 MEAC-S) W 5-4; vs. #10 Clemson (17-6, 5-4 ACC-A) W 9-8, W 5-4 (11), W 10-5

4. South Carolina (23-2, 6-0 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. #22 College of Charleston (17-7, 3-0 Colonial) 3/29; at #7 Vanderbilt (20-4, 4-2 SEC-E) 3/31-4/2
(LW – 11) Last week (3-0): at #9 Mississippi (20-5, 2-4 SEC-W) W 5-1, W 9-5, W 4-0

5. Louisville (19-5, 6-3 ACC-A) This week (3): at Western Kentucky (14-9, 3-3 C-USA) 3/29; vs. Virginia Tech (10-15, 1-8 ACC-C) 4/2-3
(LW – 7) Last week (3-1): at Purdue (4-17, 0-3 Big Ten) W 9-4; vs. #13 Virginia (17-8, 5-4 ACC-C) L 6-3, W 11-4, W 15-0

6. Florida State (18-5, 6-1 ACC-A) This week (4): vs. #1 Florida (23-3, 4-2 SEC-E) 3/29 *at Jacksonville, FL*; at Boston College (13-8, 3-6 ACC-A) 4/1-3
(LW – 12) Last week (3-0): vs. Central Florida (15-11, 0-0 AAC) W 7-2, W 5-4 (11); vs. North Carolina State (16-8, 3-4 ACC-C) W 8-5, CCD, CCD

7. Vanderbilt (20-4, 4-2 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. Belmont (13-10, 3-3 OVC) 3/29; vs. #4 South Carolina (23-2, 6-0 SEC-E) 3/31-4/2
(LW – 8) Last week (3-1): at Middle Tennessee State (12-12, 1-5 C-USA) L 7-4; at Missouri (14-12, 0-6 SEC-E) W 8-6, W 2-0 (11), W 17-7

8. North Carolina (19-4, 6-3 ACC-C) This week (4): vs. Davidson (14-10, 2-1 Atlantic 10) 3/29; at #3 Miami-FL (20-4, 7-2 ACC-C) 4/1-3
(LW – 4) Last week (2-2): vs. Western Carolina (11-12, 2-1 Southern) W 10-2; vs. Georgia Tech (18-5, 5-4 ACC-C) L 3-2, W 8-0, L 6-0

9. TCU (18-5, 4-2 Big 12) This week (4): at UT Arlington (14-11, 2-4 Sun Belt) 3/29; at Wichita State (7-16, 0-0 MVC) 4/1-3
(LW – 6) Last week (2-2): vs. Abilene Christian (9-14, 2-7 Southland) W 6-4; at Texas (11-13, 2-1 Big 12) L 4-3, L 2-0, W 9-5

10. UC Santa Barbara (18-4, 0-0 Big West) This week (4): at Pepperdine (10-12, 2-4 WCC) 3/29; at Long Beach State (16-7, 0-0 Big West) 4/1-3
(LW – 14) Last week (3-1): at Bakersfield (5-18, 0-3 WAC) W 10-4; vs./vs./at Southern California (11-11, 2-1 PAC-12) W 10-1, W 5-2, L 9-5

11. Mississippi State (17-7, 4-2 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. #23 Southern Mississippi (19-6, 5-1 C-USA) 3/29; vs. #14 Mississippi (20-5, 2-4 SEC-W) 4/1-3
(LW – 15) Last week (3-1): vs. Mississippi Valley State (4-17, 2-6 SWAC-E) W 16-1; vs. Georgia (15-10, 2-4 SEC-E) W 9-2, W 3-1, L 11-8

12. Oregon State (16-5, 3-3 PAC-12) This week (5): vs. San Diego State (5-16, 2-5 MWC) 3/28-29; vs. Washington (12-7, 4-2 PAC-12) 4/1-3
(LW – 3) Last week (1-3): at Portland (13-11, 1-2 WCC) W 13-6; at California (14-6, 4-2 PAC-12) L 6-2, L 5-0, L 5-3

13. Florida Atlantic (18-4, 5-1 C-USA) This week (5): at Florida Gulf Coast (13-12, 0-0 Atlantic Sun) 3/29; vs. #3 Miami-FL (20-4, 7-2 ACC-C) 3/30; at Old Dominion (18-7, 3-3 C-USA) 4/1-3
(LW – 16) Last week (3-1): at #1 Florida (23-3, 4-2 SEC-E) L 2-1; vs. UAB (9-15, 2-4 C-USA) W 5-3, W 7-3, W 5-0

14. Mississippi (20-5, 2-4 SEC-W) This week (4): at Memphis (9-14, 0-0 AAC) 3/30; at #11 Mississippi State (17-7, 4-2 SEC-W) 4/1-3
(LW – 9) Last week (1-3): vs. Tennessee-Martin (7-17, 2-7 OVC) W 8-2; vs. #11 South Carolina (23-2, 6-0 SEC-E) L 5-1, L 9-5, L 4-0

15. Clemson (17-6, 5-4 ACC-A) This week (5): vs. Furman (10-13, 2-1 Southern) 3/29; at Western Carolina (11-12, 2-1 Southern) 3/30; vs. Pittsburgh (11-9, 4-5 ACC-C) 4/1-3
(LW – 10) Last week (1-3): vs. Presbyterian (12-11, 1-2 Big South) W 8-4; at #5 Miami-FL (20-4, 7-2 ACC-C) L 9-8, L 5-4 (11), L 10-5

16. Virginia (17-8, 5-4 ACC-C) This week (4): vs. Old Dominion (18-7, 3-3 C-USA) 3/29; vs. North Carolina State (16-8, 3-4 ACC-A) 4/1-3
(LW – 13) Last week (2-2): vs. James Madison (11-13, 2-1 Colonial) W 15-6; at #7 Louisville (19-5, 6-3 ACC-A) W 6-3, L 11-4, L 15-0

17. LSU (16-7, 2-4 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Tulane (17-7, 0-0 AAC) 3/29; at Auburn (11-13, 1-5 SEC-W) 4/1-3
(LW – 18) Last week (2-2): vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (15-9, 6-3 Sun Belt) W 8-5; at #2 Texas A&M (21-3, 4-2 SEC-W) L 6-1, W 3-2, L 3-1

18. South Alabama (18-6, 9-0 Sun Belt) This week (4): vs. Nicholls State (10-14, 2-7 Southland) 3/30; vs. Louisiana-Monroe (10-13, 2-4 Sun Belt) 4/1-3
(LW – 19) Last week (3-1): at New Orleans (16-8, 4-5 Southland) L 8-2; at Texas State (15-9, 6-3 Sun Belt) W 6-4, W 7-3, W 3-2 (11)

19. Oklahoma State (17-7, 3-0 Big 12) This week (4): vs. #20 Arkansas (18-6, 3-3 SEC-W) 3/29; at West Virginia (12-8, 2-3 Big 12) 4/1-3
(LW – 21) Last week (4-0): at Wichita State (7-16, 0-0 MVC) W 17-0; at Kansas State (11-13, 0-3 Big 12) W 2-1, W 5-4, W 5-4 (10)

20. Arkansas (18-6, 3-3 SEC-W) This week (4): at #19 Oklahoma State (17-7, 3-0 Big 12) 3/29; vs. Missouri (14-12, 0-6 SEC-E) 4/1-3
(LW – 23) Last week (3-0): vs. Auburn (11-13, 1-5 SEC-W) W 3-2, W 14-7, W 3-1

21. BYU (20-3, 4-2 WCC) This week (3): at Portland (13-11, 1-2 WCC) 3/31-4/2
(LW – 22) Last week (2-1): vs. Loyola Marymount (10-14, 3-3 WCC) W 4-1, L 10-5, W 7-4

22. College of Charleston (17-7, 3-0 Colonial) This week (4): at #4 South Carolina (23-2, 6-0 SEC-E) 3/29; at Elon (9-14, 1-4 Colonial) 4/1-3
(LW – NR) Last week (4-0): vs. Coastal Carolina (16-9, 2-1 Big South) W 4-2; vs. Delaware (16-8, 0-3 Colonial) W 14-4, W 15-2, W 3-2

23. Southern Mississippi (19-6, 5-1 C-USA) This week (4): vs. #11 Mississippi State (17-7, 4-2 SEC-W) 3/29; at Charlotte (12-12, 3-3 C-USA) 4/1-3
(LW – NR) Last week (3-1): vs. Tulane (17-7, 0-0 AAC) L 12-7 *at Biloxi, MS*; vs. UTSA (10-13, 1-5 C-USA) W 6-5, W 11-2, W 13-2

24. Missouri State (19-4, 0-0 MVC) This week (4): at Kansas (7-13, 0-2 Big 12) 3/29; vs. Central Michigan (5-19, 1-2 MAC-W) 3/31-4/2
(LW – 17) Last week (2-2): vs. Arkansas State (11-12, 3-6 Sun Belt) W 15-11; vs. Minnesota (12-9, 0-0 Big Ten) W 5-4, L 7-5, L 12-5

25. Alabama (15-8, 4-2 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Auburn (11-13, 1-5 SEC-W) 3/29 *at Montgomery, AL*; at Georgia (15-10, 2-4 SEC-E) 3/31-4/2
(LW – 20) Last week (2-2): at UAB (9-15, 2-4 C-USA) L 8-0; vs. Tennessee (14-9, 2-4 SEC-E) W 7-3, W 11-3, L 6-3

Dropped From Rankings: #24 Old Dominion, #25 Cal State Northridge

Also Receiving Consideration:

VCU (16-7, 3-0 Atlantic 10), Georgia Tech (18-5, 5-4 ACC-C), North Carolina State (16-8, 3-4 ACC-A), Michigan (16-5, 0-0 Big Ten), Michigan State (18-3, 3-0 Big Ten), Minnesota (12-9, 0-0 Big Ten), Coastal Carolina (16-9, 2-1 Big South), Old Dominion (18-7, 3-3 C-USA), Rice (14-9, 5-1 C-USA), Kent State (16-6, 2-1 MAC-E), Southeast Missouri State (17-8, 9-0 OVC), Arizona (16-7, 3-3 PAC-12), California (14-6, 4-2 PAC-12), UCLA (12-9, 4-2 PAC-12), Kentucky (17-6, 4-2 SEC-E)

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