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College Baseball 2016 Week 12 (May 2 – May 8) Top-25

May 2, 2016
junior RHP Brandon Bingel no-hit Sacred Heart for 5.2 innings and three relievers held Sacred Heart to one hit as Bryant beat the Pioneers 3-0 and moved the Bulldogs into this week's top-25. (photo courtesy of bryantbulldogs.com)

Junior RHP Brandon Bingel no-hit Sacred Heart for 5.2 innings and three relievers allowed, only, one hit to the visitors as Bryant beat the Pioneers 3-0 and moved the Bulldogs into this week’s top-25. (photo courtesy of bryantbulldogs.com)

Florida, once again, claims the top spot in the college baseball top-25 in a week where Mother Nature was the big winner, affecting series across the nation. The top-five remains the same as last week, as the Gators split their road series with #5 South Carolina with Sunday’s rubber match cancelled, due to inclement weather. Texas A&M remains at #2 with a 3-1 week, including a series win at resurgent Arkansas. #3 Miami-Florida had no problem with Florida A&M, lighting up the Rattlers’ pitching staff for 36 runs in three games and #4 Mississippi State defeated #11 Mississippi in a mid-week, non-conference tilt before taking two of three at Alabama.

North Carolina State stays at #6 after a win over #22 East Carolina and a series win over Duke and Louisville rolled to an easy 4-0 week to remain 7th. Vanderbilt swaps spots with Florida State to sit in 8th after defeating Austin Peay and dismantling Georgia. The Seminoles drop to 9th after splitting a pair of games with Clemson and Mississippi moves up to 10th following a 2-2 week that ended with a series win over LSU.

While Virginia, 18th, and Georgia Tech, 19th, return to the rankings after an extended period of time out of the top-25, Bryant makes its 2016 debut in the top-25 in the final spot after a 5-1 week. The Cavaliers, Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs replace Minnesota, Southern Mississippi and East Carolina, who fall out of the rankings.

1. Florida (37-7, 14-6 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. Bethune-Cookman (23-22, 15-6 MEAC-S) 5/3; at Tennessee (24-21, 6-15 SEC-E) 5/6-8
(LW – 1) Last week (1-1): at #5 South Carolina (34-9, 15-5 SEC-E) W 5-4, L 2-1, CCD

2. Texas A&M (35-9, 14-7 SEC-W) This week (3): vs. Incarnate Word (12-32, 5-16 Southland) CCD; vs. #8 Vanderbilt (34-10, 13-8 SEC-E) 5/5-7
(LW – 2) Last week (3-1): vs. UT Arlington (23-22, 9-12 Sun Belt) W 7-3; at Arkansas (26-18, 7-14 SEC-W) L 9-5, W 11-8 (11), W 6-2

3. Miami-FL (33-8, 14-5 ACC-C) This week (3): vs. Florida Atlantic (30-12, 14-7 C-USA) 5/4; at #19 Georgia Tech (30-14, 10-10 ACC-C) 5/7-8
(LW – 3) Last week (3-0): vs. Florida A&M (24-17, 14-4 MEAC-S) W 13-3, W 11-2, W 12-7

4. Mississippi State (30-14, 12-9 SEC-W) This week (3): vs. Missouri (24-21, 7-14, SEC-E) 5/5-7
(LW – 4) Last week (3-1): vs. #11 Mississippi (33-12, 12-9 SEC-W) *at Pearl, MS* W 2-0; at Alabama (25-20,10-11 SEC-W) W 12-5, L 4-3, W 2-1 (7)

5. South Carolina (34-9, 15-5 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. South Carolina-Upstate (18-23, 1-10 Atlantic Sun) 5/4; at Kentucky (27-17, 11-10 SEC-E) 5/6-8
(LW – 5) Last week (1-1): vs. #1 Florida (37-7, 14-6 SEC-E) L 5-4, W 2-1, CCD

6. North Carolina State (31-12, 12-7 ACC-A) This week (3): at Clemson (27-15, 10-13 ACC-A) 5/6-8
(LW – 6) Last week (3-1): vs. #22 East Carolina (27-16, 8-6 AAC) W 6-1; vs. Duke (25-20, 10-14 ACC-C) W 3-2, W 12-2, L 2-1

7. Louisville (35-9, 14-7 ACC-A) This week (4): vs. Cincinnati (21-22, 9-5 AAC) 5/3; at North Carolina (28-15, 9-12 ACC-C) 5/6-8
(LW – 7) Last week (4-0): vs. Florida International (22-24, 9-12 C-USA) W 7-0; vs. St. John’s (21-19, 5-4 Big East) W 8-4, W 6-5, W 4-0

8. Vanderbilt (34-10, 13-8 SEC-E) This week (4): vs. Western Kentucky (24-20, 10-11 C-USA) 5/3; at #2 Texas A&M (35-9, 14-7 SEC-W) 5/5-7
(LW – 9) Last week (4-0): vs. Austin Peay (26-16, 16-8 OVC) W 8-5; vs. Georgia (22-23, 7-14 SEC-E) W 15-3, W 10-3, W 10-3

9. Florida State (29-12, 14-5 ACC-A) This week (5): at Clemson (27-15, 10-13 ACC-A) 5/2; at Stetson (21-23, 5-7 Atlantic Sun) 5/4; vs. Bowling Green State (16-28, 6-12 MAC-E) 5/6-8
(LW – 8) Last week (1-1): at Clemson (27-15, 10-13 ACC-A) L 10-3, W 11-2

10. Mississippi (33-12, 12-9 SEC-W) This week (4): vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (17-21, 13-5 SWAC-W) 5/4; at Georgia (22-23, 7-14 SEC-E) 5/6-8
(LW – 11) Last week (2-2): vs. #4 Mississippi State (30-14, 12-9 SEC-W) L 2-0; vs. #10 LSU (28-16, 11-10 SEC-W) W 7-6, L 6-3, W 8-2

11. Texas Tech (34-13, 14-4 Big 12) This week (3): at Kansas (19-24, 5-9 Big 12) 5/6-8
(LW – 12) Last week (3-1): at/vs. Abilene Christian (13-27, 5-15 Southland) PPD, *at Midland, TX* W 5-4; at #13 TCU (30-12, 11-7 Big 12) W 7-3, L 13-6, W 3-1

12. LSU (28-16, 11-10 SEC-W) This week (3): vs. Arkansas (26-18, 7-14 SEC-W) 5/6-8
(LW – 10) Last week (1-3): at Tulane (28-14, 8-5 AAC) L 4-1; at #11 Mississippi (33-12, 12-9 SEC-W) L 7-6, W 6-3, L 8-2

13. TCU (30-12, 11-7 Big 12) This week (3): at Penn State (25-20, 10-8 Big Ten) 5/6-8
(LW – 13) Last week (2-2): at Dallas Baptist (28-14, 8-3 MWC) W 2-0; vs. #12 Texas Tech (34-13, 14-4 Big 12) L 7-3, W 13-6, L 3-1

14. UC Santa Barbara (29-10, 8-4 Big West) This week (4): vs. Pepperdine (20-18, 10-8 WCC) 5/3; at UC Davis (12-25, 2-10 Big West) 5/6-8
(LW – 20) Last week (4-0): at St. Mary’s (24-17, 12-6 WCC) W 4-3 (11); vs. Hawai’i (18-23, 7-8 Big West) W 14-2, W 6-3, W 5-4

15. Rice (27-14, 15-6 C-USA) This week (4): vs. Lamar (31-11, 16-5 Southland) 5/4; at Florida International (22-24, 9-12 C-USA) 5/6-8
(LW – 16) Last week (2-1): vs. Charlotte (19-26, 8-13 C-USA) W 5-1, L 1-0, W 12-4

16. South Alabama (33-12, 18-3 Sun Belt) This week (5): vs. Jacksonville State (28-15, 16-5 OVC) 5/3-4; vs. Georgia Southern (27-18, 12-12 Sun Belt) 5/6-8
(LW – 17) Last week (3-1): at Auburn (20-24, 7-43 SEC-W) W 8-5; at Georgia State (20-23, 8-13 Sun Belt) W 9-3, L 7-4, W 2-1

17. Oklahoma State (28-15, 12-6 Big 12) This week (3): vs. Prairie View A&M (10-28, 5-18 SWAC-W) 5/6-8
(LW – 19) Last week (3-1): at Arkansas (26-18, 7-14 SEC-W) L 7-6; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (21-20, 13-8 Sun Belt) CCD; at Texas (20-24, 9-9 Big 12) W 3-0, W 6-3, W 8-4

18. Virginia (30-17, 14-10 ACC-C) This week (1): at Liberty (22-22, 7-8 Big South) 5/3
(LW – NR) Last week (4-0): vs. Old Dominion (27-17, 10-11 C-USA) *at Norfolk, VA* W 8-4; at Pittsburgh (21-17, 8-12 ACC-C) W 5-1, W 7-6, W 9-1

19. Georgia Tech (30-14, 10-10 ACC-C) This week (2): vs. #3 Miami-FL (33-8, 14-5 ACC-C) 5/7-8
(LW – NR) Last week (3-1): at Georgia (22-23, 7-14 SEC-E) L 13-5; vs. #14 Coastal Carolina (31-14, 13-2 Big South) W 9-1, W 9-8, W 4-2 (7)

20. Louisiana-Lafayette (29-16, 14-7 Sun Belt) This week (3): vs. Appalachian State (13-31. 8-16 Sun Belt) 5/6-8
(LW – 15) Last week (2-3): at #21 Southern Mississippi (31-14, 15-6 C-USA) L 7-2; vs. Louisiana Tech (27-14, 12-9 C-USA) L 6-3; at UT Arlington (23-22, 9-12 Sun Belt) L 4-1, W 6-4, W 19-6 (7)

21. Coastal Carolina (31-14, 13-2 Big South) This week (3): at Liberty (22-22, 7-8 Big South) 5/6-8
(LW – 14) Last week (1-3): vs. High Point (26-16, 9-6 Big South) W 4-0; at Georgia Tech (30-14, 10-10 ACC-C) L 9-1, L 9-8, L 4-2 (7)

22. UNC Wilmington (31-10, 11-2 Colonial) This week (3): vs. College of Charleston (23-19, 7-8 Colonial) 5/6-8
(LW – 23) Last week (4-1): at North Carolina (28-15, 9-12 ACC-C) L 10-9; vs. High Point (26-16, 9-6 Big South) W 11-6; vs. Hofstra (13-30, 4-13 Colonial) W 6-5, W 10-5, W 18-4

23. Wake Forest (27-17, 10-11 ACC-A) This week (3): at Boston College (23-17, 9-13 ACC-A) 5/6-8
(LW – 24) Last week (1-0): vs. Appalachian State (13-31, 8-16 Sun Belt) *at Charlotte, NC* W 10-7; vs. Elon (22-23, 12-8 Colonial) CCD

24. Creighton (30-9, 8-1 Big East) This week (3): vs. Georgetown (22-24, 6-6 Big East) 5/6-8
(LW – 25) Last week (3-0): vs. Nebraska (28-16, 9-6 Big Ten) PPD; vs. Air Force (20-20, 9-13 MWC) CCD; at Villanova (15-28, 3-9 Big East) W 9-3, W 10-4, W 6-5

25. Bryant (33-8, 16-2 Northeast) This week (5): vs. Quinnipiac (17-26, 6-9 Metro Atlantic) 5/4; at LIU-Brooklyn (13-28, 7-11 Northeast) 5/6-8
(LW – NR) Last week (5-1): at Brown (15-24, 9-11 Ivy-Rolfe) W 15-3; at Boston College (23-17, 9-13 ACC-A) W 18-6; vs. Sacred Heart (22-19, 13-6 Northeast) W 7-3, L 3-1, W 6-3, W 3-0

Dropped From Rankings: #18 Minnesota, #21 Southern Mississippi, #22 East Carolina

Also Receiving Consideration:

East Carolina (27-16, 8-6 AAC), Tulane (28-14, 8-5 AAC), Clemson (27-15, 10-13 ACC-A), North Carolina (28-15, 9-12 ACC-C), Michigan (29-12, 9-5 Big Ten), Minnesota (27-13, 11-3 Big Ten), Florida Atlantic (30-12, 14-7 C-USA), Southern Mississippi (31-14, 15-6 C-USA), Arizona (28-16, 11-10 PAC-12), Oregon State (28-12, 10-8 PAC-12)

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