North Carolina Continues at No. 1

DURHAM, NC April 8, 2013 – North Carolina swept Maryland to extend its run at No. 1 in the Baseball America College Top 25 rankings to nine straight weeks, dating back to the preseason.

The top six teams all held their ground from last week, with No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 3 Louisiana State registering loud weeks of their own. The Commodores, who have stayed at No. 2 every week except one, swept then-No. 17 Mississippi on the road, while the Tigers swept then-No. 7 Kentucky in a matchup top-10 teams. For being on the wrong end of those sweeps, Kentucky dropped to No. 13 and Mississippi to No. 23.

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The back end of the rankings have been a revolving door much of the season, and that continued this week with four more teams joining the rankings. North Carolina State (No. 19) and Mississippi State (No. 21) both returned to the rankings after falling out previously, while Clemson (No. 22) and Campbell (No. 25) make their first Top 25 appearances of the season. For Campbell, it’s the school’s first Top 25 appearance in history as the Camels are off to a 28-5 start.

The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with seven ranked teams this week, including four of the top 11. The Atlantic Coast Conference is next with six ranked teams, followed by the Pacific-12 with four. The Big East and Conference USA (two apiece) are the only other conferences with multiple ranked teams.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of April 7 and do not include ties.

 

            Team                                                                      W-L           Last Week           Prev.

1.   North Carolina                                                      29-2                 5-1                     1

2.   Vanderbilt                                                              29-4                 4-0                     2

3.   Louisiana State                                                    30-2                 4-0                     3

4.   Cal State Fullerton                                              28-4                 4-0                     4

5.   Virginia                                                                  29-3                 4-0                     5

6.   Oregon State                                                        25-5                 3-1                     6

7.   Florida State                                                         27-5                 3-1                     8

8.   Louisville                                                               25-6                 3-1                     9

9.   Oklahoma                                                              27-6                 2-1                     13

10.   Arkansas                                                               23-9                 2-1                     14

11.   South Carolina                                                     26-7                 4-1                     15

12.   Indiana                                                                  25-4                 3-1                     16

13.   Kentucky                                                               22-9                 1-3                     7

14.   Rice                                                                       23-11                3-1                     18

15.   Arizona State                                                        19-9                 4-1                     24

16.   Oregon                                                                   23-8                 1-2                     11

17.   UCLA                                                                     19-9                 1-3                     10

18.   Notre Dame                                                          19-10                4-1                     20

19.   North Carolina State                                          24-10                5-0                     NR

20.   Georgia Tech                                                        23-9                 2-3                     12

21.   Mississippi State                                                  26-9                 3-1                     NR

22.   Clemson                                                               21-11                5-1                     NR

23.   Mississippi                                                            23-9                 0-3                     17

24.   Houston                                                                 24-9                 1-3                     19

25.   Campbell                                                               28-5                 5-0                     NR

 

Dropped out: Cal Poly (21), Virginia Tech (22), San Diego (23), Florida Atlantic (25).

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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