Gamecocks keep spots in baseball polls

GoGamecocks staff reportsMarch 21, 2011 

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South Carolina's Christian Walker celebrates after scoring on a hit from Evan Marzilli in the eighth inning of their NCAA college baseball game against Georgia Sunday March 20, 2011, in Columbia.

MARY ANN CHASTAIN — Special to The State

South Carolina stayed put in two national baseball polls after winning a weekend series over Georgia.

The Gamecocks remained No. 4 in the Baseball America Top 25 and No. 7 in the Collegiate Baseball rankings.

South Carolina (14-4, 2-1 SEC) beat Georgia (9-11, 1-2) two games out of three to claim its opening series in league play.

The Gamecocks have home midweek games against College of Charleston and Rhode Island before traveling to Florida this weekend for a three-game series. The Gators remained No. 1 in both weekly polls.

Baseball America Top 25

The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through March 20 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America):

RecordPv
1. Florida18-21
2. Vanderbilt19-22
3. Virginia19-27
4. South Carolina14-44
5. Texas15-55
6. Arizona State15-49
7. Florida State16-46
8. Texas A&M15-521
9. Oklahoma17-53
10. Fresno State14-217
11. Louisiana State16-48
12. Stanford6-512
13. Cal State Fullerton11-713
14. TCU12-710
15. Arizona15-511
16. California12-515
17. Georgia Tech17-423
18. North Carolina18-318
19. Clemson10-716
20. Tulane16-422
21. Baylor13-714
22. Auburn14-6NR
23. Oregon State15-4NR
24. UCLA8-624
25. Rice13-925

Collegiate Baseball Poll

The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through March 20, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors:

RecordPtsPvs
1. Florida18-24961
2. Vanderbilt19-24943
3. Virginia19-24936
4. Texas15-54908
5. Arizona St.15-448810
6. Texas A&M15-548511
7. South Carolina14-44837
8. Florida St.16-44804
9. Louisiana St.16-44795
10. Oklahoma17-54772
11. U.C. Irvine14-247514
12. Georgia Tech.17-447222
13. Texas Christian12-74709
14. UCLA8-646815
15. Clemson10-746616
16. Cal. St. Fullerton11-746517
17. Arizona15-546412
18. Stanford6-546318
19. North Carolina18-346119
20. Fresno St.14-246020
21. Auburn14-645724
22. Arkansas15-445613
23. Tulane16-445425
24. Wichita St.13-645226
25. Southern Miss.15-3449
26. Oregon St.15-444623
27. California12-544429
28. Stetson16-444130
29. Miami, Fla.12-8440
30. Oregon11-7438

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