Gamecocks rise in baseball polls

GoGamecocks staff reportsMarch 28, 2011 

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University of South Carolina's Adrian Morales follows through with his swing after connecting with the ball during a game against the University of Florida at McKethan Stadium, in Gainesville on March 27. The Gamecocks won the third game of the weekend series 4-3 over the Gators, giving them the series win.

BRAD MCCLENNY — The (Gainesville) Sun

South Carolina moved closer to the top of the national baseball rankings after beating No. 1 Florida twice this weekend.

The Gamecocks (18-5, 4-2 SEC) are now No. 3 in the Baseball America Top 25, up one spot from last week. USC jumped four spots in the Collegiate Baseball poll to No. 3.

Vanderbilt (22-3) is Baseball America's new No. 1. The Commodores were 3-1 last week, including a weekend series victory at Arkansas.

Virginia (24-2) owns the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball poll after going 5-0 last week.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Collegiate Baseball voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors.

Baseball America Top 25

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Vanderbilt 22-3 3-1 2
2. Virginia 24-2 5-0 3
3. South Carolina 18-5 4-1 4
4. Florida 21-4 3-2 1
5. Arizona State 18-6 3-2 6
6. Texas A&M 19-5 4-0 8
7. Florida State 18-6 2-2 7
8. Texas 17-7 2-2 5
9. Fresno State 18-2 4-0 10
10. Oklahoma 18-6 2-1 9
11. Stanford 10-6 4-1 12
12. Cal State Fullerton 16-8 5-1 13
13. California 16-5 4-0 16
14. Georgia Tech 21-4 4-0 17
15. Texas Christian 15-8 3-1 14
16. North Carolina 23-3 5-0 18
17. Louisiana State 17-7 1-3 11
18. Arizona 17-7 2-2 15
19. Baylor 16-8 3-1 21
20. Stetson 20-5 4-1 NR
21. Troy 19-4 3-0 NR
22. Southern Mississippi 18-5 3-2 NR
23. Oregon State 18-6 3-2 23
24. UCLA 11-8 3-2 24
25. Alabama 18-7 5-0 NR

Collegiate Baseball rankings

Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Virginia (24-2) 494 3
2. Vanderbilt (22-3) 493 2
3. South Carolina (18-5) 492 7
4. Florida (21-4) 491 1
5. Texas A&M (19-5) 488 6
6. Georgia Tech. (21-4) 486 12
7. Arizona St. (18-6) 483 5
8. Texas (17-7) 480 4
9. Fresno St. (18-2) 478 20
10. Cal. St. Fullerton (16-8) 475 16
11. North Carolina (23-3) 473 19
12. Florida St. (18-6) 471 8
13. Oklahoma (19-6) 470 10
14. Texas Christian (15-8) 468 13
15. UCLA (11-8) 465 14
16. Clemson (13-9) 462 15
17. Arizona (17-7) 460 17
18. Stanford (10-6) 457 18
19. California (16-5) 455 27
20. Southern Miss. (18-5) 454 25
21. Alabama (18-7) 452
22. Arkansas (18-6) 449 22
23. Central Florida (18-6) 447
24. Mississippi St. (18-6) 446
25. Louisiana St. (17-7) 443 9
26. U.C. Irvine (14-6) 440 11
27. Tulane (18-6) 439 23
28. Wichita St. (17-8) 437 24
29. Oregon St. (18-6) 435 26
30. Stetson (20-5) 434 28

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