Gamecocks fall three spots in Baseball America Top 25

Posted on April 7, 2014 

Vince Fiori pitches last week against Appalachian State.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina dropped three spots to No. 5 in the newest Baseball America Top 25 that was released Monday.

The Gamecocks (26-5) were 2-2 last week, defeating Appalachian State and taking one game in a weekend series against Arkansas.

USC plays Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, then hosts Florida next weekend. The Gators (20-12) were 1-3 last week, losing a weekend series against Kentucky, and dropped two spots to No. 15.

The Wildcats jumped to No. 12 from No. 22.

Florida State, coming off a 4-0 week that included a sweep of Notre Dame, remained No. 1 for the third straight week.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

TeamW-LLast Wk   Prev. Rank
1. Florida State26-54-01
2. Virginia27-54-13
3. Louisiana-Lafayette   30-34-04
4. Cal Poly25-53-15
5. South Carolina26-52-22
6. Oregon State25-64-06
7. Texas26-74-08
8. Houston25-63-110
9. Washington22-62-114
10. Alabama22-93-115
11. Vanderbilt25-82-27
12. Kentucky22-103-122
13. Louisville23-82-211
14. Clemson20-10   3-116
15. Florida20-121-313
16. Louisiana State24-84-020
17. Mississippi State20-130-39
18. Cal State Fullerton16-112-118
19. Mississippi25-84-023
20. UNLV22-93-125
21. Rice22-121-312
22. UC Santa Barbara20-71-217
23. Indiana17-102-024
24. Miami21-124-0NR
25. Oregon22-103-219

Dropped Out: UCLA (21)

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