After losing its weekend series to Florida, the South Carolina baseball team fell six spots to No. 11 in the Baseball America Top 25.
The Gamecocks (28-7) let late-inning leads slip away in their Saturday and Sunday losses, which dropped them to their lowest spot in the rankings this season. Florida (23-13) jumped six spots to No. 9 after defeating Florida State and winning the USC series.
Preseason No. 1 Virginia, which won its weekend series against Clemson, moved back into the top spot, while last weeks top team, Florida State, dropped to No. 4.
Clemson fell eight spots to No. 22. Seven SEC teams remain in the rankings.
The Gamecocks, who have now lost consecutive weekend series, have a busy week ahead. They face Charleston Southern Tuesday at home and travel to Charleston Wednesday to meet The Citadel. They head to Auburn for a weekend series that begins Friday.
Here is the complete Baseball America Top 25.
|Team||W-L||Last Week||Previous Ranking|
|3. Cal Poly||30-5||Apr-00||3|
|4. Florida State||27-8||3-Jan||1|
|5. Oregon State||27-7||1-Feb||6|
|11. South Carolina||28-7||2-Feb||5|
|12. Louisiana State||27-9||1-Mar||16|
|17. UC Santa Barbara||22-8||1-Feb||22|
|24. Mississippi State||22-15||2-Feb||17|
|25. Georgia Tech||23-14||1-Apr||NR|