Gamecocks climb back into Baseball America's Top 10

Posted on April 28, 2014 

Gamecock's players celebrate following South Carolina's 9-3 win over Alabama.

JEFF BLAKE — jblake@thestate.com

South Carolina is back in Baseball America's Top 10 after the weekend series win over Alabama.

The Gamecocks (34-11) moved up two spots to No. 9 in latest Baseball America Top 25. USC's next game is 7 pm Friday at Georgia, the start of a three-game weekend series.

Seven SEC teams are in the Baseball America Top 25 this week: No. 5 Florida, No. 8 LSU, No. 9 USC, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 12 Alabama, No. 20 Vanderbilt and No. 25 Kentucky.

Virginia remained at No. 1 for the third straight week following a series win at then-No. 4 Florida State. Oregon State moved to No. 2 following a sweep of Oregon.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

TeamW-LLast Wk   Prev. Rank
1. Virginia37-84-11
2. Oregon State31-84-15
3. Louisiana-Lafayette   39-63-13
4. Cal Poly36-72-22
5. Florida30-153-26
6. Florida State33-113-24
7. Washington29-102-27
8. Louisiana State33-11   3-19
9. South Carolina34-114-111
10. Miami32-135-015
11. Mississippi33-123-116
12. Alabama29-151-38
13. Louisville33-115-013
14. Rice31-152-212
15. Indiana28-123-118
16. Houston31-122-214
17. Texas Christian30-134-023
18. Oklahoma State31-132-221
19. Texas32-132-210
20. Vanderbilt33-124-025
21. Texas Tech35-123-1NR
22. Liberty35-104-1NR
23. Central Florida28-163-0NR
24. Mercer34-113-1NR
25. Kentucky27-171-317

Dropped Out: Oregon (19), Mississippi State (20), Clemson (22), Arkansas (24)

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