Gamecocks hold steady in Baseball America Top 25

Posted on May 12, 2014 

South Carolina's Wil Crowe

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com

South Carolina stayed put in this week's Baseball America Top 25 after going 4-0 last week.

The Gamecocks (39-13) remained at No. 17 after a week that included an SEC series sweep of Missouri.

USC hosts The Citadel at 7 p.m. Tuesday before traveling to No. 18 Vanderbilt for a Thursday to Saturday series. The Commodores (38-14) lost a midweek game to Louisville before winning a series against Florida in Gainesville.

USC and Vanderbilt are both 16-11 in the SEC and behind Florida (19-8) in the eastern division.

Virginia remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 for the fifth straight week. Florida dropped to eighth after losing the home series against Vanderbilt.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

TeamW-LLast Wk    Prev. Rank
1. Virginia41-94-01
2. Oregon State38-84-02
3. Louisiana-Lafayette    46-73-03
4. Florida State39-123-14
5. Washington36-114-06
6. Cal Poly41-10    3-17
7. Miami38-144-08
8. Florida34-181-34
9. Indiana35-123-09
10. Louisville40-123-110
11. Mississippi37-152-111
12. Oklahoma State35-134-013
13. Texas Christian36-142-112
14. Rice34-163-114
15. Louisiana State36-141-115
16. Houston39-134-016
17. South Carolina39-134-017
18. Vanderbilt38-142-218
19. Alabama32-192-119
20. Mississippi State33-192-121
21. Liberty38-113-122
22. Kansas33-213-1NR
23. Pepperdine34-142-2NR
24. UC Irvine34-162-223
25. Texas34-150-025

Dropped Out: Texas A&M (20), Mercer (24).

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