NCAA Baseball Rankings: LSU Moves To No. 12 After Sweeping Arkansas

The latest Baseball America Top 25 poll is out and Kevin Gausman's LSU Tigers climbed back up the rankings to No. 12 following its three-game sweep of the then No. 3 Arkansas Razorbacks (who fell to No. 13). Gausman, a Colorado native, allowed five runs over 6.2 innings, but he struck out a career-high 12 batters in Friday's 10-6 victory. Former Colorado Rockies draftee Ryan Eades led the Tigers to victory on Saturday with one run allowed in 7.1 innings while striking out 10.

The Florida Gators remain the No. 1 team in the nation even after a 2-2 weekend, but the Stanford Cardinal went 1-4 last week, dropping from No. 2 to No. 6. The No. 2 Florida St. Seminoles, like Florida, stand at 24-4 entering April. Unsigned 2011 16th round Colorado Rockies draft pick Preston Tucker committed a throwing error in the ninth inning of Sunday's game, allowing the winning run to score.

Texas A&M stayed at No. 7 in the poll, but Rockies' unsigned ninth round draft pick Ross Stripling took his first loss on Saturday. He dropped the middle game of the series, 4-3, after allowing four runs over 7.2 innings.

Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Florida 24-4 2-2 1
2. Florida State 24-4 3-1 4
3. North Carolina 22-6 4-1 5
4. Arizona 21-7 3-0 8
5. UCLA 20-5 3-1 6
6. Stanford 16-6 1-4 2
7. Texas A&M 22-6 3-1 7
8. Kentucky 27-2 3-1 10
9. Rice 21-9 3-1 9
10. Mississippi 20-8 3-1 16
11. South Carolina 20-8 3-1 11
12. Louisiana State 22-6 4-0 15
13. Arkansas 22-6 0-3 3
14. Cal State Fullerton 17-10 3-2 13
15. Central Florida 23-6 4-0 17
16. Baylor 22-7 4-0 21
17. N.C. State 19-7 3-2 20
18. Miami 21-7 2-2 12
19. Purdue 20-5 4-1 19
20. Oregon State 17-8 2-1 22
21. San Diego 23-7 3-1 24
22. Oregon 18-8 3-2 23
23. Auburn 17-11 2-2 NR
24. Arizona State 16-12 1-4 14
25. Texas 15-11 2-2 18

Dropped out: Georgia (25).

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