The latest NCAA College Baseball rankings are out and the Florida Gators are still the No. 1 team in the nation. In Baseball America's latest Top 25 update, the Gators and the Vanderbilt Commodores are the top two teams for another week in a row. The Gators swept now No. 11 Louisiana State over the weekend, and the Commodores took two of three from the Mississippi St. Bulldogs on the strength of their pitching, highlighted by Sonny Gray's 10 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings on Friday.
Louisiana State fell to No. 11 following the series loss to the Gators, but Colorado native Kevin Gausman continued his strong freshman season for the Tigers. Despite four walks, Gausman went eight innings, struck out four and allowed one run on five hits. However, he took the loss because the Gators won the game, 1-0.
Texas A&M made a huge leap from No. 21 to No. 8 this week, defeating Cal State Fullerton during the middle of the week and taking two of three from the then No. 3 Oklahoma over the weekend. Aggies ace John Stilson took the loss on Friday, but allowed only one run and struck out nine. Fresno State made a seven-spot jump to No. 10 after defeating Washington State thrice over the weekend (the fourth game was rained out).
UNLV is 17-6 after dropping two of three games against the TCU Horned Frogs over the weekend. However, they are still outside of BA's top 25 rankings. However, they hold 12 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. Florida and Vanderbilt are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in that poll as well as the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll.
Baseball America's Top 25 Rankings:
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