College Baseball Rankings: Virginia Riding High As No. 1; TCU A Consensus Top 10 Team

The latest college baseball Top 25 polls are out and the Virginia Cavaliers are now No. 1 in three major polls. In Baseball America's rankings and in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, the Cavaliers continue to hold the top spot for another week in a row. The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper held out on Virginia last week when it had the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 1, but this week CBN's Top 25 has Virginia at the top.

What caused South Carolina to drop from No. 1 to No. 4? Despite winning a midweek game against Wofford, the Gamecocks lost two of three to the Ole Miss Rebels (27-21). South Carolina dropped to No. 4 in BA's and CBN's rankings and stayed put at No. 3 in the Coaches poll. Oregon State and Vanderbilt float around in the top five of the polls, though in the Coaches poll they are tied for seventh with fellow Pac-10 team, Arizona State.

In Mountain West Conference news, the TCU Horned Frogs are as high as No. 8 in CBN's rankings and No. 10 in both BA and the Coaches polls. TCU swept their three-game series with the Air Force Falcons back at the start of April. Over the weekend, the Horned Frogs played an out-of-conference series with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and took two of three games. Zac Jordan's 10th inning homer proved to be the game-winner for the Horned Frogs on Sunday.

The NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show takes place on May 30 at 10:30 a.m. MT on ESPN.

Here is Baseball America's Top 25 poll:

Rk.  Team  W-L  Prev.
1 Virginia  43-5  1
2 Oregon State  34-11  3
3 Vanderbilt  40-6  4
4 South Carolina  37-10  2
5 Texas  36-12  6
6 Arizona State  35-11  7
7 Florida State  36-12  8
8 Florida  36-12  5
9 Cal State Fullerton  33-13  10
10 Texas Christian  33-14  11
11 Texas A&M  32-16  9
12 Southern Mississippi  36-11  12
13 Georgia Tech  33-14  13
14 Oklahoma  35-13  14
15 Stetson  37-10  15
16 Miami  31-16  17
17 North Carolina  37-10  18
18 Connecticut  33-13  20
19 Oklahoma State  31-15  16
20 Clemson  32-15  22
21 Rice  32-16  24
22 Fresno State  32-11  19
23 Arkansas  32-15        NR
24 UCLA  27-16        NR
25 Texas State  31-16  25

Dropped out: California(21), Gonzaga(23)

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