The latest Baseball America Top 25 poll is out and Kevin Gausman's LSU 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.
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Dropped out: Georgia (25).