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College Baseball Rankings: TCU Drops To No. 10; LSU Rises To No. 8

Baseball America released its Top 25 college baseball rankings on Monday, and the TCU Horned Frogs dropped three spots to No. 10. It wasn't so much a drop in confidence in the team (they went 3-1 last week) as it was the emergence of two teams jumping into the Top 10. The one game that TCU lost was a Matt Purke start in which he picked up his first loss as a collegian. He allowed four runs (one earned) in 3 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out four.

Virginia moved from No. 11 to No. 7 following its three-game sweep of Clemson, but the LSU Tigers made the leap from No. 16 to No. 8 after its three-game sweep of Cal State Fullerton, the then No. 6 team in the country. The Titans fell to No. 13. LSU freshman pitcher Kevin Gausman struck out five and allowed four runs in seven innings for the no-decision.

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 16-3 on the season following a four-game sweep of Valparaiso and received 31 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, good for No. 32 this week. TCU remained No. 9 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Top 30.

Here is Baseball America's Top 25 Rankings:

 

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Florida 14-2 4-1 1
2. Vanderbilt 16-1 5-0 2
3. Oklahoma 16-1 2-1 3
4. South Carolina 11-2 3-1 4
5. Texas 11-5 4-1 5
6. Florida State 15-1 5-0 8
7. Virginia 16-1 4-0 11
8. Louisiana State 15-1 4-0 16
9. Arizona State 11-3 2-1 9
10. TCU 10-5 3-1 7
11. Arizona 13-3 4-1 14
12. Stanford 6-5 0-0 12
13. Cal State Fullerton 8-6 0-3 6
14. Baylor 11-5 5-0 17
15. California 10-4 4-0 20
16. Clemson 7-6 0-4 10
17. Fresno State 11-2 3-1 23
18. North Carolina 14-3 3-2 15
19. Connecticut 7-6 3-2 19
20. College of Charleston 14-3 4-1 21
21. Texas A&M 12-4 3-1 22
22. Tulane 11-4 2-1 24
23. Georgia Tech 12-4 4-0 25
24. UCLA 8-6 1-2 13
25. Rice 10-8 2-3 18