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College Baseball Rankings: South Carolina Moves To No. 1 As Virginia Stumbles

At the close of regular season college baseball and the start of conference tournaments, the Virginia Cavaliers were unable to hold onto the No. 1 spot in any of the polls. The Cavaliers lost all three games to the North Carolina Tar Heels last week, while the new No. 1, South Carolina, took two of three from the Alabama Crimson Tide.

In Baseball America's Top 25 and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, the Cavaliers fell to No. 5. In the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, the Cavs dropped just two spots to No. 3. South Carolina came in at No. 1 in all the three, while Florida, Texas and Vanderbilt all check in at various spots to fill out the rest of the top five positions. Previously No. 2, the Oregon State Beavers lost two of three to the USC and fell to sixth in the BA and CBN polls.

The TCU Horned Frogs stayed at Nos. 7 and 10 in the CBN and BA polls, respectively, while moving up two spots to No. 7 in the Coaches poll. They swept New Mexico to close out the regular season. They are the No. 1 seed in the Mountain West tournament.

Here is Baseball America's Top 25:

Rk.  Team  W-L  Prev.
1 South Carolina  44-12  3
2 Texas  40-13  5
3 Florida  41-15  6
4 Vanderbilt  44-9  7
5 Virginia  45-9  1
6 Oregon State  38-14  2
7 Florida State  40-15  4
8 Arizona State  38-14  8
9 Cal State Fullerton  37-14  9
10 Texas Christian  40-15  10
11 Georgia Tech  39-17  12
12 North Carolina  44-12  17
13 Texas A&M  38-18  11
14 Clemson  39-17  18
15 Connecticut  39-15  15
16 Rice  38-18  19
17 Miami  34-20  16
18 Oklahoma  40-15  13
19 Southern Mississippi  38-15  14
20 Arkansas  36-18  23
21 Troy  40-16  NR
22 Florida International  37-17  24
23 UCLA  31-20  NR
24 UC Irvine  37-14  NR
25 East Carolina  37-18  NR

Dropped out: Fresno State (20), Stetson (21), Oklahoma State (22), Texas State (25)