PG Top 50: Rising to the top

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Kendall Rogers        
Published: Monday, April 09, 2012

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All the stars seem to be aligning for Florida State so far this season.

The Seminoles entered the 2012 campaign with a host of question marks, but they've adequately answered those questions thus far. The starting rotation, even loaded with freshmen, has been fantastic for the most part. Meanwhile, the offense simply hasn't skipped a beat with outfielder James Ramsey leading the charge.

FSU had another outstanding week that included a road series sweep over Georgia Tech. For that reason and more, the Seminoles vault to No. 1 in the latest Perfect Game Top 50 rankings.

Previously No. 1 Florida dropped to No. 5 this week following a tough home series loss to LSU. Meanwhile, the Tigers were big winners this week, moving from No. 12 to No. 4 after the road series win over the Gators. Also worth noting, Texas A&M climbed from No. 9 to No. 3 after sweeping Oklahoma and having a perfect week, while Kentucky comes in at No. 2 this week after taking two of three at home from Mississippi.

Other notables include North Carolina and UCLA dropping to No's 9 and 10, respectively, and Baylor moving up the rankings from No. 18 to No. 13 following yet another outstanding week.

Teams that dropped out of this week's rankings include UC Irvine, Southeastern Louisiana and Wake Forest, while new entrants include Indiana State, Dallas Baptist and Portland.

The PG Top 50 is released each Monday morning during the college baseball season.


PERFECT GAME COLLEGE TOP 50
Rk. Team Last week Prev.
1. Florida State (27-5)
3-1 2
2. Kentucky (30-3)
3-1 5
3. Texas A&M (26-6)
4-0 9
4. LSU (25-7)
3-1 12
5. Florida (25-7)
1-3
1
6. Arizona (23-9)
2-2 6
7. Stanford (19-7)
3-1 7
8. Arkansas (24-7)
2-1 8
9. North Carolina (23-9)
1-3 3
10. UCLA (21-7)
1-2 4
11. Cal State Fullerton (21-10)
4-0 10
12.
South Carolina (23-9)
3-1 11
13. Baylor (25-7) 3-0 18
14. Rice (23-11)
2-2 14
15. Purdue (24-5)
4-0 15
16. Central Florida (26-7)
3-1 16
17. Miami (Fla.) (24-8)
3-1 19
18. Oregon (20-9)
2-1
20
19. Mississippi (21-10)
1-2 13
20.
San Diego (25-8)
2-1
21
21. North Carolina State (21-9)
2-2 17
22. Arizona State (19-12)
3-0 26
23. Louisville (23-9)
3-1
23
24. East Carolina (22-8)
3-0 27
25. Texas (17-12)
2-1 29
26. Oregon State (18-11)
1-3 22
27. Appalachian State (24-6)
2-1
33
28. Cal Poly (20-10)
3-0 35
29. Georgia Tech (19-14)
1-3 24
30. Auburn (17-14)
0-3 25
31.
Virginia (21-10)
3-0 48
32. Clemson (18-14)
4-1 50
33. Mississippi State (20-12)
2-1 33
34. Texas State (20-11)
2-1 34
35. Georgia (19-13)
1-2 30
36.
Southern California (19-10)
3-1 39
37. New Mexico State (25-9) 3-1 46
38. Sam Houston State (23-9)
4-0 47
39. California (17-12)
1-2 28
40. Washington (17-11)
1-2 38
41. Oklahoma (18-14)
0-3 31
42. Liberty (27-8)
2-2 37
43. Stetson (21-10)
3-1 44
44. Pepperdine (19-13)
2-2 45
45. Indiana State (26-7)
3-1 NR
46. Dallas Baptist (21-9)
4-0 NR
47. Missouri State (24-10)
3-2
35
48. TCU (16-13) 2-2 40
49. Coastal Carolina (20-10)
2-2 42
50. Portland (19-7)
3-1 NR

Dropped out: No. 41 UC Irvine, No. 43 Southeastern Louisiana, No. 49 Wake Forest

Entered: Indiana State, Dallas Baptist, Portland

Five to watch: Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Belmont, Gonzaga, Maryland


Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at kendall@perfectgame.org

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