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Monday, May 25, 2015

College Top 25: May 25

Patrick Ebert         Mike Rooney        
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The regular season of the 2015 college baseball season is officially done as we wait for the full Field of 64 to be announced later this afternoon. Below we have ranked the Top 25 teams one last time before the end of the 2015 College World Series when a champion is crowned. Below we list not only the Top 25 team rankings but also the 31 Automatic Bids from each conference as well as the Regional host sites.


Here is a list of the 31 Automatic Bids from each conference:

Conference Team Record
Conference Team Record
American Athletic East Carolina 40-20
MEAC Florida A&M 23-23
America East Stony Brook 34-14-1
Missouri Valley Missouri State 45-10
Atlantic 10 Virginia Commonwealth 37-22
Mountain West San Diego State 40-21
ACC Florida State 41-19
Northeast Sacred Heart 23-30-1
Atlantic Sun Lipscomb 39-18
Ohio Valley Morehead State 38-20
Big 12 Texas 30-25
Pac-12 UCLA 42-14
Big East St. John's 39-14
Patriot League Lehigh 25-29
Big South Radford 43-14
Southern Mercer 35-21
Big Ten Michigan 37-23
SEC Florida 44-16
Big West Cal State Fullerton 34-22
Southland Houston Baptist 28-25
Colonial UNC Wilmington 39-16
Summit League Oral Roberts 41-14
Conference USA Florida International 29-29
Sun Belt Louisiana 39-21
Horizon Wright State 41-15
SWAC Texas Southern 31-17
Ivy League Columbia 31-15
Western Athletic CSU Bakersfield 36-22-1
Metro Atlantic Canisius 34-28
West Coast Pepperdine 30-27
Mid-American Ohio 36-19





Also, the 16 Regional host sites were also announced on Sunday evening. Here are the sites (the top-eight National seeds and the full Field of 64 will be announced as part of a live show at noon ET):

Site School Record
Site School Record
Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana State 48-10
Houston, Texas Houston 42-18
Champaign, Ill. Illinois 47-8-1
Lake Elsinore, Calif. UC Santa Barbara 40-15-1
College Station, Texas Texas A&M 45-11
Los Angeles, Calif. UCLA* 42-14
Coral Gables, Fla. Miami 44-14
Louisville, Ky. Louisville 43-16
Dallas, Texas Dallas Baptist 43-13
Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 42-19
Fort Worth, Texas Texas Christian 43-11
Springfield, Mo. Missouri State* 45-10
Fullerton, Calif. Cal State Fullerton* 34-22
Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State 37-18
Gainesville, Fla. Florida 44-16
Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State* 41-19

*Received Automatic Bid from their respective conference


As for the rankings, Conference USA took the biggest hit as the tournament championship was the wildest of any. Both Rice and Florida Atlantic emerged as the favorites, but Rice was quickly ushered out, and FAU wasn't far behind with Florida International – who dealt Rice one of their two losses – claiming the eventual championship on Sunday over UAB.

Missouri State made a big statement in their conference championship, having a perfect 4-0 week by a combined score of 26-7 and knocking off a pesky Bradley team that managed to eliminate Dallas Baptist from the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

Florida State entered the ACC championship with a five-game losing streak but walked away from it with a four-game winning streak and the conference crown. They once again will be hosting a Regional, something they seem to do just about every year.

Radford also continues to take care of business, enjoying a 4-0 week of their own while claiming the Big South Championship with a win over Coastal Carolina.

New to the rankings are Cal State Fullerton, Oral Roberts and East Carolina. Cal State Fullerton opened the year in the Top 25 at the 19th spot, but played much better baseball in Big West play, particularly down the stretch, than they did during the early parts of the season. Losing Justin Garza to injury hurts, but Thomas Eshelman's presence, and the emergence of freshman John Gavin, could really continue to carry this team, especially now that they're hosting a Regional.


Also considered: Bradley, Louisiana, Maryland, N.C. State, St. John's, UNC-Wilmington.



Rk Prev Team Overall record Weekly record
1  1
Louisiana State
48-10 2-1
2 6
Florida
44-16 4-1
3 2
Illinois
47-18-1 2-2
4 5
UCLA
42-14 2-2
5 4
 Louisville
43-16 1-2
6 7
Miami
44-14 2-1
7 8
Texas A&M
45-11 2-1
8 3
Texas Christian
43-11 0-2
9 10
Missouri State
45-10 4-0
10 14
Florida State
41-19 4-0
11 12
Vanderbilt
42-19 3-2
12 11
Oregon State
38-16-1 2-2
13 9
Dallas Baptist
43-13 2-2
14 13
Oklahoma State
37-18 3-1
15 19
Houston
42-18 3-1
16 17
Southern California
37-19 2-2
17 23
Radford
43-14 4-0
18 NR
Cal State Fullerton
34-22 3-0
19 16
College of Charleston
43-13 2-2
20 15
UC Santa Barbara
40-15-1 1-2
21 18
Iowa
39-16 1-2
22 21
Arizona State
34-21 2-2
23 22
Arkansas
35-22 2-2
24 NR
Oral Roberts
41-14 3-0
25 NR
East Carolina
40-20 4-0

Dropped Out: Florida Atlantic (20), Nevada (24), Rice (25).

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