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College Top 25: March 27

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Patrick Ebert         Mike Rooney         Jheremy Brown        
Published: Monday, March 27, 2017

 


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After a three-game series that didn't fall short of the hype leading into the weekend, Oregon State has emerged as the new No. 1 team in the nation thanks to a sweep of the visiting Arizona Wildcats. The Beavers won the first two game in dramatic, walkoff fashion, and put an exclamation mark on their weekend's work with a little more convincing 11-7 win on Sunday. The bats came alive while the pitchers held the dangerous Arizona offense back just enough to pull off the hat-trick.

Oregon State leap-frogs Louisville, who lost their first game of the season last Tuesday at Cincinnati, and also lost the first game of their series at NC State (a game that all-everything Brendan McKay took the loss) before collecting themselves to win the final two games of the weekend and their series against the Wolfpack.

The Top 25 welcomes two new teams, a pair of programs that have been waiting patiently for a few weeks for the opportunity to be recognized on a national stage. St. John's debuts after a 4-0 week pushed their overall record to 18-2 while Oklahoma won their Big 12 series against Baylor (who fell out of the rankings) to move to 23-5 and check in at No. 24.

With numerous teams in the middle of the rankings having bad weeks it caused for some dramatic movement in both directions. The biggest such move was made by Houston, coming off of their second consecutive weekend sweep – this time on the road against UC Irvine – moving up nine spots after an impressive 5-0 week. Louisiana and Ole Miss both suffered eight-spot drops in the rankings.

Be sure to check out the Perfect Game College Player Database for scouting updates from Clemson/Boston College, Missouri State/Central Michigan and Florida State/Notre Dame.

And don't forget to tune in to Perfect Game College Baseball tonight from 9-11 p.m. ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 84. Perfect Game's Daron Sutton and Mike Rooney will wrap up the sixth weekend of the 2017 college baseball season while taking a look ahead to week seven, which will mark the midpoint of the regular season.


Also considered:
 Southern Miss, Mercer, Auburn, Kentucky, Wake Forest.


 Rk  Prev Team Record Week
1 2
 Oregon State
20-1 3-0
2 1
 Louisville
21-2 2-2
3 3
 Texas Christian
17-5 3-0
4 4
 South Carolina
17-6 3-1
5 5
 Texas Tech
22-4 5-0
6 7
 Clemson
20-4 4-0
7 8
 North Carolina
18-6 3-1
8 12
 Florida State
18-7 4-0
9 14
 Florida
16-9 3-1
10 6
 Louisiana State
18-7 2-2
11 20
 Houston
18-5 5-0
12 13
 Stanford
13-6 2-1
13 9
 Cal State Fullerton
15-8 1-3
14 17
 Florida Gulf Coast
22-3 4-0
15 18
 Vanderbilt
16-9 3-1
16 19
 East Carolina
17-8 4-1
17 15
 Arizona   
16-7 1-3
18 10
 Louisiana
13-9 2-3
19 11
 Mississippi
15-9 1-3
20 24
 Arkansas
20-5 3-1
21 21
 South Florida
22-3 3-2
22 NR
 St. John's
18-2 4-0
23 16
 Oklahoma State
15-9 1-3
24 NR
 Oklahoma
23-5 2-2
25 22
 Missouri
21-3 2-2

Dropped Out: Washington (23), Baylor (25).


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