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College Top 25: February 25

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Photo: Patrick Bailey (NC State Athletics)

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For the second straight week there are no teams coming out of the Top 25, and as a result, no new teams coming into the rankings. The teams as ranked went 77-17 on the week, with only two teams having a losing record. One of those teams, Florida, won their weekend series over Miami after losing a pair of mid-week contests, while the other, UConn, got beat by College of Charleston one week after taking their series against Louisville.

East Carolina was the only other team that didn't have a winning record this week (2-2), although they won their weekend series against Monmouth after losing a mid-week game to Campbell and surging flamethrower Seth Johnson.

In fact, there are only two changes to the Top 25 with UConn and NC State changing spots. NC State is off to another hot start this season and they capped things off by beating No. 25 Coastal Carolina in dramatic fashion. Patrick Bailey hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning on Sunday which broke a 6-6 tie and proved to be the game winner.

In addition to Florida's series win over Miami – thanks to freshman Kendrick Calilao's bat coming alive on Saturday and Sunday – Mississippi State's series win over in-state rival Southern Miss was among the bigger series victories this weekend. Southern Miss, who swept the Bulldogs a year ago to open the 2018 season, actually won the first game of the series and battled to the end in the third game on Sunday before Tanner Allen, PG's first Player of the Week for the 2019 season, won the game with a walk-off double.

Although there wasn't a spot for any other team, Texas A&M, Illinois and Tennessee find themselves in the "considered" category. The Aggies went 7-0 to open the year before finally losing a game to UIC on Sunday, Illinois improved to 7-0 after sweeping FAU while there is no bigger pleasant surprise than the 7-0 Volunteers. Although Tennessee's shutout streak ended on Friday they still picked up the win, and got back to shutting teams out on Saturday with an 11-0 win over Indiana as part of their own weekend sweep.

Of the other unranked teams, a special tip of the cap to Fresno State, the only team to go 3-0 at the annual Tony Gwynn Legacy tournament in San Diego by beating Kansas State, Cal State Fullerton and Missouri State.

Perfect Game College Baseball on SiriusXM channel 84 ESPNU Radio returns to the airwaves tonight from 9-11 p.m. ET with co-hosts Daron Sutton and Mike Rooney. Immediately following the show stay tuned for the debut of Perfect Game College Softball, a one-hour program hosted by Sutton and Amanda Freed. Learn more about both programs here.

Also considered: Texas A&M, Illinois, Tennessee.

Rk Prev Team Record Week
1 1 Louisiana State 7-0 4-0
2 2 Oregon State 8-0 4-0
3 3 Vanderbilt 5-1 3-0
4 4 UCLA 6-1 3-1
5 5 Texas Tech 5-1 3-0
6 6 North Carolina 7-0 4-0
7 7 Stanford 6-1 3-1
8 8 Florida 5-3 2-3
9 9 East Carolina 5-2 2-2
10 10 Mississippi 4-2 3-1
11 11 Louisville 5-2 4-0
12 12 Baylor 7-0 3-0
13 13 Arkansas 5-1 2-1
14 14 Florida State 7-0 3-0
15 15 Auburn 6-2 4-1
16 16 Texas Christian 5-2 3-1
17 17 Mississippi State 6-1 3-1
18 21 NC State 7-0 4-0
19 19 Michigan 6-0 3-0
20 20 Oklahoma State 5-2 3-1
21 18 Connecticut 3-3 1-2
22 22 Georgia 6-0 3-0
23 23 UC Irvine 5-2 3-1
24 24 Clemson 6-1 4-0
25 25 Coastal Carolina 7-1 4-1

Dropped out: None.