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College | Rankings | 3/11/2019

College Top 25: March 11

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For the second week Oregon State holds their spot as the No. 1 team in the Perfect Game College Top 25. The Beavers continued to take care of business in Seattle by beating a pair of competitive Big Ten teams, Minnesota and Indiana, before tying an upstart Coastal Carolina squad on Sunday. Vanderbilt and UCLA also hold steady at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

As ACC play began we saw our first in-conference upset of the year as previously fourth-ranked North Carolina was swept by Clemson. Clemson was removed from the Top 25 just a week ago after dropping their rivalry series with South Carolina, but jump right back into the fray with their statement weekend series sweep. Logan Davidson put an exclamation point on the series by hitting a walk-off two-run home run on Sunday.

One week after sweeping LSU in Austin, Texas traveled to Stanford for a four-game series. The Longhorns took Game 1, just as they had done the previous two years, with the Cardinal taking the next three. As a result Texas drops six spots in the ranking while Stanford moves up to No. 4.

For the most part otherwise, the teams in the Top 25 kept on winning. Both Michigan and Baylor drop out after suffering losing weeks, but both clearly have the talent to re-enter the Top 25 at some point this season.

Joining Clemson in the Top 25 is undefeated Arizona State. The Sun Devils are now 15-0 on the year after a 4-0 week that included a midweek road win over Cal State Fullerton before returning home to sweep Xavier. While the Arizona State offense is what is drawing the most attention – and for good reason with a .354 team batting average – the pitching staff has been just as impressive, with a 2.10 cumulative team ERA, notching their second shutout of the season on Friday.

And most impressively, Florida State head coach Mike Martin recorded career win 2,000 on Saturday as the Seminoles won their opening ACC series against Virginia Tech. Perfect Game would like to congratulate Coach Martin on yet another milestone accomplishment during his final season at the helm of the FSU program.

Be sure to tune in to Perfect Game College Baseball on SiriusXM channel 84 ESPNU Radio on Monday nights from 9-11 p.m. ET as co-hosts Daron Sutton and Patrick Ebert recap the week while looking ahead to what's next. Immediately following the show stay tuned for Perfect Game College Softball, a one-hour program hosted by Sutton and Amanda Freed. Learn more about both programs here.

Also considered: Tennessee, South Carolina, Dallas Baptist, Miami.

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

Dropped out: Michigan (19), Baylor (24).

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