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College Top 25: April 22

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After 10 weekends of play the Pac-12 continues to be the biggest story of the 2019 college baseball season. UCLA holds onto the top spot with another series win, this time over the visiting Cal Bears, while Oregon State and Stanford each move up a spot after sweeping solid Pac-12 opponents in Arizona and Oregon, respectively. The Bruins, Beavers and Cardinal now represent the top three teams in the nation. UCLA has series wins over both Oregon State and Stanford while the only weekend series those two programs have lost this year are to UCLA.

The SEC is represented by teams in five of the next six spots, with Arkansas having the biggest weekend of anyone after their weekend sweep over previously second-ranked Mississippi State. As a result, the Razorbacks move up six spots to No. 6 overall, and more importantly, move to the top of the competitive SEC West Division with a 12-6 conference record.

Of the other four SEC teams ranked within the Top 10, No. 4 Georgia swept visiting Mizzou, No. 5 Vanderbilt swept Alabama on the road, No. 8 Texas A&M beat South Carolina and No. 9 LSU did the same to Florida. Georgia and Vanderbilt represent the SEC East's best teams with in-conference records of 13-5 and 12-6, respectively.

Three teams enter the Top 25 this week and the selections weren't easy after each of the four teams that were considered a week ago – Baylor, Miami, Florida and Missouri – lost their weekend series. Despite losing their two previous Big 12 weekend series, Oklahoma State enjoyed a big 4-0 week with a midweek win over Dallas Baptist and a weekend sweep of Texas. Indiana also enters the Top 25, for the first time this season, by moving to the top of the Big Ten standings with a 9-3 conference mark and a 27-13 record overall. Indiana has yet to lose a weekend series in the Big Ten and also swept a four-game set over Evansville a week ago.

Louisiana Tech got the nod for the final spot coming off of a strong series win over Marshall which followed an even bigger in-conference win over Florida Atlantic a week ago, and, like both Oklahoma State and Indiana, have a strong RPI figure to support their case in addition to the fact that they've won 16 of their last 20 games.

Dropping out of the Top 25 this week are UConn, Texas and TCU. Both UConn and Texas were swept, to East Carolina and Oklahoma State, respectively, while TCU dropped their three-game set to Kansas State, a team that has played spoiler each of the last two weeks.

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Also considered: Michigan, Creighton.

Rk Prev Team Record Week
1 1 UCLA 30-7 3-1
2 3 Oregon State 28-8-1 3-0
3 4 Stanford 27-6 3-1
4 5 Georgia 33-8 4-0
5 6 Vanderbilt 31-9 4-0
6 12 Arkansas 30-10 4-0
7 9 UC Santa Barbara 30-5 3-0
8 8 Texas A&M 29-12-1 2-2
9 10 Louisiana State 26-15 2-2
10 13 Louisville 31-9 3-1
11 2 Mississippi State 32-9 1-3
12 15 East Carolina 29-10 4-0
13 7 NC State 31-10 2-2
14 14 North Carolina 30-11 3-1
15 16 Texas Tech 25-13 2-2
16 17 Georgia Tech 27-13 3-1
17 11 Mississippi 27-14 2-2
18 20 Arizona State 30-8 3-1
19 22 Auburn 26-14 2-2
20 25 Tennessee 30-11 4-0
21 23 UC Irvine 25-9 4-0
22 24 West Virginia 24-13 2-0
23 NR Oklahoma State 25-13 4-0
24 NR Indiana 27-13 3-1
25 NR Louisiana Tech 27-12 3-1

Dropped out: UConn (18), Texas (19), TCU (21).


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