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Monday, April 29, 2019

College Top 25: April 29

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While the top three teams in the PG College Top 25 remain the same, a significant amount of games/series shakeup, particularly in the SEC, over the weekend caused an equal amount of ranking changes. UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford all took care of business, as both UCLA and Oregon State swept their opponents, allowing the Pac-12 to keep their stranglehold on the 1-2-3 spots at the top of the rankings.

However, after that there's a fair amount of changes, starting with previously fourth-ranked Georgia dropping eight spots after they were swept by Mississippi State. MSU moves up five spots as a result of their home sweep in the battle of the Bulldogs, and the SEC also crowned a new all-time base hits king as Jake Mangum surpassed Eddy Furniss on Saturday with a pair of knocks.

Sweeps were aplenty in the SEC as Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Ole Miss swept Auburn, Tennessee and Texas A&M, respectively. The blows were especially damaging to A&M and Auburn in the West Division standings, with the Tigers getting knocked out of the Top 25 as a result. Tennessee is holding onto their ranking status by a thread, largely due to their single-digit (8) RPI rating. With Mizzou knocking at the door, the Vols will have to hold off the Tigers in Knoxville next weekend to keep themselves among the ranked.

Georgia Tech enjoys a decent bump up after they beat Georgia in a midweek content and took their series against Clemson, which marked their seventh straight weekend series win. At 15-9 in conference play, the Jackets are tied with the Tar Heels for the lead in the ACC Coastal Division and beat UNC in early April.

For the second week in a row there are three new teams in the PG College Top 25. Baylor re-enters the rankings with a convincing road sweep of TCU which pushed the Bears to the top of the Big 12 standings. Miami finally makes the most of an opportunity to be among the ranked by sweeping Virginia Tech and Michigan continues to pile up wins as they now lead the Big Ten.

Joining Auburn among the teams on the way out are Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech.

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Also considered: Missouri, Illinois.

Rk Prev Team Record Week
1 1 UCLA 34-7 4-0
2 2 Oregon State 31-10-1 3-2
3 3 Stanford 31-7 4-1
4 5 Vanderbilt 34-9 3-0
5 6 Arkansas 34-11 4-1
6 11 Mississippi State 36-9 4-0
7 10 Louisville 35-9 4-0
8 12 East Carolina 33-11 4-1
9 9 Louisiana State 29-16 3-1
10 7 UC Santa Barbara 32-7 2-2
11 16 Georgia Tech 30-14 3-1
12 4 Georgia 33-12 0-4
13 15 Texas Tech 29-13 4-0
14 14 North Carolina 33-12 3-1
15 17 Mississippi 30-15 3-1
16 8 Texas A&M 30-15-1 1-3
17 21 UC Irvine 28-10 3-1
18 22 West Virginia 26-15 2-1
19 24 Indiana 30-14 3-1
20 NR Baylor 30-12 4-0
21 18 Arizona State 32-10 2-2
22 13 NC State 33-12 2-2
23 NR Miami 31-14 4-0
24 NR Michigan 31-11 3-0
25 20 Tennessee 31-14 1-3

Dropped out: Auburn (19), Oklahoma State (23), Louisiana Tech (25).


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