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Monday, May 13, 2013

College Top 25: Vandy to No. 1

Kendall Rogers        

In the case of North Carolina, all good things must come to an end -- at least for now. The Tar Heels began the college baseball season atop the Perfect Game College Top 25, and held that spot until this week after losing a tough road series to Georgia Tech over the weekend.

Though the Tar Heels' reign atop the rankings is done for now, they dropped just one spot to No. 2. Meanwhile, red-hot Vanderbilt vaulted from No. 2 to the nation's top spot after sweeping Kentucky this past weekend to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular season championship.

The Commodores have been incredibly consistent this spring, and have an impressive 45-6 overall record entering their final week of the regular season.

The rest of the top 10 in this week's rankings remains the same, while Oregon moved one spot from No. 12 to No. 11 after an impressive road series sweep over Ohio State. Also worth noting, South Carolina is back in the top 15 after sweeping Georgia over the weekend, moving from No. 16 to No. 14, and Clemson continues to rise, moving from No. 19 to No. 16 after having a rather interesting 7-0 week.

Elsewhere in the rankings, Virginia Tech, South Alabama and New Mexico entered the top 20 after productive performances, while four teams dropped out of the latest rankings, including Rice, Mercer, South Florida and Stanford.

This week's new entrants include Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech. The Rebels captured a huge rivalry series win over Mississippi State, the Cowboys won a huge Bedlam series over rival Oklahoma and Pittsburgh hit the 40-win mark after yet another impressive week. The Yellow Jackets also made a statement with a very nice home series win over previously top-ranked North Carolina.

The Perfect Game College Top 25 is released each Monday morning during the college baseball season.

 Perfect Game College Top 25
1 Vanderbilt 45-6 2
2 North Carolina 45-6 1
3 Louisiana State 45-7 3
4 Cal State Fullerton 41-8 4
5 North Carolina State 39-12 5
6 Virginia 42-8 6
7 Oregon State 41-8 7
8 Florida State 41-10 8
9 UCLA 34-14 9
10 Louisville 42-10 10
11 Oregon 40-11 12
12 Arkansas 34-17 11
13 Arizona State 32-15 13
14 South Carolina 37-14 16
15 Indiana 38-11 15
16 Clemson 37-15 19
17 Virginia Tech 33-19 20
18 South Alabama 39-14 23
19 New Mexico 32-18 24
20 Mississippi 35-17 NR
21 Mississippi State 37-15 14
22 Oklahoma State 36-13 NR
23 Pittsburgh 40-11 NR
24 Oklahoma 35-16 18
25 Georgia Tech 32-20 NR
Dropped out: Rice (17), Mercer (21), South Florida (24), Stanford (25)
Entered: Ole Miss (20), Oklahoma State (22), Pittsburgh (23), Georgia Tech (25)

Others to watch: Kansas State, Mercer, Rice, Seton Hall, Campbell

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