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Monday, April 01, 2013

College Top 25: The Petree effect

Kendall Rogers        



North Carolina and LSU have been the most consistent teams in college baseball so far this season, and after yet another strong weekend by both clubs, they lead the Perfect Game USA College Top 25 at No's 1 and 2, respectively.

While the Tar Heels and Tigers lead the charge, there are some teams not far behind. For instance, the top five is rounded out by No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton and No. 5 Virginia. The Commodores swept Tennessee over the weekend, Fullerton swept Pacific and Virginia took a home series from Miami.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Kentucky moved from No. 9 to No. 6 following another series win, while Oregon State and UCLA dropped to No's 8 and 9, respectively, after tough road series losses to San Diego and Arizona State, respectively.

Other notables in this week's rankings include Louisville vaulting from No. 18 to No. 15 following a home series sweep over Notre Dame, while the Fighting Irish consequently dropped from No. 15 to No. 20. Meanwhile, Ole Miss fell from No. 12 to No. 16 following its second-straight SEC series loss, this time to Florida.

Mississippi State and Texas A&M dropped out of this week's rankings after tough road series losses over the weekend, while Florida Gulf Coast and Missouri State, both models of consistency, moved into the rankings at No's 24 and 25.

Conference breakdown: SEC 6, ACC 5, Pac-12 4, Big East 2, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Big 12 1, Big West 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Missouri Valley 1

The Perfect Game Top 25 will be released each Monday morning throughout the college baseball season.

Rank Team W-L Conference Previous rank
1. North Carolina     
24-1 Atlantic Coast 1
2. Louisiana State
26-2 Southeastern
3. Vanderbilt 25-4 Southeastern
4. Cal State Fullerton
24-4 Big West 6
5. Virginia
25-3 Atlantic Coast 8
6. Kentucky
21-6 Southeastern 9
7. Florida State
Atlantic Coast      7
8. Oregon State
22-4 Pacific 12 5
9. UCLA 18-6
Pacific 12 4
10. Georgia Tech 21-6
Atlantic Coast 10
11. Oregon 22-6 Pacific 12 11
12. Arkansas
21-8 Southeastern
13. South Carolina
Southeastern 14
14. Oklahoma
25-5 Big 12 16
15. Louisville 22-5 Big East
16. Mississippi
23-6 Southeastern 12
17. Indiana 22-3 Big Ten
18. Rice
20-10 Conference USA 17
19. N.C. State 19-10 Atlantic Coast 21
20. Notre Dame
15-9 Big East 15
21. Arizona State 15-8 Pacific 12
22. Houston
23-6 Conference USA 22
23. Cal Poly 20-6 Big West
24. Florida Gulf Coast
18-6 Atlantic Sun NR
25. Missouri State 18-6 Missouri Valley NR

Dropped out: Mississippi State (20), Texas A&M (25)

Entered: Florida Gulf Coast (24), San Diego (25)

Others to watch: San Diego, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Mercer, Stanford, Central Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Austin Peay, UNC Wilmington, Georgia Southern, Belmont, Florida Atlantic
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