CBN Top 25: 2/18

CBN Staff  |  2/18/13                                

With the first weekend of the 2013 college baseball season now in the books, here's our second batch of rankings, hot off the digital press. But first, a couple of quick notes:

– Ole Miss was the big winner over the weekend with a convincing sweep over TCU. Mike Bianco's Rebels make the biggest jump in the polls, landing at number 11 after starting out in the "Missed the Cut" category in the preseason rankings. They probably should be hire, but since I was stupid enough to not have them in the preseason top 25, a jump into the top 10 seems a little disingenuous and reeks of "victim of the moment" syndrome. No worries Rebs, there is a lot of baseball to be played and if you guys keep playing like you did this past weekend, no spot is safe.

– Conversely, TCU takes a free fall from seventh to 20th. I was a little bullish on The Horned Frogs after they returned many players from the team that made a run to the Super Regionals last year and ranked them higher than other polls. But, after all, we are only three games into the season.

– San Diego is another team that takes a fall after getting swept by rival San Diego St. I was (still am) high on The Toreros going into the season. Heck, we had them on the front page for the WCC preview and they go and lay an egg to start the season, ouch. Texas A&M and Clemson are the other two teams who dropped out, making way for Southern Miss and Virginia Tech.

– LSU remains atop the rankings after sweeping Maryland at The Box. In fact, there are no changes in the top five even though Arkansas and UCLA each received blemishes to its record but still won the series.  Both Oregon and North Carolina started out the weekend undefeated but have games scheduled for Monday.

And now this:

5North Carolina2-05
6Mississippi St.4-06
8Oregon St.3-09
9South Carolina2-110
10Oklahoma 4-011
11Ole Miss3-0NR
12Rice                    2-116
15Cal St. Fullerton4-019
16Arizona St.2-115
17North Carolina St.                               0-112
19Georgia Tech 3-020
20TCU 0-37
21Florida St.3-021
22UC-Irvine 3-024
23Stanford 1-217
24Southern Miss3-0NR
25Virginia Tech4-0NR
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS:  San Diego (22), Texas A&M (23),
Clemson (25)
MISSED THE CUT: Texas A&M, Clemson, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), San Diego St.,
Texas, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma St., Pittsburgh


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