CBN Top 25: 4/8

CBN Staff  |  4/8/13                                

Before we get to the rankings, here are a couple of notes:

– There was a lot of movement in the polls this week with nine of the teams in last week's poll losing a series over the weekend, leading to four teams dropping out of the polls – the most this season. The biggest disappointment was likely Ole Miss, who flubbed a golden opportunity with highly-ranked Vanderbilt coming to Oxford. Mike Bianco's club dropped three close games (all decided by two runs or less). It was the Rebels' third consecutive series loss of the year, and for the first time, they are not one of the 25 teams ranked.

– Sticking with the SEC, LSU remains our top ranked team after notching an impressive series sweep over Kentucky. There have been quite a but of changes in the poll since the season started, but one thing has remained consistent since day one and that is Paul Mainieri's team staying at the top. They have a big test coming up this weekend however as they travel to Fayetteville to take on a red-hot Arkansas squad.

– Virginia continues its ascent as they continue to win. They have won 13 of their last 14 and enter the top five for the first time this season. Oklahoma and Florida St. made their way into the top 10, taking advantage of Kentucky's loss to LSU and Oregon's series loss at Arizona St.

And now this:

2North Carolina29-22
3Vanderbilt 29-43
4Cal St. Fullerton 28-44
6Oregon St. 25-58
8Oklahoma 27-611
9Florida St. 27-512
10South Carolina 26-7 13
11Oregon 23-85
13Arizona St.19-9-118
17Indiana 25-419
18North Carolina St. 24-1022
19Georgia Tech                                                     23-914
20Notre Dame 20-9  24
21Oklahoma St.22-817
22Mississippi St. 26-9NR
23Florida Gulf Coast20-8NR
24South Alabama24-9  NR
25UNC-Wilmington 23-10NR
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS:  Ole Miss (20), Houston (21),
Virginia Tech (23), Cal Poly (25)
MISSED THE CUT: Gonzaga, Ole Miss, Arizona, Central Arkansas
Cal Poly, Stanford, Houston, Virginia Tech, North Florida, Clemson


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