CBN Top 25: 5/20

CBN Staff  |  5/20/13                                

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

– Although North Carolina won the ACC regular season title by the smallest of margins, Virginia has to like where they stand heading into conference tournament week. The Cavaliers went in to Chapel Hill over the weekend and left with two big wins over The Tar Heels, moving up three spots to number three in this week's poll.

– As for UNC, they seem to be reeling a bit. Going back to the North Carolina St. series that was cut to just two games because of rain, The Tar Heels find themselves without a series win in their last three conference series. Needless to say, that is not where Mike Fox wants, or expected, his club to be with Selection Monday right around the corner. Keep in mind, the committee does factor in how team's finish the season. While North Carolina is a national seed lock, it may not be as high as initially expected.

– There was a lot of moving in the polls this week with eight teams in last week's top 25 losing series. South Alabama was dealt a big blow, dropping 2 of 3 to Troy, and losing the Conference USA championship to The Trojans in the process. The Jaguars fall to 20, while Troy moves up to 19.

– UC-Irvine and Clemson are this week's fatalities, making away for New Mexico, who has won 18 of its last 20 games, and The Fighting Camels of Campbell University – the only other team besides the top six with single digit losses.

And now this:

4Cal St. Fullerton 45-84
5North Carolina 47-83
6Oregon St.43-97
7North Carolina St.42-135
8Florida St. 44-1110
10Louisville 46-10 14
11Oregon 43-138
12Indiana 40-1317
13Oklahoma St.39-1418
14Kansas St.39-1619
15Mississippi St. 40-1621
16South Carolina39-1612
17Arkansas 35-1911
18Arizona St. 34-17-113
20South Alabama 40-16  16
23Oklahoma                                                              36-1920
24Campbell46-9  NR
25New Mexico35-18NR
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: UC-Irvine (22), Clemson (24)
MISSED THE CUT: Sam Houston St., Rice, Florida Gulf Coast, Cal
Poly, Seton Hall, UC-Irvine, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Ole Miss,
Western Carolina


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