Tigers Fall to No. 6 in Baseball America

For the third consecutive week, North Carolina holds onto the No. 1 spot in the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings. The Tar Heels lost their first game of the season on Saturday (3-2 in extra innings to Penn State) but won their other four games last week.

At 14-0 Vanderbilt jumps to No. 2. Sophomore third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his sixth and seventh home runs over the weekend, combining with junior lefthanded pitcher David Price to get the Commodores off to their best start in school history.

Sweeping their home-and-home series against Clemson, South Carolina moves up from No. 4 to No. 3.

Florida State, the other undefeated team in the Top 25, moved up from No. 8 to No. 5. The 17-0 Seminoles are off to their best start in school history.

Arkansas fell from No. 5 to No. 10 after losing two of its three games in the Dairy Queen Classic (Minneapolis). With Nebraska, UC Riverside, and North Carolina State dropping out of the rankings, No. 20 Southern California and No. 24 Auburn makes their 2007 Top 25 debuts.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 4 and do not include ties.

Baseball America College Top 25 Rankings
Rk.TeamW-LLast WeekPrevious
1.North Carolina11-14-11
2.Vanderbilt14-04-03
3.South Carolina10-12-04
4.Virginia14-14-07
5.Florida State17-04-08
6.Clemson7-31-22
7.Cal State Fullerton12-53-110
8.Rice11-62-26
9.Oregon State13-32-19
10.Arkansas10-41-25
11.Miami9-53-012
12.Texas12-63-013
13.Pepperdine13-43-117
14.Wichita State10-42-211
15.Arizona State12-52-214
16.Oklahoma State10-34-021
17.Coastal Carolina12-23-122
18.Texas A&M15-14-025
19.Long Beach State8-40-019
20.Southern California13-74-0NR
21.Georgia Tech8-62-215
22.San Diego12-81-316
23.UCLA7-70-023
24.Auburn13-24-0NR
25.Evansville8-44-0NR
Dropped Out: Nebraska (18), UC Riverside (20), North Carolina State (24)

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