The LSU Tigers remain atop the D1Baseball.com NCAA rankings this week. (Photo: Getty Images)
By Julian Guilarte
World Baseball Network
The D1Baseball.com NCAA College Baseball rankings for the week of April 30 were released on Sunday night.
The top five teams in the country remain the same from last week. Louisiana State University remained at the top of the rankings (35-8) and has continued its consistent play. LSU swept Alabama and lost to Nicholls State 6-5 last Tuesday, for a record of 3-1 on the week.
Wake Forest remained No. 2, after beating Coastal Carolina 11-7 last Tuesday, Wofford 18-5 and High Point 15-0.
South Carolina stayed No. 3, despite going 1-2 against Auburn. No. 4 Florida had a strong week, going 4-0 with wins against North Florida 6-2 last Tuesday and a three-game sweep of Missouri over the weekend. Vanderbilt rounds out the top five after a three-game sweep of Kentucky.
Arkansas (33-11) rose a spot from seventh to sixth in the rankings, after sweeping Texas A&M and losing to Missouri State 8-4 last Tuesday. Stanford (28-13) went up from eight to seventh in the poll, after beating California 6-5 last Tuesday and winning two out of three against UCLA.
Duke (31-13) made the biggest jump in the rankings, moving up 10 spots to No. 10. Duke went 5-0 beating Campbell, High Point and sweeping Virginia.
West Virginia (33-11) also made a big jump moving from 18th to 12th in the rankings. They went 4-0, beating Penn State and sweeping Baylor in a three-game series.
The University of Miami (28-16) rose five spots to No. 11 after beating FAU and taking two out of three from Louisville.
Coastal Carolina (28-14) dropped two spots to eighth in the nation after winning their series against Louisiana and losing to Wake Forest 11-1 last Tuesday. Campbell (31-10) fell from No. 9 to No. 13 after losing to Duke 4-2 last Tuesday and Elon 6-5 last Wednesday.
Boston College (29-14) and Virginia (35-11) saw the biggest drop in their rankings, each falling eight spots. Boston College dropped to 19th in the rankings after the Eagles lost two out of three to Clemson and beat UMass Lowell. Virginia beat Liberty and Towson, but lost two out of three against Duke this past weekend by scores of 17-5 on Friday and 7-3 on Sunday.
Maryland, Cal State Fullerton, and Northeastern all entered the top 25, while Louisville, Kentucky and Texas Tech dropped out of the rankings.
|Rank||Team||Overall Record||Record Last Week||Previous Rank|
|24||Cal State Fullerton||26-13||3-2||NR|