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April 26, 2010

USC baseball moves up in national rankings

The South Carolina baseball team has moved up in this week's rankings, including as high as No. 3 in one poll.

The South Carolina baseball team has moved up in this week's rankings.

The Gamecocks are No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30; No. 7 in the Baseball America Top 25 and Rivals Top 25; and No. 8 the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll.

The team swept Georgia this past weekend and returns home Friday to begin a three-game series with Alabama.

The Gamecocks are 32-8 on the year and 14-4 in SEC play. They lead the Southeastern Conference by one game over Arkansas and are two games ahead of Florida for the lead in the SEC East.

Baseball America Top 25

The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through April 25 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America).

1. Virginia (34-9)

2. Texas (34-7)

3. Arizona State (33-5)

4. Florida State (31-10)

5. UCLA (29-7)

6. Florida (28-11)

7. South Carolina (32-8)

8. Georgia Tech (34-7)

9. Arkansas (33-8)

10. Coastal Carolina (36-5)

11. Texas Christian (30-8)

12. Louisville (33-6)

13. Cal State Fullerton (24-13)

14. Mississippi (28-13)

15. Louisiana State (32-9)

16. Miami (29-11)

17. Oregon (27-13)

18. Virginia Tech (28-14)

19. Arizona (28-11)

20. Connecticut (33-7)

21. Stanford (21-13)

22. Oklahoma (29-11)

23. California (23-14)

24. San Diego (23-15)

25. Rice (26-16)

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