Gamecocks hold steady in Baseball America Top 25

05/12/2014 1:13 PM

05/17/2014 6:03 PM

South Carolina stayed put in this week's Baseball America Top 25 after going 4-0 last week.

The Gamecocks (39-13) remained at No. 17 after a week that included an SEC series sweep of Missouri.

USC hosts The Citadel at 7 p.m. Tuesday before traveling to No. 18 Vanderbilt for a Thursday to Saturday series. The Commodores (38-14) lost a midweek game to Louisville before winning a series against Florida in Gainesville.

USC and Vanderbilt are both 16-11 in the SEC and behind Florida (19-8) in the eastern division.

Virginia remained at No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 for the fifth straight week. Florida dropped to eighth after losing the home series against Vanderbilt.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

Team W-L Last Wk     Prev. Rank
1. Virginia 41-9 4-0 1
2. Oregon State 38-8 4-0 2
3. Louisiana-Lafayette     46-7 3-0 3
4. Florida State 39-12 3-1 4
5. Washington 36-11 4-0 6
6. Cal Poly 41-10     3-1 7
7. Miami 38-14 4-0 8
8. Florida 34-18 1-3 4
9. Indiana 35-12 3-0 9
10. Louisville 40-12 3-1 10
11. Mississippi 37-15 2-1 11
12. Oklahoma State 35-13 4-0 13
13. Texas Christian 36-14 2-1 12
14. Rice 34-16 3-1 14
15. Louisiana State 36-14 1-1 15
16. Houston 39-13 4-0 16
17. South Carolina 39-13 4-0 17
18. Vanderbilt 38-14 2-2 18
19. Alabama 32-19 2-1 19
20. Mississippi State 33-19 2-1 21
21. Liberty 38-11 3-1 22
22. Kansas 33-21 3-1 NR
23. Pepperdine 34-14 2-2 NR
24. UC Irvine 34-16 2-2 23
25. Texas 34-15 0-0 25

Dropped Out: Texas A&M (20), Mercer (24).

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