Gamecocks slip slightly in new Baseball America Top 25

03/24/2014 11:56 AM

03/24/2014 12:09 PM

South Carolina's weekend series loss to Kentucky didn't hurt the Gamecocks much in the rankings.

The Gamecocks (19-3, 3-3 SEC) dropped one spot to No. 2 in the newest Baseball America Top 25 . Kentucky (17-7, 3-3) climbed back into the Top 25 at No. 19.

USC won Sunday's finale against the Wildcats. The victory allowed the Gamecocks to move into in a five-way tie for first place in the SEC East with Kentucky, No. 7 Vanderbilt (20-5, 3-3), No. 22 Tennessee (19-4, 3-3), and Florida (15-9, 3-3).

Florida State (19-4) was 3-1 overall last week and climbed from No. 2 to No. 1 in the latest poll.

South Carolina returns to Carolina Stadium for five home games this week. The Gamecocks will play College of Charleston (16-7) on Tuesday, Coastal Carolina (11-13) on Wednesday, and Tennessee in the weekend series.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

Team W-L Last Week   Previous
1. Florida State 19-4    3-1 2
2. South Carolina 19-3 1-2 1
3. Virginia 18-4 3-1 3
4. Louisiana-Lafayette 22-2 5-0 5
5. Cal Poly 19-4 2-1 7
6. Oregon State 19-4 1-2 4
7. Vanderbilt 20-5 2-2 6
8. Louisiana State 20-4 3-0 8
9. Cal State Fullerton 13-8 3-1 9
10. Rice 19-6 4-0 11
11. Oregon 17-5 3-0 12
12. Texas 19-6 4-0 15
13. Mississippi 21-4 4-0 20
14. Louisville 17-6 2-2 14
15. UC Santa Barbara 17-3 4-0 19
16. Mississippi State 17-9 4-1 21
17. Houston 19-4 4-1 23
18. UCLA 14-8 2-1 22
19. Kentucky 17-7 3-1 NR
20. Clemson 14-9 2-3 13
21. Auburn 17-8 4-1 NR
22. Tennessee 19-4 2-2 18
23. Georgia Tech 15-9 4-1 NR
24. North Carolina 15-8 1-3 17
25. North Carolina State   14-8 0-3 10

Dropped out: Sam Houston State (16), San Diego (24), Miami (25)

 

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