USC Gamecocks Baseball

March 24, 2014

Gamecocks slip slightly in new Baseball America Top 25

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

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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