Texas tops rankings, familiar foes re-enter

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Texas had its amazing 21-game winning streak ended at Kansas State this past weekend, but remains the top team in the Rivals.com Top 25 once again this week after taking two of three on the road from the Wildcats.

The next three spots in the rankings stayed the same with Virginia, Arizona State and Florida coming in at No’s 2,3 and 4, respectively. Florida State, meanwhile, climbed into the top five after taking a road series from Boston College.

Elsewhere in the top ten, Arkansas moved from No. 9 to No. 6 following a road series win over Mississippi, and South Carolina dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 following a road series loss to Kentucky.

Virginia Tech moved into the top 15 following another successful weekend. Connecticut, meanwhile, entered the top 20 after taking a home series over Cincinnati.

Also worth noting, Oregon fell from No. 15 to No. 20 following a winless week against Portland and Oregon State. Rice and San Diego also gained some ground, coming in at No’s 21 and 22, respectively, this week.

LSU and Arizona fell out of the rankings following bad weekend performances. Vanderbilt and Stanford, which aren’t strangers to the rankings, reentered at No’s 23 and 24, respectively.

Here are the conference breakdowns: SEC (6), Pac-10 (5), ACC (5), Big 12 (2), Big East (2), Big West (1), Big South (1), Mountain West (1), Conference USA (1), West Coast (1).

Records in the rankings do not include ties.

RIVALS.COM BASEBALL TOP 25
1. Texas (41-8) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 1
The Longhorns had another fantastic week that included a midweek triumph and a road series win over pesky Kansas State.
2. Virginia (40-9) – Last week: 1-0, Previous rank: 2
The Cavaliers had the weekend off for final exams, but did take care of business in a single midweek contest against Virginia Commonwealth.
3. Arizona State (39-5) – Last week: 1-0, Previous rank: 3
The Sun Devils had the weekend off for final exams, but crushed rival Arizona in a single midweek contest that was a revenge game.
4. Florida (33-12) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 4
The Gators continued their winning ways over the weekend with an important road series win over a decent Alabama club.
5. Florida State (36-12) – Last week, 3-1, Previous rank: 6
The Seminoles took care of business in the midweek against Jacksonville and hit the road to take two of three from Boston College over the weekend.
6. Arkansas (37-11) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 9
The Razorbacks responded from two-straight SEC series loss with a huge road series win over previously red-hot Mississippi.
7. TCU (36-10) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 8
The Horned Frogs split a pair of games against New Mexico to start a three-game series, but made a huge statement with a 26-4 win in the series finale.
8. Louisville (40-8) – Last week: 4-1, Previous rank: 7
The Cardinals swept a pair of midweek games from Ohio State before hitting the road and taking two of three from Georgetown.
9. South Carolina (36-11) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 5
The Gamecocks defeated Winthrop in midweek action before hitting the road and stumbling against Kentucky in a weekend series.
10. UCLA (34-10) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 10
The Bruins responded in a big way last week with a midweek win and a weekend series sweep over previously surging Washington.
11. Coastal Carolina (41-6) – Last week: 2-0, Previous rank: 11
The Chanticleers continued their winning ways over the weekend by taking the first two games of their series against conference foe Winthrop.
12. Cal State Fullerton (30-14) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 12
The Titans have played a fantastic brand of baseball the past few weeks. They did a clean home sweep of UC Riverside over the weekend.
13. Miami (Fla.) (36-11) – Last week: 2-0, Previous rank: 14
The Hurricanes went out of conference over the weekend and took a pair of games from Non-Division I foe Barry University.
14. Mississippi (34-15) – Last week: 1-2, Previous rank: 13
The Rebels have played fantastic baseball the past few weeks, but slipped up at home against Arkansas over the weekend.
15. Virginia Tech (34-15) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 16
The Hokies dropped a bad midweek game to Davidson to start the week, but rebounded over the weekend with a pair of wins over Savannah State.
16. Georgia Tech (39-9) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 17
The Yellow Jackets had little trouble taking care of business over the weekend with a series sweep over Illinois-Chicago.
17. Oklahoma (35-13) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 19
The Sooners took a midweek contest from Arkansas-Little Rock before taking two of three from rival Oklahoma State over the weekend.
18. Auburn (33-15) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 20
The Tigers continued their winning ways over the weekend with a home series sweep over struggling Mississippi State.
19. Connecticut (37-10) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 21
The Huskies had a successful week that ended with a nice weekend series win over Big East foe Cincinnati.
20. Oregon (30-18) – Last week: 0-4, Previous rank: 15
The Ducks certainly had a week to forget. The week included a midweek loss to Portland and an 0-3 record against rival Oregon State over the weekend.
21. Rice (30-17) – Last week: 4-1, Previous rank: 23
The Owls had a fantastic week that included midweek wins over Texas State and Texas Southern before taking two of three on the road from Marshall.
22. San Diego (30-16) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 24
The Toreros had a very solid week that included a midweek win over UC Riverside and a weekend series sweep over rising WCC foe Portland.
23. Vanderbilt (35-13) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: NR
The Commodores went on the road over the weekend and took two of three from an LSU team all of a sudden looking for an identity.
24. Stanford (25-18) – Last week: 4-1, Previous rank: NR
The Cardinal won midweek games over Santa Clara and San Jose State before taking two of three on the road from Long Beach State.
25. California (27-17) – Last week: 1-2, Previous rank: 22
The Golden Bears won a midweek game over Sacramento State before hitting the road and dropping the first two games of the weekend to Washington State.
DROPPED OUT
No. 18 LSU, No. 25 Arizona

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Updated Monday, May 10, 2010