Top four teams the model of consistency

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Some things don’t ever seem to change.

That at least is the case with the top four teams in the Rivals Top 25.

Texas had another fantastic week that included a road series sweep over Missouri. As a result, the Longhorns once again are No. 1 in our rankings.

Virginia, Arizona State and Florida are right behind the ‘Horns. The Cavaliers took care of Miami over the weekend, Arizona State took two of three from Oregon State and Florida won the SEC regular-season title with a road series win over South Carolina.

UCLA won its ninth straight Pac-10 game in a series sweep over California and climbed from No. 7 to No. 5, while Coastal Carolina moved from No. 8 to No. 6 and Cal State Fullerton finally moved into the top 10 after another successful week.

Florida State dropped from No. 5 to No. 13 following a poor showing at Clemson, and Mississippi fell from No. 16 to No. 22 after getting swept by Auburn at home.

Washington State, San Diego, Vanderbilt and UC Irvine are the last five teams in the rankings. No teams dropped out this week.

Here are the conference breakdowns: SEC (6), ACC (5), Pac-10 (4), Big 12 (2), Big East (2), Big West (2), 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 (46-8) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 1
The Longhorns went on the road over the weekend and swept Missouri. UT continues to play at an extremely high level.
2. Virginia (45-10) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 2
The Cavaliers finished off the regular season in style with an impressive road series win over Miami.
3. Arizona State (45-7) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 3
The Sun Devils began the week with a win over rival Arizona and took two of three from Oregon State over the weekend.
4. Florida (40-13) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 4
The Gators really couldn’t have asked for a better week. After winning a midweek game, they hit the road and won the SEC title at South Carolina.
5. UCLA (41-11) – Last week, 4-0, Previous rank: 7
The Bruins swept California on the road over the weekend and now have won nine straight Pac-10 contests.
6. Coastal Carolina (47-7) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 8
The Chanticleers dropped a tough midweek game to College of Charleston, but they rebounded over the weekend with a 2-0 series win over Radford.
7. South Carolina (43-13) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 6
The Gamecocks won a midweek bout against Furman before losing a very hard-fought series to Florida over the weekend.
8. TCU (43-11) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 9
The Horned Frogs did exactly what was expected of them over the weekend with a home series sweep over Cal State Bakersfield.
9. Louisville (46-10) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 10
The Cardinals had an excellent week that included a midweek win and a road series sweep over Notre Dame that clinched the Big East regular-season title.
10. Cal State Fullerton (37-15) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 11
The Titans dropped a tough midweek bout to LMU to start the week, but they wrapped things up with a home series sweep over Santa Clara.
11. Georgia Tech (44-11) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 13
The Yellow Jackets beat Georgia State in midweek action before hitting the road and taking two of three from Boston College.
12. Auburn (39-17) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 18
The Tigers really couldn’t have had a better weekend. They hit the road and swept Mississippi.
13. Florida State (39-16) – Last week: 0-3, Previous rank: 5
The Seminoles put together a set of dismal performances on the mound against Clemson over the weekend. They likely lost a regional host as a result.
14. Arkansas (40-16) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 14
The Razorbacks dropped a midweek bout to Oklahoma, but they made up for it over the weekend with a road series win over Vanderbilt.
15. Oklahoma (42-14) – Last week: 5-0, Previous rank: 17
The Sooners started the week with a midweek win over Arkansas before finishing the week with a road series sweep over Kansas.
16. Virginia Tech (36-19) – Last week: 0-3, Previous rank: 12
The Hokies took a step back over the weekend with a poor showing against North Carolina. However, they’re still safe for a postseason berth.
17. Miami (Fla.) (39-15) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 15
The Hurricanes started the week with a win over Florida Gulf Coast before dropping two of three to Virginia to end the week.
18. Connecticut (43-12) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 19
The Huskies didn’t win the Big East regular-season title over the weekend, but they still took two of three from Seton Hall.
19. Oregon (37-19) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 20
The Ducks started the week with a midweek win over Portland before finishing the week with a road series win over Washington.
20. Rice (35-20) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 22
The Owls beat rival Houston in a midweek affair before taking care of UAB with a series win over the weekend.
21. Washington State (31-18) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 24
The Cougars continued their winning ways over the weekend by ripping USC in a three-game series.
22. Mississippi (36-20) – Last week: 0-3, Previous rank: 16
The Rebels took yet another step back over the weekend by failing to win a game against Auburn at home.
23. San Diego (33-18) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 23
The Toreros had another productive weekend that included a series win over Pepperdine. USD is in fantastic shape to earn a No. 2 seed in a regional.
24. Vanderbilt (40-15) – Last week: 1-2, Previous rank: 21
The Commodores suffered a tough home series loss to Arkansas over the weekend. They now have some work to do to host a regional.
25. UC Irvine (34-18) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 25
The Anteaters had another successful weekend that included a Big West seris win over UC Riverside.
DROPPED OUT
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Updated Monday, May 24, 2010