Texas extends streak, leads rankings

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Texas left little doubt this past week.

The Longhorns ascended to the top spot in the Rivals.com Top 25 last week. They remain at No. 1 following a perfect week in which they extended their winning streak to 20 games, capped by a home series sweep over rival Baylor.

Virginia, Arizona State, Florida and South Carolina round out the top five.

The Cavaliers swept Duke on the road over the weekend, Arizona State went on the road and swept UCLA, Florida swept LSU at home and South Carolina took two of three from Alabama at home.

Louisville and TCU entered the top 10 this week at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively. Arkansas dropped from No. 6 to No. 9 after a 2-2 week, and UCLA fell from No. 4 to No. 10 following its poor showing against Arizona State.

Virginia Tech had another great weekend and climbed from No. 20 to No. 16, while Georgia Tech and LSU both took huge hits following bad weekends. Tech dropped from No. 9 to No. 17, and LSU fell from No. 10 to No. 18.

Stanford, which lost all three games to Washington, was the only team to drop out of the rankings. Auburn, meanwhile, entered the rankings at No. 20 after taking two of three at Arkansas.

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 (38-7) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 1
The Longhorns extended their winning streak to 20 games with a series sweep of Big 12 rival Baylor.
2. Virginia (39-9) – Last week: 5-0, Previous rank: 2
Virginia had another dominant week that included a road series sweep over Duke. The Cavaliers are hot at the plate right now.
3. Arizona State (38-5) – Last week: 5-0, Previous rank: 3
The Sun Devils couldn't have had a better weekend against UCLA. The Devils did everything right and were fabulous in the field.
4. Florida (31-11) – Last week: 3-0, Previous rank: 5
The Gators are playing great baseball at the right time. They swept LSU at home over the weekend.
5. South Carolina (34-9) – Last week, 2-1, Previous rank: 7
The Gamecocks continue to take care of business in SEC play. They hosted Alabama over the weekend and took two of three.
6. Florida State (33-11) – Last week: 2-1, Previous rank: 8
The Seminoles had one hiccup against Le Moyne over the weekend, but they still won the series.
7. Louisville (36-7) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 11
The Cardinals had a fantastic week with a midweek win over in-state rival Kentucky and a weekend series sweep of Big East rival Rutgers.
8. TCU (34-9) – Last week: 4-1, Previous rank: 12
The Horned Frogs split a pair of midweek games against Baylor before hitting the road and sweeping Utah.
9. Arkansas (35-10) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 6
After taking care of Missouri State in midweek action, the Razorbacks stayed home and dropped two of three to Auburn in conference play.
10. UCLA (30-10) – Last week: 1-3, Previous rank: 4
The Bruins started the week on the right foot with a midweek win over UC Irvine. However, all was lost with a poor showing against red-hot Arizona State.
11. Coastal Carolina (39-6) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 13
The Chanticleers started the week with a tough midweek loss to Virginia, but they responded over the weekend with a series sweep of UNC Asheville.
12. Cal State Fullerton (27-14) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 14
The Titans had a fantastic week with a midweek win over San Diego and a Big West road series triumph over Pacific.
13. Mississippi (33-13) – Last week: 5-0, Previous rank: 15
The Rebels had another solid week. After winning a pair of midweek games, the Rebels went on the road and swept rival Mississippi State.
14. Miami (Fla.) (34-11) – Last week: 5-0, Previous rank: 16
After winning a pair of midweek games, the Hurricanes stayed home and took care of business against a weak Maryland club.
15. Oregon (30-14) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 18
The Ducks had a fantastic week with a midweek win over rival Oregon State and a weekend series win over Washington State.
16. Virginia Tech (32-14) – Last week: 4-0, Previous rank: 20
The Hokies' magical campaign continued with a midweek win and a home series sweep over Boston College. VT will be in the NCAA postseason.
17. Georgia Tech (36-9) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 9
The Yellow Jackets need to find a way to establish some consistency. The Jackets had another bad weekend in conference play with a road series loss to N.C. State.
18. LSU (32-13) – Last week: 0-4, Previous rank: 10
The Tigers are in a huge rut right now. They lost all three games at Florida over the weekend to extend their losing streak to seven games.
19. Oklahoma (32-12) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 21
The Sooners started the week with a midweek win over Dallas Baptist before taking two of three against Kansas State at home.
20. Auburn (30-15) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: NR
The Tigers had a week to remember with a midweek win and a weekend series win over Arkansas.
21. Connecticut (35-9) – Last week: 2-2, Previous rank: 19
The Huskies dropped a tough midweek contest to Central Connecticut State before splitting a pair of games against Pittsburgh over the weekend.
22. California (26-15) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 24
The Golden Bears dropped a tough midweek game to UC Davis, but they responded over the weekend with a series sweep over Oregon State.
23. Rice (26-16) – Last week: 0-0, Previous rank: 23
The Owls took the week off for final exams. They will be back in action next weekend against Marshall.
24. San Diego (26-16) – Last week: 3-1, Previous rank: 25
After dropping a tough midweek game to Cal State Fullerton, the Toreros responded over the weekend with a series sweep of San Francisco.
25. Arizona (29-13) – Last week: 1-2, Previous rank: 17
The Wildcats hit the road this past weekend and dropped two of three to struggling USC. The Wildcats need to do a better job on the road.
DROPPED OUT
No. 22 Stanford