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Clemson up to No. 3 in Baseball America rankings; No. 4 in D1Baseball

A shakeup at the top of this week’s Baseball America and D1Baseball Top 25 rankings has seen Clemson soar into the top 5.

By sweeping Manhattan in midweek play and winning two of three against Duke in its ACC series opener, Clemson moved to No. 3 in Baseball America’s latest Top 25 rankings and No. 4 in D1Baseball’s new Top 25.

Powered by home runs from Jimmy Obertop and Jacob Hinderleider, the Tigers (17-2 overall, 2-1 conference) used a three-run 10th inning Sunday to earn a wild 8-6 win and series victory in Durham. They also defeated Manhattan by a combined score of 18-2 in a pair of midweek contests.

Clemson’s 4-1 week saw them move six spots in the rankings for both Baseball America and D1Baseball.

The Tigers will host undefeated Florida State (18-0, 3-0) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in ACC play Friday. The Seminoles were a big mover in this week’s rankings, jumping 14 spots to No. 7 in Baseball America and going from unranked to No. 12 in D1Baseball.

Duke (15-5) fell from No. 3 to No. 6 in Baseball America and from No. 6 to No. 9 in D1Baseball.

Arkansas (17-2) remained at No. 1 in both rankings after a 4-0 week while LSU (17-4) fell to No. 5. The reigning national champions were No. 2 in last week’s rankings.

Oregon State (17-2) moved up to No. 2 in D1Baseball’s rankings while staying at No. 4 in Baseball America’s rankings.

Besides Clemson and Florida State, Vanderbilt (18-3) and Alabama (17-3) were big movers in this week’s rankings. The Crimson Tide took two of three from previously fifth-ranked Tennessee over the weekend to climb nine spots and land at No. 9 in Baseball America’s rankings.

The Commodores moved six spots to No. 2 in Baseball America after a weekend sweep of Auburn.

Wake Forest (13-6), which had been No. 1 for weeks until last week, fell nine spots to No. 16 in D1Baseball’s rankings, and eight spots to No. 15 in Baseball America’s rankings. The Demon Deacons lost two of three to Virginia over the weekend, plus a midweek game to Coastal Carolina.

Virginia (15-4), Virginia Tech (14-4), and North Carolina (17-4) were the other ACC schools to make D1Baseball’s rankings.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire