2/17 Baseball Top 25 Rankings

1#1 LSU Baseball 2014 PreviewLSUWon all three games at the MLB Urban Invitational. Bregman and Nola backed up their lofty preseason accolades.1
2#2 Oregon State Baseball 2014 PreviewOregon StateOSU won all three games over the weekend and beat two very good teams in Nebraska and Gonzaga.2
3#4 Cal State Fullerton Baseball 2014 PreviewCal State FullertonWon 2 of 3 against Washington State. Thomas Eshelman and Grahamm Wiest both had strong starts.4
4#5 Mississippi State Baseball 2014 PreviewMississippi StateLost opener to Western Carolina, but won next 2.  Ross Mitchell was great out of the pen with a stat line of 8IP/6H/1ER.5
5#7 Florida State Baseball 2014 PreviewFlorida StateDominated the opening series, outscoring Niagra 30-3. Luke Weaver threw six no-hit innings in opener.7
6#6 Virginia Baseball 2014 PreviewVirginiaSuffered an opening day loss to Kentucky but Nathan Kirby and Josh Sborz had solid starts to help Cavaliers rebound.6
7#3 North Carolina State Baseball 2014 PreviewNorth Carolina StateCarlos Rodon lost his debut and NC State hitters were shut down by Canisius. Team talent will turn things around quickly.3
8#16 Oregon Baseball 2014 PreviewOregonSwept Hawaii after losing top starter Cole Irvin for the season. Promising start.16
9#19 Vanderbilt Baseball 2014 PreviewVanderbiltVery impressive, sweeping series against Long Beach State. Starting rotation had a 0.00 ERA over 16.1 innings pitched.19
10#9 Louisville Baseball 2014 PreviewLouisvilleTook a loss to a talented Citadel team, but showed the lineup had big potential, hitting 3 home runs in a win over WVU.9
11#11 Florida Baseball 2014 PreviewFloridaSandwiched wins around a game 2 loss to Maryland. Bullpen was sharp in the wins, allowing just 2 runs over 8.2 innings.11
12#12 North Carolina Baseball 2014 PreviewNorth CarolinaSplit with Charleston in weather altered series. Trent Thornton was solid, striking out 10 in 6 innings in a win.12
13#14 South Carolina Baseball 2014 PreviewSouth CarolinaSwept Bucknell handily. Scored at least 12 runs in all three games. Batters hit .368 for the series.14
14#15 Oklahoma State Baseball 2014 PreviewOklahoma StateWon all three games at the UT-Arlington tournament. Got solid production out of both hitters and pitchers.15
15#18 Rice Baseball 2014 PreviewRiceWinning 2 of 3 against a talented Stanford team is a great start. Got some good production out of the top of the lineup.18
16#8 Indiana Baseball 2014 PreviewIndianaGoing 1-3 was not the start the Hoosiers were looking for, but slow starts for cold weather teams are common.8
17#10 UCLA Baseball 2014 PreviewUCLAThe loss of two key starters for the season and an opening loss to Portland was not a good start for the defending champs.10
18#17 Clemson Baseball 2014 PreviewClemsonRecovered from a loss in opener to win 2 of 3 against Western Michigan. Pitchers struck out 27 batter and walked just 4.17
19#13 Kansas State Baseball 2014 PreviewKansas StateSwept by Cal Poly in tough opening series. Hitters should come around as weather warms up. Levi MaVorhis looked good.13
20#20 Oklahoma Baseball 2014 PreviewOklahomaRebounded from opening day loss to win 2 out of 3 against Seton Hall. Seven different Sooners drove in at least 2 runs.20
21#21 UC Santa Barbara Baseball 2014 PreviewUC Santa BarbaraHad series against NC State cancelled as snow grounds the Wolfpack in North Carolina. Open against CSU Bakersfield.21
22#22 Miami (FL) Baseball 2014 PreviewMiami (FL)Won two of three against a talented Maine team. Pitching staff had a 1.33 ERA for the series.22
23#24 Mississippi Baseball 2014 PreviewMississippiTook care of business against Stetson, scoring 7 or more runs in all three games of the sweep.24
24Cal Poly Baseball Top 25 RankingsCal PolyShut down a potent Kansas State lineup in a three game sweep. Limited the Wildcats to just 11 hits and 3 runs in series.NR
25#25 East Carolina Baseball 2014 PreviewEast CarolinaWon 2 of 3 against JMU behind strong pitching performances. Ryan Williams picked up a pair of wins out of the pen.25