There is a new No. 1 this week and lots of moving around in the rest of the poll.
Mississippi State moves up big with a road series win over Florida who subsequently dropped out of the poll. Another big mover includes Arizona State remaining the only undefeated team after NC State lost to Florida State this weekend.
South Carolina, Oklahoma State and the previously mentioned Florida all moved out and made room for Texas, Auburn and Oklahoma to debut in the poll.
Records are through games completed March 17th.
1. UCLA: 14-4 (last week 2)
Taking two of three from the defending national champions gets you to the top of our poll.
2. Georgia: 18-2 (last week 7)
UGa opened SEC play with a road sweep over South Carolina and jump up big time.
3. Stanford: 12-3 (last week 6)
The Cardinal were off this weekend and move up by virtue of not suffering any losses like the teams previously ranked above them.
4. Oregon State: 14-3-1 (last week 4)
Beavers lost two of three in LA to the Bruins and hold steady.
5. Vanderbilt: 15-5 (last week 1)
Vandy boys traveled down to College Station and lost the series looking rather vulnerable in Sunday’s game
6. Florida State: 14-4 (last week 3)
Kudos to the Seminoles for handing NC State their first defeat of the season but losing the weekend series drops FSU a few notches.
7. Arizona State: 19-0 (last week 16)
Still undefeated. What else can you ask for?
8. Texas Tech: 12-5 (last week 5)
Red Raiders traveled down to Austin and lost the series to the Longhorns. Hard fought games but the series loss drops TTU a bit.
9. North Carolina: 16-5 (last week 12)
Tar Heels looked good vs. Miami and bounced back from getting swept by Clemson the week prior.
10. Michigan: 13-4 (last week 10)
Four game sweep over Manhattan keeps the Wolverines in the top 10.
11. Mississippi State: 18-2 (last week 21)
The Bulldogs traveled to Gainesville and took 2-of-3 from Florida and move up 10 spots.
12. Arkansas: 17-2 (last week 13)
Hogs just keep on winning. Swept Mizzou this weekend to open SEC play perfect.
13. Ole Miss: 14-6 (last week 9)
Losing two mid-week games to Louisville and a split at home vs. Alabama drops the Rebels.
14. East Carolina: 15-6 (last week 14)
Perfect game over the weekend and the Pirates sweep Maryland in their own yard.
15. LSU: 15-5 (last week 15)
Swept Kentucky this weekend but the loss to Northwestern State mid-week doesn’t let the Tigers move up.
16. NC State: 19-1 (last week 17)
NC State suffered their first loss of the season but took the Florida State series and move up slightly.
17. Tennessee: 17-4 (last week 8)
Vols traveled out to the plains and were swept at Auburn to start SEC schedule 0-3.
18. Clemson: 14-4 (last week 11)
Jeckyll and Hyde weeks for the Tigers sweeping UNC the first weekend of ACC and then losing to Notre Dame this past weekend.
19. Coastal Carolina: 16-4-1 (last week 19)
Mid-week loss to Clemson but a road sweep at Louisiana-Monroe keeps the Chants solidly in the top 20.
20. TCU: 12-6 (last week 18)
Frogs lost mid-week to USD but came home to beat Eastern Michigan for a home series sweep.
21. Texas A&M: 17-5 (last week 22)
Beating Vandy two of three at home moves the Aggies up one spot.
22. Texas: 15-7 (last week unranked)
Wining the series vs. Texas Tech gets the Longhorns into the poll for the first time this season.
23. Louisville: 16-4 (last week 23)
The Cards took down Ole Miss in a two-game mid-week series and then swept Duke on the road.
24. Auburn : 18-2 (last week unranked)
Sweeping the Vols to open the SEC conference season is a strong statement for the Tigers.
25. Oklahoma: 16-4 (last week unranked)
Sooners debut in the poll after winning the home series vs. Missouri State
Florida: 15-7 (last week 20)
The Gators have been a huge disappointment all season and losing the home opening series vs. Mississippi State demonstrates that the Gators were overrated to start.
South Carolina: 14-6 (last week 25)
Barely in last week and then swept to open conference play is not a recipe to stay ranked.
Oklahoma State: 12-6 (last week 24)
You can’t sweep Southeastern Louisiana in your own yard? You deserve to fall out of the top 25.
Others on the verge of breaking in. (Alphabetical order)
Illinois (13-3), Miami, Fla. (15-5), UC Irvine (12-4), UC Santa Barbara (14-3), USD (14-6)