Week 7 sees a few changes in the Cal State Omaha poll. Some highlights:
- Four of the top five come from the Pac-12 with the UCLA Bruins remaining No. 1.
- Uc Santa Barbara debuts at No. 23 while Illinois dropped out.
- Arizona State only has one loss on the season
- LSU goes on the road and wins a big series
Records are through games completed March 31st.
1. UCLA: 20-5 (last week 1)
3-1 on the week and the lone loss to comes to your cross-town rival USC. No need to move the Bruins from the top spot.
2. Stanford: 18-3 (last week 2)
Cardinal current win streak stands at nine.
3. Vanderbilt: 22-6 (last week 3)
Dropping the final game of the series to Tennessee by one run is not enough to move the ‘Dores down.
4. Arizona State: 25-1 (last week 7)
Swept rival Arizona at home to enter week 8 with only one loss on the season.
5. Oregon State: 19-5-1 (last week 5)
Mid-week loss to Portland but a sweep at Washington keeps the Beavers solidly in the top 5.
6. Georgia: 23-5 (last week 4)
Mid-week loss to Georgia Tech and splitting the series at Kentucky moves the Bulldogs a few spots.
7. Mississippi State: 24-5 (last week 6)
Losing the LSU series in your own yard is not a recipe to keep yourself high in the rankings.
8. Texas Tech: 18-7 (last week 8)
Dropping the Sunday game after sweeping the double header on Saturday keeps the Red Raiders holding steady at eight.
9. North Carolina: 22-7 (last week 12)
Don’t look now but the Tar Heels are on a six game win streak including sweeping rival Duke in Chapel Hill.
10. NC State: 27-2 (last week 11)
Taking two of three in the weekend series with Virginia keeps the Wolfpack moving in the right direction.
11. East Carolina: 21-6 (last week 13)
Swept South Florida on the road to move up a couple of spots.
12. Arkansas: 22-6 (last week 10)
Hogs drop the series to Ole Miss in their own ballpark.
13. Ole Miss: 20-9 (last week 14)
Won two of three at Arkansas moves the Rebels up a notch.
14. Florida State: 18-9 (last week 9)
1-3 week for the Seminoles who can’t beat Florida on a neutral site and then lose two of three to Boston College in their own yard.
15. Michigan: 19-7 (last week 15)
4-0 for the week vs. San Jose State and Michigan State.
16. Clemson: 22-6 (last week 18)
Sweeping the road series at Blacksburg against Virginia Tech gets the Tigers a small bump in the rankings.
17. LSU: 19-9 (last week 20)
Strong statement by the Tigers to go into the Dude in Starkville and take two of three over the weekend.
18. Texas A&M: 23-6-1 (last week 16)
Lose a home series to Missouri and you are getting moved down.
19. Auburn : 22-6 (last week 23)
Winning the home series vs. South Carolina helps the Tigers move up slightly.
20. TCU: 17-9 (last week 19)
Oklahoma State came into Fort Worth and took two of three.
21. Coastal Carolina: 20-8-1 (last week 17)
Can’t lose a home series to Arkansas State and expect to remain highly ranked.
22. Tennessee: 20-5 (last week 21)
Lost two of three on the road to Vandy moves the Vols down a notch.
23. UC Santa Barbara: 19-5 (last week unranked)
Gauchos positioned themselves nicely with a series win at Cal State Fullerton to open conference play.
24. Texas: 20-11 (last week 24)
Losing to Incarnate Word yet sweeping Xavier in Austin is not getting us excited.
25. Oklahoma: 22-7 (last week 22)
A mid-week loss to Oklahoma State combined with losing two of three against West Virginia has the Sooners taking a tumble in the rankings.
25. Illinois: (17-8) (last week 25)
Go 0-4 for the week including a loss to Indiana State and getting swept by Iowa is not the best way to stay in the top 25.
Others on the verge of breaking in. (Alphabetical order)
Florida (20-10), Georgia Tech (19-9), Indiana State (21-4), Louisville (22-6), Oklahoma State (18-8), South Carolina (17-11), UC Irvine (18-5)