Baseball America Top 25 released (April 29): Gators move into poll

North Carolina pitcher Chris Munnelly (37) pitches during the the Chapel Hill regional of the 2011 NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

North Carolina pitcher Chris Munnelly (37) pitches during the the Chapel Hill regional of the 2011 NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

On Monday, Baseball America released its latest collegiate top 25 poll. There was definitely a bit of volatility as Vanderbilt took over the No. 2 spot, dropping LSU to third, while the Gators were one of four teams that entered the rankings.

South Alabama, after winning seven consecutive games, enters at No. 20-overall. Kentucky comes in at No. 24 after dropping out for a week and Virginia Tech ranks at No. 25 following a three-week absence.

Then there are the Gators. With three straight SEC series victories, Baseball America ranks Florida at No. 21. It is UF’s first appearance in the polls since way back on Feb. 18.

Here’s the entire list of the top 25 as teams continue to gear up for the postseason.

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. North Carolina 41-4 2-2 1
2. Vanderbilt 39-6 4-0 3
3. Louisiana State 39-6 2-2 2
4. Cal State Fullerton 36-7 2-1 4
5. North Carolina State 34-11 2-1 6
6. Oregon State 34-8 4-0 7
7. Virginia 38-8 3-2 5
8. Arizona State 28-12 4-0 8
9. UCLA 27-13 2-2 9
10. Florida State 35-9 4-0 10
11. Oregon 33-10 4-0 13
12. Oklahoma 33-11 2-1 11
13. Louisville 33-10 3-1 12
14. Arkansas 29-15 2-0 14
15. South Carolina 33-12 2-2 15
16. Indiana 34-8 5-0 17
17. New Mexico 27-16 3-0 24
18. Clemson 30-14 3-1 25
19. Rice 28-14 0-0 19
20. South Alabama 34-12 5-0 NR
21. Florida 25-20 3-1 NR
22. Mississippi State 33-13 1-3 16
23. Kentucky 26-17 2-2 NR
24. Mississippi 31-14 2-2 18
25. Virginia Tech 27-18 3-1 NR

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