Arizona and Oregon St. both dropped in the this week's BaseballAmerica poll after playing 3 close games. (Photo of the 'Cats' Trent Gilbert and the Beavers' Ryan Barnes by Andy Wooldridge)
After losing 2 of 3 games this past weekend to Arizona, Oregon St. dropped from #19 to #22 in the Baseball America Poll this week.
The Wildcats dropped as well, from #5 to #8, after losing 2 home games to New Mexico St. before they dropped the series opener to the Beavers.
Florida remained #1, as they have been all season, after taking 2 of 3 from then #8 and now #11 South Carolina, as well as getting a win over Samford, and Stanford stayed in their season long #2 slot. Due to rain, the Cardinal only played twice this weekend, taking both ends of a double header from USC yesterday. Stanford is scheduled to host the Trojans again today.
UCLA benefited from Arizona's losses, climbing from #7 to #6. The Bruins defeated Washington St. twice, both 12-3 decisions, but also lost a game to rain. UCLA and the Cougars plan to conclude their series in LA today.
Arizona St. stayed at #14, despite losing 1 of 3 games in Tempe to unranked California. The Sun Devils also had a win over UNLV last week.
Oregon crept up onto the Beavers' tail, at #23, after being #24 last week, despite losing 4-3 to Utah yesterday at PK Park. The Ducks had downed the Utes in a pair of competitive contests earlier on the weekend. Their upward mobility was mostly due to Georgia Tech, who lost 3 of 4 games, all on the road, and Texas St., dropping out.
The Bobcats had beaten TCU Tuesday, but then lost 3 straight at Sam Houston St. It will be interesting to see what happens when Oregon visits Texas St. for games Tuesday and Wednesday.
Once again, the only other west coast team to be ranked besides the 6 Pac-12 teams is Cal-St. Fullerton, who remained at #13 despite losing Saturday's third game of their series with unranked Oral Roberts.
The Titans visit Tempe Tuesday and Wednesday to take on Arizona St., so some shakeup could be coming next week as a result.