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Baseball Poll Stays Relatively Stable

The top 25 poll stayed fairly stable after another week of action, both generally, as Florida St. stayed #1, after sweeping Rhode Island, and the Pac-12's 5 ranked teams are all at or near where they were a week ago.

Oregon St. fans were hoping another good week would propel the Beavers back into the top 25, after taking last weekend's series from then 11th ranked UCLA. A win over 10th ranked Oregon and then a series opening win at USC, the Beavers' 10th win in 11 games buoyed spirits further, but then consecutive losses in games Oregon St. blew leads in blew those hopes out of the water.

Oregon bounced back from the home loss in the first battle of the year's Civil War to sweep California, becoming the first conference team to reach 30 wins, and take over the lead in the Pac-12, and remained ranked #10. Arizona swept a non-conference series from East Tennessee St., and remained ranked #11.

Stanford, who will be in Corvallis for a series with Oregon St. this weekend, beat BYU, and then took 2 of 3 at UCLA, which moved the Cardinal into 4th in the conference standings, and up from #13 to #12 in the rankings.

UCLA beat UC-Irvine before losing the series to Stanford, which dropped them from #12 down to #14. Arizona St. made the biggest move of the conference clubs, climbing from #23 to #20, despite taking only 2 of 3 games at Washington St.

Cal-St. Fullerton, the highest ranked team from the west, remained where they were a week ago at #8 despite dropping a 6-5 decision in their only game of the week at Loyola-Marymount.

San Diego fell from #17 to #19 after going 2-2 for the week. The Gaels got a 1 run win over UC-Riverside, but then dropped 2 of 3 at Portland.

New Mexico St. had been the only other western team in the rankings, but dropped out after losing to Fresno-Pacific (Not Fresno St. nor Pacific), and then losing 2 of 3 to Sacramento St.