Rivals Top 25: Virginia in total control
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It’s Virginia and everyone else for now.
There are plenty of teams that have captured impressive wins so far this season. But no club has proven as much as the Cavaliers.
Virginia began the season with a road series win over East Carolina. It also made another bold statement this past weekend with a road series win over No. 3 Florida State.
For that and more, the Cavaliers once again top the Rivals.com Top 25.
Florida State, meanwhile, was close to winning the series, and didn’t drop in the rankings. Arizona State, though, was the main beneficiary of LSU dropping a home series to Kansas.
The Sun Devils climbed from No. 6 to No. 2 following another perfect weekend that improved their record to 15-0.
LSU dropped six spots from No. 2 to No. 8, while Clemson and TCU entered the top 10 at No’s 9 and 10, respectively.
UCLA remained perfect over the weekend and jumped five spots from No. 16 to No. 11. Rice, meanwhile, continued to reveal some issues in a home series split against California and dropped from No. 9 to No. 14. Fellow Conference USA representative East Carolina dropped from No. 10 to No. 16 following a poor trip to the West Coast.
Ohio State and Mississippi were the two teams to drop out of the latest rankings. Kansas and Oklahoma entered the rankings.
Here are the conference breakdowns: SEC (6), ACC (6), Pac-10 (4), Big 12 (3), C-USA (2), Big West (1), Big East (1), Big South (1), Mountain West (1).
Records in the rankings do not include ties.
The Cavaliers once again proved why they’re the top-ranked team in the land with a huge road series win over Florida State.
The Sun Devils continued their perfect play last week with an impressive home series sweep over SEC foe Auburn.
The Seminoles won a pair of midweek games before losing two of three at home to Virginia in what was a very hard-fought and close series.
The Gators ended the weekend with a bad loss to Charleston Southern, but still finished the week with a 4-1 record.
The Longhorns began the week with a comeback midweek win over Texas State before sweeping Iowa at home over the weekend.
The Yellow Jackets continue to play an impressive brand of baseball. They did a clean sweep of Wake Forest to begin conference play.
The Cardinals earned what will be a marquee series win at the end of the season on the road against Mississippi.
The Tigers got a tough reality check over the weekend with a home series loss to Kansas. Now they host Arkansas to begin SEC play.
The Tigers have had two fantastic weekends in a row with a series win over South Carolina two weekends ago and a series sweep over N.C. State this past weekend.
The Horned Frogs had another fantastic week. After taking care of Texas-Arlington in midweek action, the Frogs did a clean sweep of Texas Tech.
It was another week filled with nothing but wins. The Bruins beat UC Riverside in the midweek before earning wins over Mississippi State and Oklahoma over the weekend.
The Chanticleers won midweek games over Ball State and Wake Forest before also taking care of Big Ten opponents over the weekend.
The Razorbacks had a tough midweek loss to South Dakota State, but responded with a home series sweep of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Owls finished the week with a winning record but weren’t exactly overly impressive in a home series split against California.
The Anteaters began the week with a midweek win over San Diego before hitting the road taking two games from Sacramento State.
The Pirates didn’t handle being on the road too well. They went 1-3 on the West Coast with losses to Cal State Northridge and Pepperdine.
The Beavers had a perfect weekend on the diamond with a win over Utah and a pair of wins over Portland. Pat Casey’s Beavers are just fine.
The Wildcats took care of business last week against some inferior opponents. Now comes SEC play beginning with Mississippi.
There’s a reason we ranked the Jayhawks to begin the season. They earned a huge road series win over LSU this past weekend.
The Gamecocks finished last week with a 5-0 record, but we didn’t expect anything less against Valparaiso and Brown.
The Hurricanes responded in style last week with a dominating midweek win over UCF and a weekend series win over ACC foe Boston College.
The Commodores continued to rack up wins last week and can’t wait to begin SEC play this weekend with a series against Alabama.
The Tar Heels captured a nice midweek win over St. John’s, but failed to impress over the weekend with a series loss to Duke.
The Sooners had another fantastic week. They earned three wins to start the week before dropping the weekend finale to red-hot UCLA.
The Cardinal had the weekend off and will get back to action this week with a weekend series against Pepperdine.