Bears Stay No. 7 in Baseball America Top 25

April 6, 2009

WACO, Texas — Following a 3-2 week that included a series win at Kansas, Baylor remained seventh in this week’s Baseball America Top 25 released Monday by the publication. The Bears remain the highest-ranked Big 12 Conference team.

The top 10 saw plenty of movement as Baylor, second-ranked LSU and ninth-ranked Texas were the only teams to remain unchanged from last week’s rankings. Arizona State, which split a midweek set against then-No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and swept a three-game weekend series at Washington, jumped two spots to No. 1. Fullerton, which lost two of three at home against UC Irvine over the weekend, dropped to sixth. Irvine climbed three spots to fifth.

Behind Arizona State and LSU, Rice and North Carolina each jumped one spot to third and fourth, respectively. Georgia dropped two of three at home to LSU and fell two spots to No. 8. Miami-FL climbed one spot to No. 10 after taking two of three at home against Florida State.

Three other Big 12 schools are in this week’s Top 25. Oklahoma climbed one spot to No. 11 after taking two of three at Missouri. Texas A&M lost two of three at Texas Tech and dropped three spots to No. 17. Oklahoma State lost two of three at home against Texas and fell three spots to 20th.

Elsewhere, Baylor dropped one spot to No. 13 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and two spots to No. 13 in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30.

Baylor returns to action Tuesday, hosting Northwestern State for a midweek game. First pitch between the Bears and Demons is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT at Baylor Ballpark.

April 6, 2009
1. Arizona State (23-5)
2. LSU (23-8)
3. Rice (21-7)
4. North Carolina (24-7)
5. UC Irvine (19-8)
6. Cal State Fullerton (20-7)
7. BAYLOR (20-8)
8. Georgia (25-5)
9. Texas (20-8)
10. Miami-FL (23-8)
11. Oklahoma (25-7)
12. Arkansas (22-6)
13. Georgia Tech (19-6)
14. Ole Miss (22-8)
15. East Carolina (25-5)
16. Oregon State (18-6)
17. Texas A&M (20-11)
18. San Diego State (22-11)
19. TCU (19-9)
20. Oklahoma State (21-10)
21. Cal Poly (21-7)
22. Virginia (26-5)
23. Hawai’i (19-10)
24. Coastal Carolina (24-7)
25. San Diego (22-11)



2009 Baylor opponents in bold

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