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    Seven SEC Squads In USA Today Coaches' Poll

     

    This week's USA Today Top 25 Baseball Coaches' Poll has been released, and seven Southeastern Conference teams are among the nation's top-25 squads. The SEC landed three schools -- Arkansas, Vanderbilt and LSU -- in the top five, and four in the top 10 including South Carolina. Full results are listed below.
     
    Rank School (record) Points rank votes
    1. North Carolina (6-0) 734 4 21
    2. Arkansas (7-1) 709 1 7
    3. Vanderbilt (7-1) 652 8 0
    4. LSU (6-1) 613 3 0
    5. Oregon State (8-0) 604 14 1
    6. Florida State (7-0) 586 9 1
    7. Oregon (6-1) 578 6 0
    8. South Carolina (5-1) 545 5 0
    9. Cal State-Fullerton (8-0) 450 22 0
    10. Arizona (7-1) 448 10 1
    11. UCLA (4-2) 441 2 0
    12. Oklahoma (9-0) 439 16 0
    13. Mississippi State (9-0) 436 18 (tie) 0
    14. Rice (5-2) 339 17 0
    15. Kentucky (5-1) 325 15 0
    16. Stanford (5-2) 324 7 0
    17. Mississippi (7-0) 311 not ranked 0
    18. North Carolina State (5-1) 285 11 0
    19. Virginia (7-0) 202 25 (tie) 0
    20. Georgia Tech (6-1) 190 21 0
    21. Miami (Fla.) (7-0) 180 not ranked 0
    22. Louisville (6-1) 156 25 (tie) 0
    23. Texas (6-1) 102 not ranked 0
    24. UC-Irvine (6-1) 92 not ranked 0
    25. Arizona State (4-2) 87 20 0
     
    Dropped out: No. 12 TCU (0-6), No. 13 Florida (3-5), No. 18 (tie) San Diego (3-4), No. 23 Baylor (2-5), No. 24 Texas A&M (5-3).
     
    Others receiving votes:  Clemson 49; Cal Poly 39; Florida 24; Florida Gulf Coast 18; Notre Dame 13; Oklahoma State 13; 
    Pepperdine 12; Texas A&M 12; Alabama 10; Missouri State 9; Pittsburgh 9; TCU 8; Southern Mississippi 6; Virginia Tech 6; Auburn 5; South Alabama 5; Louisiana-Lafayette 4; Creighton 1; Mercer 1; Radford 1; San Diego 1; Tulane 1.
     
    The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 31 coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the American Baseball Coaches Association.