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NCAA Baseball Rankings 2011: Rice, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU And Texas Remain In Top 25

Baseball America released their latest NCAA Baseball rankings today, and five Texas schools made the top 25. The Rice Owls, Texas A&M Aggies, Baylor Bears, TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Longhorns all are ranked among the 25 best teams in the nation.

Rice, despite going 2-3 last week and falling to 10-8 on the year, remained in the top 25. The Owls, though, did drop seven spots in the rankings from 18th to 25th. 

The Aggies moved up one spot this week, being ranked No. 21 this week following their 3-1 week last week, improving to 12-4 on the season. 

More after the jump, including the entire top 25. 

Baylor rattled off a perfect 5-0 week last week to improve to 11-5 on the year, and jumping up in the rankings from No. 17 to No. 14. This is much needed for Baylor athletics following a rough week in basketball which included a ridiculous NCAA suspension as well as a Big 12 tournament loss and subsequent failure to receive an invitation to either the 2011 NCAA tournament or NIT tournament.

TCU dropped three spots this week after going 3-1 last week - with Matt Purke receiving his first ever collegiate loss. The Horned Frogs are now 10-5 on the season and No. 10 in the top 25.

Finally, the Texas Longhorns are ranked No. 5 - exactly where they were last week. Texas went 4-1 on the week, improving to 11-5 on the season. 

The full top 25 is as follows, courtesy Baseball America:

 

Rk. Team W-L Last Week Prev.
1. Florida 14-2 4-1 1
2. Vanderbilt 16-1 5-0 2
3. Oklahoma 16-1 2-1 3
4. South Carolina 11-2 3-1 4
5. Texas 11-5 4-1 5
6. Florida State 15-1 5-0 8
7. Virginia 16-1 4-0 11
8. Louisiana State 15-1 4-0 16
9. Arizona State 11-3 2-1 9
10. TCU 10-5 3-1 7
11. Arizona 13-3 4-1 14
12. Stanford 6-5 0-0 12
13. Cal State Fullerton 8-6 0-3 6
14. Baylor 11-5 5-0 17
15. California 10-4 4-0 20
16. Clemson 7-6 0-4 10
17. Fresno State 11-2 3-1 23
18. North Carolina 14-3 3-2 15
19. Connecticut 7-6 3-2 19
20. College of Charleston 14-3 4-1 21
21. Texas A&M 12-4 3-1 22
22. Tulane 11-4 2-1 24
23. Georgia Tech 12-4 4-0 25
24. UCLA 8-6 1-2 13
25. Rice 10-8 2-3 18

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