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D1Baseball Top 25 Rankings: Feb. 23

The top five teams remained the same in the D1Baseball Top 25, as Vanderbilt held onto its No. 1 spot despite being pushed for the second straight week by an unranked foe. The Commodores managed to win both series (against Santa Clara and Indiana State), keeping them just ahead of No. 2 Florida, which won two of three from rival Miami. No. 4 UCLA also won a marquee series, taking two of three from North Carolina in Orlando.

The Tar Heels dropped five spots to No. 11, while Houston and TCU each moved up a spot to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, after winning series against Top 25 opponents. LSU, Texas and Rice round out the top 10.

Two teams joined the Top 25. UCF checks in at No. 23 after a 4-0 week that included quality wins over Maryland, Arkansas and South Alabama. And Illinois, which is off to a 6-0-1 start, joins the rankings at No. 25.

The Knights and Illini replace Florida State and Cal State Fullerton, which lost series to Georgia and Stanford, respectively.

D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determined the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of Feb. 22.

The D1Baseball Top 25 rankings are released every Monday morning during the season. The D1Baseball staff determines the Top 25. Records do not include ties.

TeamOverall RecordRecord Last WeekPrevious rank
1. Vanderbilt4-22-11
2. Florida6-13-12
3. Virginia7-04-03
4. UCLA6-13-14
5. South Carolina6-14-05
6. Houston6-13-17
7. TCU6-13-18
8. LSU6-13-19
9. Texas7-25-010
10. Rice5-33-112
11. North Carolina4-21-26
12. Maryland5-12-113
13. Texas Tech8-14-115
14. Texas A&M7-04-016
15. Miami5-31-314
16. Louisville3-31-211
17. Arizona State4-32-217
18. Ole Miss4-22-118
19. Oklahoma State4-33-119
20. Oregon7-15-022
21. UC Santa Barbara6-13-123
22. Mississippi State8-04-024
23. UCF7-04-0NR
24. Alabama4-21-220
25. Illinois6-02-0NR
Dropped Out: Florida State (21), Cal State Fullerton (25)
Others Considered: Florida Atlantic, Kennesaw State, UNLV, Tulane, Dallas Baptist, San Diego State, Georgia Tech, College of Charleston, Grand Canyon.

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