Baseball America released its College Top 25 poll for March 9 with LSU taking over the top spot after a rough week for former No. 1 Vanderbilt.
LSU improved to 15-1 after running through the competition at the Houston College Classic to take over the No. 1 spot in the poll. They are joined by fellow SEC team Florida who now sits at No. 2 in the poll after jumping over Virginia.
Several teams made huge jumps in the poll including Southern California (No. 25 to No. 9) and Texas A&M (No. 22 to No. 10.) Houston had the biggest fall. The preseason top 5 team fell from No. 8 to No. 24 after a 1-3 weekend ran their record to a disappointing 9-7.
|6. Central Florida||14-2||4-1||13|
|7. South Carolina||12-3||5-1||12|
|9. Southern California||15-1||3-1||25|
|10. Texas A&M||16-0||4-0||22|
|14. Texas Tech||10-4||1-3||5|
|15. Mississippi State||14-3||1-3||9|
|16. Arizona State||9-5||2-1||18|
|17. North Carolina||10-4||4-1||20|
|18. Florida State||13-3||5-0||21|
|20. Dallas Baptist||10-2||4-1||23|
|21. UC Santa Barbara||11-4||3-1||24|
|23. Cal State Fullerton||9-5||4-0||NR|
|Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (10), Maryland (16)|
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.