Collegiate Baseball ranks Clemson 14th; Vandy bumps Tar Heels from No. 1 spot

Baseball America ranks Tigers 18th, up two spots, while UNC retains No. 1 position

Baseball - Shortstop Tyler Krieger gets the force out at second

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Baseball - Shortstop Tyler Krieger gets the force out at second

Clemson slipped one place, from 13th to 14th, in the Collegiate Baseball top 30 after winning two of three games against Georgia Tech last weekend.

Vanderbilt took over the No. 1 spot after winning six straight games and 20 of its last 22.

In the Baseball America Top 25, the Tigers moved up two spots, from 20th to 18th, while North Carolina retained the No. 1 spot, with Vanderbilt second.

Last week's top two teams - North Carolina and LSU - slipped to second and third in the Collegiate Baseball poll after 2-2 weeks. Cal State Fuller is fourth, followed by Oregon State and Oregon. Virginia, N.C. State and Florida State are ranked 7-8-9, followed by Oklahoma, Louisville, UCLA, Arizona State, Clemson and South Carolina.

Vanderbilt, which swept a 3-game series from Mississippi St. and a single game against Louisville last week, are No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference with a 19-2 record. It is the best mark in SEC play through 21 games in school history. This is the first time this season Vanderbilt has been ranked No. 1.

N.C. State is ranked fifth by Baseball America, with Virginia seventh and FSU 10th.

Poll Notes: Several other teams have been hot. New Mexico has won 10 straight while Indiana has won eight in a row. South Alabama has captured seven straight, Campbell six in a row while Oregon St., Oregon and Central Florida have each won five consecutive games. Three teams fell out of the top 30 in Georgia Tech. (lost six of last seven), Gonzaga (2-3 last week), and Houston (lost 4 straight). New to the poll is Indiana (34-8), South Alabama (34-12), and Central Florida (25-19, swept a 3-game series from Houston).

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