Collision course: Tigers 11th, Gamecocks 3rd in Baseball America Top 25

Virginia and Florida State are ranked 1-2, N.C. State sixth

Baseball - Clate Schmidt

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Baseball - Clate Schmidt

Early-season national rankings will be on the line when Clemson and South Carolina square off in their annual, three-day, three-site baseball series this weekend.

Clemson (5-1) climbed two spots, from 13th to 11th, in the Baseball America Top 25 after sweeping Maine in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Gamecocks (7-0) moved up to No. 3 after sweeping Eastern Kentucky, all by shutout. USC had been ranked fifth in the previous poll.

South Carolina will bring a school record streak of five consecutive shutouts into the Clemson series. The Gamecocks haven't given up a run in their last 51 innings.

Virginia (6-1) retained the No. 1 spot, while Florida State (6-0) moved up two spots to second.

Oregon State (5-2) is ranked fourth, followed by Cal State Fullerton (4-3), N.C. State (5-1), LSU (7-0), Vanderbilt (7-0), Oregon (7-0), Louisiana-Lafayette (7-1), Clemson (5-1), Rice (6-2), Cal Poly (6-1), Miami (4-3) and Texas (5-3).

TCU (6-1) is ranked 16th, followed by Indiana (2-5), Mississippi State (4-4), UCLA (4-3), Louisville (5-2), Alabama (4-2), North Carolina (3-3), Arkansas (6-0) and Florida (3-2).

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