NCAA Baseball Rankings: Oregon State slips slightly after dropping series to ASU

Recapping the movement of West Coast teams in this week's rankings

Arizona's next opponent Oregon State dropped slightly in the polls this week after losing a series at home to Arizona State.

The Beavers were not the only team near the top of the rankings to struggle this week, so it didn't drop them too far.  Here's a look at where teams from the West Coast sit this week:

Baseball America Perfect Game USA Today Collegiate Baseball NCBWA
Oregon State Beavers 6 (4) 7 (5) 7 (4) 8 (5) 8 (4)
Oregon Ducks 11 (12) 8 (8) 8 (7) 7 (8) 7 (9)
UCLA Bruins 18 (22) 18 (18) 15 (17) 23 (23) 14 (14)
Cal Poly Mustangs 5 (7) 5 (6) 10 (11) 9 (10) 9 (10)
Cal State Fullerton Titans 9 (9) 11 (13) 12 (13) 13 (13) 11 (12)
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 15 (19) 14 (20) 23 (NR) 10 (15) 26 (NR)

Washington is ranked 19th in the Collegiate Baseball poll, and sits at 31st in the USA Today rankings.  The Huskies are also somewhere between 26th and 52nd in the NCBWA poll.

At the top of the rankings, Florida State is at the top of the BA, PG and USA Today rankings, while for some reason Collegiate Baseball has UL-Lafayatte, and NCBWA has Virginia.  The Seminoles were 2-2 last week, but c'mon, ULL at the top of your rankings?

The Collegiate Baseball rankings are kind of a joke, and they're based out of Tucson, so all of these teams that crush Arizona jump way up based solely on one week, and then don't move after that.  For example, Seton Hall has been 22nd each and every week since they swept Arizona in Tucson.  How is that even possible?

Another surprise in the rankings is Perfect Game having UNLV at No. 25.  The Rebels were 3-2 last week, and are not even receiving votes in the USA Today/Coaches poll.

But another week passes, and there are still only four teams in the Pac-12 receiving votes in the rankings.  Time is running out, and teams like ASU are going to need to keep pulling road upsets for a fifth team to even have a chance at making the NCAA Tournament.

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