A weekend sweep against NC State has Clemson up to 13th in the new Baseball America poll. The Tigers also had wins against Furman and the College of Charleston last week. Meanwhile USC is back in the Baseball America poll for the first time in several weeks. Carolina is 25th after a weekend sweep of Georgia and two midweek wins against USC Upstate.
Here is the complete Baseball America poll:
|4.||Cal State Fullerton||38-14||2-1||5|
|Dropped Out: Texas A&M (16)|
Obviously rankings don’t mean a whole lot when it comes to conference tournaments but Clemson’s rise into the top 15 does help its cause when it comes to hosting a regional next week. USC remains a long shot to host but stranger things have happened. Their hot finish to the regular season combined with an SEC tournament championship could, as coach Ray Tanner has said, “get them into the discussion.” Stay tuned for the other polls that will be released later this afternoon.