A 5-0 week last week has pushed USC into the top five in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll. The Gamecocks moved up one spot to number five in this week’s ranking. North Carolina continues to hold the top spot, with Oregon State, LSU and Vanderbilt following.
The Gamecocks are also fifth in this week’s Baseball America poll. North Carolina has the top spot, followed by Vanderbilt, Oregon State and Louisville.
Clemson won two of three over then 12th ranked NC State in its ACC opening series over the weekend. That pushed the Tigers to 26th in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Clemson was outside the top 30 last week.
This week Gamecocks have a pair of midweek games against USC Upstate and Davidson before opening SEC play at Missouri Friday.
Clemson is at home against Charleston Southern Wednesday and will have an ACC home series against 12th ranked Virginia this weekend.