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Tigers drop one spot in this week's baseball polls

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Ryan Eades (Source: ESPN) Ryan Eades (Source: ESPN)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

After losing its first SEC series of the year the LSU baseball Tigers check in at number 3 in this week's Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Poll, Baseball America Top 25 and ESPN Poll.

South Carolina (33-12, 13-8) won two games against LSU this weekend including a 4-0 shutout on Sunday.

The Tigers (39-6, 16-5) won game one of the series, 5-2, before dropping game two to the Gamecocks, 4-2.

"It's really very simple, South Carolina just outplayed us this weekend," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other team, and South Carolina played nearly perfect games over the past two days. Our players are giving everything that they have, and I know they're disappointed right now, but we're going to rebound from this. We've put ourselves in a great position up this point, and I know we're going to come back strong beginning on Tuesday against McNeese."

Collegiate Baseball Poll:

Rank   Team (2013 Record)

Points

Pvs.

  1.   Vanderbilt (39-6)

497

4

  2.   North Carolina (41-4)

496

1

  3.   Louisiana St. (39-6)

494

2

  4.   Cal. St. Fullerton (36-7)

492

3

  5.   Oregon St. (34-8)

489

6

  6.   Oregon (33-10)

488

8

  7.   N.C. State (34-11)

485

9

  8.   Virginia (38-8)

484

5

  9.   Florida St. (35-9)

481

10

10.   Oklahoma (33-11)

478

11

11.   Louisville (33-10)

474

12

12.   UCLA (27-13)

471

7

13.   Arizona St. (28-12-1)

469

26

14.   Clemson (30-14)

466

13

15.   South Carolina (33-12)

464

15

16.   Arkansas (29-15)

462

16

17.   Pittsburgh (32-10)

459

23

18.   New Mexico (27-16)

455

28

19.   Florida (25-20)

451

19

20.   South Florida (29-15)

448

25

21.   Indiana (34-8)

445

22.   Stanford (23-15)

443

14

23.   Arizona (28-14)

439

24

24.   Cal. Poly (28-13)

438

18

25.   South Alabama (34-12)

436

26.   Mississippi (31-14)

434

20

27.   Rice (28-14)

429

27

28.   Mississippi St. (33-13)

426

17

29.   Campbell (37-8)

423

29

30.   Central Florida (25-19)

419

 

ESPN Baseball Poll:

1 North Carolina (20) 41-4 1
2 Vanderbilt (11) 39-6 4
3 LSU 39-6 2
4 Cal State Fullerton 36-7 3
5 Oregon State 34-8 6
6 Oregon 33-10 7
7 Virginia 38-8 5
8 Florida State 35-9 9
9 South Carolina 33-12 10
10 North Carolina State 34-11 11
11 UCLA 27-13 8
12 Louisville 33-10 13
13 Oklahoma 33-11 14
14 Arkansas 29-15 15
15 Mississippi State 33-13 12
16 Arizona State 28-12-1 17
17 Indiana 34-8 18
18 Ole Miss 31-14 16
19 Oklahoma State 32-11 25
20 UC-Irvine 28-12 21
21 Rice 28-14 20
22 Clemson 30-14 NR
23 Kentucky 26-17 24
24 Georgia Tech 28-16 19
25 Stanford 23-15 22

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