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Baseball Power Rankings (Week 14)

Oregon State gave Washington its first series loss of the season and is still atop the Power Rankings. AP Photo/Albany Democrat-Herald, Mark Ylen

It was another rather uneventful week at the top of college baseball. In fact, not a single team in last week's Power Rankings had a losing record for the week.

Though there are a few small changes in the rankings, there's still no measurable tectonic movement. That should change this week as we head into conference tournament time. Keep an eye on your scoreboard as teams jockey for seedings and at-large slots in the Big Dance.

The "NCAA Baseball Championship Selection Show" is Monday, May 26, at noon ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.

1. Oregon State (41-9)

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Last week: 1

Of note: Over the last 10 games, the Beavers' arms corps has held opponents to a .206 batting average and posted a 1.53 ERA with 16 earned runs given up in 94 innings.


2. Louisiana (49-7)

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Last week: 3

Of note: The Ragin' Cajuns tied the school record for wins in a season and also tied the high-water mark for margin of victory in the Sun Belt season, winning the conference by a breezy seven games.


3. Cal Poly (45-10)

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Last week: 5

Of note: It was a Big West-title winning season for the Mustangs, who finish up with a school-record win total and are on a 9-1 streak down the stretch. Interestingly, they sit at No. 17 in the RPI.


4. Virginia (43-11)

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Last week: 2

Of note: Wow. Hard to believe, but 98 mph fireballer Nick Howard actually took a loss at Wake Forest. Two losses to Wake Forest over the weekend meant Virginia finished two games behind Miami in the Coastal Division.


5. Louisville (43-13)

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Last week: 6

Of note: Staff ace Kyle Funkhouser tied the school record with his 11th win this past weekend. He also hasn't allowed an earned run in his past 40 innings pitched, going back to the Houston game April 11.


6. Washington (38-13-1)

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Last week: 4

Of note: After a Friday win at Oregon State, the Huskies' Pac-12-best offense fell nearly silent, gathering only nine hits and zero runs in the final 18 innings of the weekend.


7. Oklahoma State (41-14)

Trending:

Last week: 8

Of note: Last week the Cowboys did the most important thing of the season when it comes to bragging rights: They won the Bedlam Series versus Oklahoma. The two wins also locked up the Big 12 regular-season title, which will hopefully offset that No. 21 RPI.


8. South Carolina (42-14)

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Last week: 12

Of note: An impressive series win at Vanderbilt this weekend may have helped Carolina lock up a national seed. We'll see. Odd stat: In the past decade, the Gamecocks have finished second in the SEC East seven times, including this year.


9. Houston (41-14)

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Last week: 7

Of note: Last Tuesday's 7-3 win over Rice capped a 3-0 record in the Silver Glove Series this year. This was the first time since 1991 the Cougars were able to sweep the Owls.


10. Miami (40-15)

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Last week: 11

Of note: To reiterate, on March 24 the Hurricanes were 13-12 overall and as far off the radar as any Miami team has been in 40 years. Since then, they've gone 27-3 and won the ACC Coastal Division.


11. Vanderbilt (40-16)

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Last week: 10

Of note: It'll be interesting to see how the NCAA selection committee treats the Commodores. Dropping the series to South Carolina over the weekend knocked the Dores out of the four-team bye in the SEC tournament, but they are still No. 6 in RPI. Hmm.


12. Florida State (41-14)

Trending:

Last week: 9

Of note: The Noles' pitching staff had an inauspicious week, giving up 37 hits and 23 runs and going 2-2 against UCF and Duke. They'll be the No. 2 seed at the ACC tournament.


13. Rice (37-17)

Trending:

Last week: 13

Of note: Hard to believe, but with the Owls' sweep of Louisiana Tech this weekend, they now have a 19-year streak of winning or tying for the conference championship.


14. Indiana (38-13)

Trending:

Last week: 14

Of note: Even after losing saves-ace Ryan Halstead early this season to injury, the Hoosiers' bullpen hasn't crumbled. Scott Effross (4-2, 1.70 ERA in 28 appearances) and Luke Harrison (5-0, 1.87 in 23 appearances) have stepped up.


15. Oregon (40-16)

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Last week: 16

Of note: In typical Duck fashion, they are hitting just .264 as a team, but the pitching staff holds opposing batters to a miserly .232 average. It doesn't hurt to have a .975 defense behind them, too.


16. TCU (38-15)

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Last week: 15

Of note: The Horned Frogs have now earned 28 of their 38 wins by shutout or by allowing their opponents only one run. They got each one of those this weekend in a series win over Baylor.


17. Florida (37-19)

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Last week: 17

Of note: How do you perceive the Gators? Their play can be sporadic at times, showing their youth. But the RPI has them at No. 2, which will help when it comes to seeding for the NCAA tournament.


18. LSU (40-14-1)

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Last week: 18

Of note: In their 4-0 week, which included a sweep at Auburn, these guys went nuts at the dish, scoring 56 runs on 61 hits. And just for good measure, they also pulled in 20 walks.


19. Texas (36-16)

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Last week: 19

Of note: Eventful weekend for the Longhorns. On Friday, Dillon Peters and Morgan Cooper combined to no-hit Kansas State. Then on Sunday, they put a dagger in KSU's long season with a 9-8, 10-inning win.


20. Ole Miss (40-16)

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Last week: 20

Of note: A strong series win in a tough environment this weekend at Texas A&M. Chris Ellis improved to 9-0 with Thursday's 8-4 win, and Christian Trent improved to 8-0 with Friday's 4-2 win.


Five on deck:Texas Tech (40-16), Mississippi State (35-20), Dallas Baptist (36-18), Sam Houston State (40-15), Cal State Fullerton (28-22)