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After two walk-off victories against Georgia this weekend, the No. 4 Gators used the term a little differently Sunday.

Florida hitters walked on six consecutive at-bats during a seven-run sixth inning and the Gators went on to sweep the Bulldogs with a 9-3 victory at McKethan Stadium that kept them tied atop the Eastern Division with South Carolina, a 5-3 winner Sunday at Arkansas.

So the SEC regular-season championship and the top-seeded team in the SEC Tournament that begins a week from Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., will be determined by the three-game series between Florida and South Carolina that begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Columbia.

Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, however, put himself in the shoes of his Georgia counterpart, Dave Perno, whose team (14-36, 3-22 SEC) gave the Gators (37-12, 20-7 SEC) all they could handle during the weekend, losing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday and Saturday.

“It’s tough to even watch the other team go through that,” O’Sullivan said of the Bulldogs’ pitching staff self-destruction in the sixth inning. “It’s hard. Nobody goes out there trying to throw balls. It’s one of those innings that kind of got away from them.”

Florida led 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth as reliever Chase Hawkins took over for starting pitcher Michael Palazzone. The Gators started the sixth by loading the bases with two outs on singles by Bryson Smith, a fielder’s choice on pinch-hitter Jonathan Pigott’s bunt, a single by Saturday hero Ben McMahan and the first walk – a free pass for Josh Adams by Malcolm Clapsaddle, who had relieved Hawkins.

After Nolan Fontana drew the second walk to bring home Pigott, Perno brought in Blake Dieterich, who walked Matt den Dekker and Preston Tucker to bring home two more runs. Perno again went to his bullpen, bringing in Cecil Tanner, who then walked Austin Maddox, forcing home another run. Tanner then unleashed a wild pitch, scoring den Dekker, and Daniel Pigott drew the last walk to load the bases and bring in another Georgia reliever, Cooper Moseley.

Bryson Smith finally broke the parade of walks when he singled for the second time in the inning to give Florida a 9-1 lead. The Georgia relievers didn’t throw a strike during three of the six walks.

“They just didn’t have command,” Fontana said. “We were patient at the plate and made things happen. You’re thinking ‘hit, hit, hit’ before the pitch, and they were just scattering balls everywhere.”

The two singles for Smith were more special because of the opposition. The designated hitter, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI, was born and raised in Georgia, growing up wearing the black and red of the Bulldogs. Smith even rooted for Georgia “up until last year when I committed (to Florida).

“My family was down here, and it was kind of tough for them to pull against Georgia,” Smith said with a laugh. “It was unique and something cool to be a part of.”

Smith (.280, 3 HR, 21 RBI) has swung a hot bat since returning to the lineup a few weeks ago from a finger injury. Combined with Ben McMahan (.396-2-8) and Brian Johnson (.375-3-12), the trio gives O’Sullivan multiple options for the designated-hitter spot.

“We just try to play the hot hand,” O’Sullivan said. “That’s what depth does. Depth allows you to play the hot guy. We’ve had a lot of injuries this year or guys that have gone into slumps, but we’ve been able to overcome it because of our depth.”

Smith doesn’t care if he is in the lineup as the third baseman, designated hitter or if he sits the bench. As long as the team is winning, Smith is happy.

“If I had to sit the bench and win a national championship, that’s something I’d like to do,” Smith said. “

The Gators had a 2-1 lead after Tucker hit a sacrifice fly and Daniel Pigott had an RBI single in the third inning.

Johnson started on the mound and rebounded from last weekend’s performance. He went 5.2 innings, giving up six hits and one run while striking out three. His goal coming into the game was to regain his command, which he seemed to have lost last weekend.

Johnson didn’t pitch and hit during the same game for the first time in weeks. O’Sullivan knew the importance of the sweep, and with Smith hitting as well as he has lately, the Gators wanted their pitcher to be able to rest while the Florida offense hit on a hot day.

“Johnson gave us a real quality start,” O’Sullivan said. “He really battled.”

The bullpen had another good day as three relievers combined to allow just three hits and two unearned runs in 3.1 innings pitched. Unlike Georgia’s bullpen, which surrendered nine walks, Florida’s bullpen allowed none.

Jeff Barfield pitched 1.1 innings in relief of Johnson, and he was replaced in the seventh by Nick Maronde, who pitched to two batters, hitting both before O’Sullivan turned to Anthony DeSclafani. The sophomore right-hander went two innings, allowing three hits and two strikeouts, but O’Sullivan was encouraged by the outing.

“I thought DeSclafani was outstanding,” O’Sullivan said. “I thought his stuff was really good. That’s encouraging.”

DeSclafani’s outing combined with Greg Larson’s four shutout innings on Friday night eases the concern about the Florida bullpen. The three arms make O’Sullivan more confident in his team’s ability to get the ball from the starting pitcher to closer Kevin Chapman.

“We’ve got three of those guys going,” O’Sullivan said. “If we can get DeSclafani going, we can bridge that gap to Chapman. I like how the staff is shaping up.”

McMahan started the game at catcher for Mike Zunino, who came out of Saturday’s game with a dislocated thumb on his left hand while behind the plate. The Gators will be careful with Zunino in hopes of having him healthy the series at South Carolina. Before then, however, Florida will play host to North Florida Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

“He’s fine,” O’Sullivan said. “We’ve got a splint for that thing. We won’t play him on Tuesday. We’ll give him a few extra days and evaluate him on Thursday to see where we’re at. I don’t think it’s anything terribly serious, but we’ve just got to be careful with it.”

The weekend attendance of 14,619 was the largest for a three-game series in the history of McKethan Stadium. Sunday’s crowd was announced as 4,324. It also served as Florida’s first sweep of Georgia in Gainesville since 2000. The Gators now have an eight-game winning streak against Georgia, dating back to the 2008 season.

BASEBALL

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(10) South Carolina 20-7 .741 — 41-11 .788

(5) Florida 20-7 .741 — 37-12 .755

(19) Vanderbilt 15-10 .600 4 39-13 .750

Kentucky 12-15 .444 8 29-23 .558

Tennessee 12-15 .444 8 29-23 .558

Georgia 3-22 .120 16 14-36 .280

Western Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(18) Auburn 17-10 .630 — 35-17 .673

(16) Mississippi 16-10 .615 ½ 36-16 .692

(12) Arkansas 16-11 .593 1 38-14 .731

(24) Louisiana State 12-15 .444 4 34-18 .654

Alabama 11-15 .423 5½ 30-21 .588

Mississippi State 5-22 .185 11 21-31 .404

(Rank) Ranking in the GatorCountry.com Top 30

RESULTS

SUNDAY / May 16


Florida 9, Georgia 3

South Carolina 5, Arkansas 3

Kentucky 6, Louisiana State 4

Auburn 9, Tennessee 2

Vanderbilt 14, Mississippi State 4

Mississippi at Alabama, late

SATURDAY / May 15

Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 5, Arkansas 0

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 7 (10)

Alabama 4, Mississippi 1

Kentucky 9, Louisiana State 4

Auburn 18, Tennessee 0

FRIDAY / May 14

Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 3, Arkansas 2

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 8

Kentucky 11, Louisiana State 9

Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Tennessee 9, Auburn 3

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY / May 18


North Florida at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Furman at South Carolina, 7 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Kentucky at Murray State, 7 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana State at Tulane, 7:30 p.m.

Arkansas at Oklahoma, 7:35 p.m.

Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY / May 20

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY / May 21

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 22

Florida at South Carolina, 4 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 2 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 5 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 4 p.m.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26

Game 1: No. 7 seed vs. No. 2 seed, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 2: No. 6 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 3: No. 8 seed vs. No. 1 seed, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 4: No. 5 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 8 p.m. (SUN)

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 p.m. (SUN)

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 4 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary) (CSS)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary) (CSS)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 10, 2010


GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / How they fared Sunday

The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

School (Record) Result / Next:

1. Texas (42-8) beat Louisiana Tech, 10-9, in the first game of a doubleheader. Next: Friday at Missouri.

2. Virginia (43-9) beat No. 29 North Carolina, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Virginia Military Institute.

3. Arizona State (42-5) at Arizona, 9 p.m. Next: Monday at Arizona, 9 p.m.

4. Coastal Carolina (44-9) beat Liberty, 5-0. Next: Tuesday vs. College of Charleston.

5. Florida (37-12) beat Georgia, 9-3. Next: Tuesday vs. North Florida.

6. Texas Christian (40-11) beat Air Force, 5-3. Next: Tuesday at Texas-San Antonio.

7. Florida State (38-13) beat North Carolina State, 12-9. Next: Thursday at Clemson.

8. Georgia Tech (41-10) beat No. 11 Miami, Fla., 6-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Georgia State.

9. Louisville (42-9) beat St. John’s, 8-4. Next: Tuesday vs. Eastern Kentucky.

10. South Carolina (38-11) beat No. 12 Arkansas, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Furman.

11. Miami, Fla. (37-13) lost to No. 8 Georgia Tech, 6-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Florida Gulf Coast.

12. Arkansas (37-14) lost to No. 10 South Carolina, 5-3. Next: Tuesday at No. 15 Oklahoma.

13. UCLA (37-11) beat Southern California, 2-1. Next: Tuesday vs. UC Santa Barbara.

14. Cal State Fullerton (33-14) beat Long Beach State, 6-4. Next: Tuesday vs. Loyola Marymount.

15. Oklahoma (37-14) beat Memphis, 9-2. Next: Tuesday vs. No. 12 Arkansas.

16. Mississippi (35-16) at Alabama, late. Next: Thursday vs. No. 18 Auburn.

17. Virginia Tech (36-16) lost to Duke, 11-7. Next: Tuesday at Davidson.

18. Auburn (35-16) beat Tennessee, 9-2. Next: Tuesday vs. Jacksonville State.

19. Vanderbilt (38-13) beat Mississippi State, 14-4. Next: Thursday vs. No. 12 Arkansas.

19. Connecticut (37-11) beat South Florida, 10-3. Next: Tuesday at Quinnipiac.

21. Rice (32-19) beat Southern Mississippi, 21-14. Next: Tuesday at Houston.

22. San Diego (31-17) did not play. Next: Friday, May 21 at Pepperdine.

23. Clemson (33-19) lost to Wake Forest, 11-2. Next: Tuesday vs. Presbyterian.

24. Louisiana State (34-18) lost to Kentucky, 6-4. Next: Tuesday at Tulane.

25. California (27-18) did not play. Next: Tuesday vs. San Francisco.

26. Pittsburgh (36-13) lost to Cincinnati, 3-1. Next: Tuesday at Ohio State.

27. Oregon (34-18) beat East Tennessee State, 17-7. Next: Tuesday at Portland.

28. Kansas State (34-16) beat Kansas, 8-5. Next: Friday at Texas A&M.

29. North Carolina (32-18) lost to No. 2 Virginia, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

29. Stanford (36-20) lost to Washington State, 9-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Hawaii.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Florida (33-12); 6. Georgia Tech (39-9); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. (tie) South Carolina (36-11) and Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Cal State-Fullerton (30-14); 15. Oklahoma (35-13); 16. Mississippi (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Virginia Tech (34-15); 19. Connecticut (37-10); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. Auburn (33-15); 22. Clemson (31-17); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Kansas State (32-15); 25. San Diego (30-16).

BASEBALL AMERICA

1. Virginia (40-9); 2. Texas (41-8); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Florida (33-12); 5. Florida State (36-12); 6. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. South Carolina (36-11); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. Arkansas (37-11); 13. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Mississippi (34-15); 15. Virginia Tech (34-15); 16. Georgia Tech (39-9); 17. Oklahoma (35-13); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. San Diego (30-16); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Rice (30-17); 22. Oregon (30-18); 23. Vanderbilt (35-13); 24. Pittsburgh (34-12); 25. Stanford (35-18).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. South Carolina (36-11); 8. Georgia Tech (39-9); 9. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 10. Florida State (36-12); 11. Louisville (40-8); 12. Texas Christian (36-10); 13. UCLA (34-10); 14. Arkansas (37-11); 15. Mississippi (34-15); 16. Oklahoma (35-13); 17. San Diego (30-16); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. California (27-17); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Virginia Tech (34-15); 22. Pittsburgh (34-12); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Vanderbilt (35-13); 25. Fresno State (30-20); 26. Clemson (31-17); 27. Southern Mississippi (29-17); 28. Kansas State (32-15); 29. Texas State (30-16); 30. UC Irvine (29-16).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Virginia (40-9); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Texas Christian (36-10); 5. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. Georgia Tech (39-9); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 12. UCLA (34-10); 13. South Carolina (36-11); 14. Oklahoma (35-13); 15. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 16. Virginia Tech (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Mississippi (34-15); 19. Clemson (31-17); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. North Carolina (31-17); 22. Connecticut (37-10); 23. Auburn (33-15); 24. Rice (30-17); 25. Arizona (30-16); 26. Stanford (25-18); 27. UC Irvine (29-16); 28. Oregon (30-18); 29. Kansas State (32-15); 30. San Diego (30-16).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 11, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Florida (SEC); 3. Virginia (ACC); 4. Louisville (Big East); 5. Texas (Big 12); 6. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 7. Arkansas (SEC); 8. UCLA (Pac-10); 9. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 10. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 11. Georgia Tech (ACC); 12. Florida State (ACC); 13. Clemson (ACC); 14. Texas Christian (MWC); 15. Louisiana State (SEC); 16. Vanderbilt (SEC);

17. Auburn (SEC); 18. Alabama (SEC); 19. South Carolina (SEC); 20. Mississippi (SEC); 21. San Diego (West Coast); 22. Kentucky (SEC); 23. Oklahoma (Big 12); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. Arizona (Pac-10); 26. Rice (C-USA); 27. Virginia Tech (ACC); 28. North Carolina (ACC); 29. Oregon (Pac-10); 30. California (Pac-10); 31. Oregon State (Pac-10); 32. New Mexico (MWC);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. College of Charleston (Southern); 35. Texas State (Southland); 36. Pittsburgh (Big East); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Texas A&M (Big 12); 39. Stanford (Pac-10); 40. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 41. Citadel (Southern); 42. Liberty (Big South); 43. Kansas State (Big 12); 44. Texas Tech (Big 12); 45. Tennessee (SEC); 46. Elon (Southern); 47. Washington State (Pac-10); 48. Boston College (ACC);

49. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland); 50. Baylor (Big 12); 51. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 52. UC Irvine (Big West); 53. Kansas (Big 12); 54. Georgia Southern (Southern); 55. Appalachian State (Southern); 56. Western Carolina (Southern); 57. Washington (Pac-10); 58. Southern Mississippi (C-USA); 59. South Alabama (Sun Belt); 60. Rutgers (Big East); 61. Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt); 62. Southern California (Pac-10); 63. Nebraska (Big 12); 64. Wichita State (Missouri Valley).

RPI BY CONFERENCE

Southeastern: 2. Florida; 7. Arkansas; 15. Louisiana State; 16. Vanderbilt; 17. Auburn; 18. Alabama; 19. South Carolina; 20. Mississippi; 22. Kentucky; 45. Tennessee; 71. Mississippi State; 117. Georgia.

America East: 195. Maine; 197. Binghamton; 228. Stony Brook; 279. Albany (N.Y.); 282. Hartford; 291. UMBC.

Atlantic 10: 100. Charlotte; 177. Rhode Island; 191. Massachusetts; 212. Xavier, Ohio; 223. St. Joseph’s; 224. George Washington; 225. Richmond; 229. Fordham; 235. Saint Louis; 251, St. Bonaventure; 255. Dayton; 264. Temple; 269. Duquesne; 275. La Salle.

Atlantic Coast: 3. Virginia; 9. Miami, Fla.; 11. Georgia Tech; 12. Florida State; 13. Clemson; 27. Virginia Tech; 28. North Carolina; 48. Boston College; 67. North Carolina State; 70. Duke; 140. Maryland; 141. Wake Forest.

Atlantic Sun: 51. Florida Gulf Coast; 99. North Florida; 106. Jacksonville; 115. East Tennessee State; 126. Kennesaw State; 150. Mercer; 154. Stetson; 181. Belmont; 196. Lipscomb; 216. Campbell; 226. South Carolina Upstate.

Big Ten: 69. Michigan; 91. Ohio State; 94. Michigan State; 108. Indiana; 138. Illinois; 149. Penn State; 155. Purdue; 169. Minnesota; 172. Iowa; 194. Northwestern.

Big 12: 5. Texas; 23. Oklahoma; 38. Texas A&M; 43. Kansas State; 44. Texas Tech; 50. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 63. Nebraska; 85. Oklahoma State; 98. Missouri.

Big East: 4. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 36. Pittsburgh; 60. Rutgers; 84. St. John’s; 96. Villanova; 109. West Virginia; 114. South Florida; 125. Cincinnati; 146. Georgetown; 184. Seton Hall; 205. Notre Dame.

Big South: 6. Coastal Carolina; 42. Liberty; 68. Virginia Military Institute; 83. Radford; 102. High Point; 131. Charleston Southern; 142. Winthrop; 159. Gardner-Webb; 221. UNC Asheville; 261. Presbyterian.

Big West: 10. Cal State Fullerton; 52. UC Irvine; 75. UC Riverside; 79. Long Beach State; 82. Pacific; 123. Cal State Northridge; 161. UC Santa Barbara; 168. UC Davis; 170. Cal Poly.

Colonial: 74. James Madison; 113. George Mason; 122. UNC Wilmington; 139. William & Mary; 162. Georgia State; 164. Virginia Commonwealth; 189. Delaware; 198. Hofstra; 207. Towson; 236. Old Dominion; 243. Northeastern.

Conference USA: 26. Rice; 58. Southern Mississippi; 78. East Carolina; 80. Tulane; 88. Houston; 89. UCF; 103. Marshall; 112. Memphis; 129. UAB.

Horizon: 175. Wright State; 213. Illinois-Chicago; 232. Milwaukee; 267. Youngstown State; 268. Valparaiso; 277. Butler; 284. Cleveland State.

Ivy Group: 127. Dartmouth; 136. Columbia; 185. Cornell; 220. Pennsylvania; 230. Harvard; 237. Brown; 238. Yale; 248. Princeton.

Metro Atlantic: 87. Manhattan; 147. Marist; 152. Canisius; 160. Rider; 192. Siena; 239. Fairfield; 260. Niagara; 271. St. Peter’s; 289. Iona.

Mid-American: 101. Ball State; 128. Bowling Green; 130. Central Michigan; 143. Kent State; 145. Toledo; 163. Miami, Ohio; 193. Eastern Michigan; 208. Northern Illinois; 233. Akron; 234. Buffalo; 247. Ohio; 263. Western Michigan.

Mid-Eastern: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 240. North Carolina A&T; 283. Norfolk State; 290. Coppin State; 292. Delaware State; 294. Florida A&M; 295. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Missouri Valley: 64. Wichita State; 95. Illinois State; 97. Evansville; 111. Indiana State; 156. Creighton; 176. Missouri Valley; 186. Missouri State; 250. Bradley.

Mountain West: 14. Texas Christian; 32. New Mexico; 93. San Diego State; 118. Brigham Young; 121. UNLV; 165. Utah; 265. Air Force.

Northeast: 201. Bryant; 214. Monmouth; 218. Sacred Heart; 219. Central Connecticut State; 252. Wagner; 266. Mount St. Mary’s; 273. Quinnipiac; 276. Long Island; 287. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Ohio Valley: 119. Jacksonville State; 133. Austin Peay; 153. Murray State; 166. Southeast Missouri State; 178. Eastern Kentucky; 200. Morehead State; 202. Tennessee Tech; 231. UT Martin; 241. Eastern Illinois.

Pacific-10: 1. Arizona State; 8. UCLA; 25. Arizona; 29. Oregon; 30. California; 31. Oregon State; 39. Stanford; 47. Washington State; 57. Washington; 62. Southern California.

Patriot: 137. Army; 209. Holy Cross; 215. Lehigh; 227. Bucknell; 253. Lafayette; 258. Navy.

Southern: 34. College of Charleston; 41. Citadel; 46. Elon; 54. Georgia Southern; 55. Appalachian State; 56. Western Carolina; 81. Samford; 187. UNC Greensboro; 190. Wofford; 199. Davidson; 249. Furman.

Southland: 35. Texas State; 49. Southeastern Louisiana; 66. Northwestern State; 90. McNeese State; 92. Stephen F. Austin; 120. Texas-Arlington; 148. Lamar; 151. USTA; 171. Nicholls State; 180. Sam Houston State; 182. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 211. Central Arkansas.

Southwestern: 244. Southern; 245. Jackson State; 254. Texas Southern; 272. Alcorn State; 280. Grambling; 285. Mississippi Valley State; 296. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 297. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

Summit: 144. South Dakota State; 158. Oral Roberts; 174. Centenary; 242. Southern Utah; 257. Oakland; 278. IPFW; 281. North Dakota State; 288. Western Illinois.

Sun Belt: 33. Florida Atlantic; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 40. Western Kentucky; 59. South Alabama; 61. Middle Tennessee; 73. Troy; 75. FIU; 86. Arkansas State; 135. UALR; 173. Louisiana-Monroe; 217. New Orleans.

West Coast: 20. San Diego; 76. Portland; 124. San Francisco; 134. Loyola Marymount; 167. Pepperdine; 188. St. Mary’s (Calif.); 203. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara.

Western Athletic: 65. Fresno State; 77. New Mexico State; 105. Hawaii; 116. Nevada; 157. Louisiana Tech; 210. Sacramento State; 222. San Jose State.

Great West: 183. Utah Valley; 206. Northern Colorado; 256. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 262. SIU Edwardsville; 270. North Dakota; 274. Texas-Pan American; 293. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State; 300. North Carolina Central.

Independents: 107. Dallas Baptist; 110. Le Moyne; 132. Cal State Bakersfield; 179. Longwood; 246. Seattle; 286. Savannah State.

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After two walk-off victories against Georgia this weekend, the No. 4 Gators used the term a little differently Sunday.

Florida hitters walked on six consecutive at-bats during a seven-run sixth inning and the Gators went on to sweep the Bulldogs with a 9-3 victory at McKethan Stadium that kept them tied atop the Eastern Division with South Carolina, a 5-3 winner Sunday at Arkansas.

So the SEC regular-season championship and the top-seeded team in the SEC Tournament that begins a week from Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., will be determined by the three-game series between Florida and South Carolina that begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Columbia.

Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, however, put himself in the shoes of his Georgia counterpart, Dave Perno, whose team (14-36, 3-22 SEC) gave the Gators (37-12, 20-7 SEC) all they could handle during the weekend, losing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday and Saturday.

“It’s tough to even watch the other team go through that,” O’Sullivan said of the Bulldogs’ pitching staff self-destruction in the sixth inning. “It’s hard. Nobody goes out there trying to throw balls. It’s one of those innings that kind of got away from them.”

Florida led 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth as reliever Chase Hawkins took over for starting pitcher Michael Palazzone. The Gators started the sixth by loading the bases with two outs on singles by Bryson Smith, a fielder’s choice on pinch-hitter Jonathan Pigott’s bunt, a single by Saturday hero Ben McMahan and the first walk – a free pass for Josh Adams by Malcolm Clapsaddle, who had relieved Hawkins.

After Nolan Fontana drew the second walk to bring home Pigott, Perno brought in Blake Dieterich, who walked Matt den Dekker and Preston Tucker to bring home two more runs. Perno again went to his bullpen, bringing in Cecil Tanner, who then walked Austin Maddox, forcing home another run. Tanner then unleashed a wild pitch, scoring den Dekker, and Daniel Pigott drew the last walk to load the bases and bring in another Georgia reliever, Cooper Moseley.

Bryson Smith finally broke the parade of walks when he singled for the second time in the inning to give Florida a 9-1 lead. The Georgia relievers didn’t throw a strike during three of the six walks.

“They just didn’t have command,” Fontana said. “We were patient at the plate and made things happen. You’re thinking ‘hit, hit, hit’ before the pitch, and they were just scattering balls everywhere.”

The two singles for Smith were more special because of the opposition. The designated hitter, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI, was born and raised in Georgia, growing up wearing the black and red of the Bulldogs. Smith even rooted for Georgia “up until last year when I committed (to Florida).

“My family was down here, and it was kind of tough for them to pull against Georgia,” Smith said with a laugh. “It was unique and something cool to be a part of.”

Smith (.280, 3 HR, 21 RBI) has swung a hot bat since returning to the lineup a few weeks ago from a finger injury. Combined with Ben McMahan (.396-2-8) and Brian Johnson (.375-3-12), the trio gives O’Sullivan multiple options for the designated-hitter spot.

“We just try to play the hot hand,” O’Sullivan said. “That’s what depth does. Depth allows you to play the hot guy. We’ve had a lot of injuries this year or guys that have gone into slumps, but we’ve been able to overcome it because of our depth.”

Smith doesn’t care if he is in the lineup as the third baseman, designated hitter or if he sits the bench. As long as the team is winning, Smith is happy.

“If I had to sit the bench and win a national championship, that’s something I’d like to do,” Smith said. “

The Gators had a 2-1 lead after Tucker hit a sacrifice fly and Daniel Pigott had an RBI single in the third inning.

Johnson started on the mound and rebounded from last weekend’s performance. He went 5.2 innings, giving up six hits and one run while striking out three. His goal coming into the game was to regain his command, which he seemed to have lost last weekend.

Johnson didn’t pitch and hit during the same game for the first time in weeks. O’Sullivan knew the importance of the sweep, and with Smith hitting as well as he has lately, the Gators wanted their pitcher to be able to rest while the Florida offense hit on a hot day.

“Johnson gave us a real quality start,” O’Sullivan said. “He really battled.”

The bullpen had another good day as three relievers combined to allow just three hits and two unearned runs in 3.1 innings pitched. Unlike Georgia’s bullpen, which surrendered nine walks, Florida’s bullpen allowed none.

Jeff Barfield pitched 1.1 innings in relief of Johnson, and he was replaced in the seventh by Nick Maronde, who pitched to two batters, hitting both before O’Sullivan turned to Anthony DeSclafani. The sophomore right-hander went two innings, allowing three hits and two strikeouts, but O’Sullivan was encouraged by the outing.

“I thought DeSclafani was outstanding,” O’Sullivan said. “I thought his stuff was really good. That’s encouraging.”

DeSclafani’s outing combined with Greg Larson’s four shutout innings on Friday night eases the concern about the Florida bullpen. The three arms make O’Sullivan more confident in his team’s ability to get the ball from the starting pitcher to closer Kevin Chapman.

“We’ve got three of those guys going,” O’Sullivan said. “If we can get DeSclafani going, we can bridge that gap to Chapman. I like how the staff is shaping up.”

McMahan started the game at catcher for Mike Zunino, who came out of Saturday’s game with a dislocated thumb on his left hand while behind the plate. The Gators will be careful with Zunino in hopes of having him healthy the series at South Carolina. Before then, however, Florida will play host to North Florida Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

“He’s fine,” O’Sullivan said. “We’ve got a splint for that thing. We won’t play him on Tuesday. We’ll give him a few extra days and evaluate him on Thursday to see where we’re at. I don’t think it’s anything terribly serious, but we’ve just got to be careful with it.”

The weekend attendance of 14,619 was the largest for a three-game series in the history of McKethan Stadium. Sunday’s crowd was announced as 4,324. It also served as Florida’s first sweep of Georgia in Gainesville since 2000. The Gators now have an eight-game winning streak against Georgia, dating back to the 2008 season.

BASEBALL

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(10) South Carolina 20-7 .741 — 41-11 .788

(5) Florida 20-7 .741 — 37-12 .755

(19) Vanderbilt 15-10 .600 4 39-13 .750

Kentucky 12-15 .444 8 29-23 .558

Tennessee 12-15 .444 8 29-23 .558

Georgia 3-22 .120 16 14-36 .280

Western Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(18) Auburn 17-10 .630 — 35-17 .673

(16) Mississippi 16-10 .615 ½ 36-16 .692

(12) Arkansas 16-11 .593 1 38-14 .731

(24) Louisiana State 12-15 .444 4 34-18 .654

Alabama 11-15 .423 5½ 30-21 .588

Mississippi State 5-22 .185 11 21-31 .404

(Rank) Ranking in the GatorCountry.com Top 30

RESULTS

SUNDAY / May 16


Florida 9, Georgia 3

South Carolina 5, Arkansas 3

Kentucky 6, Louisiana State 4

Auburn 9, Tennessee 2

Vanderbilt 14, Mississippi State 4

Mississippi at Alabama, late

SATURDAY / May 15

Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 5, Arkansas 0

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 7 (10)

Alabama 4, Mississippi 1

Kentucky 9, Louisiana State 4

Auburn 18, Tennessee 0

FRIDAY / May 14

Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 3, Arkansas 2

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 8

Kentucky 11, Louisiana State 9

Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Tennessee 9, Auburn 3

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY / May 18


North Florida at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Furman at South Carolina, 7 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Kentucky at Murray State, 7 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana State at Tulane, 7:30 p.m.

Arkansas at Oklahoma, 7:35 p.m.

Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY / May 20

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY / May 21

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 22

Florida at South Carolina, 4 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 2 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 5 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 4 p.m.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26

Game 1: No. 7 seed vs. No. 2 seed, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 2: No. 6 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 3: No. 8 seed vs. No. 1 seed, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 4: No. 5 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 8 p.m. (SUN)

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 p.m. (SUN)

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 4 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary) (CSS)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary) (CSS)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 10, 2010


GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / How they fared Sunday

The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

School (Record) Result / Next:

1. Texas (42-8) beat Louisiana Tech, 10-9, in the first game of a doubleheader. Next: Friday at Missouri.

2. Virginia (43-9) beat No. 29 North Carolina, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Virginia Military Institute.

3. Arizona State (42-5) at Arizona, 9 p.m. Next: Monday at Arizona, 9 p.m.

4. Coastal Carolina (44-9) beat Liberty, 5-0. Next: Tuesday vs. College of Charleston.

5. Florida (37-12) beat Georgia, 9-3. Next: Tuesday vs. North Florida.

6. Texas Christian (40-11) beat Air Force, 5-3. Next: Tuesday at Texas-San Antonio.

7. Florida State (38-13) beat North Carolina State, 12-9. Next: Thursday at Clemson.

8. Georgia Tech (41-10) beat No. 11 Miami, Fla., 6-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Georgia State.

9. Louisville (42-9) beat St. John’s, 8-4. Next: Tuesday vs. Eastern Kentucky.

10. South Carolina (38-11) beat No. 12 Arkansas, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Furman.

11. Miami, Fla. (37-13) lost to No. 8 Georgia Tech, 6-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Florida Gulf Coast.

12. Arkansas (37-14) lost to No. 10 South Carolina, 5-3. Next: Tuesday at No. 15 Oklahoma.

13. UCLA (37-11) beat Southern California, 2-1. Next: Tuesday vs. UC Santa Barbara.

14. Cal State Fullerton (33-14) beat Long Beach State, 6-4. Next: Tuesday vs. Loyola Marymount.

15. Oklahoma (37-14) beat Memphis, 9-2. Next: Tuesday vs. No. 12 Arkansas.

16. Mississippi (35-16) at Alabama, late. Next: Thursday vs. No. 18 Auburn.

17. Virginia Tech (36-16) lost to Duke, 11-7. Next: Tuesday at Davidson.

18. Auburn (35-16) beat Tennessee, 9-2. Next: Tuesday vs. Jacksonville State.

19. Vanderbilt (38-13) beat Mississippi State, 14-4. Next: Thursday vs. No. 12 Arkansas.

19. Connecticut (37-11) beat South Florida, 10-3. Next: Tuesday at Quinnipiac.

21. Rice (32-19) beat Southern Mississippi, 21-14. Next: Tuesday at Houston.

22. San Diego (31-17) did not play. Next: Friday, May 21 at Pepperdine.

23. Clemson (33-19) lost to Wake Forest, 11-2. Next: Tuesday vs. Presbyterian.

24. Louisiana State (34-18) lost to Kentucky, 6-4. Next: Tuesday at Tulane.

25. California (27-18) did not play. Next: Tuesday vs. San Francisco.

26. Pittsburgh (36-13) lost to Cincinnati, 3-1. Next: Tuesday at Ohio State.

27. Oregon (34-18) beat East Tennessee State, 17-7. Next: Tuesday at Portland.

28. Kansas State (34-16) beat Kansas, 8-5. Next: Friday at Texas A&M.

29. North Carolina (32-18) lost to No. 2 Virginia, 5-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

29. Stanford (36-20) lost to Washington State, 9-3. Next: Tuesday vs. Hawaii.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Florida (33-12); 6. Georgia Tech (39-9); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. (tie) South Carolina (36-11) and Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Cal State-Fullerton (30-14); 15. Oklahoma (35-13); 16. Mississippi (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Virginia Tech (34-15); 19. Connecticut (37-10); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. Auburn (33-15); 22. Clemson (31-17); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Kansas State (32-15); 25. San Diego (30-16).

BASEBALL AMERICA

1. Virginia (40-9); 2. Texas (41-8); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Florida (33-12); 5. Florida State (36-12); 6. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. South Carolina (36-11); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. Arkansas (37-11); 13. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Mississippi (34-15); 15. Virginia Tech (34-15); 16. Georgia Tech (39-9); 17. Oklahoma (35-13); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. San Diego (30-16); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Rice (30-17); 22. Oregon (30-18); 23. Vanderbilt (35-13); 24. Pittsburgh (34-12); 25. Stanford (35-18).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. South Carolina (36-11); 8. Georgia Tech (39-9); 9. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 10. Florida State (36-12); 11. Louisville (40-8); 12. Texas Christian (36-10); 13. UCLA (34-10); 14. Arkansas (37-11); 15. Mississippi (34-15); 16. Oklahoma (35-13); 17. San Diego (30-16); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. California (27-17); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Virginia Tech (34-15); 22. Pittsburgh (34-12); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Vanderbilt (35-13); 25. Fresno State (30-20); 26. Clemson (31-17); 27. Southern Mississippi (29-17); 28. Kansas State (32-15); 29. Texas State (30-16); 30. UC Irvine (29-16).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Virginia (40-9); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Texas Christian (36-10); 5. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. Georgia Tech (39-9); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 12. UCLA (34-10); 13. South Carolina (36-11); 14. Oklahoma (35-13); 15. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 16. Virginia Tech (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Mississippi (34-15); 19. Clemson (31-17); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. North Carolina (31-17); 22. Connecticut (37-10); 23. Auburn (33-15); 24. Rice (30-17); 25. Arizona (30-16); 26. Stanford (25-18); 27. UC Irvine (29-16); 28. Oregon (30-18); 29. Kansas State (32-15); 30. San Diego (30-16).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 11, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Florida (SEC); 3. Virginia (ACC); 4. Louisville (Big East); 5. Texas (Big 12); 6. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 7. Arkansas (SEC); 8. UCLA (Pac-10); 9. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 10. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 11. Georgia Tech (ACC); 12. Florida State (ACC); 13. Clemson (ACC); 14. Texas Christian (MWC); 15. Louisiana State (SEC); 16. Vanderbilt (SEC);

17. Auburn (SEC); 18. Alabama (SEC); 19. South Carolina (SEC); 20. Mississippi (SEC); 21. San Diego (West Coast); 22. Kentucky (SEC); 23. Oklahoma (Big 12); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. Arizona (Pac-10); 26. Rice (C-USA); 27. Virginia Tech (ACC); 28. North Carolina (ACC); 29. Oregon (Pac-10); 30. California (Pac-10); 31. Oregon State (Pac-10); 32. New Mexico (MWC);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. College of Charleston (Southern); 35. Texas State (Southland); 36. Pittsburgh (Big East); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Texas A&M (Big 12); 39. Stanford (Pac-10); 40. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 41. Citadel (Southern); 42. Liberty (Big South); 43. Kansas State (Big 12); 44. Texas Tech (Big 12); 45. Tennessee (SEC); 46. Elon (Southern); 47. Washington State (Pac-10); 48. Boston College (ACC);

49. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland); 50. Baylor (Big 12); 51. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 52. UC Irvine (Big West); 53. Kansas (Big 12); 54. Georgia Southern (Southern); 55. Appalachian State (Southern); 56. Western Carolina (Southern); 57. Washington (Pac-10); 58. Southern Mississippi (C-USA); 59. South Alabama (Sun Belt); 60. Rutgers (Big East); 61. Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt); 62. Southern California (Pac-10); 63. Nebraska (Big 12); 64. Wichita State (Missouri Valley).

RPI BY CONFERENCE

Southeastern: 2. Florida; 7. Arkansas; 15. Louisiana State; 16. Vanderbilt; 17. Auburn; 18. Alabama; 19. South Carolina; 20. Mississippi; 22. Kentucky; 45. Tennessee; 71. Mississippi State; 117. Georgia.

America East: 195. Maine; 197. Binghamton; 228. Stony Brook; 279. Albany (N.Y.); 282. Hartford; 291. UMBC.

Atlantic 10: 100. Charlotte; 177. Rhode Island; 191. Massachusetts; 212. Xavier, Ohio; 223. St. Joseph’s; 224. George Washington; 225. Richmond; 229. Fordham; 235. Saint Louis; 251, St. Bonaventure; 255. Dayton; 264. Temple; 269. Duquesne; 275. La Salle.

Atlantic Coast: 3. Virginia; 9. Miami, Fla.; 11. Georgia Tech; 12. Florida State; 13. Clemson; 27. Virginia Tech; 28. North Carolina; 48. Boston College; 67. North Carolina State; 70. Duke; 140. Maryland; 141. Wake Forest.

Atlantic Sun: 51. Florida Gulf Coast; 99. North Florida; 106. Jacksonville; 115. East Tennessee State; 126. Kennesaw State; 150. Mercer; 154. Stetson; 181. Belmont; 196. Lipscomb; 216. Campbell; 226. South Carolina Upstate.

Big Ten: 69. Michigan; 91. Ohio State; 94. Michigan State; 108. Indiana; 138. Illinois; 149. Penn State; 155. Purdue; 169. Minnesota; 172. Iowa; 194. Northwestern.

Big 12: 5. Texas; 23. Oklahoma; 38. Texas A&M; 43. Kansas State; 44. Texas Tech; 50. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 63. Nebraska; 85. Oklahoma State; 98. Missouri.

Big East: 4. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 36. Pittsburgh; 60. Rutgers; 84. St. John’s; 96. Villanova; 109. West Virginia; 114. South Florida; 125. Cincinnati; 146. Georgetown; 184. Seton Hall; 205. Notre Dame.

Big South: 6. Coastal Carolina; 42. Liberty; 68. Virginia Military Institute; 83. Radford; 102. High Point; 131. Charleston Southern; 142. Winthrop; 159. Gardner-Webb; 221. UNC Asheville; 261. Presbyterian.

Big West: 10. Cal State Fullerton; 52. UC Irvine; 75. UC Riverside; 79. Long Beach State; 82. Pacific; 123. Cal State Northridge; 161. UC Santa Barbara; 168. UC Davis; 170. Cal Poly.

Colonial: 74. James Madison; 113. George Mason; 122. UNC Wilmington; 139. William & Mary; 162. Georgia State; 164. Virginia Commonwealth; 189. Delaware; 198. Hofstra; 207. Towson; 236. Old Dominion; 243. Northeastern.

Conference USA: 26. Rice; 58. Southern Mississippi; 78. East Carolina; 80. Tulane; 88. Houston; 89. UCF; 103. Marshall; 112. Memphis; 129. UAB.

Horizon: 175. Wright State; 213. Illinois-Chicago; 232. Milwaukee; 267. Youngstown State; 268. Valparaiso; 277. Butler; 284. Cleveland State.

Ivy Group: 127. Dartmouth; 136. Columbia; 185. Cornell; 220. Pennsylvania; 230. Harvard; 237. Brown; 238. Yale; 248. Princeton.

Metro Atlantic: 87. Manhattan; 147. Marist; 152. Canisius; 160. Rider; 192. Siena; 239. Fairfield; 260. Niagara; 271. St. Peter’s; 289. Iona.

Mid-American: 101. Ball State; 128. Bowling Green; 130. Central Michigan; 143. Kent State; 145. Toledo; 163. Miami, Ohio; 193. Eastern Michigan; 208. Northern Illinois; 233. Akron; 234. Buffalo; 247. Ohio; 263. Western Michigan.

Mid-Eastern: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 240. North Carolina A&T; 283. Norfolk State; 290. Coppin State; 292. Delaware State; 294. Florida A&M; 295. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Missouri Valley: 64. Wichita State; 95. Illinois State; 97. Evansville; 111. Indiana State; 156. Creighton; 176. Missouri Valley; 186. Missouri State; 250. Bradley.

Mountain West: 14. Texas Christian; 32. New Mexico; 93. San Diego State; 118. Brigham Young; 121. UNLV; 165. Utah; 265. Air Force.

Northeast: 201. Bryant; 214. Monmouth; 218. Sacred Heart; 219. Central Connecticut State; 252. Wagner; 266. Mount St. Mary’s; 273. Quinnipiac; 276. Long Island; 287. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Ohio Valley: 119. Jacksonville State; 133. Austin Peay; 153. Murray State; 166. Southeast Missouri State; 178. Eastern Kentucky; 200. Morehead State; 202. Tennessee Tech; 231. UT Martin; 241. Eastern Illinois.

Pacific-10: 1. Arizona State; 8. UCLA; 25. Arizona; 29. Oregon; 30. California; 31. Oregon State; 39. Stanford; 47. Washington State; 57. Washington; 62. Southern California.

Patriot: 137. Army; 209. Holy Cross; 215. Lehigh; 227. Bucknell; 253. Lafayette; 258. Navy.

Southern: 34. College of Charleston; 41. Citadel; 46. Elon; 54. Georgia Southern; 55. Appalachian State; 56. Western Carolina; 81. Samford; 187. UNC Greensboro; 190. Wofford; 199. Davidson; 249. Furman.

Southland: 35. Texas State; 49. Southeastern Louisiana; 66. Northwestern State; 90. McNeese State; 92. Stephen F. Austin; 120. Texas-Arlington; 148. Lamar; 151. USTA; 171. Nicholls State; 180. Sam Houston State; 182. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 211. Central Arkansas.

Southwestern: 244. Southern; 245. Jackson State; 254. Texas Southern; 272. Alcorn State; 280. Grambling; 285. Mississippi Valley State; 296. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 297. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

Summit: 144. South Dakota State; 158. Oral Roberts; 174. Centenary; 242. Southern Utah; 257. Oakland; 278. IPFW; 281. North Dakota State; 288. Western Illinois.

Sun Belt: 33. Florida Atlantic; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 40. Western Kentucky; 59. South Alabama; 61. Middle Tennessee; 73. Troy; 75. FIU; 86. Arkansas State; 135. UALR; 173. Louisiana-Monroe; 217. New Orleans.

West Coast: 20. San Diego; 76. Portland; 124. San Francisco; 134. Loyola Marymount; 167. Pepperdine; 188. St. Mary’s (Calif.); 203. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara.

Western Athletic: 65. Fresno State; 77. New Mexico State; 105. Hawaii; 116. Nevada; 157. Louisiana Tech; 210. Sacramento State; 222. San Jose State.

Great West: 183. Utah Valley; 206. Northern Colorado; 256. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 262. SIU Edwardsville; 270. North Dakota; 274. Texas-Pan American; 293. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State; 300. North Carolina Central.

Independents: 107. Dallas Baptist; 110. Le Moyne; 132. Cal State Bakersfield; 179. Longwood; 246. Seattle; 286. Savannah State.

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