DURHAM, N.C. (WTVA/Baseball America) - The status quo ruled the second week of college baseball season, starting with No. 1 North Carolina, which swept Stony Brook to extend its run atop the Baseball America College Top 25 rankings.
The country's top teams all took care of business, meaning there was no room for movement through most of the rankings. Nine of the top 10 teams went undefeated on the week, and the rankings stayed unchanged through the top 16.
Mississippi State stayed perfect and held steady at No. 5, while Ole Miss also picked up a weekend sweep to maintain a No. 8 ranking.
The first team on the move is No. 17 Cal State Fullerton, which climbed three spots after an impressive road sweep of then-No. 22 Texas Christian, extending the Titans' perfect record to (8-0).
Southern Miss' (2-2) week dropped the Golden Eagles from No. 21 to No. 24.
Two teams entered the rankings this week: Notre Dame at No. 22 and Florida Gulf Coast at No. 23. The Fighting Irish have opened the season (5-1) and earned their ranking by sweeping Tulane on the road. It is Notre Dame's first appearance in the rankings since May of 2006. Meanwhile, FGCU went into Gainesville and swept then-No. 17 Florida, knocking the Gators out of the rankings in the process.
It's a historic moment for the Eagles. Florida Gulf Coast, which began playing Division I baseball in 2008, is making its first ever appearance in the Top 25. On the flip side, Florida drops out of the rankings for the first time since April 23, 2009.
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of Feb. 24 and do not include ties.
COMPLETE TOP 25 RANKINGS
1. North Carolina
5. Mississippi State
6. Oregon State
7. South Carolina
8. Ole Miss
9. Louisiana State
10. North Carolina State
16. Georgia Tech
17. Cal State Fullerton
19. Florida State
21. UC Irvine
22. Notre Dame
23. Florida Gulf Coast
24. Southern Miss
25. Virginia Tech
Dropped out: Florida (17), Texas Christian (22).