South Carolina dropped one spot while Clemson reentered the newest Baseball America college Top 25 poll released Monday.
The Gamecocks slipped a spot to No. 8 after going 1-3 in a week that included a home defeat to College of Charleston, and losing two of three games over the weekend at No. 6 Vanderbilt. Clemson, which fell out of the poll last week, returned at No. 21 after taking two of three from Pittsburgh.
The Gamecocks (24-5, 7-2 SEC) return to action Tuesday with a home game against Coastal Carolina before hosting Tennessee in a three-game set opening Friday. Clemson (21-7, 7-5 ACC) plays at Georgia on Tuesday and at Duke in a three-game weekend series opening Friday.
— USC pitcher Braden Webb was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday for the second consecutive week. The right-hander struck out 11 batters in eight scoreless innings Friday at Vanderbilt, where he allowed just two hits. He earned the award last week after striking out 14 in a victory at Ole Miss.