USC at No. 8, Clemson 21st in Baseball America poll

Head coach Chad Holbrook and South Carolina host Tennessee this weekend in SEC play. (File)

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.