Updated: Gators hold on to No. 1 ranking

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Florida catcher JJ Schwarz is coming off a weekend where he had four RBI and went 5-for-12 (.421) with a double and a triple. [Cyndi Chambers/Correspondent/File/

[Updated: 3:29 p.m. 5-7-18] Florida again is the No. 1 team in the land, according to the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings Monday.

The Gators (38-11) return home for a 6 p.m. contest Tuesday against No. 24 South Florida (29-15). The Gators then host No. 16 Georgia (33-14) for a three-game weekend series starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, then 1 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) and Sunday.

The Gators are 18-6 in the SEC and hold a three-game lead with six games remaining. They have won 18-straight regular season series dating back to last season.

Junior Brady Singer was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week.

A week after winning a matchup against Auburn’s Casey Mize, the two pitchers will share SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors. Singer threw the first complete-game shutout of his career while Mize matched an Auburn record with 15 strikeouts. Singer improved to 10-1 on the season, leading the SEC in wins, and lowered his ERA to 2.33, third in the SEC.

Singer is the fourth UF player to be honored this season by the conference. Wil Dalton, Jonthan India and JJ Schwarz have all been named SEC Player of the Week this year.

Florida Farm Bureau Insurance has partnered with the University Athletic Association to provide fans the opportunity to attend one of the three games during the Florida vs. Georgia series for free. Fans can pick up a voucher at their local Farm Bureau office. At the game, vouchers can be redeemed at the ticket window for general admission seats. Ten lucky winners will receive a golden ticket along with their voucher which gets them a Gator Baseball prize pack.

 

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Florida 38-11 2-1 1
2 Stanford 37-6 4-0 2
3 Oregon State 35-7-1 3-0 3
4 North Carolina 32-13 1-0 6
5 NC State 34-12 3-1 8
6 Ole Miss 36-13 2-2 4
7 Arkansas 33-15 1-2 5
8 Clemson 35-12 1-1 10
9 Southern Miss 35-12 3-1 11
10 East Carolina 33-12 3-0 12
11 UCLA 30-13 1-3 7
12 Texas Tech 35-14 2-2 9
13 Duke 35-11 2-0 13
14 Florida State 32-15 1-1 16
15 Minnesota 32-12 4-0 20
16 Georgia 33-14 3-0 NR
17 Texas 33-18 3-1 24
18 Connecticut 27-14-1 2-1 19
19 Auburn 34-14 3-0 NR
20 Stetson 37-11 3-0 NR
21 Kentucky 30-17 1-2 14
22 Oklahoma State 28-17-1 1-3 17
23 Tennessee Tech 40-6 3-0 25
24 South Florida 29-15 0-0 22
25 Coastal Carolina 32-16 1-2 18

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