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Southern California Week 4 Power Rankings

There were some major moves since the last power rankings, but not necessarily at the top. Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine both lost back-to-back games for the first time, but did they slide? And with four teams apparently fighting it out to show who can be worse in the recent week or so, who ultimately slides all the way to the bottom?

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Southern California Week 2 Power Rankings

After a tremendous introduction to the stage, San Diego State froze like a scared little girl at the Apollo once the spotlight turned on it. A five-game losing streak sent the Aztecs on a nosedive in the rankings. So who takes the top spot this week after three top SoCal teams took road series in the Lonestar State this past weekend?

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Southern California Week 1 Power Rankings

The college baseball season is officially back under way in Southern California and that means it’s time for the SoCal Power Rankings. A surprise team sits atop the first SoCal Power Rankings as San Diego State ruined their rivals stadium unveiling. The Orange County duo of Fullerton and Irvine remain undefeated after the opening week of play as well.

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 7 Power Rankings

Zach Vincej takes a deep breath.Pepperdine’s recent struggles, losing seven of eight games has sent them free falling down the SoCal Power Rankings. Once the top team and the No. 2 team just two weeks ago, the Waves are now fighting just to stay in the first tier of teams.

UCLA remains the top team, but could the hottest team be the 12-12 Loyola Marymount Lions? See where LMU ranks and see just where Irvine is after a 3-0 week.

The rankings after the jump. Record, last week’s rankings and record since last week’s Power Rankings in parentheses:

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 6 Power Rankings

Austin Bailey blows a bubble.The SoCal Power Rankings have slowly become separated into two tiers. With only one team within two games of .500, it is a split of winning records versus losing records. It may be hard for one of the lower tier teams to leap into the top group or for one of the top-tier squads to make a quick descent into the bottom, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of movement within each tier.

San Diego was the only team with an unblemished week. See where the Toreros rank and see how far Pepperdine, last week’s No. 2, dropped after an 0-4 week.

The rankings after the jump. Record, last week’s rankings and record since last week’s Power Rankings in parentheses:

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 5 Power Rankings

Matt Duffy can't quite reach a grounder up the middle.Not a ton of movement in this week’s iteration of the Southern California college baseball Power Rankings. UCLA’s winning streak was snapped after 12 games, but the Bruins bounced right back and continued their winning ways, keeping all Power Rankings contenders at bay for at least another week. Crosstown rival USC went the opposite direction losing its Pac-12 conference opening series to Utah, who had been struggling. Pepperdine and San Diego continue to battle for positioning with wins while Long Beach and San Diego State are battling each other with losses.

The rankings after the jump. Record, last week’s rankings and record since last week’s Power Rankings in parentheses:

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 4 Power Rankings

Jeff Gelalich congratulates Kevin Williams.The 2012 version of the Dodgertown Classic pitted not only rivals USC and UCLA, but also Southern California’s Pepperdine and UC Irvine facing off. UCLA and Pepperdine came away with wins, pushing both toward the top. See where they land. Also see where the enigmatic Cal State Fullerton ends up after a pair of wins against No. 6 Texas A&M but a midweek loss to Washington State.

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 3 Power Rankings

Michael Wagner leads the nation in saves.A Tuesday midweek SoCal showdown had a major impact on the Power Rankings once again. USC ended Cal State Fullerton’s seven-game winning streak and sent the Titans into a Power Rankings tailspin. See how far Fullerton slips and see who takes over the No. 1 spot after Pepperdine lost two of three at Louisville over the weekend. Plus how far have the San Diego Toreros and the nation’s saves leader, Michael Wagner (pictured left), moved up in the last two weeks?

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 2 Power Rankings

Joe Sever has been a force in the middle of Pepperdine's lineup.Tuesday afternoon in Malibu there was a showdown for the top spot in this week’s SoCal Power Rankings. USC and Pepperdine faced off in a midweek game that was the ultimate determinant in who would be No. 1 this week, but the loser wasn’t guaranteed to be No. 2. Find out where each ended up this week and see where Fullerton and UCLA ended up after bouncing back from series losses on opening weekend.

This week’s Thursday games were included.

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 1 Power Rankings

The college baseball season is officially under way in Southern California and that means it’s time for the SoCal Power Rankings. A pair of relative surprises sit atop the first SoCal Power Rankings as USC and Pepperdine both are off to stellar starts while Fullerton and UCLA dropped opening weekend series.

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