After taking two of three at Washington, Oregon State stayed on top of the CBI Composite Poll.

The Beavers were No. 1 in all five national polls.

Louisville had a 4-0 week, including three wins at Georgia Tech, to stay at No. 2. The Cardinals are second in all five polls.

North Carolina went 3-1 to climb two spots to third. The Tar Heels topped South Carolina before taking two of three from NC State. UNC was third in three polls and fourth in the other two.

Clemson had a 2-1 week to stay in fourth. The Tigers beat Charleston Southern before splitting two games at Florida State. Clemson was third in one poll, fourth in two polls and fifth in two polls.

Texas Tech went 3-1 to move up one place to fifth. The Red Raiders defeated Texas A&M before taking two of three at Kansas State. TTU was fourth in one poll, fifth in three polls and sixth in the other poll.

Michigan, Wake Forest and St. John’s all re-entered the poll, while South Carolina, Oklahoma and Stanford all fell out.

There are six teams from the SEC and five from the ACC in this week’s poll. There are two teams from the Big 12, Big West and Pac-12, and single entries from the Big East, Big Ten and Conference USA.

CBI Composite Poll (4/17/17) BA CB D1 NCBWA US Composite Last rank
1 Oregon State (30-2) 1 1 1 1 1 5 1
2 Louisville (31-4) 2 2 2 2 2 10 2
3 North Carolina (29-7) 3 4 4 3 3 17 5
4 Clemson (30-6) 5 5 3 4 4 21 4
5 Texas Tech (31-8) 4 6 5 5 5 25 6
6 TCU (28-7) 7 3 6 7 6 29 3
7 Arizona (26-9) 6 7 7 6 7 33 7
8 Cal State Fullerton (23-11) 8 8 8 9 9 42 8
9 LSU (25-12) 9 12 9 8 8 46 9
10 Auburn (27-11) 10 10 11 14 12 57 10
11 Kentucky (25-12) 14 11 10 12 13 60 14
12 Arkansas (29-8) 16 9 14 10 14 63 15
13 Florida (24-12) 15 16 12 13 10 66 12
14 Virginia (29-9) 13 15 20 11 11 70 16
15 Mississippi State (25-13) 11 14 15 16 16 72 17
16 Michigan (29-7) 18 20 13 15 15 81 NR
17 Wake Forest (28-10) 17 17 18 18 17 87 NR
18 Long Beach State (22-12) 12 24 17 17 19 89 18
19 St. John’s (26-5) 22 13 22 19 20 96 NR
20 Southern Miss (28-9) 20 22 16 20 21 99 19

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