Cal Poly enters Top 25

Following its weekend sweep of Sacramento State, Cal Poly moved into the Baseball America Top 25 rankings Monday.

The Mustangs (6-1), off to their best start since 2001, squeezed in right at No. 25, as UCLA, Stanford, Missouri and Florida dropped out.

They could climb by toppling No. 12 Pepperdine on March 10. UC Irvine (No. 5) and Cal State Fullerton (No. 7) were the other Big West Conference teams ranked.

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Cal Poly shortstop Kyle Smith (right) gets back to first base during the Mustangs' 6-2 win over Sacramento State on Sunday. — Nick Camacho, Mustang Daily

Baseball News has the Mustangs at No. 17. Ping! magazine chimed in with a No. 27 slotting, while Rivals.com is holding them in the “others considered” category.

Cal Poly is outhitting its opponents .326-.270 this year, but perhaps more importantly, has dropped its ERA from last year’s 5.15 to 4.14.

What has been the most surprising aspect of the early success to you?