UC Irvine made its case for the No. 1 spot in Baseball America's Top 25 after the Anteaters took their second consecutive Big West series over the weekend. They now hold a solid lead over conference foe Cal Poly.
The event formerly known as the Minute Maid Classic -- now the Houston College Classic -- used to be February's premier college baseball event. But the sport's new universal start date has resulted in an increase in top-24 tournaments.