Homestanding Florida defeated Louisville, 6-3, in Friday night's only matchup of top-25 teams. That result can be viewed as a minor upset, as Louisville generally is ranked higher (but the Gators had homefield advantage).
Possibly the biggest upset of the night came at Tennessee, as the Volunteers edged Oregon State in a 5-4 game.
CollegeBaseball360 has developed the nation's first all-inclusive, Division I baseball aggregate national ratings (ANR). The ANR utilizes a formula to produce these rankings, and that formula will be adjusted throughout the year, as different data sources become available.
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The preseason ANR includes a projection of the 64-team NCAA Tournament field. In addition to the Louisville-Florida game mentioned above, there were seven other games involving teams that are projected as 2009 NCAA participants (per the ANR). The higher ranked teams won in each case, and each was playing at home or a neutral site (for the most part against potential NCAA automatic qualifiers, from the lower-tiered conferences):
Texas 8, Illinois-Chicago 1
Stanford 6, Vanderbilt 5 (10 innings)
San Diego 6, Southern 4 (in Compton, CA)
Clemson 8, Charlotte 3
East Carolina 13, Monmouth 4
USC 5, Long Bech State 3
Cal State Fullerton 7, TCU 6
We will continue to track these matchups throughout the weekend, due to the void of top-25 matchups in the opening days of the season.