Mar 2, 2010 9:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Defending national champion LSU is ranked No. 1 for the second straight week in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll.
LSU (7-0) is No. 2 this week in the Baseball America rankings, where Virginia (6-1) is No. 1 for the second week in a row.
LSU extended its season-opening win streak to seven games last week as the Tigers defeated McNeese State on Wednesday and swept three games from William & Mary over the weekend. LSU has won eight straight games dating back to last season's CWS Finals win over Texas.
LSU returns to action Thursday night when the Tigers play host to Pepperdine in Alex Box Stadium.