SEC Baseball Power Poll: May 13

BASEBALL POWER POLL

We now enter the final week of the SEC Baseball regular season. Some teams are looking pretty while others are treading on thin ice. Here is this week’s SEC Baseball Power Poll.

SEC Baseball NCAA Hopes

Vanderbilt – In. Top 8 national seed.
Arkansas – In. Top 8 national seed.
Miss. State – In. Top 8 national seed.
Georgia – In. Top 16 national seed. Possible top 8.
LSU – In. Top 16 national seed.
Ole Miss – In.
Texas A&M – In.
Missouri – Likely in if it wins the UF series this weekend.
Auburn – Still needs strong finish to regular season and SECT.
Tennessee – Vols much improved but still sub .500 SEC. Needs strong finish and SECT wins.
Florida – Must win SECT to get in.
Alabama – Must get in SECT and then win it.
South Carolina – Must get in SECT and then win it.
Kentucky – Must get in SECT and then win it.

Rank Last Wk   Team Rec. Comments
1 1 vandy Vanderbilt 41-10 (20-7) Vanderbilt sees its 13-game winning streak end with game 2 loss to Mizzou. Vanderbilt will visit Kentucky in the final weekend.
2 2 arkansas Arkansas 39-13 (19-8) Hogs just miss a series sweep over LSU. A visit to A&M in the final weekend won’t be easy.
3 4 mississippi state
Mississippi St. 42-10 (18-9) State pummels rival Ole Miss in Oxford with 3-0 series win. Host South Carolina in the final weekend
4 3 georgia Georgia 39-14 (18-9) Georgia gets 2-1 series victory over Auburn. Will host lowly Alabama in the final series.
5 6 lsu LSU 31-21 (15-12) LSU struggles at Arkansas but at least they avoid being swept. Will host a dangerous Auburn team in the final weekend.
6 5 ole miss Ole Miss 32-20 (15-12) Rebels suffer devastating sweep to MSU. A visit to Tennessee could be rocky.
7 8 texas am
Texas A&M 34-18-1 (14-12-1) Texas A&M takes care of business at Alabama with 2-1 series victory. Aggies host Arkansas in the final weekend.
8 7 missouri Missouri 34-18-1 (13-13-1) Tigers avoid being swept at Vandy by winning game 2. A home series with Florida offers an opportunity to enhance its NCAA hopes.
9 9 auburn Auburn 30-21 (13-14) Auburn unable to pull off a home series win over Georgia but they avoid being swept. Tigers visit LSU in the final weekend with NCAA hopes on the line.
10 10 tennessee Tennessee 35-17 (12-15) Vols earn a vital 2-1 series win at Florida. UT hosts Ole Miss in what should be one of the better series of the final weekend.
11 11 florida
Florida 30-23 (10-17) Florida drops 2 of 3 at home to Tennessee. Florida’s only chance of making the NCAA is winning the SECT.
12 12 alabama Alabama 29-23 (7-20) Bama drops 2 of 3 at home to Texas A&M. Winning any games at Georgia will be tough.
13 14 south carolina South Carolina 26-25 (7-20) Gamecocks get series win over Kentucky. Rough waters ahead at Mississippi State.
14 13 kentucky
Kentucky 25-26 (7-20) Kentucky drops 2 of 3 games at South Carolina. They might be able to steal one at home vs. Vandy but it’s a long-shot.
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