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Florida baseball moving back up USA TODAY Sports Coaches poll

Florida moved up two spots to No. 6 overall on the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll following a series win over the LSU Tigers.

The Gators have placed as high as No. 3 and as low as No. 11 on the Coaches Poll. Florida has won every series it’s played this season, except for the St. John’s series which only ended up being one game. The only reason the Orange and Blue aren’t ranked inside the top five is the team’s sketchy midweek results.

Florida fell to Jacksonville this week and has losses against Stetson and UCF. There’s a pitching depth issue on the team, but it’s hard to pick against the Gators in a three-game series based on weekend results.

The SEC continues to reign supreme in college baseball. Arkansas has held onto the No. 1 spot for most of the season, Texas A&M is No. 4 despite a series loss to UF, Tennessee is No. 5 this week, LSU checks in right behind the Gators at No. 7 overall and No. 9 Vanderbilt makes it six SEC teams in the top 10.

South Carolina made its Coaches Poll debut at No. 14 this week following a sweep over Vandy, and Alabama dropped to No. 18 after being swept by Georgia, which broke into the top 25 at No. 24. Kentucky moved up to No. 21, and Mississippi State also made its poll debut at No. 23

To recap, 11 of the 14 SEC teams are ranked inside the top 25, and Auburn only fell to an unofficial No. 28 with 36 poll points. Ole Miss also earned nine poll points, leaving Missouri as the only program in the conference without regional hopes.

Here is a full look at the Week 6 update.

Rank

Team

Overall

Points (1st)

Previous Rank

Change

1

Arkansas

19-3

742 (24)

1

2

Oregon State

21-2

717

2

3

Clemson

22-2

690 (1)

5

+2

4

Texas A&M

21-3

637

6

+2

5

Tennessee

21-4

619

7

+2

6

Florida

14-9

565 (1)

8

+2

7

LSU

19-6

542

4

-3

8

Virginia

20-4

527

11

+3

9

Vanderbilt

19-6

508

3

-6

10

Dallas Baptist

19-4

448

16

+6

11

North Carolina

21-4

405

17

+6

12

Wake Forest

16-7

399

14

+2

13

Duke

17-7

380

9

-4

14

South Carolina

19-5

292

NR

+13

15

Virginia Tech

18-4

289

26

+8

16

East Carolina

16-6

284

13

-3

17

Florida State

19-3

276

12

-5

18

Alabama

18-6

239

10

-8

19

UC Irvine

18-3

224

21

+2

20

Coastal Carolina

18-6

171

15

-5

21

Kentucky

20-4

162

25

+4

22

NC State

15-7

92

NR

+6

23

Mississippi State

17-8

76

NR

+3

24

Georgia

21-4

68

NR

+13

25

TCU

17-7

65

18

-7

Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Campbell; No. 20 Oklahoma; No. 22 UC Santa Barbara; No. 24 Auburn;

Others Receiving Votes

Oklahoma 64; Kansas State 57; Auburn 36; Campbell 29; Nebraska 22; Texas Tech 20; Indiana State 15; Texas 14; UCF 11; Oregon 9; Ole Miss 9; Oklahoma State 8; Maryland 8; Rutgers 7; Northeastern 7; Lamar 6; Louisiana Tech 5; Creighton 5; UC Santa Barbara 1;

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