SEC Baseball Power Rankings: Sweeps galore in Week 11
The top of the SEC once again flexed its muscles as five of the top teams swept their conference rivals this past weekend.
The most notable was No. 5 Vanderbilt sweeping No. 11 Kentucky. But LSU, Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee all picked up sweeps at home as the top of the conference continues to separate from the pack.
While they couldn’t complete the sweep, Auburn took two of three from South Carolina to win its second-straight conference series and get things back on track on the Plains.
Ole Miss finally picked up their first series win of conference play over a Georgia team that continues to struggle with consistency.
Here’s how the teams stack up in our power rankings after the weekend’s action.
LSU Tigers (35-8, 15-5 SEC)
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LSU lost their midweek game against Nichols but responded with a sweep of Alabama to get right back on track.
Vanderbilt Commodores (32-11, 16-5)
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After getting swept by Tennessee, the Commodores responded with a big sweep of Kentucky to snap a four-game losing streak and remind everyone they are one of the top teams in the country.
Florida Gators (35-10, 14-7)
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Florida returned home this week and took care of business, winning all four games against North Florida and Missouri. They are set to face FSU in a key midweek clash.
Arkansas Razorbacks (33-11, 14-7)
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The Razorbacks responded from their disastrous weekend against Georgia to sweep Texas A&M and get their momentum back.
South Carolina Gamecocks (35-8, 14-6)
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For the first time all season, the Gamecocks lost a series at home. They lost two of three against a surging Auburn team but rebounded to win game three and prevent the sweep.
Tennessee Volunteers (30-14, 11-10)
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The Vols stayed red-hot with a sweep over Mississippi State. They have now won seven-straight games and look to have turned the corner from their rough start to the season.
Auburn Tigers (25-18-1, 9-12)
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The Auburn Tigers are starting to get hot, they have now won back-to-back SEC series after taking down Mississippi State and South Carolina. That will be put to the test this weekend when they head to Baton Rouge to take on LSU.
Kentucky Wildcats (30-13, 11-10)
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The Wildcats have cooled off after their great start losing back-to-back series, and their schedule is only getting tougher as they are set to travel to South Carolina.
Alabama Crimson Tide (30-15, 9-12)
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After getting swept by LSU last weekend the Crimson Tide is now set to host Vanderbilt.
Texas A&M Aggies (25-19, 9-12)
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The Aggies have gone cold, losing their last five straight games and it won’t get any easier as they are set to host Florida.
Ole Miss Rebels (23-21, 5-16)
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Ole Miss has had a disastrous season as they looked to defend last year’s national championship as they just picked up their first SEC series win by taking down Georgia.
Georgia Bulldogs (24-20, 8-13)
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The Bulldogs have had some impressive highs this season but have also had some equally concerning lows. They had another low this weekend as they dropped their series to Ole Miss.
Mississippi State Bulldogs (24-20, 6-15)
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The Bulldogs got swept by Tennessee and have now dropped back-to-back conference series.
Missouri Tigers (24-19, 5-16)
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The Tigers got swept by Florida and have now lost six-straight SEC series since they swept Tennessee to open conference play back in March.