Where Auburn stands in the RPI ahead of South Carolina series

Auburn baseball got back on the winning track last weekend by taking two of three games from Mississippi State in what turned out to be an amazing display of offensive skill.

Auburn, however, fell to in-state foe Troy on Tuesday, which caused the Tigers to stumble in the rating power index ahead of this weekend’s series at No. 3 South Carolina.

According to the latest projection from D1Baseball, Auburn is still included in the “first five out” cluster, but a successful weekend against the Gamecocks could change their path. It will be a challenge, as South Carolina has built an impressive resume to this point in the season.

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Here’s a look at Auburn’s place in the RPI ahead of a laborious series at South Carolina.

Overall ranking: No. 45

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Auburn’s RPI ranking took a hard hit following Tuesday’s loss to Troy. Over the last week, Auburn has falled eight spots in the RPI.

Strength of Schedule: No. 8

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A challenging SEC slate has given Auburn a top-10 strength of schedule. The Tigers have played five teams that are in the top 25 of the RPI, with South Carolina being the sixth team.

Record against Top 25: 4-8

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Piggy-backing off of the previous slide, Auburn is 4-8 against the five teams that they have faced this season who are currently ranked in the top 25 of the RPI. Two of those wins are against No. 12 Indiana, one is over No. 10 Florida, and the final win was over No. 22 Alabama.

The Tigers have a chance to improve their record against the nation’s best teams this weekend when they visit No. 1 South Carolina.


Record away from home: 3-9

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There are several categories that Auburn hopes to improve on this weekend, one of those being their record away from Plainsman Park. Auburn loads up to travel to South Carolina, which is 24-1 at home this season.

South Carolina overview

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The Gamecocks are one of the best teams in several categories in the RPI, thus will provide Auburn with a challenge this weekend.

  • Overall ranking: No. 1

  • Strength of Schedule: No. 6

  • Home record: 24-1

  • Record vs. BPI teams ranked 26-50: 9-1

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire