SEC Baseball Poll: Week 7

Week three in the SEC was very telling about where some programs stack up in the rankings. Teams that were off to hot starts were brought back down to earth a little bit and some teams are just starting to get back on track. Week four wil feature some impressive matchups as well.

After three weeks of SEC play, there have been some things learned about the programs around the SEC. There wasn't a whole lot of movement in the rankings this week, but one team continued their fall down the list, and even dropped out of the top-25 this week. Week four in the SEC has some pretty impressive matchups in store for the weekend.

1) Vanderbilt (2)

Record: 26-4, 8-1
This weekend: At #17 Ole Miss

Vanderbilt continued their dominance over the weekend by sweeping the series from in-state rival Tennessee. They also beat Middle Tennessee State to keep themselves atop the SEC rankings after three weeks of conference play. The Commodores will get their first real test of the SEC slate this weekend when they travel to take on #17 Ole Miss in Oxford, Ms.

2) LSU (3)

Record: 27-2, 8-1
This weekend: Home vs. #7 Kentucky

LSU swept their second series in a row over the weekend when they traveled to take on Missouri. The Tigers also defeated Alcorn State on Tuesday night after a slow start. LSU will now host #7 Kentucky for a series between two of the top three teams in the SEC. A lot will be learned about LSU following the tough series that they face against the Wildcats.

3) Kentucky (7)

Record: 22-6, 6-3
This weekend: At #3 LSU

Kentucky continued SEC play over the weekend by winning their series against Georgia. While a sweep would have been nice for the Wildcats, a series victory kept them near the top of the rankings this week. They also performed well in their midweek contest against #9 Louisville by defeating them. The Wildcats will now travel to #3 LSU to take on the Tigers in what should be one of the better matchups in the SEC this season.

4) Arkansas (14)

Record: 21-8, 6-3
This weekend: At Alabama

Arkansas is continuing to climb back up the rankings after a slow start to the 2013 season. Over the weekend, the Razorback took two out of three from Mississippi State, knocking the Bulldogs out of the top-25. Arkansas did not play a midweek game this week, but will travel to take on an Alabama squad that has seen their fair share of ups and downs this season.

5) South Carolina (15)

Record: 23-7, 5-4
This weekend: At Tennessee

After being swept the weekend before by Arkansas, South Carolina brought out the brooms in their series against Texas A&M over the weekend when they swept the Aggies. The Gamecocks also defeated the College of Charleston and were beaten by Furman in midweek contests. They will now travel to Tennessee to take on a struggling Volunteers squad.

6) Ole Miss (17)

Record: 23-6, 4-5
This weekend: Home vs. #2 Vanderbilt

Ole Miss lost their second straight SEC series over the weekend when Florida took two out of three from them. The Rebels didn't have an opportunity to get back on track this week, as their midweek game against Memphis was forced to be postponed. Things will certainly not get any easier this weekend when the Rebels host #2 Vanderbilt.

7) Mississippi State

Record: 24-8, 3-6
This weekend: Home vs. Florida

The fall from the top has continued for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were defeated twice over the weekend by Arkansas, marking the third straight series loss for them. They were able to bounce back and beat South Alabama in a midweek game, but will now host a Florida squad that is coming off of a series win against Ole Miss. It could be a very long season for Mississippi State in the SEC if they don't turn things around this weekend.

8) Alabama

Record: 19-11, 7-2
This weekend: Home vs. #14 Arkansas

Alabama won another series over the weekend when they took two out of three games from in-state rival Auburn. The Crimson Tide are near the top of the SEC standings so far, and they continued their winning ways against Southeaster Louisiana in a midweek contest. They will now get their first real test of the SEC schedule this weekend when #14 Arkansas comes to town.

9) Texas A&M

Record: 19-11, 5-4
This weekend: Home vs. Auburn

Following a weekend that saw the Aggies take two out of three from Ole Miss, Texas A&M was swept by South Carolina to end their hot streak in the SEC. The Aggies were able to add a victory to their list in their midweek matchup with UT-San Antonio. Texas A&M will have a great opportunity to get back on track this weekend when they host a struggling Auburn squad.

10) Florida

Record: 14-16, 4-5
This weekend: At Mississippi State

Florida got back on track over the weekend when they claimed a series victory over Ole Miss, by taking two out of three from the Rebels. The Gators also defeated UCF in a midweek game. They will now travel to face a Mississippi State squad that has not won an SEC series so far in 2013. Florida should have a great opportunity to make that streak last a little longer for the Buldogs.

11) Tennessee

Record: 13-14, 3-6
This weekend: Home vs. #15 South Carolina

It was a rough weekend for the Volunteers. Vanderbilt swept Tennessee in conference play and then Longwood defeated them in their midweek contest. Tennessee has struggled to find a rhythm for most of the 2013 season. That will probably not be easy to do this weekend either when they host #15 South Carolina. The losing ways in the SEC could certainly continue this weekend for the Volunteers.

12) Auburn

Record: 17-12, 1-8
This weekend: At Texas A&M

Auburn continued their struggles over the weekend when they lost two out of three in a series against Alabama. The Tigers bounced back and defeated Wofford in a midweek contest. They will now travel to take on a Texas A&M squad that has been on a cold streak over the last week. This weekend will be a good opportunity for the Tiger to try and get back on track in 2013.

13) Missouri

Record: 9-16, 2-7
This weekend: At Georgia

Missouri was swept over the weekend by LSU. They also lost to Illinois in their midweek matchup. This weekend should produce better results for the Tigers when they travel to take on Georgia. It will be a matchup of two of the lower ranked teams in the SEC, but it could dictate the rest of the season for both squads.

14) Georgia

Record: 11-19, 1-8
This weekend: Home vs. Missouri

Georgia claimed their first conference victory of the season over the weekend against Kentucky. However, the Bulldogs were still defeated in the series. They did bounce back and beat a dangerous Kennesaw State team in a midweek matchup though. Georgia will now host Missouri for a series that will be big for both squads.

***() – Rankings according to Baseball America

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