At the other end of the league ladder, by losing two-of-three at Mississippi State the Florida Gators not only have left themselves no margin for error on their own but will need near-total collapses by a couple of teams currently in the field to slip into eighth place.
Meanwhile, by winning their first SEC series since late March the Diamond Dogs were able to stay in that eighth place. But it's a tenuous grip at best, as streaking LSU has gone from near-dead in 11th place two weeks ago to stand only 20 percentage points behind State.
SEC standings are based on league won-lost percentage. The SEC Tournament is seeded that way 3-through-8, after the respective Division champions are given the top seeds in the respective brackets.
Current SEC Tournament Standings/SEC Record/Pct./Remaining Series
1.Kentucky 16-8 (.667) vs.MSU, @UG
2.Alabama 15-9 (.625) vs.FLA, @UT
3.Arkansas 14-10 (.583) @UM, vs.AUB
4.Mississippi 13-11 (.542) vs.ARK, @MSU
5.Georgia 13-11 (.542) @AUB, vs.UK
6.South Carolina 13-11 (.542) vs.UT, @VAN
7.Vanderbilt 12-12 (.500) @LSU, vs.S.C.
8.Mississipp State 11-12 (.478) @UK, vs.Miss
9.Louisiana State 11-13 (.458) vs.VAN, @FLA
10.Tennessee 9-14 (.391) @S.C., vs.ALA
11.Auburn 9-15 (.375) vs.GA, @ARK
12.Florida 7-17 (.292) @ALA, vs.LSU
This week's Tiebreaks: #4 Mississippi is 4-2 vs. both UG and S.C.; UG is 3-3; S.C. is 2-4