This week's SEC rankings were voted upon by five members of the College and Magnolia baseball staff. Team listings include overall and SEC records, voting point totals and first-place votes. Commentary by Dusty Miller, Brett Mixon and Chris Fuhrmeister.
1. Kentucky 27-2/7-2, 59 points (4 first-place votes) -- The 'Cats just keep on winning and proving they are for real. The next three weeks (vs. Ole Miss, at Arkansas, vs. LSU) will prove just how for real they are.
2. Florida 24-4/6-3, 56 (1) -- Dropped their first SEC series in Oxford, but that should prove to be just a speed bump.
3. LSU 22-6/6-3, 45 -- Responded to the series loss at Auburn in a big way by completing an impressive sweep of Arkansas at home.
4. Auburn 17-11/6-3, 43 -- Solid pitching and hitting led the Tigers to their third consecutive series win to open conference play.
5. Ole Miss 20-8/5-4, 37 -- Even though it was at home, the Rebels shocked the college baseball world by taking the series from the Gators.
t-6. Arkansas 22-6/5-4, 36 -- The Hogs had a tough weekend, suffering a sweep in Baton Rouge.
t-6. South Carolina 20-8/3-6, 36 -- Finally won an SEC series, doing so at Vanderbilt. Perhaps the Gamecocks are shaking off their early-season struggles?
8. Georgia 18-11/4-5, 26 -- The Dawgs lost another series. At least this one was to a Kentucky team with just two losses on the year.
9. Mississippi State 18-11/3-6, 19 -- The Bulldogs looked sluggish on defense and dropped another series, this time at Auburn.
10. Tennessee 18-10/5-4, 18 -- The Vols are above .500 in conference play after a sweep of 'Bama in Knoxville. But how much credit should a team get for sweeping the Tide?
11. Vanderbilt 11-17/3-6, 10 -- The 'Dores dropped another series. So much for turning their season around with the series win over Georgia last weekend.
12. Alabama 9-19/1-8, 5 -- Bama is bad. Really bad. Approaching epically bad.