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SEC Baseball Rankings: Week 9

This week's SEC rankings were voted upon by four members of the College and Magnolia baseball staff. Team listings include overall and SEC records, voting point totals and first-place votes. Commentary by Brett Mixon and Chris Fuhrmeister.

1. Kentucky, 32-5/11-4, 47 (3) -- The 'Cats keep proving people wrong. They went to Fayetteville last weekend and swept a Saturday doubleheader to take the series from Arkansas.

2. LSU, 30-7/11-4, 44 (1) -- When you're good, you're supposed to handle teams that are bad. That's what LSU did in a home sweep against 'Bama.

3. Florida, 28-8/9-6, 40 -- The Gators bounced back from a tough series against LSU and took two of three from Tennessee.

4. Arkansas, 25-10/8-7, 33 -- Winning the opener against Kentucky was impressive, but you have to think the Hogs feel they should have won that series at home.

5. South Carolina, 27-10/8-7, 31 -- Gamecocks picked up a nice sweep over Mississippi State. Don't look now, but this team is beginning to look like a real contender again.

6. Ole Miss, 24-12/7-8, 29 -- Like the rest of the middle of the SEC pack, the Rebs have talent, but they've been too inconsistent.

7. Georgia, 23-14/7-8, 28 -- It's tough to get a read on the Dawgs. They picked up a solid home series win over Ole Miss and have looked dangerous when playing their best.

8. Auburn, 19-16/7-8, 20 -- The Tigers are reeling after a hot start in SEC play. Auburn has lost five of six to the two worst teams in the conference and is ranked this high based solely upon its early-SEC resume.

t-9. Mississippi State, 21-15/5-10, 15 -- The Cowbells have talent, but it has let them down this year. MSU has won just one SEC series this season.

t-9. Tennessee, 21-15/7-8, 15 -- The Vols stole one at home against Florida and could be the surprise team to make it to Hoover.

11. Vanderbilt, 16-20/6-9, 8 -- The 'Dores were struggling, but a visit from Auburn seemed to cure what ailed them.

12. Alabama, 13-23/4-11, 4 -- After sweeping Auburn, the Tide got blown out in a midweek game against UAB and was steamrolled in Baton Rouge. Seriously, how did Auburn get swept by these guys?