SEC baseball power rankings, May 16: Vandy makes a climb
Chris Lee • 5/16/2022 in Baseball
Vanderbilt ascends up the SEC power rankings after wining two of three at Arkansas.
Enrique Bradfield photo courtesy of Vanderbilt athletics.
1. Tennessee (45-7, 22-5 SEC): Vols' 88 runs allowed in SEC games is 36 better than second-place Arkansas.
2. Texas A&M (33-16, 17-10): Aggies lead the lead with 205 runs scored in league games.
3. Arkansas (37-14, 17-10): Will a No. 29 RPI hamper the Razorbacks' hosting chances?
4. Vanderbilt (34-16, 14-13): The Commodores have won four of their past five series, including the last two at Georgia and Arkansas.
5. Auburn (35-16, 15-11): The Tigers are four games over. 500 in the SEC despite minus-22 run differential in those games.
6. LSU (33-18, 14-13): LSU was swept at home by Ole Miss as it played its fifth-straight game without the injured Jacob Berry.
7. Georgia (33-18, 14-13): Jack Gowen retired all 11 hitters he faced as Georgia salvaged a sweep in Knoxville on Saturday.
8. Florida (32-19, 13-14): After winning seven of their last nine in the SEC, the Gators are getting close to sewing up an NCAA at-large bid.
9. Ole Miss (31-19, 13-14): After four-straight SEC series losses, the Rebels have swept their last two.
10. South Carolina (26-24, 12-15): Gamecocks are 21-11 at home, but 3-12 on the road.
11. Alabama (27-24, 10-16): Five straight SEC series losses have just about sealed the Crimson Tide's fate.
12. Kentucky (27-23, 10-17): The Wildcats are 1-2 in six of their last seven SEC series, the exception being the 2-1 win over Tennessee.
13. Mississippi St. (25-27, 9-18): The Bulldogs' 199 runs allowed in SEC games are a league worst.
14. Missouri (26-22, 8-19): While it's not been a breakthrough year, an 18-3 non-conference mark shows improvement.