Week 11 power rankings: Arkansas stays on top

 Chris Lee   in Baseball

Patrick Wicklander photo courtesy of Arkansas athletics

Here are our power rankings after 10 weeks of baseball. Overall record, Southeastern Conference record and RPI are listed in parenthesis:

1. Arkansas (32-7, 13-5, 1): At 14-4 against Quad 1 RPI teams--and all those in the top 27--Razorbacks have the best NCAA tournament résumé to date.

2. Vanderbilt (31-7, 13-5, 3): The Commodores' run differentials overall (plus-152) and in the SEC (plus-39) are the league's best. 

3. Tennessee (32-9, 12-6, 4): Left fielder Evan Russell's 10 homers in SEC games leads the league. 

4. Mississippi State (29-10, 11-7, 6): The Bulldogs are 19-9 against top-100 RPI teams.

5. South Carolina (25-12, 11-7, 10): Carolina's 72 runs allowed in league play are just one behind first-place Vandy.

6. Ole Miss (28-12, 20-8, 15): The Rebels' 124 runs scored in SEC game tops the league.

7. Florida (28-12, 11-7, 32): Florida is 8-1 against the league's three worst teams and 4-8 vs. Quad 1, which explains the 32 RPI.

8. Georgia (26-13, 9-9, 26): The Bulldogs have won their last three series after dropping their first three. 

9. Kentucky (24-13, 9-9, 55): 'Cats need to improve shaky 5-9 mark against Quad 1 teams, but won't lack opportunities in the month ahead.

10. Alabama (24-15, 8-10, 25): The Crimson Tide have only played one game against a team with an RPI worse than 196.

11. LSU (24-15, 6-12, 24): If the Tigers can take a game off Arkansas, the remaining schedule is favorable enough they could sneak into the NCAAs.

12. Texas A&M (23-19, 5-13, 83): Who foresaw a minus-47-run differential and a 6.79 ERA in league games coming for a Rob Childress-coached team?

13. Auburn (17-20, 3-15, 72): Here's your weekly reminder that the Tigers (Pythag marks of 22-15 and 7-11( are better than their record. 

14. Missouri (12-25, 5-13, 106): The Tigers have scored the fewest runs in league play (76) and only Auburn (132) has allowed more.