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Leiter tops Week Eight pitcher rankings

 Barry Allen and Chris Lee   in Baseball

Unsurprisingly, Vanderbilt's No. 1 and 2 starters lead our Week Eight power rankings of pitchers

1. Jack Leiter, Vanderbilt (0.43 ERA, 42 IP): Has already thrown a no-hitter this year; SEC hitters hitting .043 against him. 

2. Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt (0.84, 43): Velocity has been a little down, but effectiveness hasn't waned. 

3. Landon Marceau, LSU (2.01, 40.1): Eight of his nine earned runs allowed came vs. Vanderbilt. 

4. Gunnar Hoglund, Ole Miss (2.47, 43.2): His 70 strikeouts trails Leiter by one. 

5. Tommy Mace, Florida (2.54, 39): Responded to getting kicked out of the rotation by throwing five scoreless innings vs. Ole Miss for a save.

6. Cole Stupp, Kentucky (1.91, 37.2): Has pitched six innings in five of six starts.

7. Dylan Smith, Alabama (41, 2.20): Winless, but it's not his fault that the Crimson Tide has scored eight runs when he's on the hill. 

8. Landon Sims, MSU (0.47, 19,1): Super reliever has fanned 52% of the hitters he's faced. 

9. Kevin Kopps, Arkansas (0.82, 22): Razorbacks' version of Sims has fanned 47% of hitters and hasn't allowed a run in SEC games.

10. Cody Greenhill, Auburn (1.62, 33.1): He's only struck out 19% of hitters, but only allows 0.85 runners per inning. 

11. Sean Hunley, Tennessee (2.70, 30): Tied for second in the SEC with 14 appearances. 

12. Blake Tidwell, Tennessee (2.58, 30): Has gone at least 5 1/3 innings in his last five starts. 

13. Thomas Farr, South Carolina (2.97, 39.1): Six of his seven starts have been good. 

14. Dustin Saenz, TAMU (2.79, 42): Pitched seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts in his last start, which came against Missouri.