POWER Poll Rankings
1- Florida (3-0) The #3 Gators swept Big East foe USF at home
2- Vanderbilt (4-0) The #4 Dores won four straight in San Diego
3- S. Carolina (3-0) 2010 CWS Champs swept Santa Clara at home
5- Arkansas (3-0) Hogs swept three at home against Delaware State
6- Auburn (2-1) Tigers only loss was to #14 Virginia opening weekend
7- Alabama (3-0) Tide kicked off season with sweep of Alcorn State
8- Ole Miss (3-0) Rebs won three in a row over Wright State at home
9- Miss State (4-0) Dogs took two games each from Akron and Lamar
10- Tennessee (2-1) Vols won 2 of 3 from UW Milwaukee at home
11- Georgia (0-3) Bulldogs were swept at Stetson opening weekend
12- Kentucky (0-3) Cats dropped 3 in Charleston, South Carolina
View from the outfield bleachers…..
The SEC East is being led this season by Nationally ranked programs #3 Florida, #4 Vanderbilt and #8 South Carolina, but if you look a bit closer you will see that after the first week of play the SEC West teams have a combined record of 18-1 while the SEC East teams have a combined record of 15-7. Things that make you go hhhmmm…..
In the only game of opening weekend that involved a SEC program taking on a ranked opponent. The #23 ranked Auburn Tigers hosted The #14 ranked Virginia Cavaliers, out of the ACC, and were beaten pretty soundly 13-2. I didn’t expect Auburn to win, but I didn’t expect them to get beat that bad either and at home to boot…..
Vanderbilt journeyed out west to San Diego and played four games, three against San Diego and one against the homestanding San Diego State Aztecs. The Dores slammed the door on their west coast hosts. Vanderbilt pitchers didn’t allow over 3 runs in any of the 4 games they played opening weekend. Florida may have the best team so far, but Vanderbilt might have the best pitching staff of the league…..
Is Mississippi State starting to get its act back together? They hosted Akron and Lamar for opening weekend and took both meetings from them, which was expected, it was they way they took them that impressed me. The Diamond Dawgs scored 40 runs and only allowed 3 versus their two opponents this weekend. That’s impressive no matter who you face. Ok Dawgs, You have gotten my attention. I’ll be you watching closely from now on…..
Kentucky and Georgia both hit the road for opening weekend and both returned home without any wins. The Wildcats went to Charleston, South Carolina and were beat by the home standing Cougars of the College of Charleston, but they should have beaten either Marshall or Miami (Ohio) in their other games. Georgia visited Stetson University and got swept while only producing 9 runs for the entire three game series. Both Kentucky and Georgia have work to do to get themselves out of the basement…..
Thanks to Ollie Walden for writing this article for SEC Sports Fan.
We'd love to hear your comments and/or opinions. If you submit them here, other visitors can read them, rate them and comment on them. An e-mail address is not required.
From 2011 SEC Baseball Power Poll to SEC Baseball Blog | SEC Sports Blog | SEC Football | SEC Football Blog | SEC Basketball | SEC Basketball Blog | SEC Women's Basketball | SEC Baseball | SEC Track and Field | SEC Swimming and Diving | SEC Tennis | SEC Golf | SEC Gymnastics | SEC Soccer | SEC Softball | SEC Volleyball | Best College Sports Conference | College Football Bowl History | BCS Controversy | SEC vs Big Ten Debate | SEC Sports News | Current SEC Sports News | SEC Sports Pictures and Videos | SEC Sports Fan Forum | College Sports Blogs | College Football Association | SEC Sports Fan Trips | College Sports Gift | Fathead | College Sports Tailgate Party Shop | College Sports Merchandise | College Sports Apparel | SEC Sports Fan Store | SEC Football Tickets |