After a series win on the road against Missouri in the opening weekend of SEC play, the Gamecocks stayed in the top-five in the national rankings.
South Carolina, who currently owns a 17-3 overall record, is #5 in the Collegiate Baseball poll and BaseballAmerica.com’s poll. The SEC has five teams in the top-10 of both polls. The Vanderbilt Commodores sit above USC in both rankings, while LSU is slated ahead of the Gamecocks in the Collegiate Baseball poll. The North Carolina Tar Heels claim the top spot in both rankings.
South Carolina’s next SEC opponent is the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Hogs are ranked 21st in Baseball America’s poll and Collegiate Baseball has the Razorbacks ranked 28th. Arkansas dropped six spots in both polls after a 3-2 week.