MSU Baseball Pollwatchin': Week Five Results

Jameis Winston and the Seminoles moved up to #1 in a few polls after a perfect weekend - USA TODAY Sports

The Bulldogs held steady or moved up slightly in most polls after a 3-1 week that included an SEC series win in Athens.

Last week we debuted a musical theme that correlated with MSU's movement in the polls that week - Tom Petty's Free Fallin'.  While it may not necessarily work for every week, I'll try to keep it going for as long as possible.

That means that this week's look at State's poll movements has its own musical theme.  This week takes us from 1989 and Tom Petty to 1999 and the Counting Crows' Hangin' Around:

As the song's title indicates, MSU mostly "hung around" its same position in the polls this week, with a little bit of movement up after a good series win at Georgia this past weekend.  Let's take a look to see where State was ranked in this week's polls:

Pollwatchin': Week Five
Poll Ranking Previous Link
Baseball America 21
24 BA
College Baseball Newspaper 24
23 CBN
NCBWA 18 20 NCBWA
Perfect Game 17
20 PG
USA Today/Coaches 19 19 USAT

State's biggest move up was in both the Baseball America and Perfect Game polls with three spots each.  Somehow State moved down a spot in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, but whatever.  Overall, this is about where you might expect the Bulldogs to be after a good week.  With the Bulldogs getting ready for a big weekend showdown with Vanderbilt, let's take a look at where the Commodores, as well as some of teams come in this week.

  • Vanderbilt, who took an impressive series this weekend from top-ten LSU, moved up in the rankings this week to anywhere from 3rd to 6th.  The Commodores travel to Starkville this upcoming weekend for a huge showdown with MSU.
  • UC Santa Barbara, who defeated MSU twice two weekends ago, continues a steady climb up the polls after a 3-1 week.  The Gauchos are now a top-20 team in several polls.
  • South Carolina was able to avoid trouble this weekend by following up a loss to Ole Miss with a two game sweep of the Rebels on Saturday to win the series.  With still just one loss on the season, the Gamecocks stayed at the number one position in most polls, with a slight drop to number two in a few.
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