After missing a week because WHATEVER YOU DON'T OWN ME - Baseball Pollwatchin' is back, because you crave Polls; and music!
This week finds our Bulldogs making a slight climb up the rankings ladder after a weekend sweep of the Tigers of Missouri. The three wins pushed the Bulldogs to 26-15, 10-8 in the SEC on the season, and evermore close to being just within inches of hosting as possible before having our hopes ripped right from our flailing hands.
With SEC series' dwindling and the season drawing to a close in its final few weeks, the polls mean less and less, and wins and RPI mean more and more. But hey, everyone enjoys rankings! So here are all of MSU's this week, along with one of my favorite songs sung by Josh Homme while he moves in a weird, serpent-like motion on stage at Letterman. Because at this point in the season, just "Go with the Flow" with what the polls show (you know?):
And now, here are this week's polls:
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- The Bulldogs saw some slightly moderate to moderate movement up the polls this week following the 4-0 efforts last weekend in Columbia.
- A few Bulldogs opponents also saw some movement this week in the polls, as LSU moved up and Arkansas moved into the rankings after both had solid showings this past weekend. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, on the other hand, moved down after series losses to the aforementioned two teams over the weekend.
- One of MSU's biggest remaining opponents in terms of ranking is (8) Alabama, who begins the gauntlet portion of their schedule this weekend with a series at (11) South Carolina. The Tide finish the season with South Carolina, (6) Florida, (9) LSU, and (20) MSU. If the Tide still sit atop the SEC at the end of that brutal run of games, then there's no doubt that they belong there.
- MSU's lone ranked out-of-conference opponent from this season, UC Santa Barbara, fell out of several polls this week after a series loss to Long Beach State over the weekend.