The 2023 SEC baseball regular season has now officially come to a conclusion, which means that our power rankings now receives its’ second-to-last update of the year. So, ahead of this week’s action at the 2023 SEC Tournament in Hoover, let’s take a look at which teams rose and fell after what was the final weekend of conference play.
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14. Ole Miss Rebels
Previous Ranking: 14
Remaining in the No. 14 spot to begin this week is Ole Miss, as the Rebels concluded the regular season at 25-29 overall, as well as 6-24 in SEC play, both of which were the lowest win totals of any team across the conference. After having been swept last weekend by Auburn, the Rebels would be swept once again at Alabama this weekend by final scores of 4-1, 12-2, and 5-1.
Having now lost six-straight, the defending national champions will be one of two SEC baseball teams not playing this week in Hoover, as Ole Miss did not qualify for the SEC Tournament.
13. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Previous Ranking: 12
Dropping a spot to No. 13 this week is Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs concluded the regular season at 27-26 overall, as well as 9-21 in SEC play. The Bulldogs would originally win game one at Texas A&M this past weekend, 10-8, but would go on to drop games two and three by final scores of 6-4 and 15-10, respectively.
Mississippi State is the second of those two teams mentioned previously not playing in Hoover this week, as the Bulldogs did not qualify for the SEC Tournament.