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Bulldogs jump to #3 after sweep, Rebs fall to #15

Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics/Kelly Donoho
Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics/Kelly Donoho

This weekend was the midway point for conference play in college baseball.

With a sweep over Alabama during Super Bulldog Weekend, Mississippi State improved to 31-6 on the season, and they lead the SEC West with a 10-5 record in the conference. MSU entered the weekend as the #6 team in the country, and they have now moved up to #3, according to 

Related: Thunder & Lightning: A Super Bulldog Sweep Has Mississippi State Atop the SEC

Next up for the Bulldogs is a Tuesday matchup with Texas Southern ahead of a series at Arkansas that will begin on Thursday.

Ole Miss (25-12) won the first of their 3-game series with Kentucky on Friday, but things went downhill from there. Rain forced the Rebels and the Wildcats to play two-seven inning games on Sunday and the Rebels lost them both. Ole Miss is still 9-6 in the SEC, which their best conference play record at the halfway point since 2014. 

With the series loss, Ole Miss dropped from #11 to #15. 

Related: Seven thoughts on Ole Miss’ series loss to Kentucky

The Rebels will host Memphis on Tuesday before traveling to Auburn this weekend.

Southern Miss traveled down to Miami for a series with FIU over the weekend, and they dropped two of three. 

USM is 21-12 overall, and they are currently 2nd in C-USA with a conference record of 11-4. Next up for USM is a rematch with South Alabama on Tuesday.

The Jaguars beat the Golden Eagles 15-6 in early April. 

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