The two powerhouses of the SEC will likely face off in the championship game, and if so, the South Carolina Gamecocks will come away victorious.
Within their 23 conference games, the Gamecocks have gone 17-6 and finish only behind LSU with an overall record of 18-11.
Despite the lower seed, the Gamecocks have shown to be the superior team over the stretch of the regular season.
Left-handed senior Michael Roth has a 2.66 ERA in his 14 starts with the Gamecocks. Matt Price, the Gamecocks' junior right-handed pitcher, is 4-4 with a 3.69 ERA.
In addition, the Gamecocks are getting excellent production from junior first baseman Christian Walker, who is also South Carolina's leading hitter, with a .335 average.
Don't forget to add junior outfielder Evan Marzilla, who has become not only one of the best defensive players in the SEC but the whole nation.
My point isn't to throw statistics at why the Gamecocks are so great, but rather it was to show how deep this team has become.
LSU has weapons, but the depth of Gamecocks will help them prevail in the 2012 SEC tournament.