Take a look at the Top 25 action for the weekend of Friday, March 14, 2008 through Sunday, March 16, 2008. All rankings are from the current Baseball America poll.
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 20 Cal State Fullerton
No. 2 Arizona State vs. Troy
No. 3 North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech
No. 4 Missouri vs. Toledo
No. 5 Ole Miss @ Mississippi State
No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 8 South Carolina
No. 7 Miami @ N.C. State
No. 9 Long Beach State vs. USC
No. 10 Baylor vs. No. 23 Oklahoma State
No. 11 UCLA @ Cal Poly
No. 12 California vs. Loyola Marymount
No. 13 UC Irvine vs. Hawaii
No. 14 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
No. 15 Rice vs. Winthrop
No. 16 Virginia @ Duke
No. 17 Kentucky vs. Alabama
No. 18 Stanford IDLE
No. 19 Texas vs. Kansas
No. 21 San Diego State vs. BYU
No. 22 Oregon State @ Nevada
No. 24 Wichita State vs. TCU
No. 25 Michigan vs. Presbyterian (Centex Homes Invitational)
Alabama (9-5) @ No. 17 Kentucky (15-0)
Alabama has won six in a row, including a weekend sweep of Youngstown State and both of the team's midweek games.
On the other side, Kentucky hopes to remain undefeated, although Alabama will be the toughest test thus far.
Georgia (6-6) @ Arkansas (11-3)
Arkansas, a favorite to win the Western Division, hopes to get back on the winning track after dropping both weekday games to Arizona State.
Georgia has had a brutal schedule to start the season, but has victories over No. 1 Arizona, No. 22 Oregon State, and No. 14 Florida State.
Auburn (11-5) @ Florida (11-3)
Florida received some bad news this week: Sophomore LHP Kevin Chapman will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a ligament in his left elbow.
Meanwhile, four of Auburn’s five losses have come at the hands of Florida State; the other was this week against Appalachian State.
LSU (11-3) @ Tennessee (9-4)
The Volunteers hope to continue their current five-game win streak, while the Tigers look to bounce back after dropping their last two.
No. 5 Ole Miss (11-4) @ Mississippi State (7-7)
Ole Miss is hoping to bounce back after a rough weekend.
In the other dugout, Mississippi State continues to battle injuries. Junior closer Aaron Weatherford is likely out with soreness and sophomore second baseman Brandon Turner is out with a hamstring injury.
SEC Series of the Weekend
No. 8 South Carolina (10-3) @ No. 6 Vanderbilt (10-3)
Vanderbilt’s third baseman Pedro Alvarez broke a bone in his hand in his first at-bat of the season. But redshirt sophomore Andrew Giobbi has stepped up to the plate and filled in nicely.
The Commodores have won four in a row, and are looking to extend their streak. They already have battled No. 2 Arizona State in an 18-6 loss, and they beat No. 22 Oregon State.
South Carolina swept Duquesne last weekend, but split a midweek series against Yale. This will be the toughest test for the Gamecocks this year.
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