Top 25 College Baseball Action: March 21-23

Corey GautreauxSenior Analyst IMarch 20, 2008

No. 1 Arizona State will play host to the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament in Tempe, AZ.

No. 2 Arizona travels to play Pac-10 enemy USC

No. 3 North Carolina continues ACC play against Maryland

No. 4 Missouri gets No. 14 Baylor at home

No. 5 Vanderbilt travels to Alabama

No. 6 Miami hosts Wake Forest

No. 7 Long Beach State goes to No. 11 UCLA

No. 8 Ole Miss hosts Florida

No. 9 UC-Irvine will take part in the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament

No. 10 Florida State travels to ACC foe Virginia Tech

No. 12 Cal travels to Washington State

No. 13 South Carolina goes to Mississippi State

No. 15 Rice travels to Marshall

No. 16 Kentucky plays at Auburn

No. 17 Stanford hosts Pacific

No. 18 Texas travels to in-state rival Texas Tech

No. 19 Dan Diego goes to Utah

No. 20 Wichita State travels to Illinois State

No. 21 Costal Carolina hosts Albany

No. 22 Nebraska plays Oklahoma

No. 23 East Carolina hosts Houston

No. 24 Virginia gets Boston College

No. 25 Michigan hosts IUPU-Fort Wayne



Vandy (13-4, 2-1) at Alabama (9-10, 0-3):  Alabama enters the series as the only SEC team on a current losing streak.  The Tide has lost five straight, including a sweep last series against Kentucky, and a mid-week sweep by New Orleans.  Vanderbilt enters the series looking for its second SEC series win after beating Lipscomb on Wednesday.

Mississippi State (9-9, 1-2) at South Carolina (13-4, 1-2):  The Bulldogs have won two in a row, including a 24-10 victory over UAB on Tuesday. South Carolina also won their mid-week game against College of Charleston on Tuesday 13-1.  Both teams are looking for their first SEC series win.

Kentucky (18-0, 3-0) at Auburn (12-8, 0-3):  The Wildcats enter the series as the only SEC team with a perfect record.  The Wildcats are looking to match last seasons 19-0 start on Friday.  Auburn is looking for its first SEC series win after being swept by the Florida Gators last weekend.

Tennessee (13-5, 3-0) at Georgia (10-7, 2-1):  Tennessee split their mid-week games against Lipscomb and Louisville and is in search of their second SEC series win after sweeping LSU last weekend.  The Bulldogs won both of their mid-week games and is also hoping to find its second SEC series win after taking two of three from Arkansas last weekend.

Arkansas (13-6, 1-2) at LSU (12-6, 0-3):  Arkansas enters the game in search of its first SEC series win, after splitting a pair of mid-week games at Nebraska.  The Tigers are in search of their first SEC victory of the season after getting swept by Tennessee last weekend.  The Tigers seemed to have found some rhythm in Wednesday night’s come-from-behind victory against in-state rival Tulane.


SEC Series of the Weekend 


Florida (15-3, 3-0) at Ole Miss (14-6, 2-1):  Florida is fresh off a 6-1 victory over arch-rival No. 10 Florida State. The Gators have won seven straight and are looking for their second SEC series victory.  Florida is likely to enter the Top 25 with a series win over the Rebels.  Ole Miss lost its Wednesday match-up against Central Arkansas, but bounced back to beat Arkansas-Little Rock on Wednesday.  The Rebels are also in search of their second SEC series win.  Ole Miss is likely to drop out of the Top 20 with a series loss.