Each game day from here on out has the potential to see some movement in the SEC Western Division standings. Mississippi State walloped Tennessee on Friday, 16-5, and coupled with South Carolina's 6-1 win over Ole Miss put the Bulldogs (27-18, 9-13 SEC) into a tie for fourth in the West.
Here's how the standings look heading into today's games:
• Arkansas 12-11
• Alabama 10-12
• Auburn 10-12
• Ole Miss 9-13
• MSU 9-13
• LSU 8-14
This is obviously a weekend where the Bulldogs can make quite a move up the standings. The Volunteers are not a strong team, and the Rebels will doing good to take even one game from the No. 2-ranked team in the country, which is on a seven-game winning streak.
The SEC Tournament takes the two division winners and the next six-best teams according to league record. MSU and Ole Miss are tied for that eighth position right now. The Bulldogs' second game with UT is today at 3 p.m.