By NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State made an eight-spot jump in this week’s Baseball America poll, checking in at No. 16.
The Bulldogs (40-16), who open SEC Tournament play today against Missouri, are coming off a series victory over South Carolina, which fell three spots to No. 17. The two wins against the Gamecocks gave MSU its first 40-win regular season in 16 years.
Ole Miss (36-20), which was ranked 23rd last week, fell out of the BA poll. The Rebels lost to Southern Miss and then dropped two of three at LSU.
They open the SEC Tournament today against Kentucky.