The Road to Hoover | Ole Miss Sports

It lines up like this …

East

Florida 33-12, 17-7

South Carolina 36-11, 17-7

Vanderbilt 35-13, 12-10

Tennessee 27-21, 11-13

Kentucky 26-21, 9-15

Georgia 13-33, 3-19

West

Arkansas 37-11, 16-8

Ole Miss 34-15, 15-9

Auburn 33-15, 15-9

LSU 34-15, 12-12

Alabama 29-19, 10-14

Miss. State 20-28, 5-19

The Road to Hoover

Georgia is mathematically eliminated, but MSU is still six games back of the eighth spot with six games to play. Probably not going to make it. Kentucky and Alabama would be on the outside if the tournament started today, the Crimson Tide falling behind Tennessee over the weekend.

The Rebels are a game out in the West, two games out in the overall. With a 5-1 finish Ole Miss would equal last year’s 20-10 mark the earned a share of the SEC overall title.

Remaining schedules …

Ole Miss’ shapes up pretty good. The Rebels are at Alabama this week. The Tide has lost three of its last four SEC series, a sweep of MSU bunched in there as well. Ole Miss will need to pitch well against a good offensive club.

After that the Rebels are at home against Auburn, the best offensive club in the league. Like Ole Miss, Auburn is 8-2 in its last 10 games. Like Alabama, Auburn is coming off a sweep of MSU.

Auburn is at home against Tennessee this weekend. The Vols are also 8-2 in their last 10, coming off a sweep of Georgia, the East’s version of MSU.

The most difficult remaining six games go to Arkansas, which finishes at home against South Carolina this weekend and closes at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is the SEC’s No. 1 pitching team, South Carolina No. 2.

If the Rebels can get Matt Snyder back in the lineup and regain some offensive swagger that Arkansas took away over the weekend, they can be in the mix in both the division and overall. Certainly they can get in the mix to host a regional, but two things need to happen there. The RPI needs to stay below 20 – Today it’s at No. 20 – and the Rebels need to finish in the top five. That would be a strong case.