Armed with a #26 ranking from Baseball News, Kentucky ripped off another series of impressive wins this weekend, downing #12 Tennessee twice in three games for a series win -- its second over a ranked SEC team in two weeks. This off continuing its stellar start to the season with a 13-3 win over Xavier midweek.
The win puts the Cats at 18-4, matching the best start in the school's 102-year baseball history.
The ranking puts Kentucky on the cusp of the top 25, rare territory for the Bat Cats. How tough is the SEC as a baseball conference?
The Baseball News poll puts 7 SEC teams before UK (at 26). That means 8 of the league's 12 teams are considered among the top 26 teams in the country. Tough, indeed! Congrats John Cohen and the Bat Cats ... keep rolling.
Update [2006-3-28 13:22:55 by JL Blue]: This week's college baseball polls show Kentucky's rapid rise nationally ... with a #20 spot from Baseball America, a #21 ranking from Collegiate Baseball, and a spot standing just outside the top 25 from USA Today.