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Kentucky Baseball: Bat Cats Move Up in the Rankings

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A big series win lead to Kentucky moving up a few spots in this week's college baseball polls.

After a weekend series that saw the Bat Cats take two-of-three games from the Alabama Crimson Tide to win yet another SEC series, the team’s record stands at a solid  22-9 overall and 8-4 in the SEC. Kentucky sits in third place behind Florida and is two games back of division leader South Carolina.

The victories over the Crimson Tide propelled Kentucky back into the Top 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 23 after not being ranked the previous week.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Miami (Fla.) (26) 25-4 769 2
2 Florida (5) 29-5 729 1
3 Texas A&M 25-7 674 5
4 Vanderbilt 25-7 642 3
5 South Carolina 28-5 636 7
6 Florida State 22-8 580 8
7 Louisville 24-7 579 4
8 Mississippi State 23-9-1 570 10
9 Texas Christian 24-7 542 6
10 Oregon State 22-7 503 9
11 Mississippi 25-7 431 15
12 Louisiana State 21-10 397 14
13 North Carolina 23-9 377 12
14 North Carolina State 22-9 331 18
15 California 19-9 274 11
16 Missouri State 25-6 272 17
17 Florida Atlantic 23-6 264 13
18 Clemson 23-9 226 16
19 UC Santa Barbara 21-7-1 169 20
20 Georgia Tech 23-8 168 24
21 Texas Tech 24-9 161 30
22 Brigham Young 25-5 149 19
23 Kentucky 22-9 118 27
24 South Alabama 25-8 73 29
25 Virginia 20-14 61 22

D1Baseball.com’s panel of voters moved Kentucky up three spots from No.21 last week to No. 18 this week.

Ranking Team Rank Last Week
1 Miami, Florida 3
2 Mississippi State 5
3 Florida 1
4 Florida State 9
5 Vanderbilt 2
6 Texas A&M 6
7 Oregon State 7
8 South Carolina 8
9 Louisville 4
10 TCU 10
11 LSU 15
12 NC State 14
13 Ole Miss 18
14 Texas Tech 22
15 North Carolina 13
16 Clemson 12
17 California 11
18 Kentucky 21
19 UC Santa Barbara 19
20 Long Beach State 20
21 Rice NR
22 Tulane NR
23 East Carolina 16
24 Florida Atlantic 17
25 South Alabama NR

Kentucky also moved up three spots in the Baseball America Top 25 from No.19 to No.16.

16. Kentucky

Last Week: 2-1
Overall: 22-9, 8-4 in SEC (2-1 vs. Top 25)
Weekend Series: 6-0
Kentucky's veteran rotation of Zack Brown, Dustin Beggs and Kyle Cody outpitched a very good Alabama staff, and a walk-off grand slam Saturday by Riley Mahan ensured a sixth winning weekend for the Wildcats. The intensity ramps up this week with games against rival Louisville and Vanderbilt.
RESULTS
April 6: (4) Louisville: PPD
April 8-10: Alabama: W 3-2, W 6-2, L 2-1
UPCOMING
April 12: Eastern Kentucky
April 13: (11) Louisville
April 15-17: @ (12) Vanderbilt

The Wildcats return to the diamond this evening to take on the archrival Louisville at 6:30 P.M. at Cliff Hagan Stadium.