After taking two-of-three from Vanderbilt for their third straight SEC series win, the Bat Cats got even more good news today, according to D1Baseball.com Nick Mingione's team is worth of the top ten at No. 8 in the nation.That is a climb of eight spots from last week's rankings.
Florida is the only other SEC school in the top ten. Auburn, South Carolina, LSU, and Arkansas also made the cut.
Kentucky's hot bats are primarily responsible for the squad's early season resurgence. They lead the Southeastern Conference in in overall batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, runs batted in, overall doubles, and overall hits.
The Wildcats' pitching staff has done more than their fair share as well. The rotation ranks in the conference top five in ERA, total wins, runs allowed, earned runs allowed, and opposing batting average.
Kentucky is up to No. 13 this week in Baseball America's poll and was ranked No. 19 in last week's USA Today survey.
The Bat Cats next take the field tomorrow night at archrival Louisville. The Cardinals, a consensus top five team, will be the stiffest test that Kentucky has faced since the opening weekend series against North Carolina.