SEC Baseball Teams in Top 25 in 2022

Eli Powell

College baseball is back and running again, with the season starting in late February. The SEC has been one of the most dominate conferences in all of sports in recent years, and baseball is no exception. Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, LSU, Arkansas, and Ole Miss are all ranked in the top ten teams in all of college baseball as of right now, the start of the season.Vanderbilt has been one of the most dominate forces in baseball for the last decade. LSU has always been a baseball powerhouse since the 1980’s, and Mississippi State are the returning champions from last year, defeating Vanderbilt in the championship. Ole Miss is a young team with plenty of weapons to make big moves in the season. Arkansas is becoming one of the most respected teams in baseball, due to their year by year dominance in the regular season. Tennesseans can’t forget about the Vol’s deep run into Omaha last year. It is safe to say the Volunteers were viewed as the “dark horse” team by many. Right now in the SEC Arkansas is on top, holding that number one spot and number 2 in the nation under Texas. Next up is Ole Miss, many think they will not hold onto the No. 3 seed but they are looking to surprise a lot of people this year. Vanderbilt is number three in the SEC and number 5 in the nation, but many believe they will end up in the No. 1 position by the end of the season. The defending champs, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, are in 7th but with the return of Landon Sims many believe they will sneak into the top three. LSU is number 8 right now, they are one of the most consistently good teams in baseball and are looking to make a run this year. Florida is next up at the number 15 place, and have a lot of doubters this year. Georgia is the 16th seed, and are looking to fight through the doubt this year, in a similar way to Florida. Tennessee is bringing up the rear in 18th, but people remember the atmosphere last year and expect a similar “dark horse” team this year.