Top-ranked Gators close regular season at MSU

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The latest SEC baseball title is applied to the outfield wall at McKethan Stadium's Perry Field after the Gators beat the Georgia Bulldogs last Saturday. The Gators beat Georgia 9-3 to clinch the series and win the title. [Cyndi Chambers/Correspondent]

Top-ranked Florida returns to the baseball diamond at Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with sights set on winning the SEC regular-season title outright.

Florida clinched its second consecutive Southeastern Conference regular-season title with a series win against Georgia over the weekend. The SEC title is the 15th in program history and the fifth under coach Kevin O’Sullivan.

UF and MSU close out the regular season with games at 7 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, with both games on ESPNU. Thursday’s game is online at SEC Network+. As usual, the gang at WRUF will also carry the game.

The SEC Baseball Tournament runs May 22-27 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala.

D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings:

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 Florida 41-12 3-1 1
2 Oregon State 38-8-1 3-1 3
3 Stanford 39-8 2-2 2
4 NC State 39-12 5-0 5
5 Ole Miss 39-13 3-0 6
6 Arkansas 36-15 3-0 7
7 North Carolina 34-16 2-3 4
8 Clemson 39-13 4-1 8
9 East Carolina 37-13 4-1 10
10 Duke 38-12 3-1 13
11 Florida State 37-16 5-1 14
12 Minnesota 34-13 2-1 15
13 Stetson 40-11 3-0 20
14 Southern Miss 36-14 1-2 9
15 Texas Tech 35-15 0-1 12
16 Georgia 35-16 2-2 16
17 Texas 33-18 0-0 17
18 UCLA 31-16 1-3 11
19 Kentucky 33-18 3-1 21
20 Tennessee Tech 44-6 4-0 23
21 Coastal Carolina 36-16 4-0 25
22 Houston 31-20 2-1 NR
23 Connecticut 30-16-1 3-2 18
24 Oklahoma State 29-19-1 1-2 22
25 South Carolina 30-21 2-2 NR
Dropped Out
Auburn 35-17 1-3 19
South Florida 30-17-1 1-2 24

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