Gators move up spot in baseball ranking to set up Top-14 meeting with Commodores

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Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan and his No. 14 Gators host No. 2 Vanderbilt for a three-game series starting Friday.

After a 3-1 week, Florida moved up a spot to No. 14 in the D1Baseball Top 25 Rankings released Monday.

After losing the first game of a Sunday doubleheader at Auburn, 10-8, the Gators (28-12, 11-7 SEC) won the nightcap, 6-4, to capture the series, their first road series win of the season.

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The Gators welcome SEC East-leading Vanderbilt (31-7, 13-5), which remained ranked No. 2 after a 3-1 week, to begin a key home series at 7 p.m. Friday (ESPNU). Saturday's game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start (SEC Network+) and Sunday at 3 p.m. (ESPN2). For game tickets, click here or call (352) 375-4683.

Florida enters the week having won eight of its last nine games and recorded double-digit hits in seven of the past eight games.

"I thought we swung the bat really well all weekend," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said.

SEC East Standings

                       Conference        Overall

Vanderbilt            13-5                31-7

Tennessee           12-6                32-9

Florida                  11-7                28-12

South Carolina     11-7                25-12

Georgia                 9-9                 26-13

Kentucky               9-9                 24-13

Missouri                5-13               12-25