Gamecocks Remain the Same in Baseball Polls

South Carolina and Clemson won’t finish their baseball series until Tuesday night in Greenville, so we won’t have the Field Report until after that game.  However, unlike the state of South Carolina, the rest of the college baseball world hasn’t been put on hold, and the new polls came out today.  Since the Gamecocks haven’t finished their weekend series, there isn’t much movement.  In fact, there isn’t any.  Below are the major rankings and South Carolina’s position within them.

As a side note, since the rubber match against Clemson is on Tuesday, the series will probably lose some importance nationally.  If South Carolina wins and then plays poorly against Cal State Bakersfield this weekend, the series win may be forgotten.  If Carolina loses and performs well at home on the weekend, they probably won’t be penalized too much for it.  The Palmetto state clash was the premier weekend series, but it will suffer in exposure and importance because of the schedule shift.  Nonetheless, here are the rankings:

Poll This Week Last Week
Baseball America 4 4
Collegiate Baseball 6 6
Baseball Writers* 4 4
Perfect Game 8 8
USA Today/Coaches 4 4

*National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association