SEC Baseball is off to a wild and crazy start, as usual. After three weeks it's still hard to tell the contenders from the also-rans. Other than Tennessee and Alabama, just about any team could slip into contention for a division crown. Here is a look at the SEC Stock Exchange for Week 3.
STOCK PRICE HIGH
ARKANSAS- The Hogs won their second straight road series winning two of three at Missouri. Arkansas is back at home this week hosting LSU.
AUBURN- The Tigers pulled off story book series win over a strong South Carolina. On Sunday in the rubber game the Tigers scored three runs off a walk-off homer by designated hitter Conor Davis to prevail 6-5. When it comes to baseball, there no more Auburn jokes.
KENTUCKY- The Wildcats continue to lead the league in batting average, the only SEC team batting over .300. UK dominated Vanderbilt in the first two games last weekend before dropping Sunday's matchup 6-4. After a mid-week game with nationally ranked Louisville, the Cats travel to Mississippi State for a pivotal SEC series.
MISSISSIPPI STATE- State is currently on the longest winning streak (7) in the conference. The Bulldogs were able to pull off three close wins over Ole Miss last weekend. This weekend they host an also red-hot Kentucky team in a series that could cause a shuffle in both division's standings.
SOUTH CAROLINA- The Gamecocks let a series win slip away at Auburn by giving up a Sunday walk-off homer. Now they return home to home a Vanderbilt team looking for its second series victory.
STOCK PRICE SO-SO
LSU- LSU seemed to be taking off after its second league series but the Tigers took a step back in their third series, losing two games to the upstart Aggies. LSU travels to Fayetteville this weekend for a matchup with a tough Hogs bunch.
FLORIDA- Florida swept Missouri in Columbia and now has won five of six conference games since being swept at Auburn in their conference opener. This weekend they host Tennessee. Look for the Gators to be in the stock price "high" category next week.
VANDERBILT- Vanderbilt dropped a series at Kentucky losing on Friday (10-3) and Saturday (7-4) with veterans pitchings. On Sunday freshman Drake Fellows and Zach King pitched well enough to give Vandy a chance (6-4 VU win). The Commodores stay on the road this weekend with a series at always tough South Carolina.
MISSOURI- The Tigers are just 1-5 in the SEC since sweeping Alabama to start conference play. Keep in mind that the last two series were against Arkansas and Florida. A trip to Georgia this weekend could help Mizzou get out of their rut.
STOCK PRICE LOW
OLE MISS- The Rebels had a bad series at home against rival Mississippi State and now find themselves in the "stock price low" category. What's sickening for Rebels fans is that although Ole Miss was swept, they were only outscored in the three games by a combined four runs.
TEXAS A&M- A&M had a great series at LSU, winning two of three. That's a huge step for this young team. They are on the rise and threatening to move into the so-so category
ALABAMA- Bama has lost all three series so far this season. What's really distressing is that two of those series were in Tuscaloosa. The Tide has won only one of six home SEC games. Not good.
GEORGIA- Georgia had a solid series at struggling Tennessee winning two of three. With a home series against Missouri coming up the Bulldogs have a chance to reach .500 with a sweep.
TENNESSEE- UT lost two of three at home to also struggling Georgia. With just one conference victory and upcoming series at Florida and Auburn at home, things are not looking too good.