Ole Miss and MSU crack D1Baseball’s Top 10

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Going into the 2021 season, both Ole Miss and Mississippi State have earned spots in D1Baseball’s Top 25 rankings.

The Rebels barely missed the top five, coming in at No. 6, with the Bulldogs just one spot behind at No. 7.

Prior to the 2020 season being suspended due to COVID-19, both teams were enjoying successful seasons.

Ole Miss, who finished at 16-1 (the one loss coming to then-No. 1 Louisville), was one of college baseball’s hottest teams, riding a 16-game winning streak heading into SEC play.

Mississippi State’s shortened season ended with a 12-4 record, which was good enough to place them at No. 17 in D1Baseball’s final 2020 rankings.

Roster-wise, the two programs saw a combined five players get drafted, however, years of consistent recruiting should be enough to keep the two schools among the nation’s best.

The SEC leads all conferences with nine of 14 teams landing in the Top 25. To view the full rankings, click here.

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Written by J.T. Mitchell

J.T. Mitchell is a multimedia journalist out of Jackson, Mississippi, who worked extensively for both News Mississippi and SuperTalk Mississippi before delving into his current role with Our Mississippi Home. He is also the author of Pocket Grammar: 24 Mistakes You'll Never Make Again. J.T. received his education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied both English and philosophy. 

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