South Carolina Baseball: Gamecocks drop in polls after another series loss

South Carolina baseball slipped in the polls again after the series loss to Alabama.

South Carolina baseball first baseman Gavin Casas
South Carolina baseball first baseman Gavin Casas / Cyndi Chambers / USA TODAY NETWORK

South Carolina baseball lost another series (their third in four series against teams from power conferences) when they dropped two of three to the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa this weekend.

After taking a nice leap in the rankings last week following their sweep of the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Gamecocks are sinking lower into the various top-25 polls around the country. Most of the polls dropped Carolina about five spots from last week as the smallest dip was 4, and the largest was 6.

D1Baseball dropped Carolina from 18th to the 22nd spot in their top-25 rankings.

South Carolina baseball is now 23rd in the Perfect Game top-25, a drop of five spots from their 18-spot in last week's edition of the poll.

#15 is the new home for the Gamecocks according to Baseball America as they continue to be higher on Mark Kingston's team than most of the other outlets. They reached the top-10 a week ago after the Vandy series.

USA Today ranks the Gamecocks 19th in the country, another 5-spot drop from last week.

The NCBWA (National College Baseball Writers Association) dinged USC four spots from 16th to 20th in their updated rankings.

College Baseball Central represented the outlet with the biggest drop in feelings regarding South Carolina baseball as they ranked the YardCocks 17th after marking them as the 11th-best team in the nation last week.

South Carolina has a chance to bounce back a bit in the mid-week with an out-of-conference game against Georgia Southern on Wednesday at Founders Park. SEC Network will broadcast the game (the ESPN app will stream the game), and first pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST.

A win could provide some much-needed momentum before the Gamecocks have to welcome the top-5 Texas A&M Aggies to town for a three-game series. On Friday, the two teams will begin at 7:00 PM EST. Game 2 on Saturday will start at 4:00 PM EST, and the series finale is set for 1:30 PM EST. All three games will be shown on the SEC Network+ and ESPN app.

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