South Carolina Baseball: Where the Gamecocks rank after another series win

South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston and his team are on the move in the rankings.
South Carolina baseball catcher Cole Messina
South Carolina baseball catcher Cole Messina / Cyndi Chambers / USA TODAY NETWORK

South Carolina baseball has been ranked in every major poll in the country since the preseason. The Gamecocks are viewed by some as a College World Series team and by all as a postseason team in some regard.

After a strong opening weekend sweep, the Gamecocks dominated the mid-week last week to move to 5-0 before a series against Belmont. In three games, Carolina played extremely well in two games and less-than-stellar in another. As one might expect given that descriptor, USC won the series 2 games to 1, moving their overall record to 7-1.

When the newest polls were released from the various college baseball news outlets on Monday, South Carolina baseball saw themselves as movers in the rankings.

D1Baseball moved Carolina up once again, slotting them in the #19 spot in their rankings, up from 21 last week.

Perfect Game slid the Gamecocks back a spot. After starting the year at 13th, they went up to 12th before falling back one spot after the team suffered their first loss of the season.

USAToday, which doesn't update its rankings after week 1 of the college baseball season, had its first update. The YardCocks are ranked 5 spots higher than their preseason ranking, moving up to 16th.

Baseball America ranks South Carolina baseball as the 12th-best team in the country, marking the 2nd week in a row that there was no movement for Mark Kingston's team in that poll.

The NCBWA picked the Gamecocks as the 17th-ranked team in America, dropping them down one spot after the weekend.

College Baseball Central moved South Carolina baseball from 9th back down to 11th, the same spot they were ranked in the outlet's preseason poll.

The Gamecocks have little chance of being ranked in the same spots next week as there is the chance for lots of potential movement coming soon. The annual rivalry series against the Clemson Tigers is next weekend, and the orange and white-clad rivals are also a consensus top-20 team.

The Gamecocks' next contest, though, will be against Gardner-Webb on Tuesday and will be played at 4:00 PM EST on the SEC Network+.

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