Despite having thus far faced a schedule featuring six currently ranked teams, the Diamond Dogs have come together as a club, and the Athenians now find themselves in the thick of the conference race in a division that features three of the top four teams in the country. As of this morning, these are the SEC standings:
|Position||East Team||SEC||All||West Team||SEC||All|
|1||South Carolina Gamecocks||10-2||26-5||Alabama Crimson Tide||7-4||21-12|
|2||Vanderbilt Commodores||9-2||29-3||Arkansas Razorbacks||5-6||22-8|
|3||Florida Gators||8-3||25-7||Mississippi St. Bulldogs||5-6||21-10|
|4||Georgia Bulldogs||8-3||18-14||Auburn Tigers||4-7||17-14|
|5||Kentucky Wildcats||2-9||16-16||Mississippi Rebels||4-7||19-13|
|6||Tennessee Volunteers||2-10||19-13||LSU Tigers||3-8||21-10|
The Red and Black are a game and a half out of first place in the East, are a game behind second-place Vanderbilt, are tied with the Florida team that will visit Athens next weekend, and are no worse than fourth overall in the league.
The division-leading Palmetto State Poultry already are finished for the weekend, but the Classic City Canines wrap up their series with Ole Miss starting at 2:30, while the first pitch of the Music City Mariners’ concluding contest with Alabama is set for 2:00 and the Sunshine State Saurians’ final outing at Mississippi State gets underway at 1:00.