Mississippi State upset by Georgia

Georgia won the series in Athens in probably the second biggest upset of the SEC season. That’s a big blow to MSU’s hosting chances.

LSU is going to go into next week’s finale leading the West with an 18-9 conference record, followed by Mississippi State at 17-10. That 18-9 mark also is tied for first in the SEC.

Assuming this Vanderbilt score holds, Arkansas will go into the final weekend with a 16-10 mark in the SEC, meaning the only way the Razorbacks could win the division is with a MSU series win (but not sweep) next week over LSU and an Arkansas sweep at Texas A&M. That’s not likely to happen.

What is more obtainable for Arkansas is to get into the top four of the SEC standings, which could happen. That not only would give the Razorbacks a bye in the SEC Tournament, but also a good chance at hosting a regional. I think the SEC will probably get four host spots this year.