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SEC Weekend Softball Preview, Week 11

Five ranked match-ups this weekend take place as teams battle for postseason position

ALABAMA

FRIDAY

  • at Georgia (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • at Georgia (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • at Georgia (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

ARKANSAS

SATURDAY

  • vs. Ole Miss (4 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • vs. Ole Miss (5 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPN)

MONDAY

  • vs. Ole Miss (7 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

AUBURN

FRIDAY

  • at Texas A&M (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • at Texas A&M (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • at Texas A&M (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

FLORIDA

FRIDAY

  • vs. LSU (5:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • vs. LSU (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • vs. LSU (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

GEORGIA

FRIDAY

  • vs. Alabama (6 ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • vs. Alabama (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • vs. Alabama (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

KENTUCKY

FRIDAY

  • at Tennessee (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • at Tennessee (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • at Tennessee (1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

LSU

FRIDAY

  • at Florida (5:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • at Florida (1 p.m. ET ESPN2/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • at Florida (1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2/WatchESPN)

OLE MISS

SATURDAY

  • at Arkansas (4 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • at Arkansas (5 p.m. ET, SEC ESPNU/WatchESPN)

MONDAY

  • at Arkansas (7 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

MISSISSIPPI STATE

SUNDAY

  • at South Carolina (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • at South Carolina (12 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN )

SUNDAY

  • at South Carolina (1 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

MISSOURI

do not play this weekend

SOUTH CAROLINA

FRIDAY

  • vs. Mississippi State (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN

SATURDAY

  • vs Mississippi State (12 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • vs. Mississippi State (1 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/Watch ESPN)

TENNESSEE

FRIDAY

  • vs. Kentucky (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • vs. Kentucky (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SUNDAY

  • vs. Kentucky (1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

TEXAS A&M

FRIDAY

  • vs. Auburn (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

SATURDAY

  • vs. Auburn (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network/WatchESPN )

SUNDAY

  • vs. Auburn (2 p.m. ET, SEC Network+/WatchESPN)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

In what other conference can you see five... FIVE ranked matchups in one weekend. Folks, I know Infinity War is this weekend, but it’s only a two and half hour movie. Watch some softball this weekend.

14th-ranked LSU travels to 5th-ranked Florida in a series that looms large for both teams. Florida is trying to get a stranglehold on both the conference and on hosting a Super Regional should they get there. LSU may be on the outside looking in as far as Super Regionals go, but winning two out of three in Gainesville should largely boost their chances at a Regional.

No. 8 Georgia sits just two games behind Florida in the SEC standings but is also a team looking to host a Super Regional. Their opponent this weekend, No. 17 Alabama, is in the same boat at LSU, where a series win on the road would greatly help their chances of hosting a Regional.

25th-ranked Mississippi State and 13th-ranked South Carolina will do battle in Columbia, South Carolina this weekend. State has had a rough go of it in conference play as they sit at 6-12, however a series win in Columbia could help build some confidence as they gear up for postseason play. South Carolina has their sight sets on a regional and losing a home series against a team that sits 10th within in the SEC would not help.

Kentucky sits at 28-15 overall, but just 5-12 in conference play. Seven of those losses have come by less then two runs, so this is a team who wishes they could use the Time Stone to win some of those games (Infinity War joke complete). Kentucky is safely in the field, and No. 7 Tennessee is waiting for them this weekend in Knoxville. The Volunteers this weekend are trying to grab ahold of a chance to host a Super Regional, and for that to happen, every game is a must win game.

No. 12 Texas A&M hosts No. 15 Auburn in a series that both teams will view as must-win. Both teams like so many other SEC teams are trying to host a regional and the loser of this series may find themselves on the outside looking in come selection time. Texas A&M heads into this weekend at 10-8 in the SEC and 37-12 overall. Auburn is 11-9 within the SEC and 38-11 overall. These teams are neck in neck with each other and the winner of this series will have the advantage when it comes time to pick who goes where for postseason play.

16th-ranked Arkansas will want to take advantage this weekend as last place Ole Miss comes to Fayetteville for a series this weekend. Arkansas could find themselves hosting a regional but needs to at least win two out of three this weekend before a big matchup in Baton Rouge next weekend against LSU. Ole Miss is trying to play spoiler for what has been a fantastic season for Arkansas.

Missouri, after winning two games this past Wednesday at Western Illinois, gets the weekend off.