The Southeastern Conference has been college baseball's heavyweight for more than two decades, winning 8 of the past 21 national titles, including the past two.
This year, the league could get a record number of teams in the NCAA tournament and extend that dominance.
The SEC has an outside shot at sending 10 out of 12 teams to the NCAA tournament, which would be a first for any conference since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1999. The SEC has had nine teams reach the NCAA tournament three times.
According to the NCAA's latest RPI rankings released on Tuesday, there are 10 SEC teams in the top 41, including three in the top five. Florida is No. 1, Vanderbilt is No. 3 and defending national champion South Carolina is No. 5.
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