November 12, 2010 – Arkansas and Alabama split their games against one another last week and nearly split he No, 3 spot in the first South Rankings of the season. Florida and Vanderbilt also found themselves in the rankings at No. 11 and No. 13, respectively.
Arkansas (11-4-0, 2-1-0 SECHC) finds itself back in a familiar position as last season in the No. 3 spot of the rankings behind Central Florida and Florida Gulf Coast. The Razorbacks took the No. 4 seed in the final rannkings last year and used it to propel them to a National Tournament Appearence.
Alabama (8-6-0, 3-1-0 SECHC) is enjoying a much improved season from last year and it shows as the Frozen Tide brroke into the No. 4 spot after missing regionals last season with a ranking outside the top 10. Alabama will be facing Clemson (No. 8) and Georgia Tech (No. 9) next week with a chance to validate the ranking.
Florida (5-2-0, 3-0-0 SECHC) is ranked No. 11 in the first rankings. After a National Tournament Appearance last season, the Gators have looked good early, but the schedule is not as strong as Georgia and Tennessee have had down seasons. The Gators will face South Carolina (Recieved Votes) this weekend with a chance to impress the voters.
Vanderbilt (6-1-0, 1-1-0 SECHC) finds themselves ranked for the first time in several years. The Commodores have been off to a solid start, enough so to grab attention of the voters with a No. 13 ranking.
South Carolina (4-5-0, 3-1-0 SECHC) also recieved votes in the first rankings.
Florida Gulf Coast (5)
Central Florida (4)
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