Missouri baseball ranks No. 24 based on the NCAA’s RPI formula in the latest rankings released Monday.
The Tigers, who improved to 24-12 overall and 10-5 in the SEC by taking two of three last weekend against Tennessee, moved up eight spots from the previous week.
Missouri State, 24-8, checks in sixth after gaining two spots in the RPI rankings.
Missouri long ago eclipsed last season’s totals for wins and conference wins and are well-positioned for a postseason berth after going 20-33 overall and 6-24 in the SEC in 2014.
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The Tigers currently sit in second place in the SEC East division, a game behind Vanderbilt.
Missouri hosts Alabama for a three-game series Friday through Sunday and visits the Commodores the final weekend in April.
Baseball America moved MU up six spots to No. 14 in its latest poll, one spot ahead of Missouri State.
The Tigers advanced five spots to No. 14 in the D1Baseball.com top 25 and sit 18th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, a gain of five spots.
The Bears are 17th and 21st in those polls.
Missouri actually dropped a spot to No. 17 in the latest Collegiate Baseball rankings, which have Missouri State 21st.
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association had yet to release its weekly rankings as of 6 p.m. Monday.