Tide baseball holds strong at No. 21 in Baseball America rankings

Alabama baseball is living up to the preseason hype.

The Crimson Tide are No. 21 in the Baseball America poll for the third straight week after taking two of three from Stephen F. Austin.

Alabama is 4-2 through the first two weeks of the season.

It remains unranked in the Collegiate Baseball top 30.

The SEC has eight teams in the Baseball America poll led by No. 3 South Carolina. LSU (7), Vanderbilt (8), Mississippi State (18), Alabama, Texas A&M (23), Arkansas (24) and Florida (25) are also in the B.A. Top 25.

Alabama hits the road this week for a game at Southern Miss on Wednesday before a weekend series at 10th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette.