A 5-0 loss to Arkansas State Tuesday night wasn't too damaging to the RPI for Ole Miss heading into an important series at Auburn.

The Rebels, 31-22 after the loss, close SEC play against the Tigers and can considerably strengthen their NCAA tournament hopes with a series win. Ole Miss is 13-14 in SEC play.

Ole Miss went into Jonesboro at No. 32 in the simulated RPI at D1Baseball.com. After the loss the Rebels are No. 34. Their strength-of-schedule ranking is No. 13.

It was Arkansas State's third win against an RPI top 50 team. The Red Wolves' RPI improved to 184.

Parrish Alford

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