South Carolina was one of the better teams in the month of April.

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Off The Top Of My Head: Week 12

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It’s official. We’re into the final month of the regular season. Forget the warm regards of spring, the month of May is actually cold and cruel. It doesn’t care about your hopes, your plans or if your precious little retirement party ends in its grasp and not in the warming arms of June. It’s the month where seasons end and dreams are crushed. But before we get to the this final month, lets set it up with what we learned from what was an interesting month of April.

What’s covered:

— What we learned in April
— Top 10 places to be this weekend
— Eight for Omaha

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE MONTH OF APRIL
Here are 11 things we discovered in our sport from the past month.

— FIVE TEAMS ARE BACK FROM THE DEAD:
April brought out the Lazarus act from a number of programs who have turned their seasons around

– South Carolina
26-18, 11-10 SEC, No. 49 RPI
A few weeks ago, the Gamecocks had an RPI in the 70s, but a sweep of LSU and a series win at Vanderbilt have pushed them up to No. 49 entering this weekend’s series vs. Ole Miss. They’ll also have upcoming weekends vs. No. 22 Missouri and at No. 16 Texas A&M, so as long as they don’t go belly-up in these weekends, the Cocks could be set for the Big Dance in Mark Kingston’s first year.

 


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