By ROBBIE NEISWANGERArkansas News BureauFAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn has been around Southeastern Conference baseball for nine seasons now. He’s been around college baseball in general much, much longer.But when Van Horn looks at the crowded SEC Western Division standings, where options are aplenty for every team involved with three games remaining, the long-time coach shakes his head. He has never seen anything like it."This is crazy," Van Horn said. "You’ve got six teams in the division and all six can go to the tournament. ... And all six of us haven’t clinched anything yet."The SEC West’s wild ride reaches a dramatic end when all six teams wrap up the regular season this week. It includes the Arkansas-Ole Miss series, which begins tonight in Baum Stadium at 6:35. Seldom has every team seemingly had so much to play for during its final three games of the year.Arkansas (34-17, 13-14 in SEC), Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State are tied for the lead in the SEC West standings entering today’s games. Ole Miss (29-23, 12-15) is one game back. LSU (11-16 in SEC) is two behind.It means each team can win the West crown and reach next week’s SEC Tournament with a strong week. On the flip side, two of the six will miss the SEC Tournament completely when the eight-team field is finalized Saturday."It’s unbelievable," Arkansas catcher James McCann said. "But this is the kind of race you prepare all fall and all winter for - for it to come down to three games, to one game, whatever it’s going to come down to. You go into the season trying to be able to take the west at any point. "It just so happens this year it’s in the last weekend."Arkansas, which is 3-3 in its past six conference games against SEC East front-runners South Carolina and Florida, is not on solid ground despite being near the top of the West most of the season. In fact, the Hogs enter the final week as the No. 8 seed in the SEC Tournament field because of the SEC’s tie-breaking procedures.Series losses to Auburn and Alabama haven’t helped. So losing two of three could conceivably push Arkansas out of the SEC Tournament field depending on other results."So at the very least, we have to win the series," Arkansas first baseman Dominic Ficociello said.But there’s even more pressure on Ole Miss to win games after the Rebels dropped two of three against in-state rival Mississippi State last week. Ole Miss is currently in ninth position in the SEC’s overall standings so the Rebels need a series win to secure an SEC Tournament berth.Ole Miss does have recent history on its side in Baum Stadium. The Rebels have won the past three series at Arkansas dating back to 2005. In fact, Ole Miss swept the Razorbacks the last time the teams met in Fayetteville.But Arkansas isn’t thinking about that possibility as it prepares for Ole Miss. Instead, pitcher DJ Baxendale said the Razorbacks realize a sweep could help them win the SEC West, which would also make them the No. 2 seed."You can’t sweep if you don’t win the first one," said Baxendale, who will start tonight’s game. "So the first game is going to be huge for us. It’s going to set the tone for the entire weekend. We’ve got to come out focused, play good defense, hit the ball well and make good pitches."Arkansas was a little shaky in its tune-up for the series on Tuesday night, sliding past Tennessee-Martin 6-2 thanks to five RBIs from outfielder Kyle Robinson. The Razorbacks managed only eight hits in the win — four after the second inning — and Van Horn said it was obvious the Razorbacks were sluggish in their final nonconference game."I know why it was that way," Van Horn said. "They’re thinking about Ole Miss and the importance of this weekend and you just try to fight through that a little bit."But McCann said it’s important Arkansas doesn’t get overwhelmed by pressure or caught up in the big picture as numerous scenarios and seedings fly around this week.In the end, McCann said Arkansas’ plan won’t change from its previous nine SEC weekends. The goal: win the series."The previous two years I’ve been here we’ve been playing to get into the tournament and we’re doing the same thing right now," McCann said. "It just so happens we’re playing for either first or fifth in the West now. It’s crazy."