Etheridge: What To Watch For In MayAnalysis
The calendar has flipped to May and teams enter the stretch run for the postseason. What are some things from a postseason standpoint that Mark Etheridge is watching the final few weeks before Selection Monday? Let’s find out:
Best RPI to not host
Auburn sits at #6 in the RPI rankings, but was not projected to host in this week’s field. Despite their 31-14 overall record, the Tigers have a losing SEC record at 10-11. With final series versus Vanderbilt, at Ole Miss and LSU, Auburn may have to do better than just winning two home series and avoiding a road sweep to host. Because if that is how it finishes, a 15-15 mark likely will not be enough to host without a strong showing in Hoover.
Other topics we cover in this edition of Mark’s analysis is the West Coast postseason picture and at-larges from mid-majors and more.