Louisiana-Lafayette helped its case last week, and we look at those who hurt/helped cases, plus a look at national seed trends and series with postseason ramifications.

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The Postseason Primer: April 19

Analysis

We’re past the midseason mark in college baseball, and though our latest projections and analysis will be out tomorrow, along with Aaron Fitt’s weekly Stock Report, it’s time to take a look at how last week’s national seeds affected their stock over the past week, while also looking at which potential bubble teams helped or hurt their stock.

What’s the scoop on the postseason picture at the moment? Come find out …

1. Florida (33-5, 11-4 SEC)

FloridaGators2015National seed stock: ↔
Results: The Gators didn’t disappoint last week. In addition to finishing off a season series sweep of rival Florida State, they hit the road and did a clean sweep of a scuffling Arkansas club. UF did nothing to hurt its stick over the weekend.
RPI: 1
Strength of schedule: Overall: 2, Non-conf: 12
Records vs. RPI: Top 25: 11-5, Top 50: 11-5, Top 100: 19-5
The skinny: Let’s be honest here: What is there not to like about this resume? The Gators played a very difficult non-conference schedule and have a pair of outstanding series wins over Miami and Texas A&M, the series triumph over the Hurricanes being a road series. The metrics across the board look excellent, especially a whopping 9-3 mark on the road. We’re rather bullish about the Gators as top national seed at this point.

2. Miami (27-5, 13-3 ACC)

Miami Florida logoNational seed stock: ↔
Results: The Hurricanes had a very strong week on the diamond. In addition to a pair of midweek victories, they hit the road and took two of three from Duke, the one loss not hurting much at all with it being on the road. The ‘Canes did nothing to hurt their stock as a national seed.
RPI: 2
Strength of schedule: Overall: 15, Non-conference 76
Records vs. RPI: Top 25: 9-3, Top 50: 10-3, Top 100: 19-4
The skinny: If not for that home series loss to the Gators, Miami would have an impeccable case to be the top national seed. With that said, the top two in this mix are still clearly the Gators and Hurricanes. Miami has across the board outstanding metrics, and are now also an impressive 7-2 on the road, an important factor considering a majority of its marquee wins have come at the friendly confines of Mark Light Stadium.


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