Postseason Analysis: UCSB’s Curious Case


What is the committee to do with a rowdy bunch of Gauchos?

UC Santa Barbara is enjoying a historic season. Andrew Checketts’ squad is 30-5 entering the week, winners of their last dozen games. They have everything the committee is looking for. They are 8-1 in their conference and have a top ten RPI (#7 on April 21).

So, what’s the rub? They should be a slam dunk host and a potential top eight national seed?

The problem involves their conference, the Big West. Historically, a strong collection of baseball-focused programs, the past two seasons the group has taken a[…]