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AT-LARGE LADDER

Here’s how we size up the at-large candidates as of Friday morning, listed from safest to least safe on our ladder:

LAST FIVE IN:

60. Georgia

61. LSU

62. North Carolina

63. Alabama

64. Long Beach State

FIRST FIVE OUT:

65. Louisville

66. Ball State

67. California

68. Iowa

69. Baylor


D1Baseball Projected Field of 64: May 28
FAYETTEVILLEHATTIESBURG
1. Arkansas* (1)1. Southern Miss* (16)
4. Oral Roberts*4. South Alabama*
2. Oklahoma State2. NC State
3. Indiana State3. Alabama
NASHVILLESPOKANE
1. Vanderbilt (2)1. Gonzaga* (15)
4. Norfolk State*4. Northeastern*
2. Maryland2. Nebraska*
3. Pittsburgh3. Oregon State
AUSTINGREENVILLE
1. Texas (3)1. East Carolina* (14)
4. Army*4. Campbell*
2. Charlotte2. Old Dominion
3. LSU3. Duke
TUCSONGAINESVILLE
1. Arizona* (4)1. Florida (13)
4. Grand Canyon*4. Wofford*
2. Connecticut*2. Miami
3. UC Santa Barbara3. Fairfield*
KNOXVILLEOXFORD
1. Tennessee (5)1. Ole Miss (12)
4. VCU*4. Southeast Missouri State*
2. Georgia Tech2. Louisiana Tech*
3. Liberty*3. North Carolina
SOUTH BENDEUGENE
1. Notre Dame* (6)1. Oregon (11)
4. Central Michigan*4. Bryant*
2. South Carolina2. Michigan
3. Indiana3. Georgia
LUBBOCKFORT WORTH
1. Texas Tech (7)1. TCU* (10)
4. Abilene Christian*4.Wright State*
2. Arizona State2. UCLA
3. Virginia3. Dallas Baptist*
STARKVILLESTANFORD
1. Mississippi State (8)1. Stanford (9)
4. Southern*4. Stony Brook*
2. Florida State2. UC Irvine*
3. Long Beach State3. Nevada*
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SSS
SSS
3 months ago

Being a member of the SEC means a lot of good things: it means you have the most money, means you have the most fans, means you have the best facilities, means you don’t have to worry much about academics, means access to the best recruits, it means you’re guaranteed a strong RPI. But, it doesn’t mean you can play 31 conf. games & win only 13 and then still get to participate in the NCAA tourney. Love LSU, but they’ll have to use those SEC advantages to earn an invite to the 2022 NCAA tourney.  

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  SSS

LSU is a far more deserving 3 seed than Pitt, Virginia, Indiana State, UCSB, Indiana, Long Beach…just to name a few. And whoever hosts them is not going to want to see them in their regional.

ECL2002
ECL2002
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

I’m an IU fan and I totally agree. A team that is 34-22 (13-17) in the SEC is way more deserving than a team that is 25-16 in conference only B1G play. I have watched us play almost every game and our pitching is solid, but the offense is NOT good at all. I’ve seen LSU a couple times and they certainly looked like a much better team than us. We’ve had some good teams over the past 7-8 years, but this isn’t one of them.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  SSS

I am an S.E.C. person and there are 4 things that are definitely wrong in my humble opinion Georgia, Alabama, and LSU DO NOT belong in the NCAA tourney, and Mississippi State is not a national 8 seed. Period.

Albert Kucherak
Albert Kucherak
3 months ago

No way you’re a SEC fan. Those teams do deserve to get in. The last 10 weekends plus the SEC tournament is much tougher than any other conference by several times over. PERIOD.

Rammer
Rammer
3 months ago

There isn’t a chance those teams belong, LSU is terrible and any team will be happy to see them.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Rammer

I have watched a bunch of LSU games on the E-SEC-PN channel and they look like a good high school team. Theyre a joke and that coach is right to retire. They play like a mid major – not like Skip Bertman’s former team

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago
Reply to  Rammer

LSU is terrible?…Hahaha! Man, get out of here with that nonsense. I hate LSU, but 34-22 overall and 13-17 (12-9 in the last seven SEC series) in the toughest conference in the nation, while not great, is certainly not “terrible” I wouldn’t be the least bit shocked if they win a regional, especially if they’re sent to La Tech or Southern Miss, and especially since they’re playing for a retiring coach.

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago
Reply to  Diamond Dog

Southern Miss is very good. There are “mid majors” out there that really don’t fit that title. Southern Miss is one of those. SEC is obviously an outstanding conference but beating a 1 seed twice in any regional is tough.

Shawn
Shawn
3 months ago

How please explain lmao.?. You think that the sec…and it’s lower cased for a reason…is better than every other conference hands down? I don’t believe that. Look at the crap bottom they couldn’t compete in the SOCON

Bubba
Bubba
3 months ago
Reply to  Shawn

No one “thinks” the SEC is better than every other conference hands down, they just ARE better. It’s an obvious fact to anyone who follows college baseball on even the most casual level. But clearly not to clowns like you, Shawn.

bob beckey
bob beckey
3 months ago
Reply to  Shawn

and you’ve been taking what?

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Shawn

Amen. These SEC people are out of their minds. Missouri and Auburn are absolutely horrible. Kentucky isnt much better. LSU is a glorified high school team. Thank ESPN for emboldening these morons to think this. Look at the softball super regionals. They put 11 SEC teams in the field of 64 and theyre dropping like flies – the common theme is that the SEC stadiums are full whereas the other teams arent

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  John

🖕

John
John
3 months ago

It’s posts like these why the rest of the country hates SEC fans. LSU has absolutely no business in the field of 64. I watched them play this year and they are bad. Period. Paragraph. They have no pitching. Spotty defense.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

It’s idiotic posts like this one that makes every intelligent poster here laugh at you and your posts.. They are bad.Period. Paragraph. They make no sense. Faulty logic.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

lol, you’re funny Zero reason for them to deserve a bid!!!

Arizona would love for them to be at their stadium!

john
john
3 months ago

No he is an SEC fan. He is just an unbiased fan. There are 7 SEC teams with better records than LSU. You run out of spots to place mediocre SEC teams when the conference winners get automatic bids. There is no room for average conference teams unless they win their tourney and that did not happen.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

You sure don’t sound like much of one.. And you offer no meat to back up this post.. Why are they less deserving of the other bubble teams??and why is MSU not a top 8??..Period.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago

Wayne…You’re apparently not a knowledgeable baseball fan. Baseball is a game of endurance where sometimes you play good and sometimes not so good. At the end of the year, teams are evaluated based on the entire year…not one game, week or month. If any of the three teams mentioned fail to advance to the field of 64, it’ll be because their total quality of play came up a little short…not because of a bias comment from person with an agenda.

Last edited 3 months ago by Ronnie Fulton
John
John
3 months ago

The rest of the country agrees with you.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Says the guy with the tinfoil on his head…

Alabama should be in
Alabama should be in
3 months ago

Alabama deserves in get outtakes here with your bs

B. Allen
B. Allen
3 months ago

Just curious, which SEC team is your team.

JOHN FUERSTENBERG
JOHN FUERSTENBERG
3 months ago

If you were truly an SEC “person”, you’d know that we don’t put a period (.) after the S, the E and the C.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  SSS

Time will tell..I am betting that LSU gets in come Monday..

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  SSS

Most fans? i’d have to disagree……B1G has the most by far

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

In baseball???… You kidding me coach???…

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

He could be technically right…they just don’t go to ballparks, watch on TV or online, or otherwise show their support.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

i didnt say baseball……it seems your broad statement covered all sports.
But yes, we prob do in baseball because of weather……and pitiful teams up north.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

My statement was specific and you are simply wrong..take your L..and deal with it.. Lol

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

umm…this is a BASEBALL site. Nobody is talking about lacrosse here.

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Lol… This statement is maybe the years biggest laugh. The “only” B1G team that is close to the SEC attendance is Nebraska. They will average near 1500 butts in the stands this year with the B1G’s restrictive policy but in general they average closer to 2800 if memory serves. The rest of the big considers 500 a huge attendance. SEC, 2K fans is the norm.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago

He didnt say the SEC had the most baseball fans……..he said the SEC had the most fans, therefore we gained some advantage…..my point is there are many more ppl in B1G areas than the SEC… by a huge margin.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Admit you made a mistake or better..just stop deflecting and stfu.??

B. Allen
B. Allen
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

You cannot be serious. Have you ever seen a game in Lubbock, Fort Worth, Austin, OR pretty much anywhere in the SEC?

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

The SEC owns the top 25 on-campus crowds of all time, the record being 15,586 at Mississippi State which owns the top six all-time crowds, and 19 of the top 25. LSU has four of those, and Arkansas owns the other two. Those three SEC schools, along with Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Texas A&M are usually in the top ten in season attendance.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago
Reply to  SSS

LSU will get in because of a very good overall record along with a fairly high RPI and playing in the toughest conference in baseball. They also finished pretty strong over the last few weeks of the regular season. There have been at least a few SEC teams in the past that got into the NCAA tourney with 13 conference wins. In fact, Florida got into the last NCAA tourney with 13 conference wins, and they also were one-and-done in the SEC tourney. So I definitely expect LSU to get in, but I think they’re wrong about Alabama getting in.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Diamond Dog

if LSU gets in, it is because of the legacy skip bertman built. This team has no business in the field of 64

Thomas
Thomas
3 months ago

Ms state is not a top eight national seed get your head out of your a$$.!

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

you have that backward Thomas. get your head out of your butt. 13 11 record against top 50 is not worthy of being 1 of the top 8 teams in the country. kabish. MSU is very overrated with a pathetic defense average hitting average starting pitching. FACTS NOT STUPID COMENTS.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago

Thomas was agreeing with you, genius…although I do not. I’m guessing you’re probably an Old Myth fan who is envious of big brother, as always. And FYI, the word you’re trying to spell is “capiche”.

Jeff Skelton
Jeff Skelton
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Mississippi State deserves a top 8 national seed. Look at the whole season, not just the last couple of weeks. They have a top 8 RPI (excluding Fairfield which is an aberration), a #14 strength of schedule, 20 SEC (the highest rated conference) wins and 40 regular season wins. That deserves a top 8 seed. In my opinion, the team that does not deserve one is Notre Dame. Their RPI is worse than State’s and their strength of schedule is #38 – 24 spots worse than MSU’s. Also, while State was playing and in most cases winning out of conference games against Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Southern Miss and other tournament teams, Notre Dame played only four out of conference games – all against weak competition. ND may deserve a top 16 seed, but not a top 8.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jeff Skelton
Bill Harvey
Bill Harvey
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

State’s problem is lack of confidence. This is fundamentally a coaching issue.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Harvey

MSU’s problem is they have a horrible defense and are an average hitting team and are average in starting pitching.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago

And…State still manage to beat your team two of three this year.

You referred to Missouri as the ‘sorriest’ team in the SEC…yet they won the series over Texas A&M…who, by the way, just happen to win the series over your land sharks team.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago

Man, you really an ole Miss fan? Cause if you REALLY are as the gentleman below states then you need to get them eyes checked or grow up and admit that you’re just plain wrong.. I am a die-hard Ole Miss fan and I remember what happened in Starkville and their problem isn’t starting pitching. I don’t think they have a problem, I mean hell they are hosting a regional and super that they should win easily and mostly because of that starting pitching. Now they could use some better at bats most recently from their 5-9 hole hitters but McLeod and Bednar are just fine.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago

Still better than your posts, which are well below average.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Harvey

Lack of focus is also a problem. I never was really excited about Lemonis being hired. I thought Gary Henderson deserved to keep the job after taking over for the horn dog who was more interested in texting his ho than coaching his baseball team. Henderson held that team together after a rough start to the season, and got us to the CWS.

Bubba
Bubba
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

ND’s body of work is indeed rather unimpressive. Only played 3 games against the RPI Top 25, only played 40 games total (easy to stay rested and healthy, huh?), and feasted on a pretty weak ACC. Good enough work to host a regional, but to be a Top 8 national seed? I don’t think so.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

Two and que with two ten run rule losses – they shouldnt be hosting.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

RPI’s are not the main thing that is looked at. Ole miss has more conference wins than MSU.Llike you said the whole season is used to see how good a team is. Ole Miss has more top 25 wins than MSU does they also have more top 50 wins. Ole Miss also have a stronger SOS than MSU DOES. case closed

Roy Coleman
Roy Coleman
3 months ago

Um State beat ole miss 2 out of 3. State more deserving of top 8 than ole miss. Though it’s likely neither will wind up on top 8

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago
Reply to  Roy Coleman

Yep, TCU is probably gonna take State’s top-8 seed. If they win the Big-12 tourney, it’s guaranteed.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago

Wayne, your arguments are nothing but smoke and mirrors….with a few untruths thrown in.

State beat you two of three, State has a better conference record, a better over all record and a better RPI.

Eight of the eleven Q1 losses were to top 10 teams. We are 9-1 in Q2, while your team is 2-4.

If you’re going to bring an argument..bring all the facts…not just the few you cherry-pick to make you appear better than you are.

Matthew West
Matthew West
3 months ago

Ole Miss lost half of their SEC series. Two of those to Texas A&M and LSU. They aren’t a top 8 seed.

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew West

They also lost a series to UCF for a total of 6 series losses. Im pretty sure that NO top 8 seed has ever lost more series than they won.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Case not closed.. Monday it will be though.. Lol

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
3 months ago

“Ole Miss has more conference wins than MSU”…haha…They also have more conference losses. MSU has a higher winning pct. Old Myth has a slightly better record against quad-1 opponents, but they’re 2-4 against quad-2…MSU is 9-1 against quad-2. MSU has a better overall record, and a much better road record. MSU took 2 of 3 from Old Myth. You need to stop, man…Quit while you’re behind. You’re making a fool of yourself.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

This drives me crazy. Youre whole post operates under the assumption the SEC is good competition and all other leagues arent. So if the other leagues dont play SEC teams they have a weak schedule. This was invented by the NCAA and E-SEC-PN to boost the highest attendance and most watched programs in the sports addicted southeast.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

You were already crazy long before he posted that

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Check this cat out.. ole John! Poor ole John, I sense a little bit of jealousy in all your posts.
I mean you don’t even try to hide it..
There are some good teams all over this great country but the best of the best live in the southeast and any Stanford grad or Notre Dame alumni would probably at least have the guts to admit that!

HA, the E-SEC-PN… Come On Hotshot, your envy of SEC BASEBALL IS WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR POSTS

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

First of all, I am a Stanford grad. Second of all, there are good teams in every conference as well as bad. I hate what ESPN and the SEC network has done to sports. Its become tainted to sell advertisements and tickets, not put the best teams in the playoffs. If LSU gets in the field of 64 this year, point proven. Its actually sad because its all these poor people have in SEC country – sports.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  John

So much for Stanford’s academic reputation. Thank you for identifying the team I now most hope gets screwed in seeding, as unlikely as that is, given the committee’s obvious west coast bias. While there’s a lot to admire about that coast, baseball is not one of them. Enjoy your time in Starkville.

Last edited 3 months ago by Sutpens 100
Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

You can’t fault Stanford for all of its degree holders.. This guy is just jealous of the SEC

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

I agree with you, but don’t tell John. Maybe he won’t notice that the May 29 projections have been posted…

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

First of all; I’ll put my degrees up against your degree any day..but a Stanford degree doesn’t give you any clout on a sports thread.. Not once have you backed up your tinfoil hat conspiracy theory drivel with evidence.. Not one time have you shown anything but petty junior high school jealousy of the SEC

Matthew West
Matthew West
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Yeah there are no poor people in California. Get a grip and quit being so pretentious.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Skelton

It’s definitely debatable about whether MSU deserves a Top 8..but..it’s definitely not debatable that they are at least worthy of the discussion; and the SEC haters are such snowflakes that they can’t even admit to that simple fact.. Personally, that make me lol with their sophomoric jealousy

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Could be.. Could be not..they certainly put themselves into a situation of more lively debate within the committee..

AURob
AURob
3 months ago

Alabama did not help themselves today at all. Going to be close for them. I don’t think I have ever seen a SEC tournament with so many run ruled games.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  AURob

True but they did win 2 in Hoover which is never easy.. Good luck to them come Monday

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  AURob

Bubble getting smaller with Fairfield losing

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Yup

Christopher Burns
Christopher Burns
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Fairfield doesn’t deserve an at large bid anymore than Jackson State does. Be honest with what Fairfield’s record would be had they played other tournament teams all year.

Alabama should be in
Alabama should be in
3 months ago
Reply to  AURob

Alabama is in suckaaaaa

James
James
3 months ago

A little bit better…

Now just replace Spokane or Hattiesburg with Columbia, make South Carolina the #2 seed in their home park and send Old Dominion there as the #1 seed. The Monarchs’ resume is more deserving of a regional than any of the top 3 teams in CUSA, but just because they didn’t bid for one doesn’t mean they can’t still “host” in another town.

Gonzaga as a regional host is a joke. 20 wins against a conference that has only two teams with winning overall records? Give me a break. I get that no one likes having all of the “regionals” in one region of the country, but the fact is most years that’s where the best baseball is played.

Chuck K
Chuck K
3 months ago
Reply to  James

I agree. ODU should be a 1 seed in Columbia SC. They deserve it.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

I’d be OK w/ that scenario, as long as USM goes to Starkville instead of Oxford.

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Why? Just wondering.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

First of all, I don’t think that’s going to happen. Whoever ends up in CUSA final, USM or La Tech, is going to host in the 16th slot. ODU is deserving, too, but inexplicably didn’t bid. I don’t want to see either La Tech or USM in Oxford – both would be dangerous 2 seeds. Of the 2, I’d rather Ole Miss play La Tech to have the opportunity of paying them back for a certain midweek.

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago
Reply to  James

ODU just got to the party this year. USM has been top dog in CUSA for years. Rice before them. LaTech has been good for years. History has a part to play. USM is top 20 in attendance every year. TECH just built a new statium.

Mississippi’s big 3 all will host this year. 1st time ever!

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Great job as always.. The haters will hate and the whiners will whine and those of us with baseball knowledge will continue to just ignore their idiotic posts..lol

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Lmao.. Notre Dame just lost 14-1..SEC haters, take that.. Lol

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

To Virginia! Too sweet.

CharleeB
CharleeB
3 months ago

Hate to say it but after this poor excuse of a showing out of Texas tech I don’t think they deserve a national seed spot. Also if they play in regional with the same urgency as they have showed in the conference tournament they won’t make it to supers. They still had plenty to play hard for in okc and they act like they are just ready to go home already. Go on then

Wes
Wes
3 months ago
Reply to  CharleeB

Definitely not a favorable look for TTU. Unless they have a couple big innings here, they like MsSt will be sitting with their hands tied, hoping for that top 8 seed. TCU would be in control of that second Big12 slot in the top 8 if they can win a couple more.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  CharleeB

The 7-10 seedings are going to be fun..to be a fly on the wall during the committee discussion of these would be so much fun

B. Allen
B. Allen
3 months ago
Reply to  CharleeB

I am avid Texas Tech fan and I mostly agree with your post. I said a few days ago that Texas Tech plays the conference tournament every year with all the enthusiasm of a pre-season inter squad game. I go to OKC every year for the Big 12 tournament and regret it every time. I am glad I did not fall for it this year. That Tournament is a complete waste of time. I would have much preferred playing a series against some decent team. Example, first game against Baylor the Tech starting pitcher was pitching a shutout, had given up 2 hits and had 11 Ks after 5 innings (the conference record in that tournament is 13 Ks). Tech pulled the starter after only 70 something pitches and replaced him with a procession of brief appearances from the back end of the bullpen. In the second game against TCU Tech was only down by 2 runs and they replaced the starting pitcher after 5 innings and 70 pitches with Kurt Wilson who is Tech’s starting left fielder who has been out with a broken thumb. It was the first time Wilson had pitched this year. Plus we played our four year starting catcher at 3rd base and played a true freshmen at first who has not played all year. When I saw that I knew Tech just wanted to go home. With all the injuries that Tech has had this year they simply could not afford any injuries in that dog crap tournament in OKC. As much as I did not like the effort from Tech, Tadlock knows his team and knows what he is doing. Tadlock has said, and made it very clear, he does not care about that Big 12 tournament. He only cares about getting to Omaha. If that shit show by Tech in OKC costs us a National Seed we may regret it but, if we make it back to Omaha, no one will care about that fiasco in OKC.

Last edited 3 months ago by B. Allen
BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago

Go Vols…nice beat down today……ready for some gator meat!!
Fairfield just stole an at-large bid…bubble gets smaller,

Wade U
Wade U
3 months ago

Like how the B1G is sitting.
Huskers got another huge Friday over Michigan.
Looking forward to Indiana/Maryland tonight.
Dang it Iowa, what could have been.

Jeff Browne
Jeff Browne
3 months ago
Reply to  Wade U

Iowa was going to be paddling upstream even if they’d won their series against Illinois and Northwestern. They lost their season series to Nebraska (3-2), Michigan (3-1) and Indiana (2-1). They bested Maryland in a three-game set 2-1. They’ll likely struggle with MSU, especially on Saturday and Sunday with Wallace in the dugout.

Tom Wilks
Tom Wilks
3 months ago

No way MS State is a National Seed. 1-5 record against AR and Bandy. Gets 10 run ruled by Florida and TN.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wilks

State could give 2 sh/ts about what happened in Hoover. The only baseball that matters is what’s in front of em in Starkville, and if they don’t get that 8seed they’ll still be alright

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

yeah…their performance in Hoover suggests that.

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Wilks

Going 1-5 to the top 2 ranked teams (1-2 in Nashville) is an insignificant “negative.” TN and Florida are highly ranked and on a tear. Again, an insignificant negative. Losing the series to Missouri in Starkville recently has more significance but can’t erase those 20 SEC wins. The seeding will be interesting. Seems like a lot of posters forget that historically the conference tourneys rarely affect anything but the bubble teams.

Mike S
Mike S
3 months ago

This midwest team is projected out of the tournament. . . hmm.
scheduled 10 of 16 non conference games vs. 3 Top 12 teams and 1 SEC team.
Split series w/ #5 Arizona

  • won 2 of 3 vs. SEC team
  • Has current career K pitching leader
  • Will have 3rd consecutive year with a top 3 round pitcher (not the career k guy, who’s a top 15 pick) Would’ve had all 3 pitchers on this years staff.
  • NCAA rank 13th in Ks/9 innings
  • Leading the conference in fielding percentage
  • Has a 34-18 record.
  • Can still win conference, BUT in a conference that hasn’t had 2 teams make the tournament in years.

Indiana – no
Michigan – no
Iowa – no
Ball State – YES

#MidAmericanConference
#deserving

Mike S
Mike S
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike S

March RPI – both AZ’s 2 losses were to BSU

BSU RPI March.jpeg
Dominic
Dominic
3 months ago

LSU finished strong. Thát is what gets them in. They where 3 an 11 an finished stromg

John
John
3 months ago

This is a joke. Vanderbilt the #2 overall seed when theyre the #4 seed in the SEC tournament and go 1-2? Miss State is a top 8 seed and they two and que with two ten run rule losses? This is just getting stupid. They need to get E-SEC-PN out of the committee hearings. LSU also has no business in the field of 64. If they make it, thats a joke.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

The only joke here is every single one of your posts..

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Your posts are such a joke. Vandy was the #4 seed because TN played one more game and won it. Vandy beat TN 2-1 in Knoxville. They were ONE STRIKE away from the sweep of KY when the home UMP blew the 3rd strike call according to the TV announcers and the replay. Then Vandy blew it, KY won, and TN backed into the East Champ/#2 seed.

John
John
3 months ago

Another thing. You can prop up Arkansas all you want. Dave Van Horn never shows up in the big game – never did at Nebraska, never has at Arkansas. They might make it to Omaha with a cake walk NCAA SEC we need ratings and advertisements pathway to the CWS, but they wont win it all. Ive watched too many Van Horn teams

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

I wonder what would happen if you ever misplaced your tinfoil hat..

Kevin Staine
Kevin Staine
3 months ago

Rider is in after knocking off 36-4 Fiarfield. And there’s no way I think the committee kicks Fairfield out. D1’s bracket does not have Rider in it so one of their “last 5 in” will be on the outside.looking in after all. And I think that’ll be LSU. To be fair, do I think Rider or Fairfield can beat LSU straight up? No. Maybe 1 out of 10 games for Fairfield and maybe 1 out of 20 for Rider. But that’s not how it works. Rider and Fairfield will play come June. LSU will not.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin Staine

Disagree.. We shall both see who was right come Mon.. I do however think Fairfield will be in along with LSU.. I bet Monday you won’t be back to admit your mistake…???

Kevin Staine
Kevin Staine
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Haha,,,why such a thin skin Jon? This is just a message board. There are no mistakes. Just opinions, projections and predictions. I have no skin in the game with the teams I mentioned. Maryland and the B1g will get 2-3 others in which is my hope and then we’ll see what happens. But If you have the baseball knowledge you claim to have, I would think you’d agree that any conference championship that has a team like Fairfield who are worthy of an at-large but without any other teams worthy of an at-large…it creates a problem for the bubble teams (like LSU) when they don’t win their CC. And situations like that should worry the bubble teams. And I guarantee you it does. Now because Rider is the league champiion the MEAC will get 2 in. Someone on the bubble will be out. And honesty I’d rather see LSU in than a team like Rider. But again, Rider won their CC, LSU did not. Rider’s in. The rest will unfold on Mon,

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin Staine

I was pulling your chain ..lmao

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin Staine

But I still say you remain wrong about LSU and only LSU.. I do not disagree about Fairfield and pointed it out above

Msupup
Msupup
3 months ago

Notre Dame??!!! They wouldn’t even be in the top 10 in the SEC with their record.. talk about patronizing a minuscule fan base. MS State puts 15,000+ in the stadium for 1 GAME… ND doesn’t put that many in a stadium for a whole YEAR.

Mike
Mike
3 months ago
Reply to  Msupup

Maybe not, but put any of the SEC teams in the northern 1/4 of the country and see how they play in a conference with 44 deg. (high temp) and winds in March. now that’d be an interesting twist. and try to put 150 fans in there. maybe there’s that good of a following even in low temperature/snow. I’d hope there’s that good of a following.
But lets not kid ourselves – weather is an SEC recruiting tool against ND and any other northern team.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

By the way.. Some of the conference tournament formats absolutely suck..that is all..

John
John
3 months ago

Think about how ridiculous this all is. SEC fans and the seeding committee will point to the RPI to justify putting 11 SEC teams in the field of 64 to sell advertisements….but Fairfield is #2 in the RPI and you people on this board are arguing they are a bubble team. The RPI is only accurate if youre in the SEC – otherwise its skewed for X, Y, Z reasons. Get with the program and realize youre destroying college baseball.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

So, according to you, the conference with the most money, fans, and best coaching and facilities is ‘destroying college baseball’..gotcha..

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Another really really dumb post. Fairfield is #2 in the RPI ONLY because the play in a lousy conference and played ZERO OOC games. Get educated. The RPI is only as accurate as the number of OOC games a team and its conference play. In this case ZERO. Same for the Big 10.

mike
mike
3 months ago

Talking about attendence, Nebraska had 5500 last night, and wiil have over 6000 today.

Big gamecock
3 months ago

The media’s love for Notre Dame is through the roof . I hope we get to their regional and wipe their ass

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago
Reply to  Big gamecock

I total agree Big gamecock! It has been that way in football now they are reaching in baseball.

Robert LANE
Robert LANE
3 months ago

Robert

Robert LANE
Robert LANE
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert LANE

Good to see the UofSC competitive again under Mark Kingston. He’s a great coach and seems to get great effort out of his team. Pretty sure fans are seeing a resurgence of South Carolina baseball. Just HIT the ball guys!

Jody Stavens
Jody Stavens
3 months ago

I don’t care about arguing semantics. The committee will do what they do, but for the a-clown that keeps saying Ole Miss lost 6 series, please check your facts. They won 5 series, lost 5 series-swept 3 series and were not swept