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AT-LARGE LADDER

LAST FIVE IN:

60. Liberty
61. Fairfield
62. UCSB
63. North Carolina
64. LSU

FIRST FIVE OUT:

65. Georgia
66. Ball State
67. Kansas State
68. Alabama
69. San Diego

D1Baseball Projected Field of 64: May 30
FAYETTEVILLERUSTON
1. Arkansas* (1)1. Louisiana Tech* (16)
4. Norfolk State*4. South Florida*
2. Arizona State2. Oklahoma State
3. Pittsburgh3. LSU
KNOXVILLEGREENVILLE
1. Tennessee (2)1. East Carolina (15)
4. Rider*4. Samford*
2. Charlotte2. NC State
3. VCU*3. Liberty
AUSTINGAINESVILLE
1. Texas (3)1. Florida (14)
4. Bryant*4. Jacksonville*
2. Connecticut*2. Miami
3. Michigan3. Fairfield
NASHVILLESPOKANE
1. Vanderbilt (4)1. Old Dominion (13)
4. Southeast Missouri State*4. Wright State*
2. Georgia Tech2. Gonzaga*
3. Campbell3. Oregon State
TUCSONLUBBOCK
1. Arizona* (5)1. Texas Tech (12)
4. Grand Canyon*4. New Jersey Tech*
2. Maryland2. UCLA
3. UC Santa Barbara3. Northeastern*
SOUTH BENDEUGENE
1. Notre Dame* (6)1. Oregon (11)
4. Central Michigan*4. North Dakota State*
2. South Carolina2. Nebraska*
3. Indiana State3. Duke*
FORT WORTHOXFORD
1. TCU* (7)1. Ole Miss (10)
4. McNeese*4.Presbyterian*
2. Virginia2. Southern Miss
3. Dallas Baptist*3. North Carolina
STARKVILLESTANFORD
1. Mississippi State (8)1. Stanford (9)
4. Southern*4. Army*
2. Florida State2. UC Irvine*
3. South Alabama*3. Nevada*
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Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Georgia should be in over LSU in my opinion since Georgia beat them head to head.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Body of work is in play

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Couldnt agree more. LSU has no business in a regional this year. Georgia went deeper in the tournament and beat them head to head.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Its not about the best teams It is about the money and LSU spends money

Rick
Rick
2 months ago
Reply to  John

again, this is about Paul Manieri retiring. Think he bought favorable treatment, like Wooden did with his cheap shot in ’75, announcing his retirement on a Sunday between the Saturday semi’s and the Monday final. Still considered the worst ref job in an NCAA final, ever. The only thing Marques Johnson did not do on Monday night was put a saddle on Kevin Grevey, and try to ride him! Never will forget the picture of Grevey’s arms taken on about Wed or Thur after that final, bruised all up and down both arms. “And now, Mr Wooden, a few parting gifts”.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick

Y’all are cracking me up with these conspiracy theories. First of all, we don’t even know that LSU is in yet, although I agree with D1baseball that they are in. And Paul Mainieri’s retirement has nothing to do with it. Go back and look at past years’ SEC teams that had similar resumes, and you’ll see that most of them got in as well. I hate to defend LSU, but the truth is the truth.

Kevin Haymon
Kevin Haymon
2 months ago
Reply to  John

LSU has 2nd toughest schedule

Michael J. Comardelle
Michael J. Comardelle
2 months ago
Reply to  John

tears tears tears

Hayden King
Hayden King
2 months ago
Reply to  John

LSU absolutely has business being in a regional this year!!

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Head-to-head doesn’t matter when choosing NCAA tourney teams. And like so many other people, you’re putting too much emphasis on the SEC tourney…Just like people think State getting run-ruled twice automatically kicks them out of the top-8. In 2018 SEC tourney, Florida won their first game by one run, then lost 8-2 and 11-0, but they were the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tourney. Anyway, it’s about the whole package, not just how deep you went in the conference tourney or how you did head-to-head against one opponent.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Agree. Just have the feeling LSU gets in because of the Mainieri retirement announcement. Nice timing by LSU.
Georgia deserves a bid. And, I am a lifelong Yellow Jacket.

This is going to be a strange year with team selections.
Would be nice to see the committee reward mid and upper low majors for outstanding seasons. Not sure if this applies to Fairfield after watching them. But, 37-3 and number 3 RPI means they get in if the RPI is the basis of most selections.
Hopefully, Baseball will come up with a version of NET rankings that the Men’s hoops use in the near future.

This is a very soft bubble this season. Honestly, there really will be no justifications for borderline omissions from Power conferences.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

RPI will be a fine metric next year.. This year.. Meaningless

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

It’s only meaningless for teams in conferences which played no OOC games such as Big 10 and MAAC. Diminished meaning for ACC which played 36 conference game schedule and few OOC games. The more OOC games a team plays the more meaning the RPI has because it has a larger database.

John
John
2 months ago

LSU will get in due to TV ratings and average attendance of 12,000 per home game – not because of how they played this year.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  John

That makes no sense, as usual. LSU’s home attendance is completely irrelevant since if they get in it will be as a 3 seed, on the road and far from home. And whether LSU is in or out of a field of 64 is not going to impact TV ratings..,people who are college baseball fans will watch whoever is in the tourney, and if they’re not college baseball fans they’re not going to suddenly start watching b/c LSU is a 3 seed somewhere.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Yeah…LSU’s home attendance is a reason they’ll get in…even though they won’t be hosting. 🙄

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago

If you throw out Big10, MAAC and ACC teams for what should be obvious reasons to all by now, there is a very strong correlation between the objective RPI and the subjective Top 25 rankings.

Frank Cristell
Frank Cristell
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Throw out ACC teams…are you kidding me, ACC beats up on each other all year…one of the best baseball conferences…one example is Canes swept Gators in Gainesville…Come on!!

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank Cristell

Wrong..the canes did NOT sweep the gators.. Try again..

Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett
2 months ago

I’m a UGA fan and I say we don’t deserve it. Lost 2 of 3 to Auburn. Lost to teams like Kennesaw St and Georgia Southern. Coaching is so dumb they put in a guy that’s pitched 19 innings the entire year vs Arkansas when we needed to boost our chances. Then looked awful vs Ole Miss. Keep us out. We only won 3 or 4 SEC series the entire year.
Other teams deserve it. We don’t. And it’s the coach’s fault.

It’s abundantly clear a lot of LSU fans are on here chirping. Throwing out stupid stats as usual and voting negatively because they’re baseball program isn’t what it used to be. The have to make themselves look better somehow. The LSU coach is the smart one for leaving before they lose more ground.
Two and done for LSU

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Jason Garrett

Are you the Quarterback???..

jason
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Yes sir

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Jason Garrett

I should make it clear that it won’t break my heart if LSU doesn’t make the tournament. They haven’t shown the consistency to make a deep run in the postseason so it’s not likely to matter much. That said, the stats are only “stupid” if you have other data points to explain why teams like Campbell, UCSB, USM, Pitt, UNC, Oregon St and several others are more deserving. LSU certainly has its flaws, but so do all the other teams that would fill out the last 10-15 spots in the field.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Jason Garrett

I doubt they will be two and done. If they go to La Tech, they may win the thing.

Stephen
Stephen
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I disagree LSU has a better body of work and finished strong. Won their last 4 out 5 SEC series down the stretch. Lost only one midweek game and beat LA tech twice who is a regional host. SOS is 4 and has more top 50 wins than Georgia

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

What do top 50 wins have to do with it? Ole Miss has the 3rd most top 50 wins in the country and not a projected national 8 seed

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago

OM lost SIX series. Half of their SEC series. Not gonna fly as a national seed this year or any other.

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

They’ll host for sure. They just likely won’t be a national seed.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

So you’re psychic about future seasons? Ridiculous comment.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Old Myth lost five series, but otherwise I agree.

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

now Wayne, know I have beat you up here, but that is a great point.

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

First of all, the results of a single game mean squat. LSU gets the slight edge because. 1. RPI 29 vs 41. SEC teams with an RPI in the 40s don’t get in. 2. LSU played better than GA later in the season. They ended up with identical 13-17 SEC records, BUT LSU started 1-8 against a “murderer’s row” of TN, MsState and Vandy. GA fans love to point to the win in Nashville, but LSU came within a monumental comeback by OM of a sweep in Oxford, and later in the season. That’s a wash.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

LSU played the tougher conference schedule having to face Miss St and Alabama compared to Florida and Missouri for Georgia. Georgia had the good series win against Vandy, but they lost series to Auburn and A&M. LSU was 11-7 in conference outside the top 4. Georgia was 9-12. Throw in the tournament, it was still 11-8 vs 10-13 in LSU’s favor. LSU won 5 conference series to only 3 for Georgia. LSU had 2 Quad 1 and 2 series wins to 1 for Georgia. Georgia lost 2 series to teams outside the Top 50 to 1 for LSU. LSU was 16-8 vs 11-50 to 10-14 for Georgia. Finally, LSU went 2-0 against La Tech while Georgia went 0-2 against Ga Tech. One game just does not overcome the overall difference in the body of work.

Wes
Wes
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

You should be on the committee. Nice work. Wondering how uga was ahead of us yesterday and today they are behind.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Wes

Yes, I was wondering that myself. They probably took a closer look when it came down to who should be in or out. I think they need to do the same with Campbell, CUSA, and the ACC. Some of those CUSA RPIs are pretty soft and I’m not quite sure was Virginia, UNC and Pitt are ahead of LSU, Georgia and Alabama.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

This was not a vintage ACC this year. Solid, but not great.
Honestly, do not think the ACC deserves more than 8 at max.
The problem with comparisons of the 2 is the fact the ACC played a round robin ,less one opponent.
The RPI would favor SEC teams because they could play 26 games OOC. The ACC could only play 14 with the 50 game mandate.
The SEC is def better at the top.
The ACC has more teams that are better in the middle.
Don’t think UNC gets in, but they beat teams OOC that are likely NCAA at larges.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

It’s really hard to tell if the ACC has more teams that are better in the middle because of the nature of the scheduling. Not only did they have limited non-conference matchups, but they also played a lot of the same teams. Having only one strong team at the top also gave more opportunities for series wins and better conference records for the next tier of teams. Ultimately, a lot of those teams were pretty close to .500 against each other. Maybe that means they are all deserving or maybe it’s that they’re all mediocre.

Ken
Ken
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

WELL SAID !

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

LSU was swept by Vandy and Tn..include Ms St and Arkansas, they were 2-10. 8-4 vs Auburn, Bama, Ky and TX A&M. Did win Ole Miss series. Lost S Car 2/3.

Ga won series at Vandy. At Ark,at Fl, TN, SCar ,Ole Miss 5-10..never swept.
Ky, Auburn, TX AM,Mo 6-6.

Can make a valid argument Ga was better in the SEC than LSU. That the Vandy series win away was better than LSU’s series win vs Ole Miss.

LSU ‘s 2 home wins over La Tech is huge. They also lost series at home to ORU.

Will come down to the committee deciding series wins vs not getting swept. Neither has a strong resume.
Just think Georgia’s SEC resume is better.

You can’t say “Georgia played Missouri”. They both are in the East.
LSU didn’t get Florida, Georgia or Missouri.
LSU’s 2 home wins of La Tech would be the difference if they are in over Georgia.

Winning a road series over a Top 5 club is a blue chip when selecting the NCAA teams.

BRYDEN BAKER
BRYDEN BAKER
2 months ago

Wrong!! Georgia did NOT win a series against Arkansas…as a matter of fact nobody has won a series against the Hogs all year. Arkansas is on another level!!

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  BRYDEN BAKER

Did not say they did. I put a period after Vandy. Sorry you missed that. Calm down…geez

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  BRYDEN BAKER

his bad grammar was misinterpretted…..he did put a period there and went straight into schedule…..difficult to cypher but i practiced my gazintas last week, lol.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Georgia did win 3 more against Vandy and Tennessee, but LSU won 3 more against Ole Miss, Auburn and A&M. LSU won 3 of those series (all on the road) to only one series win for Georgia in those games. Georgia’s only other series wins in conference were against last place Missouri and #11 Kentucky. Those results make the Vandy series win look like a fluke. LSU on the other hand won 5 of 6 series not against the top 4 in the conference and was a blown 2-run lead in the final inning against S Carolina away from winning all 6. No matter how you slice it, LSU achieved the same conference record against tougher opponents and had 2 more series wins.

Georgia’s case for making the tournament begins and ends with the Vandy series win. Even the single game win over LSU was part of a 1-2 tournament showing. LSU, on the other hand, has series wins over Ole Miss, Alabama and Air Force and 2 wins over La Tech. It wasn’t just one solid weekend.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Again.
.If you go by series wins, LSU has the advantage.
If they go by wins in a series…means not getting swept…Georgia is better against the SEC.
You keep ignoring the fact that Georgia had to play Missouri. Same DIVISION.

LSU went 8-4 against TX A&M, Ky, Auburn and Bama. The bottom of the SEC.
LSU was 2-10 vs Vandy, Ms St, Tn and Ark…the top of the SEC.
Ga was 4-5 vs Vandy, Tn and Ark. They were never swept.

How can you call Georgia winning a series at Vandy a fluke when LSU was swept at home by Vandy?

LSU will get a boost with Mainieri retiring. They will get in. I disagree they were more worthy than Georgia.

As I said, LSU winning 2 at home over La Tech will help.
Perhaps that will negate their poor results vs the Top 4 in the SEC.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

I’m not sure of the relevance of why Georgia played Missouri. I’m not faulting Georgia for choosing to play a weaker conference schedule. I’m simply stating it as fact that LSU achieved the same conference record as Georgia against tougher conference opponents. Against common opponents, LSU performed better than Georgia against 3 of those teams and Georgia played better against 2. Even if you conclude that their equal records in those games is a wash, LSU’s series win over Bama gives LSU the edge in conference play. The wins over La Tech are the further differentiator.

Rick
Rick
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I think what is at work there is Manieri retiring. And flip a coin, since neither team did much to distinguish themselves.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick

aka Martin/fsu

Scott
Scott
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

LSU won the series over Mississippi while Georgia lost!! LSU strength of schedule higher than GA as well!! Btw, 1 game doesn’t decide the whole season. LSU much deserving than Georgia!!

Billiam
Billiam
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

D1 makes “zero” sense with their ratings. UGA out and LSU in? Makes no sense. Tomorrow the real ratings will come out and it will not be close to what these “so called” experts think. They are just trying to sell subscriptions.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Billiam

I think you’re going to be very disappointed at 11 a.m.

David
David
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

LSU has two OOC wins over Louisiana Tech (RPI #20) and Georgia doesn’t have any OOC wins remotely close to that.

Michael J. Comardelle
Michael J. Comardelle
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Georgia needs to play a better schedule

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Head-to-head is for tie-breakers in the standings and whatnot. It has nothing to do with being selected for the NCAA tourney, nor should it. LSU has a better overall record and a much higher RPI. There record is essentially the same against quad-1 opponents, and LSU’s record is better against quad-2 opponents.

Leofrog
Leofrog
2 months ago

Is the regional named “Norfolk” really the Spokane regional, with ODU as the traveling 1 seed?

Christian
Christian
2 months ago
Reply to  Leofrog

I agree why do they give Gonzaga the regional and not old dominion doesn’t make sense

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Christian

Old Dominion did not put in a bid, therefore wasn’t named as one of the 20 potential host sites, so they can’t host. When the 16 hosts were named earlier this evening, Gonzaga wasn’t one of them either. Looks like ODU will be going to South Carolina if they’re a #1 seed, as USC was named as a host but probably won’t be a #1 seed.

John
John
2 months ago

The fact that Fairfield is on the bubble shows everything wrong with the RPI and NCAA selection process. As of now Arkansas is #1 in RPI, Fairfield #2, and Vanderbilt #3. You can say the reason you let every SEC school host is because strength of schedule and RPI and then when that favors Fairfield make up reasons why its wrong. It’s either wrong or right. I think Pac12, Big12, Big10, ACC fans have understood the RPI is a seriously flawed metric for a while. RPI is the tool created for SEC supremacy…except when it gives supremacy to someone else.

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Here’s hoping your idiotic paranoid posts will be ignored by everybody from now on.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

They have been for quite awhile now..they are nothing more than ravings from a lunatic..

Brad
Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

No one listens to your misguided bs. So now you have a new friend. Moron!

Brad
Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

By the way, idiot, it’s “rantings” not “ravings.” Your lack of correct grammar confirms exactly where you went to college! Hahahahahahahahahaha! Dumb Ass!

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

Brad, while your grammar seems OK, your poor vocabulary is showing. Check the dictionary definitions of the virtual synonyms “rantings” and “ravings.”

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

My response to such a post would have simply been, ‘who’s Brad??’..but thanks for the backup.. Lmao at the snowflakes on this site like Brad..lol

BradsAposer
BradsAposer
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

Wow, -15 each on both of your posts. It’s clear no one is laughing with you. Instead, we are laughing at you!

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Interesting bubble busters yesterday.. Wow

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

I watched the last 2 innings of the LaTech-USM last night. The USM coach threw this game away. USM had a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the 9th. After a battle, the leadoff batter draws a walk. THEN the USM coach replaces the pitcher with a sophomore SHORTSTOP who had not pitched since HIGH SCHOOL! Even still, they botched a game winning 3rd out when on a short fly ball to RF, apparently the 2nd baseman called off the RF and attempted a near impossible catch while running full steam into RF.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Jeeze…that’s harrowing. Sounds like USM will get what it deserves, trading 1 seed at home for a 2 seed in Oxford or Starkville.

Bradshaw
Bradshaw
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Tippo

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Bubble watch will be fun like always.. Except if you are on it..

Brad
Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Bubble Watch is what infants like you tune in to. It’s a cartoon on the Children’s channel! You are one loser (the likes you which you sometimes see on here). People like you make others say: “OMG – such a stupid ass.”

Bryant
Bryant
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

So you just called him out for his allegedly improper use of the English language and insulted where you believe he must have gone to college. Then you come at him with this post exactly 1 minute later, a post which contains 3 clear errors: 1) ends the first sentence with a preposition, 2) improperly uses the word “you” rather than “of” in the third sentence, and 3) ends the last sentence with a period when an exclamation point was the proper punctuation. It makes me wonder where you went to college, or if you went to college at all.

Last edited 2 months ago by Bryant
Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Bryant

Zing⚡️⚡️

John
John
2 months ago

If this is right, Oregon State comes out of the Spokane regional. The Eugene regional looks really weak.

Tree
Tree
2 months ago
Reply to  John

I hope you, and everyone else, continue to underestimate ODU.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Tree

ODU will have to come out of Columbia, and Oregon St will need some place other than Spokane to continue their seasons. NCAA has announced the 16 host sites, subbing Columbia for Spokane in this morning’s projections.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Gonzaga isn’t hosting, so ODU is probably headed to South Carolina.

John
John
2 months ago

After two and que’ing in two ten run rules in the SEC tournament, having Miss State at #8 overall seed is a total and complete joke. Thank god they seat 15,000 a game and the thats what the NCAA is looking at.

Paris
Paris
2 months ago
Reply to  John

So the team that finished #2 overall in the best conference in the country doesn’t deserve a national seed?

One that is going to be one of the more revenue making regionals for the NCAA?

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Paris

Please. Everybody ignore this idiot. This type of BS is all he posts.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Every single time he outdoes himself..

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Paris

#3 in the best conference, #8 in that conference’s tournament.

Tom Walker
Tom Walker
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Tied for 2nd with Tennessee

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Walker

lost tiebreaker due to being swept

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Didn’t get swept by Tennessee…Didn’t play them at all during the regular season. State tied Tennessee for 2nd in the SEC…period. And tiebreakers are purely for seeding purposes anyway. For example, if Arkansas had tied Tennessee for first overall in the SEC, they would have been co-champions…Arkansas would not have won a tiebreaker just because of winning the series with Tennessee.

Craig
Craig
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Body of work my man. I’m an ole miss fan, but they have a very good body of work this season. Expect to see them at 8/9

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Relax, Stanford wouldn’t host the Super anyway w/ UCI taking that projected regional and then traveling to Starkville. Agree that 8 & 9 probably should be flipped, but the practical result will be the same.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
2 months ago
Reply to  John

That’s the spirit John…take two games out of 50+ game season and let that determines who should host…

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Boy, you obviously don’t know jack s*** about Mississippi State!!! If you want to go there, I’ve got plenty of facts why State SHOULD BE A TOP 4 seed!!! So if you don’t want this message war, maybe don’t open your mouth or EXUSE ME TYPE S***THAT YOU CAN HIDE BEHIND A KEYBOARD!!!

BOOM!!! END OF STATEMENT, END OF STORY!!!, AND THAT IS THE END OF THAT DISCUSSION!!!

AMEN!!!

baseball4819
baseball4819
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Taylor

Any team that gets run ruled in 2 conservative games doesn’t have much to complain about!

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  baseball4819

Amen. It’s these entitled SEC cry baby fans. I watched their SEC tournament run rule losses – looked like JV high school pitchers.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  baseball4819

Two “conservative” games?

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Taylor

Wow, glad that’s over…

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Taylor

Michael I would love to know those facts why MSU should be a top 4 seed? please post them. Heck, I would love facts that say they should be top 8 national seed. Bet you want post them

Rick Fahr
Rick Fahr
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Taylor

As an OmaHogs fan, I have three reasons to care less about where Misstake lands. In case you’re wondering what those three are, they would be the one, two, three games we took in Starkville.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick Fahr

As a Mississippi State fan, I have three reasons to care less about the Warthogs. In case you’re wondering what those three reasons are, they would be the one, two, three Arky players who watched a pop fly fall between them in the biggest choke job in CWS history.

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Taylor

Two and que with two ten run rules in the SEC tournament. Pitching looked like high school. Get with the program man. They wont make it out of their own cake walk regional most likely

Charlotte
Charlotte
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Is this three or four – or six – times you want to discuss the two ten run rule games in the tourney? Has it dawned on you that you are getting negative comments? No one is interested. We all know what happened. We knew before the tourney that State could probably lose and still be an 8 seed and host – based on body of work. Even non-fans have respect for State. Sounds as if you have a problem with the SEC. Which, or how many, schools refused you admittance??? Try to get past it and show some live of the game of baseball!!

Charlotte
Charlotte
2 months ago
Reply to  Charlotte

“Love”

Matthew West
Matthew West
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Those “high school pitchers” have made up what many believe to be the best bullpen in the country. The whole staff leads the country in K/9 going against some of the best lineups in the country. If you want to judge an entire team off of two games that don’t matter then that tells me all I need to know about your baseball knowledge.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
2 months ago
Reply to  John

now you people are getting it. It is all about the money. Msu is an average team at best but very lucky. 16 wins by not winning the game but having their opponent giving them the game by errors. yes, every team makes errors but not as costly ad when playing MSU. Have any of you watched all their games? it is unbelievable how they win by doing absolutely nothing to earn it

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago

Wayne, while it is true they have to wear maroon and ring cowbells (can you imagine??), MSU is much better than you suggest. I’ve been arguing that the Mizzou series loss + 2&Q in Hoover DQs the Bullies from #8….but not by much. They should be happy w/ a 9 seed and a trip to Stanford. I’ve been to both Starkville & Palo Alto, and I’ll never go back to one of them, not even for an Egg Bowl.

Imagine Tanner Allen wearing those culottes of his in Stanford’s RF..,Priceless.

Bismo42
Bismo42
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Best player in the SEC can wear whatever he wants

John Ricks
John Ricks
2 months ago

Yes I have and do not think you know to much I am actually a season ticket holder of about 15 tickets want one

Charlotte
Charlotte
2 months ago

Gosh! Yes! They do work really hard every day to learn to win and consistently go to the CWS by doing nothing at all!! You caught them!! 🙄

Matthew West
Matthew West
2 months ago

Mississippi State played horrible against Missouri, but besides that they only lost series to Arkansas and Vanderbilt who are the best two teams in the country. If you think that “luck” got them to 40 wins then I suggest taking off the powder blue tinted glasses.

Tom Walker
Tom Walker
2 months ago

Actually most of the games MSU lost (they won 40) were due to untimely errors with 2 outs.

But that’s baseball.

For some reason their Pitchers were off in the Missouri series and the Tournament. Maybe the Team wanted a trip to the West Coast.

Guess the same could be said for the Arkansas series but with them doesn’t matter if your Pitchers are on or off. They hit it anyway.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Walker

The State-Arky series has been weird anyway. The last five series between the two have been sweeps by either team. I think they’ve swept us three times, and we’ve swept them twice.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Going two-and-out in the SEC tourney doesn’t mean much when you’ve already earned a top-8 seed during the regular season…and margin of victory or loss means nothing at all. Florida went 1-2 in the SEC tourney in 2018, with the two losses coming by scores of 8-2 and 11-0, and they got the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tourney anyway.

Don Oliver
Don Oliver
2 months ago

Not taking anything away from UCSB or NCarolina but why are they ahead of a team like Baylor. Sure Baylor has been skidding but that is attributed to Covid and injuries the last month. Big 12 is #2 RPI conference and should get 5 bids. Baylor being #5. Since we don’t really know what the committee wants and this site is really speculation perhaps the committee will take that into account

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  Don Oliver

Due respect but Baylor won’t be a topic for discussion by the committee; with the bubble busters of the last couple of days taking spots, Baylor is simply too far down the list now..

Don Oliver
Don Oliver
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

May be too far down the list but I do not see how the ACC could possibly get more teams in than the Big12 when the Big12 is better RPI conference than ACC.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

OK. Leave Baylor out. There is no rationale for UCSB. None

fadler
fadler
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Big 12 should get 5 teams in and if they do, the 5th team is going to be Kansas State.

Jason Martin
Jason Martin
2 months ago

Ok so you have UVA setting up a 2017 revenge tour when they went to Fort Worth as a 2 seed when they should have hosted along with Dallas Baptist who knocked them out. Interesting – I see this team sparking a bit of a run like they did in 2015. Go Hoos

Jeff N
Jeff N
2 months ago

Isn’t Old Dominion unable to host because they didn’t put in a bid?

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff N

Yes

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff N

Correct…probably going to SC.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago

You got a lot right with this one – Tennessee and Ole Miss moved up, Oregon and Texas Tech moved down, Starkville & Stanford paired, no SEC teams paired, no Big 12 teams paired.

A minor flaw – Florida should be seeded higher than Oregon and Texas Tech.

A major flaw – unless NCAA changed the rules, there cannot be a regional in Norfolk since ODU did not bid & it is not on the pre-approved list of 20 sites. Make this a Columbia regional w/ ODU the local 1 seed, SC 2 seed & ship Gonzaga to undeserving South Bend.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

OK, so now D1Baseball corrects its “Norfolk” error by suggesting 1 seed ODU travel across the country to Spokane to benefit Gonzaga…all without acknowledging its edit to correct its mistake.

What a joke…can only hope the NCAA does a better job.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Undeserving Southbend?! Wtf are you talking about? They won the regular season of a 8+ bid league!

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

ND has an impressive record against mediocre competition. They look like a 10 – 12 seed to me, so they don’t deserve to host a Super, nor would they deserve a soft 2-seed like Gonzaga if the Committee were to dissolve the silly Spokane regional & send the Zags to South Bend.

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

The winner of the ACC is going to be a national seed. Same goes with SEC, Big 12 and PAC12.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

I never said ND wouldn’t be a national seed, and I agree they will be one. But I wouldn’t reward the ACC for blowing up their regular season schedule.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

How do you know how many bids the league is getting? They haven’t been announced yet.

jojaba71
jojaba71
2 months ago

South Carolina to South Bend. 754 miles. Went from possible host, before SEC tournament, to travelling like that. Wow

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  jojaba71

IMO, SC doesnt even belong in the field of 64. Pretty weak resume.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Bless your heart..

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Jon

LMAO, wish I’d thought of that.

docestes
docestes
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Not surprising. Your opinion, that is. In your “opinion” the SEC doesn’t have a single team worthy of inclusion.

John Ricks
John Ricks
2 months ago
Reply to  John

You must not watch much College baseball. Not many teams want to play them

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  John

John, what are you smoking? SC doesn’t belong in the field of 64? 😂🤣 Oh BTW, they were announced as a host earlier this evening. So I guess you can cry about that now.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
2 months ago
Reply to  jojaba71

It makes more sense for Gonzaga to travel to Notre Dame as the #2 seed..And, let Old Dominion be #1 seed at South Carolina. But, I guess it’s more about spreading the regionals around the country than doing what makes sense.

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Yep, never forget that the NCAA is essentially a communist organization. Decisions they make are all about “equity” and “fairness”, not about results on the field.

There is no way to defend Gonzaga playing in a regional in their home town with their weak resume and having Old Dominion travel across the country to play there as the #1 seed. This stupid plan would reward a team that doesn’t deserve it, and penalize a team that deserves better. ODU would be better rewarded staying on the East Coast and “hosting” a regional in Columbia, SC with South Carolina as a #2-seed.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Actually, your plan would reward undeserving South Carolina – who has no business hosting. I have ODU going to ECU with ECU as the 2 seed

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Wrong. ECU has earned a hosting spot and a #1 seed, so you can’t put ODU there unless you make them a #2, and they don’t deserve that. So Columbia makes more sense.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Moving Old Dominion from Washington to South Carolina as a #1 seed is not rewarding South Carolina, it’s treating a top 16 team, Old Dominion, fairly.

Neither South Carolina nor Gonzaga have the resume to host…but, the committee has few options. Columbia, SC is the better option and location for Old Dominion.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Just a couple weeks ago the softball committee did that to supposedly “treat Duke fairly” and made them the #1 seed and made undeserving UGA the host. it was a reward for UGA, who won the regional. ODU would have a better chance to win at Gonzaga than SC, and winning is the important thing. It’s not even preferable to have to drive 6 hours instead of flying 4-5 hours.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Okay, Mr. QAnon, you’re getting your conspiracy theorist panties in a wad over projections that aren’t even done by the NCAA. And of course everything is “communist” when it’s something with which you don’t agree. As it turns out, they didn’t name Gonzaga as a host, and did name SC. So that probably means the “communists” agree with you and will likely put ODU in Columbia. So take off the tin foil hat and relax.

Banjmojave
Banjmojave
2 months ago
Reply to  jojaba71

And Nebraska to Eugene, OR? 1623 miles. As a previous poster, it’s such a weak regional, why not screw everyone in the region. #DONTCARE

Green Bean
Green Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Banjmojave

Coach Frost, is that you?

Tom Walker
Tom Walker
2 months ago
Reply to  jojaba71

Sending any good 2 Seed to South Bend is a gift and probable Super Regional trip the next week.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  jojaba71

South Carolina is hosting, although probably as a #2 seed.

Barry in NE MS
Barry in NE MS
2 months ago

sites/seeds revealed at 7:30 cst tonight, correct? Is it broadcast?

Bismo42
Bismo42
2 months ago
Reply to  Barry in NE MS

I believe the regional sites are selected tonight, with the actual field being selected tomorrow at 11 central.

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Barry in NE MS

Tomorrow 11 am

Troy Willoughby
Troy Willoughby
2 months ago

Ball State deserves to be in…

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

At first glance, that was my thought as well with the 2-2 split against Arizona. They just struggled too much down the stretch against weak conference foes. 4 splits in conference series, including the last two before this weekend doesn’t make a strong case. Getting swept by ODU also offset some of the Arizona result. Overall, 2-5 against Quad 1 with 10 losses outside Q1-2 just isn’t enough.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago

A team with an RPI of 35 or better and a single digit SOS has never been left out. Ever. Alabama will be in the tournament. North Carolina and UCSB will not.

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Where did you come up with that “stat?”

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Good question. I thought that happened to LSU a few seasons ago.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

2011 LSU team left out of tournament w/ RPI of 28, 36-20, 13-17 SEC record.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

The criteria includes a single digit SOS.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Who knows what LSU’s SOS was in 2011? My educated guess is that with nearly identical overall & conference records and RPI in 2011 & 2021, the only thing that could have been propping up LSU’s RPI in 2011 was its SOS, just like this year. Has to have been single digits, likely 5 or lower.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

I stand corrected. The archived stats at WarrenNolan.com show that LSU’s SOS in 2011 was only 35.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

But did LSU have a Top 10 SOS that year? That was the other part of his statement. I haven’t heard it before either so I don’t know if it’s correct or not. As an LSU fan, I hope he’s right.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

I read it from a Tuscaloosa News writer. I checked it for a few years.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

It’s a fact. You won’t find an example of a team with 35 of better RPI and single digit SOS that was not in the field.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Really false statement. North Carolina had an RPI few years back around 23 .9 teams from the ACC got in. They did not.
Missouri did not in ’19 with a 31.
Virginia one year had a similar omission.
Probably are a few more.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago

I did not say otherwise. I am well aware there have been teams with RPI in the 20s that got left out. I’ve been keeping up with this for decades. I said combined with a SINGLE DIGIT STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

UNC had a top 10 SOS that year.

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

I agree that UNC is out, but so is Alabama. UCSB will be in. RPI is only one of several criteria…You’re putting too much stock into it. Alabama’s RPI is high because of a lot of “good” losses. But they lost 7 of 10 SEC series, and only won 31 games overall. I don’t even think they’ll be one of the first five out.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago

Campbell will not be in the tournament.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

I definitely thought it was a bit lazy not to reconsider Campbell’s status in light of their conference tournament ouster. At a minimum, they probably should be on the last in or first out list. Their entire resume is built on dominating South Carolina Upstate and a series win over Liberty. Otherwise, they went 0-3 against the ACC, lost 4 of 5 against 22-21 Presbyterian, and lost 11 overall to Quads 3 and 4.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Exactly. I pulled up their entire schedule. It’s obvious that their entire resume’ (weak as it is) is based on numerous wins over SC Upstate. are you kidding me? there’s nothing which warrants an at-large bid. Liberty’s overall body of work is much stronger. I have no issue with them getting an at-large.

James Lawson
James Lawson
2 months ago

Watch out for UCI

Davis
Davis
2 months ago

UCSB: RPI of 51, SOS of 131. Just 4 wins over top 100. They are 4-11 vs top 100. And 7 losses to bad teams. Still have not heard a valid rationale for UCSB.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

I agree I don’t see it. They lost all 3 of their series against the top 50. They are 1-5 against the PAC-12. They split two series with teams outside the top 50. Combined with the stats you pointed out, there isn’t anything that seems to argue for their inclusion.

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Even as a hog fan and feel like the SEC is the best conference, teams like Georgia, Alabama and LSU shouldn’t be rewarded for a high RPI because of schedule. Sure they had a tough schedule but they didn’t win enough against the tough schedule. That’s got to mean something. Do I think they’re good teams? I do but they didn’t prove it over the course of the season.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

LSU went 16-8 in Quad 1-2 games outside the Top 10 with series wins over Ole Miss and Alabama and 2 wins over La Tech. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot, but it compares favorably with the other contenders for the last slots. Of the teams at 19 or worse in the RPI, LSU has the best WPct against 11-50, better than 15 teams that are given at-large bids in this projection. If you really dig into it, you’ll see that there are many teams getting spots in the tournament without a lot of quality wins.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Correction, that should be best WPct against Quads 1-2 excluding the top 10.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

LSU had 5 series vs TOP 12 (#1, #2, #3 #10 #12)
Who would be expected to win em? 1-2-3? not, 10-12? maybe, they won series v 12…..then won 4 of other 5 series, lost to SC, firmly in.
I think they would be worthy holding a top 10 series win, 1 win v #1 and 1 win
v #10

RICHARD
RICHARD
2 months ago

Hey. This is D1’s projection. Wait until the NCAA field is out then let the Bitching and Whining begin in earnest!

CharleeB
CharleeB
2 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Agreed but to be fair d1’s accuracy is impressive. The projection definitely holds water

Austin Prochaska
Austin Prochaska
2 months ago

Those are some super hot teams playing in 16 Ruston La Tech, UCF, Ok St, LSU

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago

I predicted TN to move up…..and to #2 when we win today…..but #2 now? Cool, will we hold if by miracle the Hogs win? I hope so. GBO/VFL

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

That hurt my dang heart. Great season guys…..lets get ready to dance.

Huntermartin
Huntermartin
2 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Uhhh, you lost today…

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  Huntermartin

thanks Capt

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

happy with the drop of Vanderbilt to a 4. Let Texas struggle with a good Florida team, although do have a large issue with Texas as a 3 seed, but am grinning like the Cheshire Cat, knowing they will have great difficulty beating Florida. The only reward I see for Texas being a 3 is a collection of not very good teams going to Austin, but then, maybe UConn is that of Matt Barnes and George Springer, which puts Texas at about 50/50 chance of winning the first weekend. Now, Texas fans, don’t get upset with me, I pull for Texas when they play the Russians or Chinese in something. Oh, except for the usually over-seeded Duke or UNC basketball team (lately, that is, back in the day, they typically earned those #1 seeds, but even then, they got a blind school, or a girls’ school and West Texas Ag and Mining, or a school that had been a juco 2 years prior, with a real #4 seed, Texas, elevated to a 2 in their region as the # 2-4 seeds), and then I cheer for Texas.

Ever seen a Chinese rodeo? Or cowboys play ping-pong? Maybe Yao Ming would be the one guy who I could ask both questions, and get expert answers. Now that would be one guy I’d rather not see on the other side of the net in a badminton match. Think I’ll propose this for a reality show to NBC, “celebrity badminton”. Would not be worse, or more nebulous, than some they have recently delivered. And who knows, maybe one of their flock of washed-up, unemployed stars would be a great badminton player!

Rick I Am
Rick I Am
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick

Same ole “Texas Hating Rick” again.Everyone surely knows by now you hate Texas little Ricky. Your infatuation with this subject got real old long ago.

Davis
Davis
2 months ago

Big difference between this bracket and Baseball America for 2 teams: Alabama and Michigan. BA has Alabama safely in with 3 spots to spare and Michigan out. DI has Michigan safely in, not even last 5, and Alabama out.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
2 months ago
Reply to  Davis

Think I’ll start spending more time at BA…

Lee Hays
Lee Hays
2 months ago

Like to see the brackets from Regionals to Super Regionals.

Billiam
Billiam
2 months ago

ECU a 15 seed and Stanford a 9? Please share your crack pipe bro. FUAF…

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago

ARK-TN-TX-VAN-AZ-TCU-ND-MsSt
TT- ST-OR-MS-ODU-FLA-EC-LT

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Ball State had a 1st round P in the 2019 draft, (would be on team)
a 2nd round P in the 2020 draft (would be on team)
a projected 3rd rounder in this years draft – Chayce McDermott
Chayce outlasted Miami U’s projected 1st round 101MPH Bachman and then John Baker closed it out. Baker pitched game 2 complete game
Bakers line for the day: 9 IP 7H 1ER 2BB 17K’s

Why not Ball State?

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

As impressive as those footnotes are, with due respect, are irrelevant to criteria for selection. Need wins v good comp

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Arizona ?
Ask AZ coach was their toughest opponent in their first 20 games.
There’s proof.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Current rankings then score: (note ALL games were away)
BSU 0 #6 AZ 3
BSU 8 #6 AZ 7
BSU 5 #6 AZ 2
BSU 5 #6 AZ 11

BSU 3 KY 2
BSU 0 KY 6
BSU 4 KY 3

BSU 3 #24 Old D 6
BSU 5 #24 Old D 10
BSU 1 #24 Old D 2

Then played First home game.

Not bad for a half dozens days outside to practice before these away/non conf. High SOS games.

I can’t imagine a team wanting to go against a #4 rank BSU’s staff in their bracket.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Ball State took first 2 of 3 games from Arizona with this staff.
and has a Non Conf RPI 18, Non Conf SOS 20 (including Old Dominion)
38-18 overall.

Terry
2 months ago

Ready to watch them three freshmen and two sophomores. Go LSU

J. B.
J. B.
2 months ago

LSU, Georgia, Alabama, who cares. None of them will survive a regional. The REAL question is who’s coach will LSU poach? Tennessee coach only makes 600k per year and Florida coach is captain obvious when he says he’s the head coach at Florida, period.

William Gessler
William Gessler
2 months ago
Reply to  J. B.

It matters to those kids and the people who support those programs. The SEC is infamous for firing Head Coaches who don’t get into the NCAA’s over a few seasons in a row.

It matters.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Argument for BSU vs good competition (see footnotes)
Current rankings then score: (note ALL games were away)
BSU 0 #6 AZ 3
BSU 8 #6 AZ 7
BSU 5 #6 AZ 2
BSU 5 #6 AZ 11
BSU 3 KY 2
BSU 0 KY 6
BSU 4 KY 3
BSU 3 #24 Old D 6
BSU 5 #24 Old D 10
BSU 1 #24 Old D 2
Then played First home game.
Not bad for a half dozens days outside to practice before these away/non conf. High SOS games.
I can’t imagine a team wanting to go against a #4 rank BSU’s staff in their bracket in June instead of March..

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

LAST FIVE IN:
60. Liberty
61. Fairfield
62. UCSB
63. North Carolina in with a 6-14 road record?
64. LSU
FIRST FIVE OUT:
65. Georgia 13-17 SEC record (KY 12-18 SEC record)
66. Ball State BSU took 2-3 from KY. see Georgia above

Done for tonight. . . BSU should just join SEC or ACC and be in one of their 7-8 spots.

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Mitch
Mitch
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

If Georgia is omitted then Bama and LSU should also be omitted from the field. Very similar teams and bodies of work. I can’t see any of them getting a bid. Trying to rationalize LSU as worthy over the other two is just complete garbage. I disagree with the earlier post that Georgia’s coach is to blame for this season’s disappointing losses( Auburn, A/M, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw Sate, every tough SEC loss to upper echelon teams). The coach was out for 2 weeks early on with COVID, and their pitching staff is super young. Maybe next year.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch

Your points about LSU’s credentials aren’t wrong so much as they apply equally or more so to the last 15 or so at-large teams in this bracket. What differentiates the likes of Campbell, UCSB, USM, La Tech, Oregon St, Arizona St, Pitt, UNC, Virginia, Michigan, etc. from LSU in your perspective?

Mitch
Mitch
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

I don’t know anything about the teams you mentioned outside of the SEC as I am a Georgia fan. I am simply stating that between LSU, Alabama, and Georgia, there isn’t much of a difference. I’d be happy if Georgia got a bid, but I think it’s all 3 in or none.

Mason Oury
2 months ago

I like the idea of AZ State coming to Fay-town! I’m first and foremost a MAJOR Hog Fan, but I also really like the Arizona schools (especially Arizona State) as well as most of the Pac-12 (especially Colorado, Arizona State and Washington).

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Mike ..can you give us more information about Ball State.. We are really intrigued..

Alex Gasso
Alex Gasso
2 months ago

I hate conference tournaments! Weak teams like New Jersey Tech and Presbyterian win theirs by luck and they get in, not allowing better teams like Long Beach State of the Big West to be invited. They’ll definitely be canon fodder tarnishing the image of the NCAA postseason.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex Gasso

I’ve always felt that if a team that would not have made the field wins a conference tournament that they should take the spot from another team in that conference. Sorry Campbell. Why should someone else suffer because you didn’t take care of business?

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

Fairfield U should be out they didn’t play a top 50 team all year long. RPI meaningless if you don’t play out of conference. Then your LSU can get in

Timothy Perkins
Timothy Perkins
2 months ago

I hope Arkansas wins it all

Mitch
Mitch
2 months ago

I’m not an Arkansas fan, but I have watched them a few times this season. Hopefully, they don’t overlook any team they are set to face. I would be surprised if they don’t make the CWS.

Doug
Doug
2 months ago

It’s bullshit that Kansas State is not going to tournament. Teams with way worse records in. They even had 2 players all Big 12… Very unfair selection show..

mike
mike
2 months ago

Gent’s, all I know is I am from Omaha, I live in Omaha, and we love when you guy’s come to town. All the smack talk is awesome. Just to set the record straight, i know alot of hicks that live in Omaha. Bunch of cool cats. As far as Nebraska going to Arkansas for the regional, these Husker baseball players are all sorts of fired up, and are really looking forward to it. Yea i watched some of the SEC tournament, WOW! Arkansas is really good! Hey so Omaha is ready, 100% capacity, beer will be cold, see ya here.

Kevin Ogans
Kevin Ogans
1 month ago

If Cal would’ve took two of three from #10 Oregon, would that had gotten them into the tournament?