Postseason Primer: Week 13Analysis
We’re nearing yet another Selection Monday, 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, at-large hopefuls and host hopefuls helped or hurt their stock.
What’s the scoop on the postseason picture at the moment? Come find out …
1. Florida (43-9, 18-8 SEC)
National seed stock: ↔
Results: It was pretty much business as usual for the Gators. They played host to SEC East rival Vanderbilt and didn’t disappoint over the weekend, winning the series two of three and finding ways to get it done in a variety of ways. It’s all status quo in Gainesville, Fla., these days.
Strength of schedule: Overall: 5, Non-conference 18
Records vs. RPI: Top 25: 15-6, Top 50: 18-8, Top 100: 25-9
The skinny: We always say there’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to the NCAA Selection Committee, but the Gators are about as close as it gets. The Gators are a virtual lock to be a top eight national seed, and honestly are almost a lock to be the top national seed in the field. UF has a whopping 15 wins against RPI Top 25 teams, along with very strong metrics across the board. It would take a series loss at LSU and some ugliness in Hoover next week to drop even a spot as a national seed. And even then it still might not happen.
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