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AT-LARGE BID LADDER

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

LAST FIVE IN

  • 60. Fairfield
  • 61. Indiana
  • 62. Georgia
  • 63. LSU
  • 64. Alabama

FIRST FIVE OUT

  • 65. Long Beach State
  • 66. Ball State
  • 67. Kansas State
  • 68. Louisville
  • 69. California
D1Baseball Projected Field of 64: May 29
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. VCU*
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. Campbell*
KNOXVILLEOXFORD
1. Tennessee (5)1. Ole Miss (12)
4. Rider*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. Virginia
3. Indiana3. Michigan
FORT WORTHLUBBOCK
1. TCU* (7)1. Texas Tech* (10)
4. Wright State*4.Abilene Christian*
2. UCLA2. Arizona State
3. Dallas Baptist*3. Georgia
STANFORDSTARKVILLE
1. Stanford (8)1. Mississippi State (9)
4. Stony Brook*4. Southern*
2. UC Irvine*2. Florida State
3. Nevada*3. Fairfield
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James Foster
James Foster
3 months ago

Someone please explain How Beavers are still projected in?

Nathan Crocker
Nathan Crocker
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

RPI in the 20’s and a winning record in conference

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Crocker

Barely. Having lost 8 of last 10, now sitting at 15-14 in conference play. Can we agree that when Stanford completes its sweep of Oregon St later today the Beavers should be out? Not that they will be, but should be.

Brandon D.
Brandon D.
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Even as a Beaver fan, I agree. Save the embarrassment, end the season.

joe
joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Brandon D.

Well the Beavers won big today, they are in, and deservedly so.

Da Beavs
Da Beavs
3 months ago
Reply to  joe

Yes!

Gary
Gary
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

Chill. D1Baseball “best guess” Projection, not NCAA selection committee. Let’s wait until after the season is over and the REAL Field of 64 is announced.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

gotta argue about something, lol.

Vince
Vince
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

I’ll explain it to you if you can explain to me how Pittsburgh is still in & how Miami rates as a 2 seed over the Duke team that just handled them in the ACC tourney. I don’t care that Miami finished a few games ahead in the standings, Duke has won 10 straight & is leading in the semis right now. I happen to think the ACC is awful this year but I feel like seeding should weigh a bit more toward how a team is playing lately than in the early season, and Duke deserves better than a 3. Good thing these aren’t official.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  Vince

have to agree, cannot have it both ways, either overall record rules, or how hot you are rules. How cold Louisville is now is why they are out, and they finished .500 in ACC play. Do not deserve to be in, but then using the same measuring stick, neither does Oregon St. Not sure which conference has the higher RPI, ACC or Pac12, but if it is the ACC, then the Pac12 has to be quite bad, because the ACC has been very bad this year.

Have an issue, and hope I do not see it Monday, with them pairing two SEC teams for the Supers. Why not pick 8, pair all, and we can guarantee 4, but no chance for 2 or 6. Not that I think there will be six, but think the NCAA should not be in the biz of limiting teams from a conference by pairing them in the Supers. All it takes to stop it, is one slight move on the seed. And quit with the “geographical proximity” crap, they fly all the time, spend $$ big, no buses used anymore, unless 250 miles or less, say Kentucky going to VU or UT. Bet when I look back, not another Supers has two teams #1 , from the same conference. Nice thing every NCAA Selection committee has in common, is when asked a tough bracket question, one where they obviously blew it, they can pull out of their hats either a blue, or red, or yellow or green rabbit, to represent how THAT decision was arrived at, a constant moving target. Don’t forget, these are the same idiots who voted to keep Emmert. That’s all I need to know about them. We better hope our grandkids don’t wake up in 2060, and college presidents are running the country!

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

well, I am wrong, stupid x 2, as they have Texas Tech and TCU also paired. Easy remedy, trade TCU for Ole Miss or Tennessee, that fixes it. Bet ECU is tired of every year being paired with Duke, or UNC, or NC St.. Probably will beat Duke, but that’s not the point. Used to be, every year, you could count on Louisville and Vanderbilt to be in the same region. Those two teams fixed that, both have been national seeds several times now. But trying to manufacture a rivalry is BS. How about every once in awhile, just to let us know you are fair, you, the NCAA, put UNC and Duke in the same basketball region? Not holding my breath, has happened once. Check out how many times Louisville and Kentucky have been put in the same region, to finish this treatise on “fairness”. And I bet you are guessing right now, “bet it is more than once”. Right you would be by a factor of 7. So waiting for fairness, intelligence? Try some other activity, not happening any time soon in NCAA sports. Still, we should enjoy what the teams bring all through the next 4 weeks, forget about the gerrymandering nature of it. I’ll try!

Osufight
Osufight
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

Need to pick what you want there Rick. Either you pick the top 16 seeds and pair them accordingly or you mix and match opponents like you are suggesting. The math is simple and fair 1-16. 2-15. 3-14…. conferences should not alter the formula imo. we are trying to determine the National Champion Team not the best conference.

Mark Harris
Mark Harris
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

3 years ago, they did the same thing pairing Ok state against Texas Tech. The committee does not want more than 2 teams from any region to get their. They want this to be a “national” tournament even if it means that the best teams do not make it. Except when it comes to the SEC.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

In 2019 Oxford regional was paired w/ Fayetteville, so it would especially piss me off if Oxford is paired w/ Knoxville come Monday. MSU & Vandy were paired in 2018..,or maybe one of them was a winning 2 seed.

michael reimer
michael reimer
3 months ago
Reply to  Vince

AND…..while we’re at it. Why the major love by D1 for UVA? Duke just beat them in the acc semis, we have a better rpi then them, and we’re the hotter team (11 straight games). So, in my mind Duke should be a 2 seed, UVA a 3.

Osufight
Osufight
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

Lets make the argument that OSU is about the 35th best team in the country and look over the last 3 weeks. How many games would you expect the 35th team to win on the road at the #17 ranked team ASU… hopefully 1 game? Beavs won 1. The #35 vs #5 AZ… hope for 1 win? Beavs did that. Go on the road to #10 Stanford… again hope for 1 win. Beavs did that. This collapse talk is just hyperbole. They are what they are. ———There are about 20 teams ranked above 35 that are going to get auto bids and such so let us do math. 64-20= 44 at large bids (rough estimates mind you) To say the #35 team should not get a bid is just silly as they are 9 teams away from the cut line even if they had lost today. Beware the Rodents lest you forget 2007. (for the record I think Beavs are more 25ish than 35).

Da Beavs
Da Beavs
3 months ago
Reply to  Osufight

Go Beavs!

beaver believer
beaver believer
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

1 and 5 vs oregon
1 and 2 vs arizona . asu ..ucla.. uc irvine…stanford
2 and 1 vs gonzaga
8 and 16 vs Q1
rpi 22
godsend to go to spokane
they have 3 quality starters beast of bullpen trust me nobody asking to have beavers in there bracket ….

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  James Foster

name on the front of the shirts? idk.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Already had a couple of bubble busters.. Hopefully, no more today..but, don’t bet on that..

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

That Stanford \MSU Super would be epic..

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Yep, and I’d like to see either Oxford or Gainesville paired w/ South Bend. Good luck with the Vols today.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

I would love a shot at ND in the Super.. Gators got excellent pitching in Hoover.. I am good with their week.. I am only hoping whoever they match up with in the Super (if it’s not ND), that it is not SEC; UT had a really good SP today..tip of my cap to him..

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Your guys had a great run in Hoover, as did mine. No regret at all in a Saturday exit. I really couldn’t think of who Ole Miss could pitch tomorrow if the dog had caught the bus. Wishing for good hitting & pitching to Gators, & a long run.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Good luck to your rebs; see you in Omaha..

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

If Fairfield doesn’t make the tournament, it’s an absolute travesty.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg

I don’t care if they make the field or not. While their record is undeniably impressive, they did it against a schedule filled with community college level opponents. And then couldn’t manage to win their own conference tournament after dominating it the entire season.

If they were to miss the NCAAs, it would be no huge loss.

Ty Wos
Ty Wos
3 months ago
Reply to  James

James, that is about as uneducated of an answer as I have seen. It’s still Div1 baseball and they received national attention all year. Winning 28 straight at any level in baseball is impressive. Their schedule was out of their control and they’re so respected nationally that they won’t barely be in as a 4 seed. They’ll be a 3 with a legit shot to win a game.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Ty Wos

Yep, they’re so respected nationally that out of all the various Top 25 polls, do you know how many have them ranked? One. They were #25 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, but that was a week ago, prior to losing two games.

They had a chance to put a bow on their big season by breezing through their conference tournament like they did in the regular season, but they lost to powerhouse Rider, 7-2.

Hope you feel more educated now. You certainly needed it.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Do you feel the same way about Miss State? They had an impressive year and got ten run ruled twice and “two and que’d” in their conference tourney. Looked like high school. I bet you dont feel that way about Miss State. Youd say some nonsense like “their body of work all year speaks for the poor tournament showing”. Grow up. Youre an SEC hack.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Oh, look…another clown post from John, a.k.a. Captain Butthurt.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

That nickname could have legs….

More Cowbell
More Cowbell
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Lol, my guy is comparing Mississippi States body of work to Fairfield’s

😂😂😂

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  John

My dude, You lost whatever credibility you may have had comparing Miss State’s body of work to Fairfield 😂. Do you honestly think had Fairfield had played a SEC, Big XII, etc. schedule that they’d even be in the conversation for a bid at all? If your answer is yes, then you’re only lying to yourself.

It’s ok, I remember when I first got real interest in sports and started watching them when I was little. There were a number of things that went over my head back then and concepts I couldn’t immediately grasp. You’ll catch on the longer you watch, bud.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  John

and my guess is, you are still “buying” when the press polls tell us the Big Ten plays great football!. Now, Ohio St is very good. The rest? Not so much. But 7 will be in the preseason Top 25, and did finally figure that out. A lot of the guys who vote the polls are Big 10 grads, due to them having 80 million alumni, and the fact they are clearly the most academic conference that actually plays sports. Sorry Ivy League.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Ty Wos

I’d say it’s pretty uneducated to just say “it’s still Div1 baseball…” and act as if all DI baseball opponents are of equal stature and quality and beating a bunch of scrub teams, albeit Div1 scrubs, puts a them on the same playing field as those who have similar seasons while playing against teams of a much higher caliber.

We see it every year in college basketball. A team from a lower conference that is historically a 1-bid league goes on a tear all season against a sub-par schedule, gets all sorts of national attention about being one of the last undefeated teams, but then loses a game or two to close out the season then gets tripped up in the conference tournament resulting in said team not getting a bid (i.e Belmont). Why is that? I mean they had a great record against Div1 teams and such a record at any level of basketball is impressive, right? Oh, it’s because not all Div1 wins are equal and quality of opponents & strength of schedule matters (even if the schedule it out of your control).

By your argument, you’d have had the 2007 Hawaii team playing for a BCS championship over either LSU or OSU simply because Hawaii went undefeated, albeit they didn’t play nearly the equivalent SOS as LSU or OSU. Would you use your argument here and say “yeah Hawaii didn’t play the same SOS as other teams but it’s still FBS football and going undefeated at any level in football is impressive”? If so that would be incredibly misguided. Yes, Hawaii’s undefeated record was impressive that year but did not qualify them as a national title contender to anyone who mattered at the time and that point was just further proven when they were thrashed in their bowl game.

Was Fairfield’s win streak impressive? sure and Fairfield may still get in and it wouldn’t bother me at all. Hell, they may even win a game! But if they didn’t get in, I would understand it and not at all be shocked or bothered.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  Ty Wos

nope, too many teams have become D1, who should still be D2 or NAIA. Maybe next year Bellarmine runs the table. You want them in? Too easy to schedule in a chicken poop way, then beat your chest over a record gleaned from playing no one. Want in? Win one against a P5 conference team, or just play two close. Then, maybe it would make sense. In no way do I wish to demean Fairfield, it is more the whole concept I have issue with, because someone gets left out, so they can go. Anyone seen overall conference RPI for the power 5? All conferences? I will look, if I see it, will post it. If you know it, beat me to it!

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

Yeah wasn’t Dixie State like DIII or JUCO not too long ago?

Griff
Griff
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg

you’re probably still wearing a mask

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Griff

not the time nor the place. take a lap.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

Exactly.

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
3 months ago

I know the Big East could be a bubble buster (Creighton over UConn) but is there others remaining?

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
3 months ago

I took my lazy shoes off.. yeah, there’s several. I’m torn. The bubble busters are fun to root for but they also water down the competition.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

They don’t seem to have Tulane in their latest projection. If Tulane won their conf. tourney they could be a buster according to this bracket.

Brett Nemeth
Brett Nemeth
3 months ago

Shouldn’t UCI be one of the better two seeds and be playing a Southern Miss, Gozaga or East Carolina? Or perhaps, be a 1 seed and play one of those host as a 2 seed?

I know the NCAA likes to keep teams within 500 miles so they can bus them but should seedings be done for just that purpose?

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
3 months ago
Reply to  Brett Nemeth

Will be interesting to see where Irvine lands. Especially if they sweep Fullerton this weekend.

James
James
3 months ago

LMAO Stanford as a Top 8 national seed.

Now you guys are just taking the piss, as the Brits say.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  James

they definitely should be ahead of MSU

Rick
Rick
3 months ago

based on what? If CA and AZ had done better jobs of keeping their best HS kids who do not sign pro out of HS, in a Pac 12 school, would agree, but for 10-15 years, their best have headed to the SEC. Is why USC is irrelevant these days, it’s not just because Rod Dedeaux got old! Dedeaux, the Ol’ Vegetable-Trucking college coach, and one helluva story. Then college baseball changed. Skip Bertman showed up in Baton Rouge, after being snubbed by Miami. I do wonder if it was Fraser who torpedoed him? May have been some “fear of legacy” at work there, Fraser had an ego as big as Bear Bryant’s, larger than Izzo’s, Coach K’s for sure, maybe even Wooden, Saban and Rupp. I know, I not only played against his Miami teams two years in the regionals, and to him, Ron Fraser was THE SHOW. I also played for the Boulder Collegians (think of many studs, but most interesting to me, now, being Joe Maddon, just a good player at that level, like me) in summer ball, eons ago, with two from Miami. Thy had many great Fraser stories. Also, two from Dedeaux’s USC, both had fairly long MLB careers, Dauer and Smalley, played in Boulder when I was there. I mean, we are not far from our obits reading, “died of natural causes”, translated – “old age”. Those two were Wayne Krenchicki, who made it, Jerry Brust, who did not, again, like me. Wayne recently passed away. Bertman changed SEC baseball, it was either greatly improve, or get run over by LSU regularly, which did last awhile, then the rest of the SEC caught up. Bertman was clearly the architect of modern SEC baseball. Been some great coaches in the Pac 12, probably more than in Dedeaux’s day. It is not the coaches, but it is the players, heading to greener pastures, as have many football players, too. Would be why there is no basketball conference even close to the domination of draft lists, nat’l titles as the SEC in both baseball and football. Hate if you want, be jealous, won’t change the reality. As Big 10 FB dominance passed, maybe as many as 40 years ago now, so too, will the baseball and football dominance in the SEC. Just not really soon!

So, MS St vs. Stanford? My money, and most GM’s, scouts too, on the boys from Starkville. Let them play 100, MS St likely wins 65-70. Now, does that preclude a possible win this year, in a best of 3 series for Stanford? No way, all baseball fans, with any knowledge of history, know better than that. Bet Stanford and their fans are happy Cal St. Fullerton won’t be in their regional.

BGL
BGL
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

You are confusing USC with Southern Cal. The Gamecocks are hoping at this point to be hosting a regional in Columbia as a 2-seed with Old Dominion as a 1-seed, since ODU did not submit a hosting bid to the NCAA.

Chuck
Chuck
3 months ago

How is Oregon still at the 11 slot? And Ole Miss still a 12 seed (after beating beloved Vandy)? The SEC tourney took State out of the National seeding but teams like Arizona (lost to Dixie State RPI of 225) and Oregon don’t move down despite really bad performances.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

Someone, please tell me how Ole Miss isn’t a national seed. Top 10 strength of schedule. 19 top 50 wins which are 3rd or 4th highest In college baseball. All this with major injuries to their team. Why aren’t they getting any credit for what they have done in the S.E.C. tournament, Why do these games not count? Aren’t these games just as important to a resume as a regular-season game and if not? Why not? Since ELKO CAME BACK FROM MISSING 17 GAMES OLE MISS HAS PLAYED much better, yet playing on 1 leg. Tell me, one other team, that could lose at the time the player of the year in college baseball and have it not affect them. Thank you. had t get that off my chest.

Matthew West
Matthew West
3 months ago

They aren’t a national seed because they lost 6 series this year.

Chuck
Chuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew West

They are 21-13 in SEC games (lost 5 league series—so what) counting the SEC tourney, got swept by ZERO, swept 3 series’. I don’t think they should be a National seed; however, being behind Oregon is a joke. They are the only SEC team matched with another SEC regional in this projection which is dumb to say the least considering Oregon at 11 is matched up with the Notre Dame regional and in no way should be ahead of Ole Miss. Compare MSU and Ole Miss—they are virtually inseparable if you’re being unbiased.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

As an Ole Miss fan, I agree that they are not worthy of a top 8 seed, but neither is MSU. Tex Tech has already established its unworthiness, and TCU may be in the process of doing the same thing. If K State eliminates them in 2d game today, their top 8 seed is likely forfeit. Next up? Not the Ducks, they should have already dropped below both Ole Miss & Florida.

If it comes down to a choice between Ole Miss & MSU for #8, is the Committee going to take a team on the skids (Mizzou at home + 2 & Q in Hoover) or a team that made a deep run in Hoover and is 19-12 vs RPI top 50?

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

I can get behind this

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

If they would’ve just beat Arkansas today and they had ample opportunities to do so but just couldn’t get it together. They ran out of pitching by getting in the losers bracket and having to play vandy twice. I believe we could’ve beat Arkansas with Tyler Myers starting. I think there’s a 20% chance they could make a National seed at #8 but do believe they should be ahead of Stanford and Oregon who isn’t even playing a conference championship. They shouldn’t be past #10 overall!
FACT

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

Agree that 10 would be our ceiling at this point.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

Ditto. Not passing Stanford. The law of gravity should get us past Oregon.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

The three obvious difference between Ms State and Ole Miss…State has a higher RPI, State finish the season with a better conference and overall record and State won the head-to-head series when Ole Miss had Hoglund pitching in one of the losses.

A fourth difference…Ole Miss has more bad loses. Remember Tn-Martin and lost series to A&M, who lost a series to Missouri. Losing 13-1 to La Tech was much worse than State’s two losses to Tennessee and Florida at Hoover.

I could go on, but the point of who is more deserving has been proven.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

You forgot to mention our series loss to UCF. But yeah you hit on some good points.

Chuck
Chuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

There are some good points here. Ole Miss’ best wins were 3 out of 5 vs Vandy, swept the Texas tourney, 1 out of 3 vs Arkansas, 12 top 25 wins (3rd most), more difficult SEC schedule than State (I think State had 2nd easiest league schedule), 3 wins in SEC tourney. You can skew these numbers a lot of different ways. Overall, I’d go with RPI and have State as a National seed over Ole Miss unless the Rebs can somehow take down Arkansas (which is highly unlikely).

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

Losing to Arkansas today definitively eliminates Ole Miss from top 8 discussion, and that’s fine. We got to play long enough in Hoover for a lot of guys to step up and really shine.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Yep…oh well. Hope we can regroup and get some rest between now and regionals and that we get paired with a “weaker” top 8 bracket where we can still possibly host a super. Still proud of the team no matter what.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

Absolutely. Would’ve loved to have heard the pep talk(s) Bianco gave Diamond, McDaniel & Myers before each threw the game of his life. I now actually think we could win our regional – no lock – and that we could win a super, or the “right” super.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Exactly, and very proud of our pitching staff as they kept us in the game long enough to give Ole Miss plenty of chances to get the game tied or get the lead back but the offensive mistakes by mccants and the double steal attempt while dunhurst swung under a fast ball up. With bases loaded and 1 out were only able to get the walk RBI and only one more after and that just isn’t gonna do it against Arky

BGL
BGL
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

I think USC had the toughest SEC schedule in retrospect.

Of the three teams the Gamecocks did not face in the regular season, all three finished at the bottom of the SEC West. Of course, getting blown out by Bama 9-3 in Hoover didn’t help at all.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

The TN-Martin loss didn’t hurt our RPI, I mean it dropped 1 spot after that game but still an inexcusable loss. La Tech is a “for real” team and on the road, it didn’t hurt our RPI either. I guess I’m just trying to say that I don’t think Ole Miss should be a National seed, nor do I think State should be left out of a National seed, but you go to Hoover and get run ruled the only 2 games you play there. Ole miss did lose 5 series but they never got swept and with all the injuries and inexperience we have I’d say that was a feat in itself. We also beat #2 Vanderbilt 3 times out of 5 games played..

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

I really hope we do not actually get LA Tech in our region. It has Tenn. Tech written all over it. LA Tech, while streaky, is VERY good. They already proved what they can do to us in OXMS, so it’s not as if they’d be “overwhelmed” playing at Swayze.

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew West

Wayne reads only half the sports section…the half that’s favorable to his beloved land sharks…whatever that is.

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew West

Agree. Don’t think a team with 6 series losses has ever been a national see and OM willNOT be the 1st. Curiously I am watching TN-FL on TV and the great Kyle Petersen continues as he has all week to make clueless assertions. He just said 4 (or 5?) series losses disqualifies TCU from a national seed but is apparently unaware OM has 6 as he says they are still ‘in the discussion.” He also asserted that the SEC tourney results could affect the national seeds, e.g. with TN jumping Vandy. Historically that does not happen. Besides TN’s good performance would not erase their losing the home series to Vandy.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

As an Ole Miss fan, unless we win the SEC, we have no place being discussed as a top 8 seed. I mean, we dropped a number of SEC series down the way. Sure we we had key injuries and a tough slate of opponents but lots of teams have those issues. You can’t put too much stock in tournament play. Yes, a nice tournament run is great and winning it would be even better, but I personally think the regular season matters more. In instances such as the SEC tournament I often wonder just how hard teams like Vandy and Arkansas (two teams that are locked into top 8 national seeds regardless of what happens in the tournament) will play. If I’m a team that knows they’re locked into a top 8 national seed regardless, then I’m holding back a bit in the conference tournament and saving my best stuff for regionals.

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

I have posted this before. Historically national seeds are determined solely by the regular season and NOT affected by conference tourneys. Moreover with 6 series losses there is NO way OM is a national seed even if they win tourney.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

That may be true usually, but I don’t think that’s carved in stone at all. Say a projected #8 is 2 & Q in tourney and #9 wins 5 or 6 games & the tournament championship? Of course, maybe the Committee had #9 as the #8 all along…we’ll never know for sure.

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Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Yea, you’re right. nothing is written in stone and there are exceptions to the rule, such as you mentioned. Still think if it comes down to it and it’s a close call, the committee would look at the reg season first.

RICHARD
RICHARD
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

I don’t think anybody in Nashville or really anywhere is concerned Vandy went 1-2. They lost 6-4 to consensus #1 Arkansas. Gave up 6 hits. Gave up only 4 hits losing elimination game to OM. That’s not changing anybody’s minds about their potential.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  RICHARD

Yeah, no doubt. The regular season carries MUCH more weight. Arkansas could’ve gone 0-2 BBQ in tourney play and still been the 1.

If Ole Miss goes on to win this CT and isn’t a top 8 seed, totally understand with how our reg season played out. I’m comfortable where were ranked ATM with how we played season long.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

As long as it’s higher than the Ducks.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

see OM as above ducks below Stanford and AZ.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

Well as an Ole Miss fan I kinda agree.. I believe if Ole Miss won today they would’ve been the 8th national seed. There is a lot to be said for NOT getting swept to the likes of Florida, Arkansas, and MSST. Also not getting swept period all season long. And, you better believe teams like Vandy, UT and Arkansas want to win the SEC TOURNAMENT! They ain’t out there half ass’n it, they were all trying to win it and now Arkansas or Tenn will win it and they will play their ass off to try and win that trophy. Should be a great one!

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

Can hardly wait to see it. Prediction?

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

UT-ARK will be a dog fight. Both want to be able to say they won this. If it had been teams that are mainstays in the SEC final, then id say some punches would be held, but not now.

Personally, I’m taking UTK in a 1 run game. Will go with an O/U of 9…so 5-4.UTK for the CT title? Top Eight Nat’t seeds?: 1.Arky, 2.Vandy, 3. UTK, 4.TCU 5.Texas, 6.TTU, 7.Arizona, 8.Miss State.

If Fairfield makes the tourney, they’d be the most fun in the Eugene regional as a 4 or Ft. Worth as a 4.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

*Ment Stanford, not TTU at #6.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

Tennessee seems a bit hotter, Arkansas a bit flatter at the moment, & I agree both will be playing hard to win the championship game. IF Arkansas has a lead at the 7th or later, look for Kopps to slam the door.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago

Wayne,

the reason is end-of-year conference tourneys are all about $$, does not mean much to many teams in the SEC, when what is next, well, it does. Some even prefer to be out early, to ready for the big show. Do they try to win in Hoover? Not so much. I think VU has won one SEC tourney in Corbin’s years there, yet VU has played in three finals, winning twice. Dang that other VC team! Back to back finals, two VC’s battle each other, find that a little ironic, but likely just serendipity at work. Due to series vs, one loss and you are gone, like in FB and basketball, and I think the NCAA baseball title holders are likely to be the best team that year. Suppose now with the FB playoffs, that one, too, is great at finding the nation’s best team. And way out of proportion, SEC titles in both sports.

Stephen
Stephen
3 months ago

This love fest with the PAC12 is blowing my mind. Arizona lost to perennial powerhouse Dixie State and moved up 🤦🏻‍♂️.

Stephen
Stephen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Dear Lord I didn’t even notice Stanford.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Yet the only thing people seem to have a problem about is the SEC, lol.

Vince
Vince
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Lol, love fest with the Pac12?? Omg, gimme a break Stephen. The SEC should add 2 more teams so D1 could just seed them all 1-16 as hosts, with the decade long love fest they’ve had going on with them. I mean, jeez, no one else in the country is any good at baseball, so why not? Maybe Arizona gave some of their benchwarmers a chance to play, since they’ve already locked up the auto bid, who knows. Maybe they’re treating the series like SEC teams treat a lot of the midweek games they lose to shit teams. Point is, YOU just don’t know & besides, it’s baseball. Any given day & all, you know.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Vince

“Decade long love fest” for the SEC?

Oh you are talking about the past 10 years when the SEC won 6/10 National Titles? Maybe, just perhaps the SEC is THAT good to warrant the attention? It’d be one thing if the SEC was getting the praise and were laying eggs come post season, but by any metric used the conference seems to have produced to prove that they deserve the attention. I can understand being tired of hearing about the conference but don’t act as if they haven’t backed it up.

Vince
Vince
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

It’s 6/11 actually, Beau, going back to 2009. Funny thing is the Pac12 has fared pretty well in that span also with 3 titles, Coastal has 1, & Virginia 1. And all those other schools did it without all that ESPN dough flowing through their programs. My previous comment was made with the thought in mind that D1 has never afforded the Pac(or any conference other than the SEC for that matter) the luxury of losing a weekend series & not getting dropped down in their rankings. So when this cat talks about a Pac 12 love fest because they project them getting 3 of the top 16 seeds while they project the SEC with 6, then yeah, I’m gonna chime in. Christ, the SEC should say thanks every single day that Skip Bertman took the LSU gig when he did & taught the league how to get over the hump in Omaha.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Vince

Ok, my bad. I’ll take the L and say that the SEC only had half (5/10) of the last decade. Sorry for my reckless post.

As far as ESPN $$$ flowing…wasn’t the entire BigXII Prog. Netwk. held by an ESPN parent or company? Who owns the ACCN? Isn’t it ESPN?

Yes the Pac# has been very relevant with titles as of late. I do think yall get 3 regionals this year. My issue with the conf was how UCLA kept hanging around when they shouldn’t have.

Best of luck and well wishes. Should be a fun postseason!

B Siegel
B Siegel
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

Arizona really didn’t have much to play for this weekend and even had a couple of backups in, but still won the series.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
3 months ago

why does conference tournament games not mean anything?

k9_r
k9_r
3 months ago

They mean everything for bubble teams, not so much for others. Say, for instance, Arkansas had blanked in Hoover, They’d still be the top national seed.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  k9_r

Agreed. See two glaring examples in D1B’s projections from yesterday & today: they flipped the seeding of Texas Tech & TCU, and Stanford & MSU, based solely on tournament play.

Rob
Rob
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

40-15 regular season record.
20-10 SEC record.
#7 RPI
How does MSU not get a top 8 seed?

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob

I’m sure they will be, you do realize this is D1 Baseballs PROJECTION right? The NCAA decides that and I’m sure you know this but y’all are getting your panties in a wad over something that don’t mean anything. It’s someone’s opinion and although an educated one, still an opinion. I’m sure State will get the 8..

Chuck
Chuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

But did nothing to Oregon and Arizona’s seeding. Arizona lost to Dixie State (seriously, I’ve never heard of them and had to look them up). Dixie State was a Juco until 2000. They are the National 4 seed still.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

I mean, yeah Arizona lost to Dixie, one game. I’d still say they’ve done enough…albeit quietly…to earn a top 8. As someone who lives in the southeast, I can honestly say ive only seen MAYBE 2 full series from AZ all year. Usually sleeping by most of their games. However, have seen enough film and plays to know that they belong. I cant say exactly what it is but it’s there.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  k9_r

Well, I bet you it still means so much more than you think for Arkansas to go on and win the tournament, for them or UT they are gonna play and give it their all even though they are both high National seeds.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

I kind of feel like that teams who have locked up top 8 national seeds may at times hold back a bit once the conference tournament comes around in preparation for regionals. If I had a team that had a spot 1-8 locked up, then I’d hold some back in hopes of not being as tired come regionals and having more fresh arms.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

i think most of the SEC starters pitched on w-t-f……so they will get 7-10 days rest…..it depends on team, health and momentum

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

amen. You have unlocked the secret

Ronnie Fulton
Ronnie Fulton
3 months ago

Wayne, your team, the Ole Miss Land Sharks, has 19 losses on the season…the most losses in the top 16 RPI teams. Consider yourself fortunate that you are still been considered a host site….but, continue your ‘we are being disrespected’ rant. It’s actually getting comical.

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Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Two of those losses – to Vandy & Arkansas – can be attributed to playing 3 more games after MSU was 2 & Q’d, 10-run ruled x2.

Plus, we don’t have to wear maroon or ring cowbells.

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

Ole miss has been a top 16 seed since the last series against UGA. Winning that and Vandy before sealed that deal

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie Fulton

At one point, very briefly, I thought we’d be a 3 seed this season. I’m more than happy at 10-12 RN.

James
James
3 months ago

I realize that if Aaron Fitt had his way, there would be 10-12 ACC teams in the tournament and they’d all be hosting regionals, but why on Earth is Pittsburgh still projected in this field? While traditionally strong, that conference was hot garbage this season, it’s time for the pundits to recognize and accept that fact.

There are some solid mid-majors more deserving of that spot, especially with some of the bubble-bursting we’ve already seen.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Well said.

Biglefty24
Biglefty24
3 months ago
Reply to  James

There is absolutley zero evidence to back up your argument about the ACC, especially with the amount of non conference games that were cancelled this year due to COVID.

Duke has a non conference RPI of #1, and a non conference SOS of 11 and they went 14-3 against those teams. They finished 9th in the ACC. The ACC has a lot of really good teams this year, they just don’t have a couple of elite teams like they normally do.

michael reimer
michael reimer
3 months ago
Reply to  Biglefty24

Exactly. Well said. Notice it’s only these motherfucker SEC fans down voting anything negative about the stupid SEC.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  michael reimer

This website tells you the names of the people who upvote and downvote comments section? How so? I don’t get any e-mail notifications or anything; I just see “+” and “-” on comments. How do I see who does what? I’ve got no shame, I’ve given a few “self high-fives”.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

i cant see who either

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Makes me wonder how Michael Reimer knows that it’s SEC folk downvoting him. Does he KNOW that or just assume that bc people happen to disagree with his anti-SEC rhetoric?

BGL
BGL
3 months ago
Reply to  Biglefty24

Clemson was a dumpster fire this season.

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

And you think the SEC should get 16 invites all hosting. You constantly bully, you constantly try to diminish anyone that posts their opinions. Every person I’ve met in life that has the narcissistic characteristics that your posts show is a lonely, spiteful, abusive and useless person. 1 ACC team that no SEC team wants to face at this time is Duke. Miami, FSU, G tech all have loads of post season experience. Add in Virginia whom has turned it around and yeah .. your all hail the SEC really has become rather lame and frankly, is an example of why the SEC, with exception of LSU, is so hated in Omaha. It takes only 1 rotten apple and your that rotted, disrespectful entity.

James
James
3 months ago

LMAO yet another jealous SEC hater. You people are just too pathetic for words, just like any person who can’t stand the success of others. I might be bitter too if my favorite college left their historic place in a great conference for a money grab in another and then watched their storied football program fade into becoming an afterthought on the national scene. Must really suck.

Now why don’t you try to blow a little more sunshine up everyone’s asses about how much Nebraska deserves to be a #1-seed? I bet any SEC team that makes the field of 64 this year would have their way with the Huskers.

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

See… You proved my point. A decent person would at minimum attempt to justify their discussion points. You however hurl insults. Why, because your a narcissist. (Look that up as I’m certain you’ll learn a little more about you)

As for success of others, you know nothing about me let alone who I respect and why. What I do respect is someone that’s humble in victory and courageous in defeat. There’s loads of SEC players, coaches and fans that far away exceed those qualities. I fear however you my man aren’t one. One rotten apple spoiling the lot

James
James
3 months ago

When you aren’t bawling your butthurt strawman arguments about the SEC and making sweeping negative generalizations about thousands of people you don’t even know, is that when you are being a “decent person” who doesn’t “hurl insults”?

I’ll take your comments off the air, Paul.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago

I’m not going to respond to all of your other bullshit, but the idea that keeps popping up in these threads that SEC fans feel entitled to 16…or 12…or 11…or even 10 or 9 bids is ridiculous garbage – and something I’ve never read here.

FACT: D1B has consistently – & absurdly – projected more ACC teams in the 64 than SEC teams (w/ possible exception of this one, which I’ve not bothered to count), w/ ACC fans routinely admitting how down their conference is. No other conference, and certainly not the B1G, can even make a plausible argument for 5 bids. I haven’t read any post saying the SEC “deserves” 10+ bids, let alone 16.

I hope Nebraska gets sent to any SEC host site, preferably Oxford, where we’ll show you a good time and show you out.

Husker From Omaha
Husker From Omaha
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

I’ve always been told “careful what you ask for”. Your cowbells teams are one of the despised teams in Omaha. Miami will always be the most hated, Texas second and MSU and Florida closely follow. Fan bases all that filled with arrogance, boasting, bloviating obnoxious mouths.

Local favorite teams: LSU, S. Carolina, Bama, Oregon St, Oklahoma, Okie State, ASU, Fullerton. Those are fan favorite, very respectful, fun, friendly, engaging and humble fan bases. Something Old Miss, Miss St., Florida fans simply will never be.

Obviously with DVH at Arkansas they’ll be crowd favorites. Though before DVH they like other regulars (TCU, rice, Baylor, Clemson, Arizona, USC, etc..) never stirred the fan support one way or the other.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago

I’m sure you are a fan favorite in Omaha. As for Ole Miss, I can’t imagine we’ve even registered there with one trip in 50 years (though I saw nothing to suggest we were disliked). As for the cowbell wavers, that is not Ole Miss, but our cross-state rivals have always played well on your big stage. And nobody I know thinks we’re entitled to anything, which was the point. We earn it or we don’t get it.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

Wait what?, Ole Miss has only been to Omaha ONCE in the last 40 years or so. What did they do 40 years ago to leave such a black mark?! And wait again, Ole Miss has never used cowbells, that I’m aware of at least. Are you sure youre not thinking of MSU or are you just typecasting us as a state? I was there last trip and the majority of the fanbase was just happy to be there in our lifetime and never were outrageous nor obnoxious.

On the other hand, we heard from a number of servers and bartenders in the area of how LSU fans seem to all come off as entitled and arrogant and even showed up and acted like jerks even when they weren’t in the series.

While I don’t doubt you’re from Omaha and quite familiar with the scene, it seems as if different folks in town have different opinions.

BGL
BGL
3 months ago

Again, confusing Southern Cal & USC. The Gamecocks haven’t been to Omaha since 2012, but have been a fan favourite there in thos years past..

michael reimer
michael reimer
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Nope, we’re not down! I think the ACC did just fine this year. Watch and see when post season starts.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  michael reimer

I’ll congratulate you when post-season ends if you’re deserving. Play well!

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  michael reimer

I’d disagree and say the ACC is weaker top to bottom this particular year. Does that mean a team won’t catch fire and hit at the right time? Nope. Could totally happen. Honestly, I’m cheering for Duke to play well and make some noise.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

It would be an amazing feat indeed if the SEC were to land 16 NCAA bids, considering there are only 14 teams in the conference. But when have facts ever gotten in the way of good old fashioned playa hate like Husker is slinging around like his feces against the walls of his cage?

So who are the lucky 2 schools who get to be honorary SEC members this year to get us up to that Sweet 16 number?

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

I mean I am an SEC fan, but more importantly a college sports fan. I feel like I can call it how I see it. My stepbrother went to FSU and always rooted for them bc of that and Mike Martin was just a class act and all around awesome person. Had a friend play on the UNC teams from the early 2000’s who made runs, I stood as best man in a friends wedding from UVA, where he worked for the sports admin, and always rooted for them when Ole Miss wasn’t involved. When picking schools after high school, It came down to Ole Miss and Miami. I didn’t pick Miami, but still love them as a program and think nothing but the best of Coach Morris.

I spoke to each of them this year of how the ACC was seemingly having a mediocre year, where the league wasn’t really weak, nor “top heavy”, but just that…average, and they all agreed. There isn’t really a true “title threat” as they have in years more often than not. Can we really not agree that the ACC is usually stronger than it was this year?

The SEC is strong. I know that some of our fans may come off more abrasive than others but that doesn’t change the fact that the conference is as good as advertised. No doubt we rub some people the wrong way, but that’s just the nature of the beast. If the ACC had a decade run where they won 6/10 titles and placed 32% of teams in the CWS in that period of time, I may be bitter as well. However, deep down I could admit that while I was tired of hearing trollish shit the conference was actually proving it’s worth.

A side note: You claim that LSU gets a pass for being liked in Omaha. There is nothing more that I can’t stand than the “typical LSU fan”. This has nothing to do with me hating LSU as a team or school or anything of that nature. I just find that the “typical” LSU fan is someone who happened to be born in Louisiana, goes to another school in LA, and then just latches on to LSU and is now a die hard Tiger fan. While I went to Ole Miss, I am from New Orleans and can’t tell you how many UNO, Nicholls, ULM, McNesse, Northwestern St, etc. (Tulane, LA Tech, Southern, Grambling, ULL grads usually rep their schools whether bad or good. ULM will either rep Arky or ULM) grads I see “bleeding” purple and gold act as if THEY built that LSU program and will shit talk you till the cows come home. Hell, half of them have not only not stepped into an LSU classroom, but not even the “Box”. I know a lot of those types of fake fans I just named travel to Omaha each year. Omaha REALLY respects LSU up there even with the obnoxious “fake fans”?

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago

I have never read a single post saying 16 teams from the SEC should be invited…much ado abt nada.

John
John
3 months ago

How comical is this? I just checked the RPI and Fairfield is #2 and theyre on the bubble to get in. When they load the field with 11 SEC teams, theyll use the “strength of schedule” and RPI line to justify….but when Fairfield has a high RPI, well thats just an aberration. Must be ignored. As I said, Vanderbilt the #2 overall seed while being the 4 seed in the SEC tournament and winning just 1 game is an absolute travesty. But thats whats become in the age of ESPN and the SEC.

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James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  John

No, what’s comical is Fairfield’s schedule and your understanding of college baseball.

We get it, the SEC stole your girlfriend, or ran over your dog, or pushed your grandma down a flight of stairs. Time to let it go and move on, Captain Butthurt.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  James

What about the RPI? So what youre saying the is the RPI is flawed? But only for Fairfield who is #2 and not Arkansas who is #1 or Vanderbilt is #3. Queue the circus theme song..

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Go look up the SOS for the three teams you just mentioned and get back to us, Capt. Butthurt.

Larry
Larry
3 months ago
Reply to  John

23 of Fairfield’s victories have been against teams with an RPI of 131 or higher. UNREAL

Brandon
Brandon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

RPI is pretty accurate when teams actually play an OOC schedule.

Here’s a cool tidbit. The difference between Arkansas’ and Vandy’s RPI is the same as the difference between Vandy’s and the 33rd ranked team’s. Pretty impressive.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Flawed? I think it belongs up there with “the earth is flat” for last 500-year stupidity!

Brandon
Brandon
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Fairfield’s RPI is a fluke any way.

There have been no OOC games played at all, which is a driving part of the formula. This is why they’re still so high in the RPI. In reality, they are probably 100-150.

They will make a regional and get smoked.

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Brandon

How is it a fluke? It’s a mathematical formula. You just pick and choose your facts to support an SEC supremacy mentality. If you were thinking clearly, youd see this for what it is

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Are you really as ignorant as your posts make you seem, Capt. Butthurt?

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Yes, he really is.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  James

I am afraid so. Think he subscribes to this type logic – “Team A beat Team B, who beat Team C, who beat Team D. Therefore, there is no way in hell Team D can beat Team A. If machines, maybe so, but these are humans, and young ones at that. Think I’ll go with eye test, and some recent history (seems they use that one all the time when they seed ACC teams for March), over how someone did in a 6-day tourney, when they played 30 conference games in the regular season.

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Brandon

For real. If someone doesn’t grasp the concept that the RPI is flawed and the lack of OOC games skews it in a way that looks favorable toward Fairfield, they shouldn’t be commenting or at the very least should not be taken serious. There is a reason why we have a selection committee, SOS rankings, and human rankings and don’t just useRPI.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

He’s willfully ignorant; in another post he claimed that the SEC was complicit in ‘destroying college baseball’..so, his logic is such that the conference with the most money and fans; and best coaching and facilities is ‘destroying college baseball’..a quote from Forrest Gump comes to mind now, but I will be polite and won’t post it here..

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

That’s just silly,

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  John

ESPN and the SEC are one and the same. A deep, deep, sickening love affair.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Aw, how cute…someone has such a severe case of SEC Butthurt, they are trying to masquerade as me. Wonder who that might be?

That you, Captain? Guess I should be honored that I’ve taken up permanent residence in your head and am now living there rent-free.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

ESPN is also “one and the same” with – at least – the ACC & Longhorn Network (which apparently makes a viable “Big 12 Network” an impossibility. So “three and the same”? Maybe more. If ESPN were truly “one and the same” w/ the SEC, they would show all of our games nationwide on their network instead of streaming it…and then maybe posers like you could see what consistently good baseball actually looks like.

Captain Butthurt, is that you?

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Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  James

This is stupid. ESPN has equity and investments in other conferences than the SEC across the board. I mean does the network give preferential treatment and airings to the SEC? Yeah they prob. do. But then again, if another conference they were linked to had won over half the CWS in the past decade, I wouldnt be shocked if they gave that conference special treatment either.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  John

and like Duke and UNC, in basketball, tough to turn on those teams when seedings arrive. VU won the last title, and until Rocker and Leiter hit a rough patch recently, were dominating the SEC. Would like to see them decide the last 3 series in the SEC by record, find it stupid to set a schedule without VU and Ark playing each other, but then, hard to tell in January, how good teams are going to be, and they may set that SEC 10-weekends schedule well prior to then. Why not let the last 3 float and make sure you do not miss an Ark/VU series? Rather see it at the end of the year, anyway, instead of mid-March.

Now, please do not ask me where AZ at #4 comes from. Ridiculous. Been so long since we have seen a competitive team from the Pac 12, I mean, Cole and Bauer have grey hair!

Mariam Kubale
Mariam Kubale
3 months ago

VCU a 4 seed?!?!?

Tyree C Jackson
Tyree C Jackson
3 months ago

How are there only 3 teams from the Big 12? 2nd most powerful conference and only 3 teams in.
What a joke!

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago

4….tx.tt, tcu, okSt

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

Yeah I count 4 also.

Carl
Carl
3 months ago

TCU, Tech, Texas, & Ok St… makes 4 that I see.
K St could get in if they keep it up in tourney

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago

Maybe you overlooked OK State, projected as a 2 seed in Fayetteville?

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

Agree Baylor should definitely be in the field of 64. Had a few players out for tournament that would be back for regionals.
Should take 5 maybe even 6 teams from Big 12.

Carl
Carl
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Baylor and Ok U with 0-2 at tourney ended their season

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Dream on..

JohnnyREB
JohnnyREB
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Ha, Baylor should definitely be in.. Just like Ole Miss should be a National seed because…. well.. because they are an SEC SCHOOL! Come on man

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyREB

If Baylor gets in Ole Miss will be a top 8…Neither will happen,

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago

Has TN made enough ground to move up? I can see it happening and a win tomorrow should put us at 2

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Not getting to 2, IMO. 3 could be possible.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Beau B

I believe “when” we win we will go to 2, they cant hold that tiebreaker over our head if we arent tied, Go VOLS

Beau B
Beau B
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

Suppose anything is possible. I just don’t think anything was done to Vandy to discredit them as a legit overall 2, even with me as an OM alum. On the other hand, I sort of feel as if UTA was only moved up as high as currently are is because 2-3 weeks ago they were off and a group lost 2-3 games that week ahead of them so UTA moved by default. Wouldnt be shocked if a team like UTK replaced a “place holder” like UTA at #3 after this week (UTA still in top 8). Yall are at 4 now, yall will not go below that. Yall may get 3,and that would be awesome for the team.

Ive got UTK winning 5-4 and sitting at the #3 NatSeed. If yall win by like 2 TD’s…then maybe we can reconvene.

Rick
Rick
3 months ago
Reply to  BrunoVFL

so what? You want something that really matters, hope your team draws a pulled-out-of-their-rear-end seed for the 2nd weekend. Or better yet, a #2 or #3 seed in a region, wins it. This seeding gets way too much attention, as if there is one person who knows how to compare all these conferences. Plus, it does not matter anyway, unless it is basketball, you are Duke, and they give you a dubious #1 seed in a region, then do the really dirty deed – make a 3 seed a 2, a 4 a 3, and maybe even a 6, a 4 seed. Saw that happen one year, most ridiculous three teams seeded behind Duke I have ever seen, before and since. Can guarantee this will not be that unfair. I looked up “nepotism” in the dictionary, and saw a seal of the NCAA and Duke, no words, just those two symbols.

James
James
3 months ago

Gonzaga got smoked for the second day in a row by San Diego, losing 10-2 after getting hammered 9-0 yesterday.

Can D1 finally quit pretending they deserve to host a regional?

David Abramson
David Abramson
3 months ago
Reply to  James

…as a 2 seed

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

They can host as a 2 seed and likely will. UC Irvine is a 1 seed possibility, Nebraska, ODU, Charlotte… Any of those could get a 1 seed. Nebraska just took the series with Michigan 2-1. Irvine with it’s ooc wins, ODU is probably the most deserving and Charlotte just wins.

James
James
3 months ago

Said it in yesterday’s NCAA comments, ODU deserves a #1-seed, and they could be sent to Columbia, SC and the Gamecocks could be the #2 in their home ballpark.

Charlotte and Nebraska aren’t close to deserving a #1-seed.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Yes. Forget having a regional in Spokane, ODU as 1 seed in Columbia, and last site in either Ruston or Hattiesburg, dependent on who wins tonight. Send LSU & Manieri as 3 seed to South Bend to squash Golden Domers.. Send Nebraska to Austin.

Dustin
Dustin
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Nebraska will be a top end 2 seed. Lost 1 series all year and if not for pre determined sites they would be hosting. Probably around 14 overall.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
3 months ago
Reply to  Dustin

I never said Nebraska isn’t a top end 2 seed, but I’m not convinced they are. The idea that they are a top 16 seed, though, “ if not for pre determined sites” is laughable. Show me another 14 seed – ever – w/ a 42 RPI, 0-0 vs top 50 RPI teams, & SOS of 182, and I’ll show you the same regional won by a 2 or 3 seed.

Athletic politics MIGHT have gotten Nebraska a 16 seed “if not for pre determined sites” but I think that if that were the case Lincoln would have been a predetermined top 20 site. And don’t complain that your weak-ass SOS or middling RPI aren’t Nebraska’s fault – they are; Nebraska chose to leave a conference where baseball is valued and join one where it is at best an afterthought.

Dustin
Dustin
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Big Ten has gotten 4 to 5 teams into the tournament every year the last 5 years. Only the Sec and Acc average more. Nebraska ran away with the Big Ten and lost 1 series all year. If you think they are worse than Gonzaga, La Tech, ECU, Florida etc you are wrong.

Mike M.
Mike M.
3 months ago
Reply to  Dustin

“Ran away with the BIG10”? They won it on the second to last weekend and they barely outscored Michigan!
(1 run). They barely won that series and they barely won the conference. They deserved it, but they are average offensively. BIG10 should get 3 teams in, if any of the 3 advance to the supers it will not be Nebraska…book it.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Not a single SEC team in the tournament would be fearful of Nebraska; they would have respect for every team in their regional for sure but you don’t go through the meat grinder of the SEC regular season and come out of it with any fear..

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

Nevermind me, this post was from this morning

Last edited 3 months ago by Frosch
jimbo11
jimbo11
3 months ago

Wish I knew the odds that a SEC team wins CWS.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  jimbo11

Just like every year…pretty good.

Osufight
Osufight
3 months ago
Reply to  jimbo11

37.455%

Jeremy
Jeremy
3 months ago

How could you overlook the Blue Hose from Presbyterian and not include them in the bracket after winning the Big South conference tournament? Smallest D1 school in America. Now, you got someone all excited for nothing by including the last team in when a conference champion has been left off the projected bracket. Do your homework guys!

B Siegel
B Siegel
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeremy

I think this was posted in AM, I’m sure it will be updated Sunday morning. Question is what happens to Campbell, any chance of an at large? If so it will probably come at the expense of an SEC or Big10 school.

Ronald D Milam
Ronald D Milam
3 months ago

This guy has to be anti-SEC and pro-Georgia, how does UGA with a 41 RPI get rank ahead of both Bama and LSU whose RPIs are above them. Teams like Indiana and Farfield are a joke.

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronald D Milam

10 spots separate the 3 in rpi and SOS…..push. Ga finished higher in SEC (8) and has the series win over Vandy, none of them should feel safe

BrunoVFL
BrunoVFL
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronald D Milam

and Ga just won h2h with LSU

Jon Heubner
Jon Heubner
3 months ago

So, let me get this straight, Indiana has an RPI of 111. Yes, 111, and they are in over Iowa, who has an RPI 30 spots better. Their records are similar. Any other year, 26-18 in the Big Ten gets you in the tournament, but somehow, Iowa has no hope (assuming they win tomorrow). What a joke that the Pac 12 and SEC get so many teams in, but the Big Ten gets screwed (yet again.) And before you say that the Big Ten can’t play, Michigan from 2019 would like a word or two. Also, this year is proof that the RPI doesn’t work.

Jon Heubner
Jon Heubner
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon Heubner

Also, if you had an ACC, Pac 12, or SEC school that was 26-18 in their conference, you would be furious, FURIOUS, that they were left out. The Big Ten is the red-headed stepchild of the Power 5 conferences when it comes to college baseball and it shouldn’t be that way, because the past several years have shown we can play a little ball up north. Now, cue all the downvotes from the homers of the ACC, SEC, and Pac 12, which are apparently the only conferences that matter.

As a side note, even though I hate Nebraska sports with all my being, I really hope they and all other teams from the Big Ten that make the NCAA’s show well, because there is no reason the ACC, for example, should get credit for beating, well, other ACC teams, while the Big 10 gets punished for doing the same thing. Honestly, other than Notre Dame, there’s no ACC team that’s impressed me that much. Yet they’ll get their usual 10 spots (which they don’t deserve).

B Siegel
B Siegel
3 months ago

I have an idea I would like to propose regarding the small one-bid conferences. It is frustrating to see a team like Fairfield or Jackson St that just dominates their conference season only to get upset and miss out on the tournament to the 11th place team in the SEC/ACC. It’s one thing to play in the toughest conference but you really need to win more than 40% of those games I think.
So here is my idea. Any conference that traditionally is a one-bid conference meaning 4 out of the last 5 years, if they elect to play their conference tournament the week before this week (traditional tournament weekend) than any regular season conference winner, if they do not win their tournament, plays in a single elimination tournament THIS weekend. A conference does not have to send a team if the elect not to ie American Conference with East Carolina who was going to get an at-large bid. Or a conference could simply elect to keep the tradition as it is and it is what it is. But the teams would all play in one location, no home field advantage so the game would probably be in North Carolina at two nearby stadiums and they play for ONE spot and that team gets sent to the #1 national seed as the #4 seed. So maybe that is a factor in if a conference sends a team to the play in tournament.

So far the field would be: Liberty, Campbell, Fairfield, Lehigh, Abilene Christian and Jackson St.

These teams could be in if they lose Sunday: StonyBrook, UConn, Northeastern, Bryant, SE Mo St, Samford, and South Alabama.

So that is anywhere from 6-13 teams plus normally you would have the Ivy.

It would be a random draw for games and byes to get it to an even number.

So lets say everyone loses on Sunday that won regular season we would have 13 teams, so there would be 3 byes going to teams 1-3 (randomly drawn) teams without byes would have to win 4 games. Tournament starts on Wednesday and finishes Saturday with Sunday in case of rain.

Here is the caveat, if you play in this you are giving up any chance of being a true at large team, so this year Fairfield and maybe Liberty might elect to take their chances and stay home.

Here are the randomly drawn matchups
POD A
#1 Bryant gets a BYE
#8 Stoney Brook v #9 Fairfield

#4 UConn v #13 South Alabama
#5 Campbell v #12 Samford

POD B
#2 Abilene Christian gets a BYE
#7 Northeastern v #10 Lehigh

#3 SE Mo St gets a BYE
#6 Liberty v #11 Jackson St

Each conference gets to send ONE umpire who is assigned to the Pod opposite of their conference rep. The other three spots would go to SEC/ACC/BIG 12 guys not working their tournament.

A lot to do for just one spot, I would rather each POD winner get spots 63 and 64 but this is a good starting point.

I think this would be ALOT of fun to watch.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  B Siegel

This is both a well meaning and awful idea

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

If Tennessee defeats Arkansas today I see them jumping to #4 or perhaps #3

Jon
Jon
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Maybe

Jacob
Jacob
3 months ago

How do you not have Ruston as a host with Louisiana Tech there? The games they’ve had make them earn that spot and the host

Mark Harris
Mark Harris
3 months ago

So why would oklahoma state be designated as a number 2 in Fayetteville? That would suggest that they are the worst 2 seed in the field… Number 32. I know the NCAA adjusts on the basis of regions, but we are at most #22 and 10 spots down is a streatch.

Mark Harris
Mark Harris
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Harris

And our ace starter and closer are back healthy after being out for the last half of the conference season.

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

To me only, I believe Ole MIss RPI, SOS all is better than Stanford, it should be Us at 8 Seed. BUt Im betting it goes STate at 8, Stanford at 9 and us at 10 or 11.