D1 Baseball bracketology

Aaron, Kendall and the crew now predict the Hogs will be the #3 national seed. They’re picking our regional to be paired with the closest D-1 school to Casa SF, UNC (four miles closer than NC State’s ballpark and 18 miles closer than Duke). If so, might have to make the 71-mile drive up to Boshamer Stadium and do a little scouting, when we’re not playing of course.

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They still have 11 SEC teams in the field of 64, with four national seeds (#2 Vandy, us, #4 Moo U and #8 Jawja) and five regional hosts (the Corndogs being the fifth at #12). Interestingly, they have two teams from Omaha in the Fayetteville regional, Creighton and Omaha, with Okie Lite as the 2 seed. Tennessee, Misery, A&M, Auburn and Ole Miss are 2 seeds, Florida is a 3 seed in Miami.

Possible SEC matchups in the supers: Florida would meet Vandy if both win; Tennessee is the 2 seed in Chapel Hill in this projection, so that could send them back to BWS if they win that regional; A&M is in Waco, paired with Starkville; Auburn is in Greenville, NC, paired with Georgia.

I have doubts that Florida will win enough games to make it!

Quite possible. The Florida-Tennessee series could be win-and-in, lose and out. Either way, the Wallets and the Viles better hang around for a while in Hoover. A quick exit might send them to summer ball a week early.

I would like to see Ole Miss hit a losing steak and Miss post season!

Florida has no reason to even be in the tournament IMO.

What’s so crazy is LSU was a carbon copy of Florida for several weeks and them all at once the possum showed up and they are winning some games. Tennessee is a lot better than they are for sure.

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I would like to see Ole Miss hit a losing steak and Miss post season!

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They lost to Southern Miss in mid week. Of course, we lost to UALR & NWLouisiana, so let’s not gloat too much.

They lost to Southern Miss in mid week. Of course, we lost to UALR & NWLouisiana, so let’s not gloat too much.

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DVH uses mid week games to get OJT for pitchers, any mid week game the hogs are depending on young arms. Like the second game at Texas. That’s one that still ticks me off! Get beat by walking batters! So the mid week games aren’t the measuring stick they just give you the idea about progress of young arms.

They lost to Southern Miss in mid week. Of course, we lost to UALR & NWLouisiana, so let’s not gloat too much.

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LSU lost to NW Lousiana St. as well. Who cares? Teams lose mid week games to lesser opponents all year long and it doesn’t really matter. Focus on getting 18 SEC wins every year and you will be a national seed.

They lost to Southern Miss in mid week. Of course, we lost to UALR & NWLouisiana, so let’s not gloat too much.

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Southern Miss is a good team again this year - 30-13 overall, 17-4 in its conference. USM is 2-3 vs. Ole Miss and Mississippi State this year.

That said, every SEC team loses some of those midweek games every year because pitching is going to become an issue and players are looking ahead to the weekend. Ole Miss, for instance, lost to North Alabama two days after it left Fayetteville with the series win.

Florida has lost five games this year to in-state opponents - FAU, South Florida, UCF, North Florida and Florida Gulf Coast. LSU has lost four midweek games to in-state teams - Northwestern State, McNeese State, Louisiana Tech and Southern.

Right now the only SEC teams without a midweek loss to a non-power in-state team are Kentucky, South Carolina and Missouri. That’s not to mention other midweek losses at every school.

UALR and Northwestern State are not bad teams, either, by the way. The Trojans have won 14 of their last 18 games and are 1.5 games out first place in the Sun Belt. Northwestern State is one game back in the Southland. Both very well could be NCAA Tournament teams.