Hogs up to 13th in several polls

Up three spots in Baseball America after the series win at TAM (which dropped out of the rankings).

Also 13th at USA Today, Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.com. NCBWA and Perfect Game haven’t updated yet.

Hope this isn’t unlucky 13…

On a related note, I just dropped in on Kendall Rogers’ weekly chat at D1Baseball, where he was asked if the Hogs could sneak into a seed. He said we’d have to roll through Hoover and have several other teams struggle, particularly UK, USM and Stanford.

One more note I just came across: Hog opponent Grand Canyon (early April if you’d forgotten) won the WAC regular season title, but they’re still in the reclassification process from D-II to D-I. So they are ineligible for the NCAA tournament. This is the second time they’ve won the WAC and been forced to stay home.

I assessed our chances for an 8 seed or better exactly the way Kendall does. Only difference between us is that he knows what he’s talking about.

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And 14th at Perfect Game:
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I don’t see any way that Arkansas becomes a national seed.

It would have to be a perfect storm:

Run the table in Hoover.
UK goes two-and-cue in Hoover.
Stanford loses the series with Wazzu badly.
And USM stinks it up in the CUSA tournament.
Probably a couple of other teams would have to stumble too.