And they think Nebraska got screwed by getting sent to Fayetteville. They may have a point. The other two Big Ten teams in the tournament got a lot easier regionals than the conference champ did. But as Husker coach Will Bolt noted, they have to win a game before they get to play the Hogs.
And we got a top 20 team (NU is #19 in the coaches poll, D1B and Baseball America) as the 2 seed. Of course we’ve been playing a lot higher ranked teams than that for a while; we beat #3, #11 and #2 in consecutive games in Hoover. So meh.
The highest ranked 2 seed in the coaches poll is UC-Irvine at #16, which is in the Stanford Regional. Meanwhile LaTech hosts as the #18 team, and has the #17 team, NC State, as its 2 seed.