Alabama is the last team in after bid theft by Rider and a couple of others. The Long Beach State Dirtbags are the first team out.
Other items of note:
Again an SEC team in the regional opposite ours, but now it’s Alabama. They have Southern Miss as the 16 seed, in spite of La Tech eliminating them in the C-USA tournament. LaTech plays ODU today in the C-USA tournament final. ODU and LaTech are both projected as 2 seeds but neither one expected to host (ODU didn’t even bid).
If the chalk holds, our bracket in Omaha would be us, Arizona (revenge for the softball team?), Tennessee and Stanford. It won’t hold, of course. The other bracket would be Vandy, Texass, Notre Dame and TCU.
Fayetteville regional is Okie Lite as the 2 and Indiana State as the 3. But they also have ORU in our regional as the 4; I guess this update was before ORU lost in the Summit final to the NoDakState Bizon (misspelling intentional; it’s how they pronounce it). ORU is not getting an at-large. Will they send the Bizon to Fedvul? Maybe.
SEC teams: Hogs, Vandy, EOE, Moo U, Rebnecks and Wallets hosting. Ocean Scum as the 3 in Hattiesburg, if somebody doesn’t steal their bid. Corndogs as the 3 in Austin. Poultry as the 2 at Notre Dame. Georgia as the 3 in Lubbock.
There are 13 tournament finals today. The American final is two teams that won’t get in if they don’t win today, Central Florida and South Florida. I don’t see that a spot has been held for either one of those in this bracket, so Bummer may be a tad nervous. With good reason.
No kidding. If they gave us Norfolk State, the Spartans would be the second worst team by RPI (#260) we’ve played all year, Only UAPB is worse, and not by much. Boyd’s World has their RPI number at 0.438. Ours is 0.636, which is .030 higher than Vandy.
If there are 16 hosts and 25 ranked teams, that means nine ranked teams are going to be 2 seeds. The deal with AZ State is that all the Western regionals are going to be in Pac-12 ballparks except Spokane, and it appears ODU will be the 1 seed there. The Devils can’t be sent to a Pac-12 regional. They could go to Fort Worth or Austin or Lubbock too. Or Gainesville or South Bend for that matter. All this is a guess.
This must have changed, watching TCU and Oklahoma State play and they just ran across the regional hosts and it had Pittsburgh hosting as well as southern Miss and that’s hard to believe because southern Miss lost a doubleheader yesterday and Pittsburgh has been horrible the last 2 or 3 weeks… but that’s exactly what the screen was showing