First off Congratulations to the Florida State Seminoles for winning the ACC Baseball Title. After getting swept at home by Clemson the Noles responded with a strong week of baseball that may lift them to a top 8 National Seed. Let’s see what their chances are…
SECURE TEAMS: LSU, UCLA, Louisville, Illinois, Miami, Florida
ON THE BUBBLE (IN): Texas A&M, Missouri State
ON THE BUBBLE (OUT): Vanderbilt, Florida State, Dallas Baptist, Houston
Changes from Friday: Missouri State replaces TCU as national seed.
Vanderbilt is losing to Florida 5-2 in the SEC Title game, but that game is only in the 3rd inning. If that score holds, Vanderbilt is out of the picture. I think the secure teams are locks. Louisville despite a shaky ACC tournament, had a stellar regular season. Miami lost only 1 game in the ACC tournament and is the number 1 ranked RPI team. I’m not really sure I buy Illinois coming out of a mediocre Big 10, but they have the fewest losses of any team in consideration. They didn’t win the Big 10 tournament title either, but they will be a top 8 seed.
I like Texas A&M being one top 8 seeds as well.
I think the last national seed will come down to Missouri State, Florida State, and TCU.
Good luck separating RPI teams 7 – TCU, 8 – Missouri State and 10 – Florida State. It’s hard to see 3 ACC Teams ending up as top 8 seeds. That sweep by Clemson may do Florida State in. Certainly the Seminoles deserve a shot. ESPN has predicted that Noles will not be a top 8 seed, and so far I haven’t seen any projection that has FSU as a top 8.
There’s always a chance though…