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NCAA baseball tournament thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, May 29, 2006.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Good ol' boy network takes care of its buddies like Mississippi State and Stanford, protects the SEC and ACC by giving each a ton of regionals, and doesn't give the Pac-10 champion a top-8 seed.

    I can't stand Notre Dame, but their coach had a point when he said how unfair it was to the Northestern, Midwestern and West Coast schools, who regularly get screwed in selections, regional sites and pairings.

    Wake me up when an ACC team actually accomplishes something at the CWS (other than Florida State).
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    and those good ol' boys sure took care of lsu, too
  3. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

    State won 2-of-3 at Baton Rouge earlier in the season.
    They had a rainout (against Tennessee) which might have allowed them to tie LSU in conference standings.
    And they had a better RPI than the Tigers.
    The anti-Smoke Laval campaign just got new steam.
    Congrats to MSU, which started out 18-0 and was ranked No. 1 a few months back.
    They deserved to be invited.
    Maybe Stanford didn't, and LSU did.
    Who knows?
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Notre Dame probably deserved better than a three, but they're in a weak draw. Even though it's at UK, the Irish likely will win the regional.

    It's similar to Louisville in basketball last year. They're the No. 4 seed in a week draw when most people thought they should have been higher. They still went to the Final Four.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The two-sport dude from Notre Dame looked like he just got off the stage with Pearl Jam and still had his buzz goin' on.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Total bullshit to take Mississippi State and leave LSU out. They should both have been in. Anyone think for one minute that LSU would have been left out if Skip Bertman were the chair of that committee?

    LSU deserves to be in over:
    1. Missouri
    2. Stanford
    3. South Alabama
    4. Mississippi State
    5. San Diego

    Oh well. Been nice knowin' ya Smoke.
  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk. Don't sleep on Kansas. [/fanboylooser]
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Stanford didn't deserve it; only 3 Pac-10 teams are worthy this year. You should have to go at least .500 in your conference to make the tournament, and Stanford didn't.

    And that would have taken care of Mississippi State as well. As far as the committee "taking care" of LSU by unjustly denying them a place in the tournament, the Tigers were under .500 in the SEC and lost seven of their final nine games. They played themselves out.

    And as far as San Diego goes, it swept three games from Texas, beat Vandy, beat Big-12 champion KU, took 2 of 3 from Houston and lost three games at Georgia by a combined four runs. I'd say the Torreros deserved their selection.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Um, micro ... M-I-A-M-I ?!!?!? :)

    1982 Miami (Fla.) Ron Fraser 9-3 Wichita State Dan Smith, Miami (Fla.)
    1983 Texas Cliff Gustafson 4-3 Alabama Calvin Schiraldi, Texas
    1984 Cal State-Fullerton Augie Garrido 3-1 Texas John Fishel, CS-Fullerton
    1985 Miami (Fla.) Ron Fraser 10-6 Texas Greg Ellena, Miami (Fla.)
    1986 Arizona Jerry Kindall 10-2 Florida State Mike Senne, Arizona
    1987 Stanford Mark Marquess 9-5 Oklahoma State Paul Carey, Stanford
    1988 Stanford Mark Marquess 9-4 Arizona State Lee Plemel, Stanford
    1989 Wichita State Gene Stephenson 5-3 Texas Greg Brummett, Wichita State
    1990 Georgia Steve Webber 2-1 Oklahoma State Mike Rebhan, Georgia
    1991 LSU Skip Bertman 6-3 Wichita State Gary Hymel, LSU
    1992 Pepperdine Andy Lopez 3-2 Cal State-Fullerton Phil Nevin, CS-Fullerton
    1993 LSU Skip Bertman 8-0 Wichita State Todd Walker, LSU
    1994 Oklahoma Larry Cochell 13-5 Georgia Tech Chip Glass, Oklahoma
    1995 Cal State-Fullerton Augie Garrido 11-5 USC Mark Kotsay, CS-Fullerton
    1996 LSU Skip Bertman 9-8 Miami (Fla.) Pat Burrell, Miami (Fla.)
    1997 LSU Skip Bertman 13-6 Alabama Brandon Larson, LSU
    1998 USC Mike Gillespie 21-14 Arizona State Wes Rachels, USC
    1999 Miami (Fla.) Jim Morris 6-5 Florida State Marshall McDougall, Florida State
    2000 LSU Skip Bertman 6-5 Stanford Trey Hodges, LSU
    2001 Miami (Fla.) Jim Morris 12-1 Stanford Charlton Jimerson, Miami (Fla.)
    2002 Texas Augie Garrido 12-6 South Carolina Huston Street, Texas
    2003 Rice Wayne Graham 4-3 (10 inn.),
    3-8, 14-2 Stanford John Hudgins, Stanford
    2004 Cal State-Fullerton George Horton 6-4, 3-2 Texas Jason Windsor, CS-Fullerton
    2005 Texas Augie Garrido 4-2, 6-2 Florida David Maroul, Texas
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Note '84, '95 and '04. . . the No. 2 team in the country in '06.

    And they got a 5 seed. At least the incoming teams are aluminum bait. ;D
  11. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    um... sxy... they weren't in the acc then
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    **Note: 8 SEC teams in the College World Series last year, plus Ole Miss lost in the Super to the eventual national champ.  They have proved they deserve MSU and LSU.
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