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Road to Omaha begins -- NCAA baseball tourney field announced

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, May 26, 2008.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=3412747

    Your top eight national seeds -- No. 1 Miami (47-8); No. 2 North Carolina (46-12); No. 3 Arizona St. (45-11); No. 4 Florida St. (48-10); No. 5 Cal St. Fullerton (37-19); No. 6 Rice (42-13); No. 7 LSU (43-16-1) and No. 8 Georgia (35-21-1). Regional tournaments run May 30 through June 2.

    The SEC gets nine teams in the tournament, the ACC has three in the top eight national seeds and the Big 12 gets shut out of the top eight. Other talking points ... two-time defending champ Oregon State gets left out (better conference record, similar overall record and five more series wins vs. field than Oklahoma), and Michigan hosts as a second seed instead of Arizona.

    Coral Gables, Fla., regional
    (1) *Miami (47-8)
    (4) Bethune-Cookman (36-20)

    (3) Mississippi (37-24)
    (2) Missouri (38-19)


    Ann Arbor, Mich., regional
    (1) Arizona (38-17)
    (4) Eastern Mich. (25-32)

    (3) Kentucky (42-17)
    (2) *Michigan (45-12)


    Raleigh, N.C., regional
    (1) *North Carolina St. (38-20)
    (4) James Madison (38-17)

    (3) Charlotte (43-14)
    (2) South Carolina (38-21)


    Athens, Ga., regional
    (1) *Georgia (35-21-1)
    (4) Lipscomb (32-28)

    (3) Louisville (41-19)
    (2) Georgia Tech (39-19)


    Fullerton, Calif., regional
    (1) *Cal St. Fullerton (37-19)
    (4) Rider (29-26)

    (3) Virginia (38-21)
    (2) UCLA (31-25)


    Palo Alto, Calif., regional
    (1) *Stanford (33-21-2)
    (4) UC Davis (34-22)

    (3) Arkansas (34-22)
    (2) Pepperdine (36-19)


    Stillwater, Okla., regional
    (1) *Oklahoma St. (42-16)
    (4) Western Ky. (33-25)

    (3) TCU (43-17)
    (2) Wichita St. (44-15)


    Tallahassee, Fla., regional
    (1) *Florida St. (48-10)
    (4) Bucknell (29-22-2)

    (3) Tulane (37-20-1)
    (2) Florida (34-22)


    Cary, N.C., regional
    (1) *North Carolina (46-12)
    (4) Mt. St. Mary's (21-32)

    (3) Elon (43-16)
    (2) UNC Wilmington (42-15-1)


    Conway, S.C., regional
    (1) *Coastal Caro. (47-12)
    (4) Columbia (22-28)

    (3) Alabama (34-26)
    (2) East Carolina (40-19)


    Lincoln, Neb., regional
    (1) *Nebraska (40-14-1)
    (4) Eastern Ill. (27-28)

    (3) Oral Roberts (46-12)
    (2) UC Irvine (38-16)


    Baton Rouge, La., regional
    (1) *LSU (43-16-1)
    (4) Texas Southern (16-32)

    (3) New Orleans (42-19)
    (2) Southern Miss. (40-20)


    Houston regional
    (1) *Rice (42-13)
    (4) Sam Houston St. (37-23)

    (3) St. John's (N.Y.) (41-14)
    (2) Texas (37-20)


    College Station, Texas, regional
    (1) *Texas A&M (43-16)
    (4) Ill.-Chicago (34-20)

    (3) Houston (39-22)
    (2) Dallas Baptist (37-17)


    Long Beach, Calif., regional
    (1) *Long Beach St. (37-19)
    (4) Fresno St. (37-27)

    (3) California (33-19-2)
    (2) San Diego (41-15)


    Tempe, Ariz., regional
    (1) *Arizona St. (45-11)
    (4) Stony Brook (34-24)

    (3) Oklahoma (34-24-1)
    (2) Vanderbilt (40-20)
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The Big 12 deserved to be shut out. The top three seeds all fucked up in the tournament, and A&M and Nebraska have really shit the bed the last three weeks or so.
     
  3. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Made one hell of a convincing case for Oregon State over Oklahoma on the broadcast. Wished I would have heard what the selection guy said about it.

    /assuming they asked him
     
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    They did. He hemmed and hawed, then said something about Oregon State having bad losses and being concerned about 24 losses (even though Oklahoma has just as many).

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    Doc -- A&M I can understand, but is going 1-5 in the last six games really considered "shitting the bed" for Nebraska?
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Wisconsin is unbeaten and they didn't get in?
     
  6. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    As far as I'm concerned, if there's a two-time defending champion sitting out there ... and it's a tossup as to whether you should pick said team or some other mediocre club ... you take the two-time defending champion 100% of the time.
     
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Considering what was at stake, yes.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Except that the selection rules prohibit that from being considered.
     
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Missouri has the pitching with Crow and Gibson. Don't count them out.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Oh, please. The Battin' Badgers have trouble just making it to the field in time for the first pitch.
     
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Curious that Florida and FSU, and Georgia and Georgia Tech, ended up in the same regionals. And how is it that Michigan gets to host as a No. 2 seed?
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    But I would really like to. :D
     
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