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Road to Omaha thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, May 25, 2014.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    NCAA releases 16 regional sites. As usual, very SEC/ACC-centric and the west gets hosed. Pac-12 has won four of the last eight titles and its second-place team, which goes 39-14-1 overall and 21-9 in conference, doesn't even get to host.

    Your regional sites: Ole Miss, Cal Poly, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, TCU, Oregon State and Florida.

    Pairings and top 8 seeds announced Monday. Dollars to donuts the Oregon State and Cal Poly regionals will be paired.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There will probably be six texas teams combined in the Rice & TCU regionals

    1. Rice
    2. Texas
    3. Sam Houston
    4. Midwest or Northeast slapdick

    1. TCU
    2. Houston
    3. Texas A&M
    4. Midwest or Northeast slapdick
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    The Pac 12 was pretty down this year. I get that they sometimes get dicked. Not sure this year is one of them.
     
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Wasn't one of the goals in the new system to try to keep teams closer to home? So maybe it just makes more sense geographically to send Central Connecticut State to Tallahassee, Fla. or Miami than to Corvallis, Oregon.

    What's surprising to me is that Texas, Texas A&M nor LSU are hosting a series.
     
  5. mb

    mb Active Member

    OP only lists 12 hosts. Looks like Indiana, LSU, Miami and UVa are the four hosts that weren't listed.
     
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I've got to think the ACC and SEC sites are given preference simply due to stadium size. The Pac-12 has one on-campus stadium over 5,000 seats. The SEC has nine, the ACC six. The NCAA loves to make money.
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    As DanOregon said, it's also largely about attendance, not deserving to host. And the teams in the South draw like crazy, always have.

    Unless you count Hawaii, the only West Coast team in the top 20 in attendance this year is Arizona State, at No. 20.

    http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2013/05/20/ncaa-attendance-report-may-20th/
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wrong! Corvallis and Stillwater paired up.
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Can't believe the Aggies & Longhorns are in the same regional.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Anybody who showed they can really play is already a pro. They showed their stuff early and took their seven-fig bonus. The CWS is full of either late bloomers, or kids who made a bad decision signing D-I, or kids just glad to get a partial ride through college.
     
  11. HookEm2014

    HookEm2014 Member

    That regional is brutal with Texas, A&M and Rice. But you'll find a lot of happy people around Texas that the Aggies and Longhorns are playing again, even if it's just baseball for now.
     
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Of American-born players to win baseball's top awards in this century, most (Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, RA Dickey, Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey, Ryan Braun, Dustin Pedroia, Brandon Webb, Randy Johnson, Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Barry Zito, Jeff Kent) played college baseball.
     
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