With that, I've got some good news and some bad news.
First the bad news. Of the Frogs' sixteen remaining games, ten are against teams with RPI rankings of over 100: this weekend's three-game set at Utah, a midweek game at UT-San Antonio and three-game home series against Air Force and Cal State-Bakersfield. Further, you'll remember that the third game of the series against Air Force up in Colorado Springs was suspended in the 7th inning with the Frogs down, 16-15. They'll play the remainder of that game when the Falcons come to town in May. So that's really eleven games that, win or lose, are going to be a drag on your RPI. You really can't afford to lose any of these if you want a realistic shot at a national seed.
The good news is that they do have six games against teams with competitive RPI's, which could be a boost to the Frogs' body of work. These include a road series at New Mexico and a midweek roadie at Texas State.
The other two are this week against Baylor- tonight at Lupton and tomorrow night down in Waco. Of course, when it comes to the Frogs and the Bears, it's always about more than just an RPI push for either team. Baylor is one of TCU's oldest rivals, and from what Schlossnagle has said at a few functions I've attended over the years, there's no love lost between him and Bears skipper Steve Smith. Coming into tonight, the Frogs are 6-2 against the Big 12, so they could make a strong statement if they were to sweep.
Paul Gerrish is scheduled to pitch tonight, with Greg Holle slated to take the mound down in Waco tomorrow evening.