Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NCAA Regional Projections

The Frogs do not have a game this week until their road series against Oklahoma State in Stillwater starts on Friday night, but two college baseball websites have put their guesses as to where TCU (whose RPI is currently #28)will be playing the first weekend in June in the NCAA Regionals: still has TCU as a Regional host, and has Rice, Baylor and Stephen F. Austin as their projected guests at Lupton. Remember that SFA, who as the #4 seed would be TCU's opening-round opponent in this scenario, beat the Frogs back on March 30th. has the Frogs as a #2 seed in the College Station Regional. Texas A&M, obviously, would be the #1 seed as the host. TCU would be playing #3 seed Southeastern Louisiana (who is 31-16 with an RPI of #46, just ahead of UCLA & Texas Tech) in the first round while the Aggies would take on #4 seed South Dakota State.

1 comment:

Worth Hills Caddy said...

Here is a snippet from a live chat about the frogs chances to host a regional.

shawn (Fort Worth): With a strong finish, do you see TCU getting a Regional position? With a current RPI of 26th and playing Baylor (38), OSU (24), Utah (105) and Oral Roberts (168), could winning out on the single games (Baylor & Oral Roberts) and a series win against OSU and UTah be enough to give them the knock?

Aaron Fitt: I still think TCU is behind the 8-ball when it comes to hosting, especially after losing another game against Oklahoma in midweek. But it has a chance to make a statement against Oklahoma State this weekend. If the Horned Frogs can sweep that series, they might vault past OSU and Oklahoma and Rice in the hosting discussion in that part of the country. Just winning two out of three will at least keep the Frogs in the discussion. Right now, those four teams are competing with each other for host sites, and it's hard to separate them from each other. The next three weeks will be crucial.