Thursday, May 10, 2012

Regional Projections

Looking forward to an early June mini-vacation to Waco?  If Kendall Rogers' latest NCAA baseball regional projections hold true, TCU baseball fans will have the opportunity to enjoy spending a weekend in the town whose entire economy seems to be based on people stopping for lunch while driving to real cities on I-35 as he has the Horned Frogs as a #2 seed there.

Joining the Frogs in that hypothetical Waco Regional would be host and #1 seed Baylor, #3 Dallas Baptist and familiar NCAA tournament foe Wright State as the #4 seed.  I wouldn't call that an easy regional at all, because Baylor is obviously having a fantastic season and TCU has obviously had some problems with DBU over the years.  But that's also a much more "winnable" situation than I figured the NCAA would put this 2012 TCU team in.  The winner of that quartet would be set to face the winner of the Palo Alto Regional (featuring Stanford, Clemson, Pepperdine and Stony Brook) in the Super Regionals.

Other notables in Rogers' field:
-Cal State Fullerton, Rice and A&M as hosting #1 seeds
-Oklahoma State as a #3 seed in Gainesville, FL
-Texas as a #2 seed in Baton Rouge
-Oklahoma as one of the "first 10 out"


4 comments:

buffalo said...

" the town whose entire economy seems to be based on people stopping for lunch while driving to real cities on I-35" GREAT LINE & SO TRUE!

Lyle Lanley said...

Glad you liked that one, Buff. Lord knows we've had some miserable hungover lunches in that shithole town.

DJ Drummond said...

Your swipe at Waco sure sounds like more than a little envy and bitterness.

DJ Drummond said...

Your swipe at Waco sure sounds like more than a little envy and bitterness.