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    I know this won't get a huge response, but when has that ever stopped me?

    The season is about a week and a half away from starting and every poll I have seen, without exception, is declaring Texas Christian #1. This is no surprise as Texas Christian returns nearly all of a team that made it to Omaha last year. However, anything can happen. Last year's champions had never been to the College World Series and were a #2 seed in a bottom 8 regional. 3 super regional hosts made it to Omaha and 2 were gone by their second game.

    I'm expecting the ACC to be the best conference from top to bottom. The SEC is a little top heavy with nothing after the first four or five teams. The Big 12 will have a seeded team or two in the end and a few more in the tournament, but they will be separated into 3 tiers with a large dropoff in between each. This leaves the WCC and Pac 12 as the last two major conferences and between the two, I see one team on the same level as the tops of the previously mentioned conferences.

    Geaux Tigers.
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    Is there is a better way to start a season than hitting a home run on the pitcher's 11th pitch? Dwanya Williams-Sutton gave ECU a 1-0 lead in the team's first at-bat of the season. With Ole Miss about to come to bat for the first time the Pirates lead 1-0. Ole Miss's first batter hit a home run to start the season last year.
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    Yesterday Jared Poche threw the first solo no hitter for LSU since the '70s. Take that, West Point.
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    Jared Poche has now pitched 15 innings and given up one hit.
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    Have to think Wake is locked in as a host if they win today.

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    I agree. Their RPI is already 12 and there are 16 hosts.

    By the way, how bad does a team have to be to lose every game? St. Peter's went 0-38 this year and they're in the MEAC. They didn't exactly play the elite of the elite every week.

    By the way @Hitman Hart, what's your opinion on the new ACC tournament format? I preferred the old one and the weather seems to agree.
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    Here's a bracket. The regionals are all double elimination tournaments hosted by the highest ranked team.

    http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-brac...seball/d1/2017

    No surprise that 1 and 2 are Oregon St and North Carolina (same two teams that made the championship series 10 years ago). The Beavers had one of the best seasons in history with a record of 49-4 and the Tar Heels went 47-12 on the 19th ranked strength of schedule.

    I am surprised by McNeese St. being left out. A 42 RPI and a regular season conference championship wasn't enough to cover losing 4 out of the last 6 games.

    I say this every year and I've been wrong every year since 2009, but I'm saying it again, LSU will once again win the College World Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Slug View Post
    I agree. Their RPI is already 12 and there are 16 hosts.

    By the way, how bad does a team have to be to lose every game? St. Peter's went 0-38 this year and they're in the MEAC. They didn't exactly play the elite of the elite every week.

    By the way @Hitman Hart, what's your opinion on the new ACC tournament format? I preferred the old one and the weather seems to agree.
    ACC Tournament format was changed this year because UNC got screwed over by the old format last year. UNC missed the ACC Tournament last year and that caused them to be left out of the NCAA's because you can't have a school that missed their conference's tournament make it into the big dance.

    New format was just a mess. I usually think people who make conspiracy theories about the ACC being biased towards UNC are crazy, but shit like this doesn't help quiet those folks down.

    Also, hopefully the ACC doesn't decide to touch Louisville as a location for the ACC Baseball Tournament again. They were only there because of HB2, which was resolved earlier this year. Wish I could say the same about Brooklyn as a host for the Men's Basketball Tournament.

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    I don't see how they got screwed. They tied for 10th with 10 teams making the tournament. One of those two had to be left out. If you want to avoid that, have a winning record in the conference.

    Here's another story from the ACC: Miami failed to make the tournament for the first time since the 1970s.
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    I don't see how they got screwed. They tied for 10th with 10 teams making the tournament. One of those two had to be left out. If you want to avoid that, have a winning record in the conference.

    Here's another story from the ACC: Miami failed to make the tournament for the first time since the 1970s.
    They didn't get screwed, but that was the narrative. UNC missing out on the ACC Tournament last year caused them to miss the NCAA Tournament. Hence, the ACC Tournament going from 10 teams to 12 teams this year.

    That Miami stat is insane.

    Also, really happy that Wake is hosting. Wake's recruiting has improved over the past few years, so I'm hoping this is a sign of things to come. Won't be able to attend any games this weekend, so that is a bummer.

    Wake was in the sports shitter for quite a while, but this past year they've been to a bowl game, participated in the men's basketball tournament (which was the big one for most Wake fans) and are now hosting in the baseball tournament. Good year overall for Wake athletics.

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    It's no surprise that every team has come out with both barrel blazing. I got home from work just in time to see LSU hit back to back home runs in the bottom of the 7th. Apparently this hasn't been their best showing as they're still only up 12-7 after those homers.
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    I went to LSU and some of my best friends went to Southeastern Louisiana. Bring up 4-1 against those midget Lions is pretty big for me. Thanks to WatchESPN, I can watch the aforementioned game and the LSU-Oregon softball game at the same time. Who could ask for anything more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Slug View Post
    I went to LSU and some of my best friends went to Southeastern Louisiana. Bring up 4-1 against those midget Lions is pretty big for me. Thanks to WatchESPN, I can watch the aforementioned game and the LSU-Oregon softball game at the same time. Who could ask for anything more?
    Yeah, WatchESPN and the SEC Network have been a game changer.

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    Half of the the super regionals start today and the half tomorrow. This round of the playoffs consists of 8 two out of three game series hosted by the higher seeds, though the lower seed will be designated as home in the second game.

    Vanderbilt @ Oregon St
    California St at Fullerton @ Long Beach St
    Kentucky @ Louisville
    Sam Houston St @ Florida St
    Mississippi St @ LSU
    Davidson @ Texas A&M
    Missouri St @ Texas Christian
    Wake Forest @ Florida

    Stanford, Texas Tech, and North Carolina were all top 8 seeds who did not make it out of the regional that they hosted. North Carolina was screwed yet again because they were not given credit for winning games they didn't win.
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    LSU won game one after being down 3-0 in the bottom of the 8th. That's the greatest thing about baseball: you can't sit on a lead. You have to give your opponent a chance to come back.
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    7 of 8 teams have punched their ticket to Omaha. Right now Florida looks like the 8th as they lead Wake Forest in the 3rd game of their series 3-0.
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    The Beavers have been beaten! LSU will be playing the winner of the ongoing game between Florida and Texas Christian.
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