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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    I think WSU should've gotten in before MSU:

    RPI: MSU 45
    WSU 43

    SOS: MSU 76
    WSU 35

    vs Top 50 WSU 6-8
    MSU 3-6

    vs Top 100 WSU 17-18
    MSU 13-12


    Conference RPI: MVC 5th Overall (2 at large bids, 3 teams total)
    Big Ten 11th Overall (1 at large bid, 2 teams total)

    C-USA ended up the 6th best league, and had 3 at large bids, 4 teams total

    Wichita State finished 3rd in the 5th best conference. Michigan State finished 5th in the 11th best conference.

    Two factors came into play: WSU went 0-2 in the tourney, and MSU went on the road and won more games.
    So that would make WSU 11-10 vs RPI 51-100 and MSU 10-6 vs RPI 51-100

    In road/neutral site games

    WSU:11-11/0-3
    MSU:16-8/6-6

    Again, the committee said it wanted to reward teams that go on the road this season. MSU played 36 games away from home this year. I really believe that was a big factor in getting MSU in, when otherwise there really isn't that much difference between the teams resumes IMO.

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    Kallander addressed the Texas situation as well as a number of others on a conference call following the announcement of the bracket. Unlike what some of his predecessors have experienced in the past, Kallander's session with reporters was relatively free of conflict.
    Perhaps the most pressing question was the inclusion of Michigan State in the field and the exclusion of Wake Forest. Michigan State had a 37-21 record and an RPI of 45 while playing in the relatively weak Big Ten, while Wake Forest went 33-24, had a No. 38 RPI and a strength of schedule ranking of 16th while playing in the Atlantic Coast, ranked first among conferences in the RPI.
    The Demon Deacons' downfall? They finished 13-17 in the ACC regular season.
    “Wake Forest is a team I was looking at all year long,'' said Kallander, commissioner of the Big South Conference. “They had a good season, but in looking at their conference regular-season record, we just couldn't get over 13-17.”
    Michigan State might have finished fifth in the Big Ten, but Kallander said the Spartans were ranked second by the regional advisory committee that provides input to the Division I committee.
    “They were behind Purdue in their region,'' Kallander said. “We took that plus the fact that they had a very good nonconference strength of schedule and had some success into strong consideration.''
    The committee also left out Utah Valley State, which led Division I with 47 wins. Utah Valley State plays in the Great West, which does not get an automatic berth in the field.
    “To win 47 games and go undefeated against a conference schedule, regardless of how weak it is, is certainly impressive,'' Kallander said. “It came down to nonconference competition and nonconference schedule strength, and we just didn't feel we could put them in.”
    Kallander said the selection of Florida as the tournament's overall No. 1 seed was hardly a slam dunk, but the Gators' overall body of work, which included a 21-10 record against ranked teams, earned them the spot.
    Four schools received strong consideration for the No. 8 national seed, which ultimately was awarded to South Carolina, the two-time defending national champion.
    The national seeds are assured of playing at home through regional and super regional competition.
    The committee did provide a potential intriguing matchup for the Gamecocks as it placed intrastate rival Clemson in the Columbia regional. The two bitter rivals have not faced each other in regional play since the tournament was expanded in 1999.
    “We understand the atmosphere there in that area,'' Kallander said. “It came down to geography. One of our primary guidelines as we put this together is to be fiscally responsible. That weighed heavier than other factors.''

    I think Wake Forest has the biggest grief. Read between the lines in Kallander's comments, and they wanted to take a Northern (ie Big 10) team. The excuses he makes for taking MSU over Wake are weak. Losing confererence record, as opposed to going 5 deep in the Big 10, that sounds like bs to me.

    Also, since when are selections regionlized??? They did away with that YEARS ago!!!

    More here:

    http://www.omaha.com/article/2012052...ide-looking-in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    I think Wake Forest has the biggest grief. Read between the lines in Kallander's comments, and they wanted to take a Northern (ie Big 10) team. The excuses he makes for taking MSU over Wake are weak. Losing confererence record, as opposed to going 5 deep in the Big 10, that sounds like bs to me.

    Also, since when are selections regionlized??? They did away with that YEARS ago!!!

    More here:

    http://www.omaha.com/article/2012052...ide-looking-in

    Agree, and you could probably add Virgina Tech close behind, but what probably killed them was not making the ACC tourny....other than the ACC record, another pretty strong resume IMO

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    I will repeat, the inclusion of Mich St is ludicrous!
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    I will repeat, the inclusion of Mich St is ludicrous!
    at least it shows that ONE doesn't HAVE to win the B1G tourney to get in...

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    PALO ALTO REGIONAL
    June 1-4 | Stanford, Calif.

    Sunken Diamond

    Friday, June 1
    Game 1: No. 3 Michigan State (37-21) vs. No. 2 Pepperdine (34-21)
    Game 2: No. 4 Fresno State (30-26) vs. No. 1 Stanford (38-16)

    Regional winner faces winner of Tallahassee Regional


    Man, they must be desperate for teams!!
    GO BIG RED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    I think WSU should've gotten in before MSU:

    RPI: MSU 45
    WSU 43

    SOS: MSU 76
    WSU 35

    vs Top 50 WSU 6-8
    MSU 3-6

    vs Top 100 WSU 17-18
    MSU 13-12

    Conference RPI: MVC 5th Overall (2 at large bids, 3 teams total)
    Big Ten 11th Overall (1 at large bid, 2 teams total)

    C-USA ended up the 6th best league, and had 3 at large bids, 4 teams total

    Wichita State finished 3rd in the 5th best conference. Michigan State finished 5th in the 11th best conference.

    Two factors came into play: WSU went 0-2 in the tourney, and MSU went on the road and won more games.
    Not to nitpick Cheese, but the B1G is the #10 ranked RPI Conf. + I would think that this would help the Conf. with some exsposure that might get some other players looking at these schools. Do I think MSU deserved to be there....no, but one can only hope this helps the Conf. Instead of always being down on the B1G in baseball, lets look at this as a good thing!
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    Pepperdine 6 MSU 2.
    Most likely 2 and 'cue for MSU

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    A toasty 106 degrees today for the Tucson regional. Don't miss that place one bit.
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    ucla 3 cu 0 last I heard

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    Jays 2 hit by UCLA's starter. Blach pitched six shut out innings after he gave up 3 runs in the first two innings.

    San Diego up next in an elimination game.

    But I don't what was more humililating, being 2 hit or having the webcast spell your name wrong (Crieghton)
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    Sam Houston just knocked Rice out of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 win. ORU trails Baylor 2-1 in the 7th. If Baylor hangs on, they need to beat Dallas Baptist twice to advance.
    I really hate Penn State! (And I'm not that wild about Iowa either.)


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    Michigan State goes 2 and the 'cue. Unless the score changes in Gary (5-2, top 7), Purdue will go 1-2 and not even reach the regional final. By the look of the crowd on the Big Ten network Purdue can't even draw a crowd to a home regional -- as a 1 seed.

    B1G baseball is in a BAD, BAD way right now. Any former Huskers that the Big Ten office can hire to right the ship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Michigan State goes 2 and the 'cue. Unless the score changes in Gary (5-2, top 7), Purdue will go 1-2 and not even reach the regional final. By the look of the crowd on the Big Ten network Purdue can't even draw a crowd to a home regional -- as a 1 seed.

    B1G baseball is in a BAD, BAD way right now. Any former Huskers that the Big Ten office can hire to right the ship?
    Yep. As expected. I knew it was a joke having MSU in the tournament. I gave them basically zero chance. They didn't disappoint.

    And Purdue was no more than a coin flip -- but I had to give Kentucky the advantage because they would come into this so much better prepared -- having played an SEC schedule versus the garbage the Big Ten has to offer.

    And this is why anything less than winning the Big Ten is absolutely pathetic. As I've said before, it's the equivalent of the Sun Belt in football (and I actually think Sun Belt football is better than Big Ten baseball).

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    Baylor beat ORU 5-2 and faces Dallas Baptist later tonight.
    I really hate Penn State! (And I'm not that wild about Iowa either.)


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    Creighton leads New Mexico 3-0 in the bottom of the 1st. If they win, they will need to beat UCLA twice to advance.
    I really hate Penn State! (And I'm not that wild about Iowa either.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by carrolltonsker View Post
    Sam Houston just knocked Rice out of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 win. ORU trails Baylor 2-1 in the 7th. If Baylor hangs on, they need to beat Dallas Baptist twice to advance.
    Next on the Sam Houston hit list...Arkansas! Go Bearkats

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerWeatherman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Michigan State goes 2 and the 'cue. Unless the score changes in Gary (5-2, top 7), Purdue will go 1-2 and not even reach the regional final. By the look of the crowd on the Big Ten network Purdue can't even draw a crowd to a home regional -- as a 1 seed.

    B1G baseball is in a BAD, BAD way right now. Any former Huskers that the Big Ten office can hire to right the ship?
    Yep. As expected. I knew it was a joke having MSU in the tournament. I gave them basically zero chance. They didn't disappoint.

    And Purdue was no more than a coin flip -- but I had to give Kentucky the advantage because they would come into this so much better prepared -- having played an SEC schedule versus the garbage the Big Ten has to offer.

    And this is why anything less than winning the Big Ten is absolutely pathetic. As I've said before, it's the equivalent of the Sun Belt in football (and I actually think Sun Belt football is better than Big Ten baseball).
    Well said...I couldnt agree more!!!!

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    Purdue eliminated. No Big 10 teams left.
    I really hate Penn State! (And I'm not that wild about Iowa either.)



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