BASEBALL: Postseason numbers to crunch

Alabama went 15-15 with a 32-23 overall record in 2001 and did not make the SEC tournament or the NCAA tournament.

One year later Ole Miss was 14-16, did not make the SEC tourney but was 37-19 overall and had a strong RPI.

It was after that season that you began to see a trend of teams making the NCAA without making the SEC. Florida was 13-16-1, 37-21-1 in 2003, and State did it twice. The Bulldogs were 13-17, 35-24 in 2004 and 12-17, 37-23 in 2006.

Don’t know what the RPI numbers were during those seasons.

The Rebels are 33-20, 14-13 right now with three games at Kentucky remaining. They have a 45 RPI as of today. Kentucky is 38-14 with a 35 RPI.

– PA

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5 Responses to “BASEBALL: Postseason numbers to crunch”

  1. cr Says:

    It is a must win situation for Lance Lynn. Pomeranz is struggling and Satterwhite is inconsistent. I wonder how Georgia will approach Bama since they have clinched.

  2. john Says:

    the UK matchup is horrible for Ole Miss.

    UK: #1 in pitching; #1 in batting; #2 in fielding; 26-5 at home.

    A couple of weeks ago, after LSU swept them at Lexington, that getting one win would be easy and would be enough. We probably need two wins. Not sure we can even get one. Our hitting is anemic.

  3. djrebel Says:

    Kentucky’s numbers have been compiled against a non-conference schedule that Boyd Nation ranks 206. He ranks Ole Miss’ non-conference schedule 62. He ranks UK 67 in overall strength of schedule and ranks Ole Miss 22 in overall strength of schedule.

    Kentucky is a very good team and will be a problem for Ole Miss, but it’s hard to get caught up in the numbers with them.

    — PA

  4. djrebel Says:

    CR, I think Georgia approaches the weekend with a lot of intensity. They can become a national seed and have an all-Athens road to the CWS.

    — PA

  5. cr Says:

    We need Georgia to approach it that way. Where does Georgia’s non-conference schedule rank? It is most impressive and something I think we should do. If Georgia makes it to Omaha and shows well it makes their schedule even more attractive. When was the last time anyone from the SEC did well in Omaha – it has been awhile.

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