Regional Radar (April 29)
With some success, comes some hope: Here's what some college baseball writers think of Auburn's Chances of making it to the NCAA Baseball Tourney:
|Rivals (SEBaseball.com)||2 Seed |
|2 Seed |
|College Baseball Blog||2 Seed (Tallahassee)||2 Seed (Tallahassee)||Unchanged|
Well it still looks like all roads lead through Tallahassee. Can't say I'm too thrilled with that. Especially because SEBaseball has a tough Pitt team in the Regional. College Baseball Blog has South Alabama as the 3rd team. Not exactly thrilling either way.
|Boyd ISR (Strength Ratings)||26||-2|
|Nolan NPI (Power Index)||29||+1|
|KEY WINS||Bama, LSU, FAU, UK|
|KEY LOSSES||SEMO (2/19), Missouri (2/27)|
|BOYD'S Strength of Schedule||21|
|Warren Nolan Strength of Schedule||11||+2|
|RECORD v RPI 1-50||10-11|
|RECORD v RPI 51-100||7-2|
|RECORD v RPI 101-200||6-1|
|RECORD v RPI 201+||5-0|
FINAL PREDICTION: Boston College thanks to a 9 game winning streak is back in the RPI Top 50, helping Auburn. For the Regional Projections, I use two different RPI predictors. In case you were wondering the difference: Nolan's is based on the RPI formula (20-50-25), while Boyd adds in bonuses for Non-Conference Top 50 RPI road wins (which the NCAA also uses). That doesn't really affect Auburn, seeing as how we don't have a non-conference road win.
While I'm not super thrilled in the prospect of going back to Tallahassee, a regional is a regional, and Auburn has a lineup that sets up pretty nicely, no matter who we play.