Baring an epic collapse to end the season, the Bulldogs are headed to the NCAA tournament. But the final two weekends of the year (vs UF and UK) will go a long way in determining the Diamond Dogs regional seeding.
Polls: 25 (Baseball America) 26 (Perfect Game) 30 (Collegiate Baseball)
RPI: 36 (WarrenNolan.com) 39 (NCAA.com) 39 (Boyd's)
Record vs RPI Top 50: 6-10
What's left: 3 games vs RPI #1 Florida, 1 game vs Central Arkansas, 3 games vs RPI #10 Kentucky, and the SEC Tournament
The remaining schedule is frightening, but a blessing as well. If the Bulldogs can pick up a couple of wins, their RPI could shoot into the 20s.
Perfect Game projects: #2 Seed - Houston Regional - Hosted by Rice
I like this draw for MSU. Rice is solid, but they're not overloaded with talent like in year's past.
College Baseball Nation projects: #3 Seed - Tallahassee Regional - Hosted by Florida State
Dogs went through Tallahassee to get back to Starkville and on to Omaha in 2007, but I don't see that happening here. Florida State is too good, and Central Florida is a well-rounded club.
ESPN.com projects: #3 Seed - Tallahassee Regional - Hosted by Florida State
#1 FSU, #2 UCF, #3 MSU, #4 Bethune-Cookman. See above. Dogs could go 0-2 here.
@robnoladog projects: The Bulldogs go 2-4 against UF and UK, beat C. Arkansas, then go 2-2 in the SEC Tourney.
Final Record: 35-24
#2 seed - Baylor Regional