2014 Postseason selections

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    I think College of Charleston is a more dangerous team than Columbia (#3 seed in Miami). They (Columbia) have 4 wins against rpi top 100 teams:

    #12 Texas (0-3) - outscored 4-24 in the series
    #42 Texas A&M (0-1)
    #57 Kennesaw State (2-2)
    #88 Rutgers (1-0)

    #94 UT-Arlington (0-1)
    #97 UT-San Antonio (1-3)

    They won the Ivy League, the 22nd rated conference. Notice how nobody in their conference had an rpi better than 100.

    The stats geek in me wants to be frustrated by the logic used by the committee with some of their selections, but I think Matside said it best above that this team will thrive on this challenge and end up doing very well in this regional and few will remember how great CoC looked on paper.

    Go GATORS!
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    The following are the combined RPIs of the host team's 2 & 3 seeds along with the separate 4 seed RPI. The higher the number the weaker the 2 & 3 seed combo/4 seed:

    1. Oregon State 74/248------------------Oklahoma State 76/157
    2. Florida 70/52--------------------------Miami 54/202
    3. Virginia 61/111-------------------------South Carolina 60/64
    4. Indiana 66/270------------------------Vanderbilt 72/100
    5. Florida State 78/90--------------------Louisville 67/127
    6. Louisiana Lafayette 66/269----------Ole Miss 56/92
    7. TCU 66/198----------------------------Cal Poly 74/132
    8. LSU 55/73------------------------------Rice 54/119

    Ranked in order of 2 & 3 seed RPI combo:

    1. Florida State 78
    2. Oklahoma State 76
    3T. Cal Poly 74
    3T. Oregon State 74
    5. Vanderbilt 72
    6. Florida 70
    7. Louisville 67
    8T. Indiana 66
    8T. Louisiana Lafayette 66
    8T. TCU 66
    11. Virginia 61
    12. South Carolina 60
    13. Ole Miss 56
    14. LSU 55
    15T. Miami 54
    15T. Rice 54

    Ranked in order of 4 seed RPI:

    1. Indiana 270
    2. Louisiana Lafayette 269
    3. Oregon State 248
    4. Miami 202
    5. TCU 198
    6. Oklahoma State 157
    7. Cal Poly 132
    8. Louisville 127
    9. Rice 119
    10. Virginia 111
    11. Vanderbilt 100
    12. Ole Miss 92
    13. Florida State 90
    14. LSU 73
    15. South Carolina 64
    16. Florida 52

    Clearly, other than hosting through the super regional, the national seeds don't have any significance from 1 through 8.

    Insofar as the 4 seeds are concerned, the things that sticks out to me are:

    1. UF, the highest rated SEC host, plays the strongest 4 seed.
    2. The 5 SEC hosts play 5 of the 6 highest rated 4 seeds. Maybe it's just regional, but it looks like the committee wanted to make it harder for SEC teams and UF in particular.
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    The problem with College Of Charleston is they have dominant starter, making them the worst 1-seed draw of the tournament. When questioned as to why Bethune Cookman is the 4th seed in Miami's region and Charleston is the 4th seed in Florida's, the Selection Committee Chairman said that "driving distance" was the reason. Instead of facing Bethune Cookman and allowing the Gators to save Shore for their second game, now the Gators have to face a 6 ft 8 pitcher who is virtually unhittable.
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    Bethune-Cookman's #1 starter is 11-1 with a 1.71 ERA.

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