If we finish with a better SEC record, a potential matchup in the SEC tourney vs. Florida could determine the national seed. the committee absolutely looks at the head to head and would likely reward us in the event of deciding between the 2 schools. (LSU up 2-1 pre-tourney obviously)
unless Florida drops a series to a team outside Kentucky, they're going to get a national seed. Outside their SEC schedule, they've also won 2/3 against Fullerton and won all 3 games against Florida State. It's really annoying that they weren't penalized losing 2/3 to LSU and Ole Miss in back to back weeks, but it is what it is. I honestly think kentucky is being disrespected. Ok, so their OOC schedule is pathetic, but if you sweep South Carolina, take 2/3 from Ole Miss, 2/3 from LSU, 2/3 from Arkansas, and 2/3 from UGA and don't lose any games OOC, you should not be ranked below any teams in your conference when you lead the conference. The polls that have Florida higher than kentucky are being ignorant. It will work itself out when they play, but as of right now it's absurd.
Anothe thing about Florida is that outside their midweek win over FSU a couple weeks ago, all their good OOC wins came in the first couple weeks of the season. They committee didn't give us any credit for sweeping Fullerton early in the season last year, but they're giving Florida all the credit in the world for sweeping them in week 1. Makes no logical sense, but I guess there's no logic when it comes to baseball tournament selections when you can finish #21 in the RPI and get left out or get left out in 2005 for a team that you beat 2/3, finished with a better conference record, and made the SECT over. I know the predictions come from non-official services, but they've been pretty accurate in the past.
This post was edited on 4/24 at 5:03 am