Baseball America released their updated NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections this week and have LSU headed to the UC Santa Barbara regional.

The Tigers would be paired with the Knoxville Super Regional.

Knoxville, Tenn. Regional:
1. (1) Tennessee^*
2. UConn*
3. Indiana
4. Wright State*

Santa Barbara, Calif. Regional:
1. (16) UC Santa Barbara^*
2. Oregon State
3. LSU
4. Grand Canyon*

* denotes automatic bid
^ denotes regional host

The SEC has 11 bids in this projection. That would set a record and be a controversial decision. But as it stands on Thursday morning, all 11 teams won 13 SEC games and are in the top 30 of RPI and the top 25 of KPI. I believe that the committee did not go through the trouble of adding KPI and tweaking the quadrant system only to ignore it on Selection Monday. This is a potentially unprecedented season, with the SEC so powerful in every metric.

The selection committee is also being presented a situation where five teams tied in the standings with a 13-17 record. In the past, when one of those teams has been left out, it’s been easier to justify as a team that finished off the pace. This year, these teams represent the middle tier of the SEC.
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Wadey30 days
So I guess beating top 5 teams playing for Super Regional hopes is meaningless. I’m sure UC who would be hosting us has played the same competition we have.
I can’t wait till we curb stomp the host, then Baseball USA will know who should be hosting. If you win ur conference you get in the tournament, but it’s not counted if you win 3 games in a row in the SEC tournament? Two top 5 teams by a 21-1 score.
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king4730 days
This is old they have us in Stillwater today
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Don’t want LSU in this bracket because I want Grand Canyon or UC Santa Barbara to blow that thing up.
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goodgrin30 days
Need to revise this shite list now.
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Newgene1 month
I wish I could see the #1 seed's reaction when they confirm LSU is slotted in their regional.
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BTRtoIAH30 days
As a three seed… along with OSU and GCU? Sheesh!
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ForeverLSU021 month
Santa Barbara would be a fun trip
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Weather would be amazing.
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Wadey1 month
3 seed my arse! Even now with a 21 RPI how is that possible. If we run thru this tournament, end with RPI in the teens, over 40 wins and 18 SEC wins.
Give me a brake solid be hosting not 3 seed.
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13-17 in conference with out of conf sos of 143. Yea they’re not hosting
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MONROE1 month
Hosting what? A tea party?
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Simplemaaan1 month
So, one regional on the west coast and we gotta go there?
FML ???????
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Tha crook1 month
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TwoDatBait1 month
Game 1 vs the child rapists again huh???
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LSU_Legz1 month
I saw another projection has us heading to Norman. Any way you cut it, this looks to be a scary team posied to make a postseason run.
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rattlebucket1 month
Imagine hosting and you draw this LSU team as a 3 LOL. Buzzsaw!!
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theOG1 month
As an OU fan, there’s nothing I want less than seeing LSU in our regional.
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chaso30 days
More like a Gorilla with a chainsaw for a ????
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