Friday, May 8, 2009

Regional Roundup

I'm not going to go into great detail this week. The series with Illinois is pretty important with the Bucks having a chance to really chase down the Big Ten Championship that has eluded us since 2001. So the NCAA stuff is on the back-burner for now. But here's where the Bucks are projected.

Austin Regional
#1 Texas
#4 Binghamton
#2 Ohio State
#3 Texas State

The College Baseball Blog

Baton Rouge Regional
#1 LSU
#4 Miss. Valley State
#2 Ohio State
#3 Kansas


Columbus Regional
#1 TCU
#4 Kent State
#2 Ohio State
#3 Missouri

Yahoo Sports/Rivals

Manhattan Regional
#1 Kansas State
#3 Washington State
#2 Ohio State
#4 Kent State

Every porjection has 3 Big Ten teams in, OSU and Minnesota as 2-seeds, Illinois as a 3-seed. Turning out to be a great year for the Big Ten.

Out of the four possibilities listed, I'd take the Manhattan Regional to be honest. Yes ESPN has Ohio State hosting, but serioursly, drawing Kyle Gibson game 1? Then still having TCU and Kent State in there? KSU and Wazzu are much weaker teams than Mizzou and TCU. KSU probably wouldn't offer too hostile of a crowd, at least not compared to LSU.

The Bucks RPI is at 33 heading into the weekend.


Todd Lamb said...

If we can't host, come on down to Texas. I'd love to see the Buckeyes in Austin with Texas State, one of my Southland teams. Of course, I'd have to wear my official Southland hat that weekend.

BaseballBucks33 said...

One mid-week win vs. Louisville this week sure would have helped OSU toward it's goal to host a regional for the 1st time since '03. It was a rough 2 game stretch this week for sure.