Final Weekend Shifts Eyes to Omaha
As the college baseball season wraps up, and all eyes shift focus to Omaha, the final weekends could bring excitement all around the country.
Here is a look at what is up for grabs this weekend:
Texas won the Big 12 regular season title with last weekends series win over Texas A&M.
Arizona State appears to be in good shape to win the Pac-10 this weekend. The Sun Devils lead the conference and end the season against Pac-10’s bottom dweller Oregon.
Florida State wrapped up its ACC season last weekend dropping their season against Georgia Tech. Despite the loss, FSU won the Atlantic Division and leads the overall ACC standings.
Georgia Tech regained first place thanks to a North Carolina State upset of top ranked North Carolina. Georgia Tech takes on Duke, while North Carolina plays Boston College.
The most jumbled conference is the Big 10. Ohio State, Minnesota, and Illinois are all tied for first. To add to the confusion, Ohio State has the tie-breaker over Illinois, Minnesota has the tie-breaker over Ohio State, and Illinois has the tie-breaker over Minnesota.
Minnesota wraps up the season against Penn State, Ohio State plays Iowa, and Illinois battles Purdue.
LSU stands all alone atop the SEC with one weekend remaining. The Tigers hold a one game lead over Alabama, Ole Miss and Florida, but the Tigers hold the tie-breakers with series wins over all three teams plus Georgia, which would only give the Tigers a higher seeding in the SEC tournament, the regular season title would be split between the tied teams.
For LSU to remain alone in first place, the Tigers must match what Alabama, Ole Miss and Florida do this weekend. Florida will host Kentucky, Ole Miss travels to Arkansas and Alabama travels to Auburn.
The Tigers travel to Starkville to take on Mississippi State. While the Tigers control their own destiny, Georgia needs the most help to get a share of the SEC regular season title. The Bulldogs would need to sweep South Carolina, have Alabama, Ole Miss, and Florida lose their weekend series, and would also need Mississippi State to sweep LSU.
Vanderbilt and Kentucky are both trying to be the last team into the SEC Tournament. Vanderbilt holds a one game lead over the Wildcats, but the Wildcats won the series against the Commodores earlier this season.
Vanderbilt needs to do one better than Kentucky this weekend to get into the tournament. Vanderbilt hosts Tennessee in Nashville, but Kentucky must win their series at Florida to even have a shot at the tournament.
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