Tuesday, May 27, 2008

College Regional Picks - EDIT - now with Wiggins!

I haven't followed college baseball as closely this year as I have in the past. But it's still one of my favorite times of the baseball year (at any level). There's good major league baseball happening, the minors are in full swing, and college baseball is entering an extremely exciting period.

So here are my picks for the regionals and super regionals. While I'm putting up picks to whittle the field down from 64 to 8, I have just about zero confidence in what I'm picking. It sure feels like just about anything could happen.

Anyway, on to the picks... using the official grid from the NCAA web site (going from top left to bottom right):

Regional Champions
Miami
Arizona
South Carolina
Georgia Tech
Fullerton
Stanford
Oklahoma State
Florida State

North Carolina
Coastal Carolina
Cal-Irvine
LSU
Rice
Dallas Baptist
Long Beach State
Arizona State

Super Regional Champions
Miami
Georgia Tech
Stanford
Florida State

North Carolina
Cal-Irvine
Rice
Arizona State

As you can see, my homerism and personal favorites come through. Shocking. That's four ACC schools in Omaha, the college team I grew up with (Arizona State), another I've always liked (Stanford), a school that I should have thought about attending, but didn't until it was too late (Irvine), and a school that you have to respect (Rice).

I have 12 #1 seeds winning their regionals, leaving 4 #2s to pull off upsets. After that, I have two #2 seeds advancing to Omaha.

Hopefully I got a couple picks right.

WIGGINS' PICKS -

I know less... much less... than Mike on this stuff. But I'll take a stab. Then I'll make him make Euro picks next week...

Regional winners -
Miami, Arizona, UNC, East Carolina, ASU, LBSU, FSU, Wichita, Fullerton, Stanford, Rice, Texas A&M, LSU, UC Irvine, Georgia Tech, N.C. State.

Super-Regionals -

Miami, UNC, ASU, Wichita, Fullerton, Rice, UC Irvine, Georgia Tech.

That may go as a reverse jinx on my boys... but I see them slipping up. And not all three top ACC teams are gonna make it. But UM's too hot, and UNC's road is too easy...

Swear I didn't look at yours - we only got two different CWS teams...

4 comments:

Mike said...

Love it - way to reverse jinx your boys.

And Wichita! Darren Dreifort applauds you. Way to go old school.

wiggins said...

I just am not feeling the Noles this year. Much as I might like to...

Finally got the blog here set up as I might like. Might be time for a Euro Picks post!

wiggins said...

So far - three wrong for me.

Mike? Five.

Both of us backed GT to the CWS, so we're equally screwed, there. But other than that, we're still okay...

wiggins said...

Also just realized - all the national seed advanced this far, so we have all the expected host sites for the supers.