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The CARDboard / Re: NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament
« Last post by StanfordMatt on Today at 02:23:40 pm »
Small familiarity edge goes to Ohio State as they played their quarterfinal in Ga Tech's indoors yesterday whereas we played in UGA's indoor facility.
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The CARDboard / Re: Baseball Update: Pac 12 and National
« Last post by CTcard on Today at 02:17:18 pm »
For what it's worth, the writers at D1Baseball.com have OSU, UNC, TTU, UF, TCU, L'ville and LSU as locks for top 8 seeds. They say the race for the last spot is down to Stanford, Kentucky and Southern Miss.

I have seen others list LSU as a lock as well, and for all I know it is true. While not unreasonable as a national seed, lock would seem too strong to me from what I have seen. Their non-conference record is notably non-special (17-8, #39 non-conference RPI). They have done well in league play (21-9, tops in SEC West, second only by head to head tie breaker in SEC overall).

TCU I don't know so much. Would have helped if ןɐɔ could have taken another from them this past weekend (ןɐɔ should have won Saturday).

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The CARDboard / Re: NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament
« Last post by oldalum on Today at 02:17:12 pm »
Intelligent people arguing passionately about women's tennis seeding is my happy place.
you assume wrong about me, but you are right if you are referring to the other posters.
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The CARDboard / Re: Last woman standing: NCAA golf begins
« Last post by oldalum on Today at 02:14:37 pm »
Hey, Shannon has birdied two of her last three holes! That's gotta feel good.

Basically, NW, us, U$C, Ariz. State, and Florida are all playing well; everyone else is losing ground.
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The CARDboard / Re: NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament
« Last post by ColoradoTree on Today at 02:08:34 pm »
Vanderbilt getting seeded 4th seemed crazy to me, too, given that beat consensus #1 Florida twice this year and they won the SEC on a hot streak to end the season. I just looked at their schedule, though, and they do have 5 losses (though 4 of those were to Top 10 teams in Ohio State, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Michigan--the fifth loss was to #17 Kentucky).  That's a hard team to slot appropriately, given that Ohio State, Stanford, and UNC each only had two losses. 
Four of Vandy's 5 losses were early, before the start of conference play; and the last of the four was 4-3 to us at our courts. The only subsequent loss was at Kentucky when Vandy was missing their #2 singles player, so everyone else had to move up a court and a bench player had to play #6. The SEC was brutal this year, at one point claiming 11 of the top 25 ranked teams. Extremely hard to go through that schedule undefeated; Florida lost to Georgia at home before losing to Vanderbilt in the last conference game. It seems to me Vandy is a great example of a team that got dramatically better over the course of the season, and over the last month of the season I think they were hands down the best team in the nation. That should have been understood by the committee. I would have seeded them #1 for the NCAAs, no quarrel with #2, but moving them from 2 to 4 is extremely difficult to understand. Especially when it would likely mean they'd play Florida for the 3rd time in a month; given that seeding is an inexact science, I think the committee should try to avoid that type of scheduling when it would not compromise seeding to do so.

Intelligent people arguing passionately about women's tennis seeding is my happy place.

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The CARDboard / Re: Last woman standing: NCAA golf begins
« Last post by BobK on Today at 02:05:42 pm »
UCLA will be playing in the softball super regionals this weekend.
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The CARDboard / Re: Last woman standing: NCAA golf begins
« Last post by Spiny_Norman on Today at 02:02:28 pm »
Status report as the players make the turn.

Stanford is 2nd at +37.  All 5 players made the turn at E, +1 or +2.  No one going low, but everyone had a solid front 9.

6, 7 and 8 are U.SC, ASU and Baylor at +44, +46 and +47 respectively. South Carolina is 9th at +50.
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The CARDboard / Re: NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament
« Last post by oldalum on Today at 01:59:47 pm »
Vanderbilt getting seeded 4th seemed crazy to me, too, given that beat consensus #1 Florida twice this year and they won the SEC on a hot streak to end the season. I just looked at their schedule, though, and they do have 5 losses (though 4 of those were to Top 10 teams in Ohio State, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Michigan--the fifth loss was to #17 Kentucky).  That's a hard team to slot appropriately, given that Ohio State, Stanford, and UNC each only had two losses. 
Four of Vandy's 5 losses were early, before the start of conference play; and the last of the four was 4-3 to us at our courts. The only subsequent loss was at Kentucky when Vandy was missing their #2 singles player, so everyone else had to move up a court and a bench player had to play #6. The SEC was brutal this year, at one point claiming 11 of the top 25 ranked teams. Extremely hard to go through that schedule undefeated; Florida lost to Georgia at home before losing to Vanderbilt in the last conference game. It seems to me Vandy is a great example of a team that got dramatically better over the course of the season, and over the last month of the season I think they were hands down the best team in the nation. That should have been understood by the committee. I would have seeded them #1 for the NCAAs, no quarrel with #2, but moving them from 2 to 4 is extremely difficult to understand. Especially when it would likely mean they'd play Florida for the 3rd time in a month; given that seeding is an inexact science, I think the committee should try to avoid that type of scheduling when it would not compromise seeding to do so.
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The CARDboard / Re: Baseball Update: Pac 12 and National
« Last post by StanfordMatt on Today at 01:54:20 pm »
For what it's worth, the writers at D1Baseball.com have OSU, UNC, TTU, UF, TCU, L'ville and LSU as locks for top 8 seeds. They say the race for the last spot is down to Stanford, Kentucky and Southern Miss.
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The CARDboard / Re: United Airlines buys naming rights to Coliseum
« Last post by Langdude on Today at 01:50:35 pm »
Flight on.

-m.
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