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Big 12 baseball: Big 12 looks strong in postseason projections

Nearing the end of the regular season, the field for the NCAA Tournament is starting to take shape.
by John Helsley Published: May 8, 2014
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Nearing the end of the regular season, the field for the NCAA Tournament is starting to take shape.

A look at how the Big 12 teams stand in the RPI, and in projections:

TCU – RPI: No. 10. The Horned Frogs are in play for a national seed, with pitching to make a deep postseason run. Verdict: In; solid to host, perhaps a Super, too.

Oklahoma State – RPI: 27. OSU keeps strengthening its resume, with balanced hitting and pitching. Verdict: In, likely to host.

Texas – RPI: No. 13. A rugged schedule aids the Longhorns, even though they’re slumping of late. Verdict: In, longshot to host.

Texas Tech – RPI: No. 16. The RPI bodes well for the Red Raiders, who are hovering around .500 in conference play. Verdict: In.

West Virginia – RPI: No. 24. A series win over Texas last weekend confirmed the Mountaineers as a deserving team. Verdict: In.

Kansas – RPI: No. 36. Sweep of Tech raised the profile, yet work to be done. Close with WVU and Michigan. Verdict: In, but on the bubble.

Baylor – RPI: No. 94. Since winning opening series against OSU, haven’t done much in disappointing run. Verdict: Out.

Oklahoma – RPI: No. 110. A promising start to the season didn’t hold up, with the Sooners sinking in league play. Verdict: Out.

Kansas State – RPI: No. 96. The defending – and projected – champ has fallen on hard times, with little reason. Verdict: Out.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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