How many Regional bids do you guys and gals think the American Conference will get? Automatic bid for the conference winner and then one more is my guess. I don’t see the American getting more than two bids unfortunately.
The way I see it, 5 teams are fighting for those two bids: East Carolina, Tulane, UCF, Cincinnati and of course Houston.
Anyone think three is realistic this year? Personally I do not.
I would agree with that. We have ECU, Tulane and UCF all sitting at 8-4. Houston and Cincinnati both just a game back 7-5. South Florida, Memphis and Wichita State are non-factors.
If someone other that ECU wins the tournament, American may get two bids. ECU’s RPI is low 50s, I think. But they’ve had some bad losses too. At this point I do think the league only gets the automatic bid and no one else.
Good news is the tournament seems to be up for grabs between those top 5 teams. Whomever gets hot at the right time I suppose…
Yup. They knocked on the door of the CWS last year and lots of people pegged them as a CWS team this season. They’ve been underwhelming. But they are starting to play well. I don’t know if they are truly playing well, or if it’s just that the American is down this year.
I think you’re right. D1 Baseball’s recent projections have only 1 American team in (ECU) and had Tulane as one of the teams barely missing the cut.
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