No. 23 Florida State has less than three weeks remaining in its 2019 regular-season baseball schedule, so we figured this would be a good time to start keeping you abreast of the Seminoles’ postseason projections. D1Baseball has the best working knowledge of the college baseball landscape, which is why they will be one of the two projections that Tomahawk Nation will utilize as the regular season wraps up.
D1B still has the ’Noles in the field as a 3-seed, traveling to Morgantown, WV, a regional hosted by 1-seed West Virginia that also includes 2-seed Michigan and 4-seed Liberty. The nice thing about this draw for FSU is that the Mountaineers are seeded 16th out of 16 regional hosts, and the Wolverines aren’t ranked at all, at least not by D1B. Florida State has won nine of its last 11 games.
The ACC currently has eight teams forecasted to dance, according to D1B, second only to the SEC’s 11. As far as other Sunshine State squads are concerned, Miami is presently predicted to host a regional, but barely, slipping in as the No. 15 national seed this week. UF is projected as a 3-seed in the Hurricanes’ regional and is listed as one of the last five teams to make the tourney. Jacksonville State is currently a 4-seed in the Nashville region hosted by Vanderbilt, should it snag the automatic bid by winning the Ohio Valley Conference.
Baseball America has consistently been a force in the college baseball scene, and they currently project Florida State as a 3-seed in Baton Rouge, LA. With Oklahoma State as the 2-seed, Wright State as the 4-seed, and LSU as the host, this is a college baseball fan’s dream. A night game pitting the ’Noles and Tigers together is a bucket-list type game for die-hards.
Instate rival Florida is also a 3-seed while Miami is the last host, and 16th overall seed, in BA’s latest projection. Florida State’s RPI currently sits at no. 52 in the country and with home series against a very poor Pittsburgh team and a less-than-stellar Richmond squad, the Seminoles’ RPI will not likely move all that much. But wins are more important right now as FSU is 12 shy of another 40-win season and back on track to competing in another regional.