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2019 Schedule Build

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Baseball' started by FredJacket, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. FredJacket

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    Some of our 2019 opponents have published their schedules. Here is what I've gleaned:

    Non-Conf
    3/26: UGA
    4/2: @ Auburn
    4/9: @ UGA
    4/16: Auburn
    4/23: UGA (SunTrust)

    ACC
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON

    We will play 4 Atlantic Division opponents. So far, CLEM is on schedule and WAKE is not. That leaves 3 of these 5 cross-divisional opponents as possibles on 2019 schedule:
    BC*, FSU, NCST, LOU*, ND* (*do not play in 2018)
     
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  2. GTNavyNuke

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    I like the @VT and having Clemson at home.

    We really really really really need to win some away series. And of course win most at home.
     
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  3. RoosterJacket

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    Seems like it’s been quite a few years since we’ve played at Louisville and at Boston College. I’d guess those two are on the schedule. I’ve never quite understood how they scheduled the cross divisional games (outside of Clemson being our permanent cross-division rival).
     
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  4. FredJacket

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    I made the mistake of "looking back" at last year's schedule. My intent was to look at the first 3 weekend series & consider what I'd like to see differently (if anything) for those early season weekends in 2019. What would be "best" for preparing for the conference schedule?

    [Aside/Advice.... don't go back & look at prior year baseball schedules. Unnecessary pain]

    In hindsight, the opening weekend with Minn & UConn (& Bradley) could have been really helpful to us. Minn & UConn finished in Top 20 RPI. We only managed 1-2 that weekend... again hindsight... but did not go with our regular weekend rotation (except Curry).

    Weekend #2 - Dartmouth sweep. Results matched expectations.

    Weekend #3 - UIC. 2-1 Tech

    I'm on record... I'd like one of those weekends (preferably #2 or #3) to be against UGA. ...but that's not happening.

    I like the weekend #1 mix of last year. Chance to jump on a "cold weather" school (or 3) early who may not have the quality time to prepare. Need to win, though. And this year, the rotation should be more experienced & better.

    Weekends #2 & #3 I'm good with maybe a easier opponent in one of those; but would like to play a higher quality team too. ...OR get on the road for a series. Most years our first weekend away is our first ACC road series. Who knows the best formula; but need to win those early games.
     
  5. GTNavyNuke

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    Looking at last year is painful. I'd rather not and maintain a positive attitude. Just win Saturday against USCe.

    I agree with the bottom line; we need to win any series. And getting cold weather / northern teams before they gel should give us the biggest RPI advantage.

    WE HAVE TO WIN SOME AWAY SERIES. I don't know why our football team and baseball team have such trouble winning away. I'm not talking about all series since there is a well documented home field advantage. But last year not winning any away ACC series and the football team being 0-8 indicates it's extremely unlikely for a random event. I have no idea why, but I want it to stop. (like this Friday in football).
     
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    No one called me out on it... I placed this in wrong thread on Friday.

    Can now add Mercer...

    Non-Conf
    3/19: @ Mercer
    3/26: UGA
    4/2: @ Auburn
    4/9: @ UGA
    4/16: Auburn
    4/23: UGA (SunTrust)
    5/14: Mercer

    ACC
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON
     
  7. GTNavyNuke

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    We need to win the UGAg series for self esteem reasons. Plus a few ACC road series.

    And the CWS would be nice.
     
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  8. FredJacket

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    Add UVA...
    UVA opens the season in Scottsdale, AZ facing Vandy, TCU, and Cal St Fullerton. I would like it if Tech did something similar... go play (or have them come to Atlanta) some traditionally upper echelon teams out of conference. I think UVA's ACC schedule is a significant challenge... the 6 Coastal opponents plus @NCST, @ND, FSU, LOU.

    Non-Conf
    3/19: @ Mercer
    3/26: UGA
    4/2: @ Auburn
    4/9: @ UGA
    4/16: Auburn
    4/23: UGA (SunTrust)
    5/14: Mercer

    ACC
    3/15/3-17: UVA (2nd weekend of ACC play)
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON
     
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  9. FredJacket

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    Add Georgia State AND the 3 opening weekend opponents...

    Georgia State’s schedule includes opening weekend “Atlanta Challenge” where 3 out of town teams rotate over the weekend between Ga Tech, Ga State, & Kennesaw St. Based on that…

    2/15-2/17: Opening Weekend - order is TBD (2018 RPI)
    West Virginia (#52)
    Richmond (#117)
    UIC (#205)

    Non-Conf
    2/26: Georgia St (#137)
    2/27: @ Georgia St (#137)
    3/19: @ Mercer (#141)
    3/26: UGA (#10)
    4/2: @ Auburn (#9)
    4/9: @ UGA (#10)
    4/16: Auburn (#9)
    4/23: UGA (#10) at SunTrust
    5/14: Mercer (#141)

    ACC
    3/15-3/17: UVA (#83)
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH (#146)
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON (#13)
     
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  10. GTNavyNuke

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    I really hope our baseball team can make it to the NCAAs.

    Just saying that it would be nice to be relevant in one of the big three men's sports.
     
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    Opening Weekend appears to look like this...
    Feb 15-17
    Fri: Illinois-Chicago
    Sat: Richmond
    Sun: West Virginia
     
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  12. FredJacket

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    Add Pitt. Pitt travels to Atlanta for final weekend of regular season.
    Pitt's Atlantic opponents: NCST, WF, ND, FSU

    Non-Conf
    2/15: UIC (#205)
    2/16: Richmond (#117)
    2/17: West Virginia (#52)
    2/26: Georgia St (#137)
    2/27: @ Georgia St (#137)
    3/19: @ Mercer (#141)
    3/26: UGA (#10)
    4/2: @ Auburn (#9)
    4/9: @ UGA (#10)
    4/16: Auburn (#9)
    4/23: UGA (#10) at SunTrust
    5/14: Mercer (#141)

    ACC
    3/15-3/17: UVA (#83)
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH (#146)
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON (#13)
    5/16-5/18: PITT (#108)
     
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    Add Miami.
    Ga Tech opens ACC schedule in early March at Miami.

    Miami's Atlantic opponents: NCST, FSU, LOU, WF

    If I did the scheduling "sodoku" correctly, Tech's Atlantic opponents will be:
    BC (#172)
    CLEM (#13)
    LOU (#21)
    ND (#102)

    That's a favorable cross-divisional lineup IF ACC teams are generally same as last season. Not playing FSU (#11 RPI & defending ACC champs), NCST (#24), WF (#71)

    Non-Conf
    2/15: UIC (#205)
    2/16: Richmond (#117)
    2/17: West Virginia (#52)
    2/26: Georgia St (#137)
    2/27: @ Georgia St (#137)
    3/19: @ Mercer (#141)
    3/26: UGA (#10)
    4/2: @ Auburn (#9)
    4/9: @ UGA (#10)
    4/16: Auburn (#9)
    4/23: UGA (#10) at SunTrust
    5/14: Mercer (#141)

    ACC
    3/8-3/10: @ MIAMI (#65)
    3/15-3/17: UVA (#83)
    4/19-4/21: @ VA TECH (#146)
    4/26-4/28: CLEMSON (#13)
    5/16-5/18: PITT (#108)
     
  14. senoiajacket

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    Can you determine which of the Atlantic opponents are home and which are away, oh great schedule Schwamii?
     
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  15. FredJacket

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    Educated guess based on alternating from most recent matchups:
    @BC
    CLEM (already scheduled for Home)
    @LOU
    ND at Home

    I do reserve the right to be gloriously incorrect. It's a "you get what you pay for" deal. (y)
     
  16. GTNavyNuke

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    But who has a bye before us? And what will the weather be?

    Only 4 top 25 teams so far from last year. To have a good RPI, we'll need to win more and win away. But I like the weaker schedule early to get our defense sorted out. I can remember years where the D got better as the year went on.

    Thanks for the diversion!
     
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  17. senoiajacket

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    Yeah, and I’ll bet every one of them is a noon first pitch too!
     
  18. MikeJackets1967

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    Noon is good for baseball;) I hope the 2019 GT Baseball team has a darn good season and makes the NCAA Tournament:cigar:
     
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  19. senoiajacket

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    Yes, I think we could all use that!
     
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  20. NW GA JACKET

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    I’ve heard rumors of a possible home and home with UCLA in next 2 years.
     
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