A little early to start this thread... but pretty big news regarding baseball post-season tournament. I have to believe Ga Tech will be hosting a regional & super regional now. A perk of being in Atlanta. Hope the Jackets can be part of it.
The NCAA Baseball Tournament in 2021 will have predetermined regional and super regional sites based on merit. Our Kendall Rogers has the inside scoop on this situation.
The hosting criteria has not yet been finalized by the NCAA. Schools will not be required to submit a financial guarantee, and it’s believed that the hosting criteria will consist of a hybrid approach, combining merit, location and other factors.
One of the factors is the ability to test & lead time explained shows why decisions must be made in May.
The NCAA, in a memo released over the weekend, said that a full week is needed to make sure the facility at an individual school can bet setup as a testing site. Meanwhile, a minimum of three weeks is needed to ensure that the site is functioning efficiently.
There are 6 weekends left in regular season. Only 4 before regional sites are awarded on May 10th. For Ga Tech, that's...
at VT x3
at Ga State (midweek)
v FSU x3
at UGA (midweek)
v Kennesaw St x3 (2 home 1 road)
v Clemson x3
If Ga Tech leads division after all that, they get to host .. maybe even in line for super regional. I think the ACC is only going to get 3 (maybe only 2) top 16 seeds. I'm posting this now (so early) because this weekend matters a lot in that regard. I still feel like this team has IT. Just need to execute.
Upside.... peaking now is not near as critical as peaking in late May/June. At least we're not NCST or UVA ... who are already scrambling for a shot at postseason at all.