Baseball bracketology: Conference tourneys

May, 21, 2012
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Conference baseball tournaments start up this week. Texas is the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 tournament and will face No. 6 seed Missouri Wednesday. The Longhorns find themselves just barely on the right side of the NCAA tournament bubble.

As Jeremy Mills writes, a few wins in Oklahoma City ought to secure UT's spot:

Big 12 (Oklahoma City, May 23-27): Baylor lost four of its last six conference games after starting 18-0 in Big 12 play, but is still a slam dunk as a national seed. Texas A&M is a lock to host, and a conference tournament title could get it into the national seed discussion. Oklahoma's late surge, especially the sweep against Baylor, has the Sooners pretty safely off the bubble. Texas is an interesting case after finishing third in the conference but with a weaker RPI than the Sooners. The Longhorns should be in, but a couple of wins in Oklahoma City would make it easier to sleep.


As for how the bracket looks at this point with Longhorns finishing the regular season with a 30-20 record, not much has changed since last week.

The Longhorns are still slated for a spot in the Houston Regional with Rice, Cornell and Southeastern Louisiana.

Check out the full bracket.

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