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2012 NCAA Baseball Regional Projections: Rice To Host, Texas A&M On The Bubble

Even though there are only two weekends left in the college baseball season there is still a chance for a lot of movement to happen in regards to who hosts a region. The latest projections from Baseball America has Rice hosting a regional, but they have Texas A&M on the bubble:

We do, however, have to acknowledge that Cal State Fullerton and Rice aren't quite SECURE as hosts with RPIs of No. 15 and No. 19, respectively ... The Owls, meanwhile, have won all of their C-USA series but have swept just one of them. C-USA isn't a great league this year, and Rice probably needed to dominate it more thoroughly to put itself in lock hosting position. Instead, the Owls enter the final weekend at UCF tied for first place, and it's easy to envision the team that wins that series hosting, with the other team on the outside looking in. We won't bet against the Owls, but the series is in Orlando. It should be fascinating.

Stacking up Texas A&M against Virginia and Arizona, the Aggies' 1-6 record against the top 25 in the RPI sticks out, compared with UVa.'s 9-9 mark and Arizona's 6-6 mark. The Aggies can still host, but they need the Wildcats or Cavaliers to falter in the next two weeks. Ole Miss is on the very periphery of this discussion; the Rebels need a blazing hot finish and must hope for three of the five teams ahead of it to stumble badly.

As mentioned there are still two weeks left for Texas A&M and Rice to secure their spot as a regional host.

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