At this point last week, the Tigers were a virtual shoo-in for one of the eight national seeds, but a series loss at home to Vanderbilt has given the experts pause.
Sayeth Aaron Fitt at Baseball America:
Last week, we had LSU listed in the SECURE category, and this week we've got the Tigers outside the top eight. Turns out we were a little hasty with that SECURE label. We were assuming the Tigers would take care of business and win a home series against Vanderbilt, but losing that series has created a situation where the winner of the LSU-South Carolina series this weekend is likely to earn the SEC's third national seed, while the other team could miss out.
The Tigers are still set to host unless something very crazy happens this week and during the SEC Tournament next weekend, so at this point it's solely a matter of capturing the coveted national seed and home field for Super Regionals.
SEBaseball.com thinks LSU will not be a national seed, but has them hosting St Louis, Miami, and Southeastern Louisiana.
Perfect Game also holds the Tigers out of the top eight, and sends Texas, Tulane, and Southern to Baton Rouge.
ESPN gives the Bayou Bengals the number eight overall seed, with Georgia Tech, Tulane, and Southern playing at The Box.