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PG 64: Flying down the stretch
Kendall Rogers        
Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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PREMIUM ANALYSIS: Breaking down the projections

Virginia was pushed to the limit at home against Miami last weekend, but earned yet another solid series win and is the top national seed in the Perfect Game postseason projections for the second-straight week.

The Cavaliers continue to put together an impressive resume. They're 9-3 vs. RPI Top 25, 14-5 vs. RPI Top 50 and 24-5 vs. RPI Top 100. It's also worth noting the Cavaliers have an RPI of 2 with a 45-6 overall record.

Other national seeds this week include (in order), South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Oregon State. Other teams considered for national seeds include Florida State, Texas A&M, Southern Mississippi and Rice.

South Carolina has an RPI of 6 and is 10-5 vs. RPI Top 25, 16-8 vs. RPI Top 50 and 22-9 vs. RPI Top 100, Florida has an RPI of 1 and is 13-11 vs. RPI Top 25, 21-12 vs. RPI Top 50 and 26-13 vs. RPI Top 100, Texas has an RPI of 11 and is 3-3 vs. RPI Top 25, 11-6 vs. RPI Top 50 and 27-10 vs. RPI Top 100, Vanderbilt has an RPI of 5 and is 9-6 vs. RPI Top 25, 17-7 vs. RPI Top 50 and 19-7 vs. RPI Top 100, Georgia Tech has an RPI of 8 and is 7-5 vs. RPI Top 25, 16-8 vs. RPI Top 50 and 25-13 vs. RPI Top 100, North Carolina has an RPI of 3 and is 8-5 vs. RPI Top 25, 12-8 vs. RPI Top 50 and 32-12 vs. RPI Top 100 and Oregon State has an RPI of 20 and is 3-2 vs. RPI Top 25, 15-6 vs. RPI Top 50 and 22-8 vs. RPI Top 100.

In addition to the national seeds, other NCAA Regional hosts include Florida State, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Rice, Cal State Fullerton, Southern Mississippi, TCU and Stetson. Other programs considered for host sites include Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Fresno State.

PG's NCAA postseason projections are released every week leading up to Selection Monday, which is Monday, May 30.

C'VILLE REGIONAL
Host: Virginia
1. Virginia* (1)
4. Princeton*
2. Mississippi St.
3. East Tenn. St.
HATTIESBURG REGIONAL
Host: Southern Mississippi
1. Southern Miss*
4. Alcorn State*
2. Clemson
3. SE Louisiana
COLUMBIA REGIONAL
Host: South Carolina
1. South Carolina* (2)
4. Manhattan*
2. East Carolina
3. Coastal Carolina*
TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Host: Florida State
1. Florida State
4. Old Dominion*
2. Fla. International
3. Alabama
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Florida
1. Florida (3)
4. Bethune-Cookman*
2. Central Florida
3. Jacksonville
DeLAND REGIONAL
Host: Stetson
1. Stetson*
4. Michigan State*
2. Miami
3. Florida Atlantic
AUSTIN REGIONAL
Host: Texas
1. Texas* (4)
4. Navy*
2. Arizona
3. Texas State*
HOUSTON REGIONAL
Host: Rice
1. Rice
4. Oral Roberts*
2. Arkansas
3. Baylor
NASHVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Vanderbilt
1. Vanderbilt (5)
4. Austin Peay*
2. Oklahoma State
3. Missouri State
FORT WORTH REGIONAL
Host: Texas Christian
1. TCU*
4. Creighton*
2. Oklahoma
3. Connecticut*
ATLANTA REGIONAL
Host: Georgia Tech
1. Georgia Tech (6)
4. Wright State*
2. Auburn
3. Troy*
TEMPE REGIONAL
Host: Arizona State
1. Arizona State
4. Monmouth*
2. UC Irvine
3. Georgia
CHAPEL HILL REGIONAL
Host: North Carolina
1. North Carolina (7)
4. Charlotte*
2. Stanford
3. Elon*
COLLEGE STATION REGIONAL
Host: Texas A&M
1. Texas A&M
4. Stony Brook*
2. California
3. Tulane
CORVALLIS REGIONAL
Host: Oregon State
1. Oregon State* (8)
4. Gonzaga*
2. Fresno State
3. Kent State*
FULLERTON REGIONAL
Host: Cal State Fullerton
1. Cal St. Fullerton*
4. Hawaii*
2. UCLA
3. N.C. State
Last six: East Tennessee State, N.C. State, Southeastern Louisiana, Tulane, Florida Atlantic, Missouri State
Next 10: LSU, Mississippi, Texas Tech, Dallas Baptist, St. John's, Kansas State, Sam Houston State, College of Charleston, James Madison, Louisiana-Lafayette

Projected national seeds in parentheses.
*—Projected winner of an automatic bid.
Possible super regional matchups are listed side-by-side
Stony Brook Charlotte
Virginia Stetson
Connecticut Coastal Carolina
Michigan State
Texas
Cal State Fullerton
Old Dominion
Southern Mississippi Wright State
Princeton
Manhattan
Kent State Bethune-Cookman
Creighton TCU
Monmouth
Austin Peay
Oregon State Navy
South Carolina
Elon
Texas State
Oral Roberts
Troy Alcorn State
Hawaii
Gonzaga


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