D1Baseball.com released their latest Field of 64 projections on Wednesday. The Gators are squarely in the field, however, the latest projection has them traveling to North Carolina as part of the Raleigh Regional, hosted by NC State.
The prediction places Florida (25-14, 6-9) in a regional with #11 overall seed, NC State as well as UC Irvine and Elon. The Gators have not and will not face any of these teams over the course of the regular season.
The staff at D1Baseball projects that the SEC will have eleven teams qualify for post-season, easily the most of any conference in the nation. Florida State is in, though as one of the ‘last five in’.
The Gators RPI ranks #25 in the country, though they will have the opportunity to better that mark with (#14 RPI) LSU, (#33 RPI) Kentucky, (#6 RPI) Georgia, and (#8 RPI) Tennessee, all still on the schedule, in addition to the SEC Tournament.
Florida will travel to LSU for a three game set with each game set to air on national television. The series runs Thursday through Saturday.
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Note: Baseball America has UF as the #2 seed in the Stanford Regional. Stanford is the #2 overall seed in their projection.