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Game – Cocks! Game – Cocks! You could hear the cheer reverberating throughout Rosenblatt Stadium last night as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks pulled out an extra inning victory against UCLA to claim the College World Series National Championship. Congrats to the Gamecocks for winning their first Baseball national championship!
The Gamecocks battled back after losing their first game and rattled off a CWS record six straight wins to claim the title, beating a UCLA team that most people expected to win. (On a side note, the commentators kept mentioning how many overall national championships UCLA has, and then mentioned that their largest number, I think 19, comes in Mens volleyball. Ok, seriously. I respect mens volleyball, but how many schools even have it as a D1 program? Its a great accomplishment, but….)
Certainly not lost in all the excitment is the fact that the SEC has taken home another national championship, including back to back titles in College Baseball. The SEC once again out-performed the rest of the country (granted, men’s volleyball, ballroom dancing, and other non-awesome sports are excluded), especially the Big Ten, which, all jokes aside, is not even relevant in college baseball.
S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!
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We begin our report of SEC awesomeness with a look at the world of Softball. First, one must look no further than the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide softball team is 51-9 overall (and hasn’t lost in two months), and are the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Womens College World Series baseball tournament. They are hosting a Super Regional this weekend.
Joining the Tide in the Super Regionals are Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Twenty-five percent of the 16 teams at the Super Regionals are representatives of the SEC. It will be interesting to see how many make it to the College World Series. My bet is with the Crimson Tide behind the lights out pitching of Kelsey Dunne to bring home another championship to the SEC.
Next, we turn to the ridiculously loaded world of SEC baseball. The SEC boasts 9 teams in the Top 25 of the RPI (FL, ARK, VAN, SC, ALA, AUB, UK, LSU, MISS). That is insane. Of course, it is hardly surprising. This weekend the SEC Baseball Tournament comes to the wonderful city of Hoover, AL (a city I am particularly fond of) to crown the champion of the best conference tournament in college baseball.
Who will take home the championship? Who knows, this field is loaded with good teams. Is not like Indiana or Ohio State are in the tournament, this field is solid from top to bottom with extremely talented teams. This ain’t no Big Ten baseball, ya’ll.
Let the championships continue to flow in….can’t wait until the College World Series to report on another SEC National Championship!
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Yes, it is old news that the SEC won another national Championship. Alabama rolled over Texas to win the school’s 13th national title, and the 4th national title in a row for the SEC ( 4 in a row!!!!). For a season recap of the Tide’s championship glory, see the awesome video below.
That however, it not the main purpose of this blog, I just wanted to include it. Goodness knows I would never miss the opportunity to express how much better SEC football is than every other conference, but this blog is not about that.
Actually it is. Just kidding. This year the SEC set a new record with 49 players from the conference selected in the 2010 NFL draft. That was 15 more players than the Big Ten had selected–30% more players!!
Not only did the SEC have the most overall players selected, they also had 23 players taken in the first three rounds–the “premium” rounds–more than the second place Pac-Ten which had 15.
So for 11 of the past 13 years the SEC has had the most players taken in the draft.
That is dominance. Something the SEC knows well. (And something the Big Ten knows by another form of the word, i.e. “dominated”).
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**Oh, it is also worth mentioning that there are 7 SEC teams ranked in the top 25 rankings for college baseball. The SEC is loaded this year and no doubt the winner of the college world series will probably once again be from the mighty Southeastern Conference.