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The Mississippi State version of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament cheat sheet

 

 

Matt Stevens

 

- SCENARIO 1 (BEST FOR MSU): Mississippi State wins over South Carolina....Bulldogs are the No. 5 seed. 

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 2 (WORST FOR MSU): Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss wins at LSU, Florida wins at Georgia, Alabama wins at Vanderbilt.......Bulldogs are the No. 8 seed.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 3: Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss loses at LSU, Florida wins at Georgia, Alabama loses at Vanderbilt......Bulldogs are the No. 5 seed. Florida would be the No. 6, Ole Miss would be the No. 7 and Alabama would be No. 8.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 4 (WEIRDEST): Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss wins at LSU, Florida wins at Georgia, Alabama loses at Vanderbilt......Bulldogs, Ole Miss and Florida would all be tied at 15-15 and under the SEC tiebreaker procedure - SEC commissioner Mike Slive would have to draw names from a hat for the 5,6 and 7 seeds. Why? The common record among the three teams is 3-3 and they don't have a record against common opponents to break the tie so drawing the names is the third and final tiebreaker.  

 

 

 

CORRECTION TO SCENARIO 4: The three-way tiebreaker with MSU, Ole Miss and Florida would go to Florida because the Gators defeated No. 1 seed Vanderbilt in the SEC opening series. It would go UF, Ole Miss and then MSU.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 4A: Scenario 4 is the same if Alabama wins at Vanderbilt because then the names would be drawn for 6,7 and 8 seeds.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 5: Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss wins at LSU, Florida loses at Georgia, Alabama loses at Vanderbilt.....Bulldogs are the No. 6 seed based off tiebreaker with Ole Miss.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 6: Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss loses at LSU, Florida loses at Georgia, Alabama wins at Vanderbilt.....Bulldogs are the No. 6 seed based on Alabama finishing with a 15-14 record and MSU finishing at 15-15.  

 

 

 

- SCENARIO 7: Mississippi State loses to South Carolina, Ole Miss wins at LSU, Florida loses at Georgia, Alabama wins at Vanderbilt.........Bulldogs are the No. 6 seed based on a three-team tiebreaker with Alabama and Ole Miss. Ole Miss would be the No. 5.  

 

 

 

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