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Mizzou Baseball “on the bubble” in some NCAA Tournament projections heading into pivotal weekend series vs Alabama

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Mizzou Baseball: On the bubble?

At 23-13 overall and 5-10 in SEC play, Mizzou Baseball might be closer to an NCAA Tournament at-large bid than you think.

Teddy Cahill of Baseball America’s latest projections have the Tigers currently missing the field but a Field of 64 spot is well within reach.

How close are they to being in, actually? Well, Cahill lists the Tigers are the first team out — just barely missing the cut as the 10th SEC team.

Interestingly enough, Alabama is the last team in the field — which sets up a huge three-game series this weekend as Mizzou hosts the Crimson Tide.

Missouri still has good credentials with a current RPI of 22, 18-3 in non-conference games, and a perfect record in midweek games.

Needless to say, their conference record is still holding them back. However, the Tigers will have a prime opportunity to improve their SEC mark as four out of their next five series are against teams that are currently under .500 in league play — with three of those series at Taylor Stadium where they are 13-3.

College Baseball Nation still sees Mizzou as a regional team at the moment. The Tigers appear as a No. 3 seed in the Coral Gables regional with Miami, Arizona State, and Rider:

Meanwhile, D1 Baseball’s latest Field of 64 projections don’t even have Mizzou among the First Five Out, so a series win against Alabama is a must this weekend — just to get back into the mix.

As for Mizzou’s pitchers that are currently injured, there’s no timetable for them to return —according to Steve Bieser.

In other news, Virginia transfer Kadin Shedrick is in Columbia for his official visit to Mizzou:

And a Mizzou Softball win over kU in the Border War? You love to see it! Now go read Karen’s recap.

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