UL Softball Remains A Projected #2-Seed For Regionals
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun softball team remains a #2-seed in the latest projections for the 2018 NCAA Regionals.
Louisiana, who is currently 33-13, overall, is being projected as the #2-seed in the Fayetteville, Arkansas Regional by College Sports Madness.
Last week, the site projected UL as a #2-seed in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Regional, after being projected to play in the Gainesville, Florida Regional two weeks ago.
Officially, there are no 2-4 seeds in the NCAA Regionals. The NCAA only recognizes the top seed. But we can all easily figure it out.
The Cajuns, who are currently in second place in the Sun Belt Conference standings, have one weekend of play remaining in the regular season, before playing host to the rest of the league for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, May 9-12.
Unless something strange happens, Louisiana will be making their 20th-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, including their 28th in the last 29 years.
The only year since 1990 in which Louisiana failed to appear in a regional was 1998.
If the Cajuns are indeed a #2-seed, it would mark the second-consecutive year that would be the case, after hosting three-straight years, in which they were the top seed, from 2014-2016.
Louisiana has had a lot of success in postseason play, advancing to Super Regional play for 5-straight years, prior to last season.
These are projections, and nothing more; after all, Louisiana is being projected to go to a third different site in as many weeks.
I think the site does a fine job in projecting the field, and while I personally believe that the Cajuns will ultimately head to Baton Rouge for postseason play, somebody has to go to Fayetteville, if Arkansas does indeed host, so anything is possible.
The Cajuns are projected as the second-seed in the Fayetteville, Arkansas Regional, along with the top-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks, Notre Dame, and UMass.
Of note, LSU is projected to host once again this week, while UCLA is projected as the top-overall National Seed, and Texas St. is the only other Sun Belt Conference school, besides UL, projected in the field.
Other than Louisiana and LSU, McNeese and Louisiana Tech are other state schools projected in the field of 64.
View the complete projections, here.
The Cajuns will conclude their regular season schedule this weekend (Friday-Saturday) playing host to ULM in a three-game league series.