ACC CHAMP NO.10 CLEMSON ROBBED OF HOSTING NCAA REGIONAL; FORCED TO TUSCALOOSA TO PLAY NO.3 SEED BAMA
- 2021-05-21 18:28:29
CLEMSON, SC - Wow, the Tigers got the shaft from the NCAA Selection Committee! It seemed as though the Tigers were underrated all season by the polls due to the fact that they were the new kids on the block, and now the committee has treated them with the same unfairness. The ACC regular season champs will not host a regional despite allowing just one run in 3 ACC Tournament games and being ranked No.10 in one major poll! They will have to go to Alabama, the No.3 overall seed and SEC Champs, with a big home field advantage. Meanwhile, FSU was given a No.10 seed despite finishing behind Clemson in the ACC standings and not making it as far in the ACC Tourney. LSU lost 19 games, 13 more than Clemson, and was given a No.7 seed! The Tigers were 42-6, the 3rd-best record in the nation, and came within a hair of sweeping the ACC regular season and tournament. And they have the best player in the nation in Valerie Cagle, a two-way second-year freshman. Duke, which beat the Tigers 1-0 on a couple lucky infield squibs in the ACC Championship, was ranked No.20 but was given a top-16 seed over the Tigers on the strength of that one win. Oh, and the committee knew that Duke would be unable to host due to COVID, but did they send Duke to Clemson for the regional? No, that would make too much sense. They gave home field to UGA, which was ranked far lower than both Clemson and Duke.
The Tigers will go into Tuscaloosa with a big chip on their shoulder because this was a disgraceful injustice by the NCAA Selection Committee. Total SEC bias and recency bias against Clemson. Just because it's the Tigers' first full season as a program, the committee robbed them of their rightful host site. I'm sorry, but there's nothing else to call this but an absolute hose job. If there's any justice in the world, the Tigers will go into Tuscaloosa (which was also the site of the SEC Tournament won by Bama), beat the Tide and get to host a Super Regional.
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