Eight current SEC teams made the NCAA postseason field, as did incoming league members Missouri and Texas A&M, along with annual Georgia rivals Clemson and Georgia Tech. The SEC has gone 14-2 in the tournament so far, while the Diamond Dogs are sitting at home.
Is this acceptable?
Due to inclement weather in the Athens area, the opening game of the Diamond Dogs' three-game SEC set with the red-hot Wildcats has been postponed. There will be a doubleheader tomorrow.
This means I'm suddenly free for the evening, so I should go to bed early, but I think we both know I'll probably just putter around on the internet until 1:00 a.m. Eastern and feel terrible in the morning.
What is it with the Bulldogs always welcoming new teams to the SEC on the road?
Next year, the Georgia men's tennis team opens the conference schedule by hosting Tennessee, too. (Hat tip: Team Speed Kills.)
That's the good news. The bad news is that Georgia plays No. 1 Florida, No. 3 South Carolina, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 8 Louisiana State, No. 10 Vanderbilt, No. 12 Georgia Tech, No. 14 UCLA, No. 16 Clemson, and No. 22 Mississippi.
Despite their .500 record, the Diamond Dogs have earned their way into the national rankings with a 9-9 record against the top 25. Only four SEC teams have faced more than six ranked opponents, and Georgia is the only one to have tangled with more than a dozen such squads. The Bulldogs' nine wins over top 25 teams are the most in the league, and only one other team has beaten more than five ranked teams.
I'll have an update on the Classic City Canines' prospects for Hoover, and beyond, shortly after midnight.