Winners of 10 straight, the Arizona Wildcats believe they have done enough to receive an NCAA Tournament bid.
Monday, we’ll find out if the selection committee feels the same way.
The 64-team field will be announced at 9 a.m. PT on ESPNU. You can also stream the selection show on WatchESPN.com.
Arizona is firmly on the bubble, though perhaps on the outside looking in if you believe the most-known college baseball publications.
Baseball America lists Arizona as one of the first four out.
D1Baseball does not have the Wildcats within the first four out but they have shown up there previously. While Arizona is hot right now, its 3-16 record against top-50 opponents is a big drawback.
“There’s just no hiding from that for the Wildcats, even though they went 13-1 in the month of May,” D1Baseball noted. “The hot finish was impressive, but unfortunately for the Wildcats, they did not have the opportunity to rack up some desperately needed high-end wins in the conference tournament.”
Arizona is 49th in RPI, one spot worse than last year when the Wildcats narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament.
But Arizona (32-24, 15-14 Pac-12) did finish with a winning record in conference play and the +116 run differential it has posted over the last 14 games would make the Wildcats a team no one wants to play in the postseason.