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Topic: Regarding Softball
Replies: 9   Last Post: Apr 16, 2021, 10:36 AM by: TNTiger17
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Regarding Softball

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 7:09 PM
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Been watching the National Softball polls for about a month now. Seems to me, no matter how much the SEC teams lose, they don’t drop much. Clemson’s team can’t seem to move up even with a huge winning streak.

Any experts out there with actual insight on the quality of SEC softball? Is a 12 loss LSU really better than a 4 loss Clemson?

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Level of competition


Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 10:36 PM
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Bottom line.

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Re: Level of competition


Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 11:04 PM
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Oh holler than thou! Lol. Is this why your football team ranks in the polls every year. Because of level of competition?

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Ahh the classic circle jerk argument


Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 11:07 PM
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We are better than everyone else cause we all lose to each other.

How did that work out for the big ten in basketball this year?

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Re: Ahh the classic circle jerk argument


Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 11:23 PM
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Yep ...... that's why their tough out of conference schedules includes teams like Charleston Southern, Nicholas State, Buffalo, Northern Southeast Idaho, etc.

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Re: Ahh the classic circle jerk argument


Posted: Apr 14, 2021, 5:27 PM
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LOL! Didn't UGA have to score very late in the game a few years ago to beat Nichols and then Nichols upset LSU just a few years ago? Nichols is a tough game for the SEC apparently.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 11:59 PM
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Gumby, rpi we're 13th. We are the newbies on the block. Sort of like Cincy in football, didn't get the respect because of their competition and because of recruiting ranking. That said, we have some young ladies turning heads and they're not named Cagle.

Unfortunately our sos has bitten us too. Against top 20 we're 3-4... Not bad, wish we'd have played some ooc teams from b12 or pac12. Or Fla/Bama who are 2 and 3 respectively in rpi rankings.

We'll get the respect if we go up against va tech again or FSU and take them down. We're a young team too. First year team and we're at the eos almost and have a rpi of 13. No team wants to come to our regional. Hth.

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Posted: Apr 14, 2021, 10:29 AM
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That’s about what I thought. Impressive that they have climbed straight to contention for an ACC crown in year 2 of the program.

I think pollsters over value reputation and under value current accomplishments.

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Re: Regarding Softball

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Posted: Apr 14, 2021, 10:46 AM
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I agree with all of this.

I also think the pollsters saw our 2-2 split with Duke, who is the best team we have played, and decided we are about where we need to be until we play another quality opponent.

ACC softball is improving in the last several years, but it not a respected conference nationally.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021, 10:36 AM
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Not much insight, but, I'm a new softball fan since Clemson has a team and two of my nieces play, I was asking a buddy who the top teams are. He said the whole SEC is really good. (Sound familiar??) I watched a couple of games and was not impressed except for..... Alabama. Their pitcher Montana Fouts is unbelievable. She didn't bat, but Cagle is right on track to be as dominant if not better than her in a few years. I think Bama borrowed a few of Saban's players for the softball team. The pitcher for Arkansas, Autumn Storms (gotta love softball pitcher names) is solid as well. Never thought I would follow softball, but not a fan of NBA, baseball is ok, but takes too long. The lady tigers are young, but I think have a high ceiling.

Also watched UCF destroy a ranked Florida team fwiw.

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