Nine Southeastern Conference College Baseball programs made the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and after one weekend of play, five remain. Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, and Texas A&M took the Opening Weekend by storm leading the Conference to the promised land with just three wins separating these programs from a bid to the College World Series in Omaha. If you want to get technical, the Southeastern Conference has two more teams reaching the Super Regional round in Texas and Oklahoma who will join the ranks of the SEC in a couple of years.
No other conference comes close to the SEC when producing top-level products on the field like the Southeastern Conference. Even without officially counting Texas and Oklahoma in the tally, the SEC has five unique opportunities to field five different programs at the College World Series.
Coming into the 2022 NCAA Tournament, many had picked the obvious in Tennessee, Texas A&M, and even the Auburn Tigers to be at the Super Regional position. However, Ole Miss and Arkansas, on the other hand, are the two cinderella teams of the Conference who are still swinging their bats, hoping the clock doesn’t strike midnight just yet on the magical run of a lifetime.
For Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Auburn, it’s business as usual this weekend as these three ball clubs prepare to defend their crown as College Baseball’s elite.
For years, the Southeastern Conference has been the gold standard for the rest of the College Baseball world to follow after. In 2022 that gold standard is no different. The SEC has the nicest ballparks, the deepest Baseball budgets, the most passionate fan bases, and the best players. We saw it in Regional play, with the five remaining SEC teams dominating their competition and setting up another banner year for the Conference.
At this point, there’s no arguing it. It just means more to the SEC, and as we prepare for another wild weekend of College Baseball, watch out for the five teams from the SEC to make a stand to reach the College World Series starting next week in Omaha, Nebraska.