There’s been a lot going on in Conference USA Baseball. Here’s the latest from the teams on the diamond this week.
|Team||Last Weekend||Record||Up Next|
|Southern Miss||vs ODU (L, 1-2)||36-13 (18-6)||vs UTSA|
|UTSA||vs Marshall (W, 2-1)||32-16 (16-8)||at USM|
|FAU||at LA Tech (W, 2-1)||30-19 (15-9)||vs Charlotte|
|LA Tech||vs FAU (L, 1-2)||33-17 (15-9)||vs WKU|
|MTSU||at FIU (W, 2-1)||26-20 (14-10)||at Rice|
|Charlotte||vs Rice (W, 3-0)||31-17 (14-10)||at FAU|
|ODU||at USM (W, 2-1)||31-15 (13-11)||vs Marshall|
|UAB||at WKU (L, 1-2)||27-19 (11-13)||vs FIU|
|Marshall||at UTSA (L, 1-2)||20-27-1 (9-15)||at ODU|
|WKU||vs UAB (W, 2-1)||17-30 (7-17)||at LA Tech|
|Rice||at Charlotte (L, 3-0)||13-36 (6-18)||vs MTSU|
|FIU||vs MTSU (L, 1-2)||14-30 (6-18)||at UAB|
Standings as of 5/12/2022
Conference Tournament Positioning
How it works
The tournament will consist of the top eight teams in regular season play based on winning percentage. Entering the final weekend only three teams (Southern Miss, UTSA and Louisiana Tech) have officially clinched spots in the tournament. (Even if the Bulldogs dropped their remaining games, they’d hold the tiebreaker over Marshall). No team has been eliminated, although several are hanging on by a thread.
Southern Miss, UTSA and Louisiana Tech have distanced themselves fairly comfortably from the rest of the division. Louisiana Tech holds a six-game advantage over the current first-team out, Marshall.
The race in East is much tighter with the gap between Florida Atlantic and Old Dominion (currently seeded No. 3 and No. 7) sitting at only two games. The next two weekends could see a fair amount of movement on the seeding line.
As it stands currently, UAB is the last team in. They have a two-game cushion over Marshall and the tiebreaker, which means they’re realistically in if they can split their remaining games against FIU and UTSA. Things would get interesting if the Blazers struggle, opening the door for the teams on the outside to make a move, although Western Kentucky, Rice and FIU need to win out to have a chance.