The SB Team dropped one slot in the USA Today and ESPN Polls this week after losing 2 of 3 in LIncoln. Nebraska came in at #16 in both polls.
However the key poll is the RPI in which we are #12 and Nebraska is #6. In recent years, the NCAA Tournament Seeding has mirrored the RPI. The top 16 Seeded Teams typically receive the Regional Host Site.
There is some exceptions due to geography. Most of the top 16 teams are concentrated in the PAC10. So due to geography it is possible for a top 16 team to be a "host team" but not at their home field. This did not occur last year as every host team was assigned to their home field, but anything can happen.
As it stands right now, we would host the Regional and if we win, we would travel for the Super Regional. Many things can happen this weekend but a trip to Alabama, LSU, Kentucky or Tennessee is not out of the question. Missouri and Louisville seem unlikely Super Regional Hosts. My vote would be Tennessee then I could be in the front row!
The Big Ten will likely send Wisky, Minny, Nebraska, and possibly Northwestern to the Tourney this year.
Now for the Emily update: She is out of the hospital and resting at the hotel. The Doctors thought it would do her some good to get out of the Hospital for a few days to get a change of scenery. Please visit www.mlesupportteam.com to offer any support you can. Brooke Ward did some updates to the website last night so check it out.