Seven Teams Have Qualified for the Sun Belt Tournament
Now that the dust has cleared, so to speak, the latest Sun Belt Standings tell us seven spots in the eight team tournament have been decided.
But who is going to finish where hasn't been decided for anyone so far.
There's a particularly tight logjam in the middle of the standings, and this weekend will decide which three teams are staying home.
Here's what we know:
South Alabama, Louisiana, Little Rock, Troy, Georgia Southern, Texas State and UT Arlington have all clinched spots in the tournament, beginning next Wednesday at the Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, TX.
South Alabama (37-16) and the Cajuns (33-19) are in good shape to wind up in NCAA regionals. For everyone else, it's win the tournament next week or the season is over.
The biggest logjam in the standings is the race for #3 through #7. Little Rock (16-11 Sun Belt) is a game ahead of Troy (15-12) for the #3 spot, while Georgia Southern, Texas State and UT Arlington are all at 14-13.
Arkansas State has a one game lead over UL Monroe and a two game lead over Georgia State for the eighth and final spot in the tournament.
Although the tournament bracket is available on the Sun Belt website, the times could still change. Texas State has the option of choosing their start time on the first day and there's a possibility the upper and lower brackets could flip depending on where the Bobcats finish.
For Cajun fans, that means if Louisiana finishes second and Texas State finishes either sixth or seventh, the Cajuns would be in the bottom half of the bracket. But if the Bobcats are fourth or fifth, then the Cajuns would play early on the first day.
We'll update you as the weekend progresses.