There is a lot on the line in this weeks games! The SELC is hitting the final push period for playoff spots and each game is more important than ever. It’s the SELC Games Of Interest…
SELC D1 Game Of Interest:
Friday, April 13th – Tuscaloosa, AL- Auburn @ Alabama – This is a key Southwest division game as Auburn is 1-2 and Alabama is 1-1 AND it’s a huge rivalry! Auburn has owned the last 5 games of this series 4-1. Auburn can really mess things up for the Tide with a victory. A victory by the Tide puts them in line to go 3-1 in division, if they beat Mississippi next weekend, and it’s the only way they get into the SELC Tourney. The Tide don’t hold a tie breaker over Georgia Tech.
Friday April 13th – Morgantown, WV – Virginia Tech @ West Virginia – Division game and Virginia Tech is 2-0, while West Virginia is 0-1. Virginia Tech has been on a roll all season, and is one of the best teams in the country. West Virginia is an unknown quantity to me. Hokies have won the the last 3 meetings. I guess we will find out the “quality” of West Virginia this weekend!
Fri.13.Apr- Gainesville FL – Central Florida @ Florida – Division game where Central Florida is 2-1, and the Gators are 2-0. Gators have 4 out of the last 6 games as wins against the Knights. A Central Florida win could set up a 3 way tie, if Gators beat FSU next week, for the division championship. Let the “tie-breakers” begin. Maybe.
Saturday April 14th – Athens, GA – Georgia Tech @ Georgia – Could be the Southwest division championship right here. If Georgia wins, they are 4-0 champs. Georgia Tech wins, it could set up a potential 3 way tie at the top, if Alabama beats Auburn and Mississippi. Or Georgia Tech could take the division if they beat Georgia and Alabama loses one of their last two division games. Can’t forget, Georgia Tech is 0 for 6 in the last six meetings with the Dawgs.
Saturday April 14th – Columbia, SC – NC State @ South Carolina - Key Northeast division game, where NC State is 1-2, and South Carolina is 1-1. An NC State win, along with a South Carolina win next weekend over Wake Forest, creates a 3 (Wake Forest, NC State, Gamecocks) way second place tie, and we’d let the “tie-breakers” begin again. A South Carolina victory creates a winner of next weekend’s Wake Forest South Carolina game goes to the SELC Tourney scenario.
Saturday April 14th – Knoxville, TN – Kentucky @ Tennessee – Yet another Key Northwest division game, Kentucky is 2-0 and Tennessee is 0-1 in division. A Kentucky win and a West Virginia loss and the Wildcats go to the SELC Tourney. A Volunteer win puts them in control with remaining division games against West Virginia and Richmond.
SELC D2 Games Of Interest:
Friday April 13th – Spartenburg, SC – Wofford @ UNC Charlotte – Northwest division game, both are 0-2. The victor of this game gets a breath of life in their SELC Tourney hopes. UNC Charlotte has won the last 2 meetings. Wofford has the single victory, as these 2 teams are a combined 1-11 for the season.
Friday April 13th – Kennesaw, GA – Tennessee Wesleyan @ Kennesaw State – This game is for the Southwest Division Championship. Both teams are 2-0 in division. Loser goes to the SELC Tourney too. Tennessee Wesleyan has a 3-1 series advantage in the last 4 meetings. That caught me by surprise!
Saturday April 14th – Palm Beach, FL – Florida Gulf Coast @ Palm Beach Atlantic – Palm Beach Atlantic (3-0) goes for the Southeast division championship and wins it outright with a victory. But a Florida Gulf Coast (2-1) win and a SCAD win over Georgia Southern creates yet another 3 way tie (PBAU, FGCU, SCAD).
Sunday April 15th – Elon, NC – Liberty @ ELON – With a victory, Liberty (3-0) is the Northwest Division champion. Liberty is 0-2 in the last 2 meetings with ELON. An ELON win creates a 3 way tie between Davidson, Elon and Liberty. Wow! another 3 way tie-breaker possibility! Gotta love parity!
– Scott MacPherson @COCKSLAX_REPORT