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    Duke a Bubble Team ... in Baseball???

    Sounds completely ridiculous -- but it's not.

    Duke is currently 23-15, 4-14 in the ACC.

    They have 16 games left (17 if the rained out game against Davidson can be made up).

    The remaining ACC series are all against teams that are below .500 in the conference: Maryland and Wake at home, VPI and Miami away. It is not the least bit unreasonable to hope for a split of those 12 games.

    Any team that is 19-1 non-conference can reasonably expect to go 5-0 in its five remaining non-conference games.

    If it plays out that way, the regular season record is 34-21, 10-20 in one of the three toughest conferences in America.

    If 10-20 gets them into the ACC tournament, they will play a minimum of three games in Jacksonville. Let's be optimistic and say they go 1-2.

    That's 35-23 when the selection committee starts to do its thing. Last year, five teams with 35 wins or less made the field as at-large selections: San Diego, Missouri, UCLA, Baylor, and Stanford. None of those conferences (Pac-10, Big 12, and WCC) is as tough as the ACC.

    All sorts of things have to go right in order for this to happen -- in particular, Duke needs to see its Friday and Sunday starting pitchers really step up in the last four weekends of ACC play.

    If that happens, this is not an implausible scenario.

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    Duke a Bubble Team ... in Baseball???

    Quote Originally Posted by burnspbesq View Post
    Sounds completely ridiculous -- but it's not.
    The next thing you know people will be talking about Duke football going to a bowl game.

    Good luck to the baseball team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    The next thing you know people will be talking about Duke football going to a bowl game.
    We can beat UConn, UVA, Northwestern, Navy, Wake, Georgia Tech, and UNC for seven wins.

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    Bowl game???? We are going to a bowl game...

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    The next thing you know people will be talking about Duke football going to a bowl game.

    Good luck to the baseball team!

    WOO HOO! GO BASEBALL.

    GO DUKE!

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