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Experts: FSU Currently a National Seed Despite Loss to Jacksonville

Ken Lanese/FSU athletics

Florida State was defeated by Jacksonville in convincing fashion on Tuesday night, falling 6-2. With the loss, the Dolphins completed the season sweep while dropping the Seminoles to 32-14 on the year.

Despite the second convincing loss of the year to Jacksonville, FSU is currently clinging to a national seed, according to two of college baseball’s most respected publications. currently has the Seminoles holding on to the No. 8 or last national seed. The Seminoles sit just a bit more comfortably at No. 6 nationally, according to Baseball America.

According to both publications, FSU is one of three ACC teams to currently hold a national seed. Miami is No. 2 behind Florida, according to both publications, while Louisville is at No. 4 per D1Baseball and just below the Seminoles at No. 7 in Baseball America’s current field.

Beginning with Wednesday’s game against Florida Gulf Coast, FSU has just eight remaining regular season contests. The Seminoles have a 3-game road series at Duke this weekend and close the regular season with three games at home against rival Miami. In between, FSU pays a trip to Stetson on Tuesday.

Earning a national seed would mean Florida State would not have to leave Tallahassee until the College World Series — after the regional and super regional rounds. Under the current NCAA Tournament format that was adopted in 1999, FSU has never reached the College World Series by winning a super regional on the road.

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