Nebraska Cornhuskers road to Omaha now goes through Stillwater

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team is seen as a shoo-in for the postseason in the latest projections and will head to the Oklahoma State regional.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will have to get through Oklahoma State to get to Omaha in latest projections
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will have to get through Oklahoma State to get to Omaha in latest projections / SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team suffered a bit of a setback on Tuesday night. For what seems like the umpteenth time, the Creighton Bluejays were a bump in the road on the way to the postseason for Will Bolt’s boys.

However, not even a 5-3 loss to the Nebraska baseball team’s in-state rival can keep them out of being projected to be a high seed later this spring when the postseason begins.

In the latest projection for the field of 64 for the NCAA Baseball Tournament, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are once again a two-seed. However, while the Huskers were projected to be going through Norman and the Oklahoma Sooners last week, this week, Baseball America has them headed to Stillwater.

There, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be the number two seed to Oklahoma State’s top-seeded Cowboys. Once again, Bolt’s boys are projected to be getting into the tournament as an automatic qualifier, meaning BA believes they are going to win the Big Ten Tournament.

After starting off the season 3-0 inthe conference thanks to a sweep over Northwestern, it sure seems like Nebraska baseball is ready to make a statement this year. They didn’t make the postseason beyond the conference tournament a year ago.

Nebraska Cornhuskers facing off against old conference rival

Should the Nebraska baseball team actually head to Stillwater, they could also be facing off against 3rd-seeded LSU and 4th-seeded Fresno State, if these particular projections hold.

These latest projections also show just how important it is for Nebraska to take care of business in the regular season. Only one other Big Ten team is projected to make the field of 64. Maryland is looked at as the only at-large bid for the conference.

For now, the Nebraska Cornhuskers don’t have to worry much about losing an at-large spot. Even after the loss to Creighton, they’re 11th in RPI. However, that number is almost certainly going to sink, the further into Big Ten play they get.