Clemson baseball falls to FSU: What does it mean for a National Seed?

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 23: A general view of baseball gear before game one of the College World Series Championship between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Virginia Cavaliers on June 23, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 23: A general view of baseball gear before game one of the College World Series Championship between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Virginia Cavaliers on June 23, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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The Clemson baseball team fell to Florida State in the ACC Tournament semifinals Saturday. What does it mean for the Tigers’ hope at a national seed?

The Clemson baseball team fell to Florida State in disappointing fashion Saturday evening in the ACC Tournament Semifinals.

After taking care of Notre Dame and Miami, the Tigers looked like the favorite to take home the ACC Tournament Trophy.

Unfortunately, Clemson just made too many mistakes and couldn’t get a hit when they needed it to get the job done.

You have to admire Ryley Gilliam’s work in relief to get out of a bad jam, but it just wasn’t enough as Florida State scored late to advance.

So, even with the loss, Clemson baseball fans want to know exactly what this means for the Tigers going forward.

A National Seed?

There’s no doubt, at least in my mind and the mind of experts, that the Tigers will host a regional.

The question, though, is will they earn a national seed. After winning Pool B, Clemson put itself in great position for a national seed. Coming into the ACC Tournament, the Tigers were on the outside looking in, ranked No. 9 or No. 10 in D1 Baseball’s Projections (the top eight are national seeds).

According to most experts consulted on this, Clemson is right on the line to be a national seed. Some believe that the Tigers are a lock to be one of the top-eight schools.

Others believe that a few things will have to happen Sunday for Clemson to still be in contention. Personally, I think the Tigers’ resume with 45 wins and an impressive dominating performance in pool play should be enough to give them a national seed.

Some are suggesting that FSU could sneak into national seed contention with an ACC Tournament win, but I just don’t think that’d be right.

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In the end, if I were predicting what would happen, I think Clemson gets the 7th or 8th seed in the NCAA Tournament. That being said, we will all have to wait till Monday to see if that comes to fruition.