Ole Miss has to sweep A&M just to keep hope alive for a tie.
Well, that's 2 season goals down and 2 to go...
Goal #1 is win your division. In a major conference like the SEC, with great baseball, winning your division virtually guarantees a spot in the baseball tournament, and usually a regional host spot as well.
Goal #2 is win your conference. Again, in a strong baseball conference like the SEC, winning the conference title virtually guarantees a national seed.
Goal #3 is get to Omaha. Goal #3 is much more easily accomplished if you accomplished Goals 1 and 2.
Goal #4 is win the NC. That's obviously the ultimate goal; but winning SEC titles doesn't just mean another trophy in the cases... it also goes a long way toward winning the national title in a practical, tangible sense.
... but I'd feel a lot better about those last 2 if we could get back in a rhythm and establish some consistency in Knoxville and Hoover. We're asking a lot of a young team; we'll see how they respond.