Miami's been dropped into what may be the toughest baseball regional tournaments in any class.
The Wardogs have been assigned to a Class 4A regional at Grove with Fort Gibson and Oologah.
Because of a less-than-optimistic weather forecast, the tournament will start on Wednesday.
"I was surprised - I figured it would be Grove, but not with four ranked teams," Miami coach Chris Mercer said. "They sent four unranked teams to Collinsville and there are some regionals with only one ranked team. I can't even figure it out."
The Wardogs moved back into the coachesaid.com rankings at No. 10. Oologah is No. 4 and Grove is No. 11.
In the coaches' poll, which is used by the OSSAA for pairings, Grove was No. 3 on the east side of Oklahoma, Oologah No. 4, Miami No. 8 and Fort Gibson was ninth.
"Grove has been a top five team all year (in the high school coaches' association poll), Fort Gibson has been in the top 10 in the east all year and Oologah has been in the top five all year," Mercer said.
There's one good thing about having such a loaded regional field.
"If you go in and win the regional, you will knock off a couple of ranked teams and might have a better chance at the state tournament," Mercer said.
Grove and Fort Gibson square off in the 1:30 p.m. opener followed by the Wardogs and Oologah at 3:30 p.m.
The winners play at 5:30 p.m. with an elimination game at 7:30 p.m.
Weather permitting, play will pick back up on Thursday.
"You will have three of the top pitchers in 4A in this tournament," Mercer said. "The White kid from Oologah throws in the mid to high 80s, Fort Gibson has a pitcher who throws 86-87 mph and then we have Brett (Abell)."