Latest College Baseball Tournament Projections (Bracketology)

Its been an eventful week in College Baseball and today we’ve got the latest projections.

Right now the bubble is shrinking and the teams on it are most notably LSU, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Kansas State, E Tennessee State, Jacksonville, Illinois State, Georgia, Florida Atlantic, and St. John’s. The good news is, most of these teams will make it if there aren’t too many conference tournament upsets. The most widely debated LSU Tigers are in for me right now, because of their strong finish and great OOC record. The Ole Miss Rebels are out after slipping at the end of the year and with a record not far above .500. Georgia is in trouble because they must win have a winning record in the SEC tournament this week, which seems unlikely given their bracket. For now, I have them out.

In terms of host sites, I see eight teams vying for 4 spots. They are Oklahoma, Clemson, TCU, Fresno State, Stetson, Southern Miss, Arkansas, and Cal State Fullerton. With a tough week for the Sooners, Hatters, Bulldogs, and Golden Eagles, today they have been bumped to #2 seeds in regions. A strong finish from any of these teams could put them in position to host, although the ability of the NCAA to make money at each of the sites is important as well. Arkansas, Clemson, Fresno State, and TCU have an advantage in that department.

With UNC’s sweep of #1 Virginia this weekend, the Tar Heels are in good shape for a national seed, while Florida State falls after they lose 2 of 3 to Clemson at home. Virginia maintains the top spot for now, but could easily lose it without an ACC crown this week.

Like last time, I will put the National seed bracket, followed by their pairing.

#1 Charlottesville Regional

Virginia

Connecticut

East Carolina

Navy

Fayetteville Regional

Arkansas

Oklahoma State

SE Louisiana

Michigan State

#2 Columbia Regional

South Carolina

Florida International

NC State

Alcorn State

Tallahassee Regional

Florida State

Stetson

Florida Atlantic

Stony Brook

#3 Nashville Regional

Vanderbilt

Miami FL

E. Tennessee State

Princeton

Atlanta Regional

Georgia Tech

California

Auburn

Stony Brook

#4 Gainesville Regional

Florida

UCF

Jacksonville

Bethune Cookman

Clemson Regional

Clemson

Southern Mississippi

Coastal Carolina

Charlotte

#5 Tempe Regional

Arizona State

Fresno State

Illinois State

Wright State

Fullerton Regional

Cal State Fullerton

UCLA

Texas Tech

Kent State

#6 Chapel Hill Regional

North Carolina

Mississippi State

Elon

Manhattan

Houston Regional

Rice

Baylor

LSU

Troy

#7 Austin Regional

Texas

Stanford

Creighton

Austin Peay

Fort Worth Regional

TCU

Oklahoma

Texas State

Sacred Heart

#8 Corvalis Regional

Oregon State

UC Irvine

Kansas State

Gonzaga

College Station Regional

Texas A&M

Arizona

Alabama

Oral Roberts

Last In-

E. Tennessee State

SE Louisana

LSU

Texas Tech

Kansas State

Illinois State

Jacksonville

Last Out-

St. John’s

Mississippi

Georgia (by default)

Dallas Baptist

Bids by Conference

SEC- 8

ACC-7

Big 12-7

Pac Ten- 6

CUSA-4

Sun Belt- 3

Atlantic Sun-3

Missouri Valley-2

Southland-2

Big West-2

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