College Baseball Today- Conference Predictions and Field of 64

College Baseball Today- Conference Predictions and Field of 64

(February 12, 2018) This week the games begin!!! I am looking forward to watching, listening, reading and discussing some College Baseball from around the country. First, I will begin by predicting the Top Four teams in each conference. Please note that I also will put the teams that I predict will be in the Field of 64 to begin their trek to Omaha for the College World Series 2018 and they will be in bold type.

There is a difference in how the Field of 64 is constructed in 2018. In the past, the selection committee seeded the top eight team in the nation and paired them with a host site based on approximate geography. This seemed to always pit the same two teams in the first round against each other almost every year. This year, the committee will seed all the 16 host sites and pair the regionals accordingly. 

ACC

  1. Florida State
  2. Louisville
  3. NC State 
  4. Clemson

also in Virginia, Duke, Miami, Wake Forest and UNC

American

  1. Houston
  2. E Carolina
  3. UConn
  4. UCF

Atlantic 10

  1. VCU
  2. St. Louis
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Davidson

Atlantic Sun

  1. Stetson
  2. Florida Gulf Coast
  3. Jacksonville
  4. North Florida

Big Ten

  1. Indiana
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Michigan

Big 12

  1. Texas Tech
  2. TCU
  3. Texas
  4. West Virginia

also in is Oklahoma

Big East

  1. St. John’s
  2. Seton Hall
  3. Xavier
  4. Creighton

Big South

  1. Winthrop
  2. Liberty
  3. High Point
  4. Radford

Big West

  1. Cal State Fullerton
  2. Long Beach State
  3. UC Santa Barbara
  4. Hawaii

Colonial

  1. UNC Wilmington
  2. College of Charleston
  3. Delaware
  4. Northeastern

C-USA

  1. Southern Miss
  2. Rice
  3. Florida Atlantic
  4. Florida International

Horizon

  1. Wright State
  2. Illinois Chicago
  3. Northern Kentucky
  4. Milwaukee

Ivy

  1. Yale
  2. Dartmouth
  3. Columbia
  4. Pennsylvania

Metro Atlantic

  1. Canisius
  2. Marist
  3. Niagara
  4. Fairfield

MAC

  1. Kent State
  2. Central Michigan
  3. Ball State
  4. Ohio

MEAC

  1. Bethune-Cookman
  2. Norfolk State
  3. Florida A&M
  4. NC A&T

Missouri Valley

  1. Dallas Baptist
  2. Missouri State
  3. Indiana State
  4. Southern Illinois

Mountain West

  1. San Diego State
  2. New Mexico
  3. Fresno State
  4. Nevada

Northeast

  1. Bryant
  2. Central Connecticut
  3. Wagner
  4. LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley

  1. Morehead State
  2. Tennessee Tech
  3. Belmont
  4. Jacksonville State

Pac-12

  1. Oregon State
  2. Stanford
  3. UCLA
  4. Arizona

also getting in is California

Patriot

  1. Navy
  2. Lehigh
  3. Bucknell
  4. Holy Cross

SEC

  1. Florida
  2. Arkansas
  3. Vanderbilt
  4. LSU

also in are Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State and Texas A&M

Southern

  1. Mercer
  2. UNCG
  3. West Carolina
  4. Furman

Southland

  1. Sam Houston State
  2. Southeastern Louisiana
  3. McNeese State
  4. Central Arkansas

Summit

  1. Oral Roberts
  2. South Dakota State
  3. North Dakota State
  4. Western Illinois

Sun Belt

  1. South Alabama
  2. UL Lafayette
  3. Coastal Carolina
  4. UTA

SWAC

  1. Grambling
  2. Texas Southern
  3. Alabama State
  4. Jackson State

WAC

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. New Mexico State
  3. Sacramento State
  4. Seattle

West Coast

  1. San Diego
  2. St. Mary’s
  3. BYU
  4. Gonzaga

It is not an exact science but this gives me a baseline as I watch the teams this season. According to my picks, the ACC will get nine teams in and the SEC will feature 10 teams. This is a huge number of teams. However, the Big Ten has two but the Big 12 could get a many as five teams into the field of 64.

The College World Series takes place in Omaha, Nebraska at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 16 and will conclude on June 27th. You may want to get your tickets early.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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