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College Baseball Bracketology: Regional Projections May 19th

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Projecting the field of 64 for the fast-approaching NCAA baseball tournament.

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The NCAA tournament is now less than three weeks away and with conference tournament season quickly approaching the field is starting to take shape.

With the West coast shaping up the way it is I figured it was finally time to put the Pac-12 leaders Utah into the field even with a sub-.500 record. While Arizona and Cal State Fullerton may not have the strongest resumes I believe the committee will go with two western hosts and they're the best of the bunch at this point.

As for the Cowboys, losing two of three to Oklahoma and dropping a midweek contest to Oral Roberts will likely rule out hosting. At this point OSU will need to win the Big 12 tournament and will need some help from other teams to even think about hosting. Even though OSU is higher in the conference standings I think the committee would give the nod to TCU because of its better RPI.

Feel  free to email me at maxwell.gross@okstate.edu if you have any gripes, questions or just want my opinion on your team.

Last four in: North Florida, North Carolina, Boston College, California

First four out: Oregon State, BYU, Duke, Illinois

Gainesville regional

1. Florida* (43-9) No. 1 national seed

2. UNC Wilmington* (35-14)

3. Boston College (29-18)

4. Florida A&M* (30-19)

Tallahassee  regional

1. Florida State  (33-17)

2. Florida Atlantic (34-15)

3. Alabama (31-21)

4. Navy* (40-13-1)

Coral Gables regional

1. Miami* (39-9) No. 2 national seed

2. Michigan (34-17)

3. North Florida (34-17)

4. Kennesaw State* (26-25)

Baton Rouge regional

1. LSU (37-16)

2. Tulane* (35-16)

3. SE Louisiana* (36-15)

4. Mercer* (33-20)

College Station regional

1. Texas A&M (39-12) No. 3 national seed

2. TCU (35-14)

3. Dallas Baptist* (35-16)

4. Binghamton* (25-22)

Tucson regional

1. Arizona (32-18)

2. UCSB (33-15-1)

3. Gonzaga* (31-15)

4. Seattle* (33-18)

Louisville regional

1. Louisville (43-10) No. 4 national seed

2. Arizona State (31-17)

3. Kentucy (30-23)

4. SE Missouri State* (34-16)

Nashville regional

1. Vanderbilt (38-15)

2. Louisiana-Lafayette (34-19)

3. North Carolina (33-19)

4. Kent State* (38-12)

Starkville regional

1. Mississippi State (37-14-1) No. 5 national seed

2. Wake Forest (32-20)

3. Louisiana Tech (34-16)

4. Alabama State* (34-15)

Hattiesburg regional

1. Southern Mississippi* (36-15)

2. Georgia Tech (34-18)

3. California (29-18)

4. Bryant* (40-10)

Lubbock regional

1. Texas Tech* (38-13) No. 6 national seed

2. Rice (32-17)

3. Creighton* (34-14)

4. Oral Roberts* (32-16)

Fullerton regional

1. Cal State Fullerton* (32-17)

2. Washington (29-18)

3. Fresno State* (35-18)

4. Utah* (20-25)

Oxford regional

1. Ole Miss (39-14) No. 7 national seed

2. Oklahoma State (32-18)

3. South Alabama* (37-16)

4. Princeton* (24-19)

Raleigh regional

1. North Carolina State (32-17)

2. Coastal Carolina* (37-15)

3. Minnesota* (33-16)

4. Wright State* (39-14)

Charlottesville regional

1. Virginia (33-18) No. 8 regional seed

2. East Carolina (31-19-1)

3. Nebraska (34-18)

4. VCU* (36-16)

Columbia regional

1. South Carolina (39-13)

2. Clemson (35-18)

3. Long Beach State (32-18)

4. Fairfield* (27-23)

*denotes automatic bid