NCAA Regional Projections (April 23)

The North Carolina Tar Heels take over the top overall seed in this week’s edition of The College Baseball Blog NCAA Regional Projections.  The Tar Heels have won five straight games, including a sweep over Miami (FL) in ACC play last weekend.

The Rice Owls come in as the second overall national seed followed in order by UC Irvine, Texas, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Arizona State, and Arkansas.

New hosts this week include Florida State, Virginia, Ole Miss, and Ohio State.

The SEC leads the way with eight teams in the field, followed by the ACC and Big 12 with seven each.

Chapel Hill (NC) Regional

1. North Carolina (1)

2. Elon *

3. East Carolina

4. Manhattan *

Columbus (OH) Regional

1. Ohio State *

2. Auburn

3. Western Kentucky *

4. Ohio *

Houston (TX) Regional

1. Rice (2) *

2. Texas A&M

3. Texas State *

4. Dartmouth *

Waco (TX) Regional

1. Baylor

2. TCU

3. Oral Roberts *

4. Illinois-Chicago *

Irvine (CA) Regional

1. UC Irvine (3) *

2. Oregon State

3. San Diego *

4. Nevada *

Baton Rouge (LA) Regional

1. LSU

2. Oklahoma

3. Sam Houston State

4. Missouri State *

Austin (TX) Regional

1. Texas (4) *

2. Cal Poly

3. Washington State

4. Mississippi Valley State *

Tallahassee (FL) Regional

1. Florida State

2. Alabama

3. Middle Tennessee State

4. Jacksonville *

Atlanta (GA) Regional

1. Georgia Tech (5) *

2. South Carolina

3. Rhode Island *

4. Mount Saint Mary’s *

Oxford (MS) Regional

1. Ole Miss

2. Clemson

3. Oklahoma State

4. Bucknell *

Athens (GA) Regional

1. Georgia (6) *

2. Georgia Southern

3. Boston College

4. Bethune-Cookman *

Charlottesville (VA) Regional

1. Virginia

2. Florida

3. George Mason *

4. Liberty *

Tempe (AZ) Regional

1. Arizona State (7) *

2. Hawaii

3. Kansas

4. New Mexico *

Fullerton (CA) Regional

1. Cal State Fullerton

2. San Diego State

3. Southern Cal

4. Gonzaga

Fayetteville (AR) Regional

1. Arkansas (8)

2. Minnesota

3. Kansas State

4. Maine *

Coral Gables (FL) Regional

1. Miami (FL)

2. Coastal Carolina

3. Eastern Illinois *

4. South Florida *

Last five in: Gonzaga, Southern Cal, Kansas, Washington State, Oklahoma State

First ten out: BYU, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Troy, College of Charleston, Dallas Baptist, Western Carolina, Louisville, Kent State

* denotes auto-bid

(#) denotes national seed

Projections based on games played as of Tuesday, April 21.