CBB Column: 2010 NCAA Regional Projections (March 25th)

The College Baseball Blog continues our weekly countdown to the release of the 2010 NCAA Regional Brackets. The brackets are done as if the NCAA Tournament was set to start today. I ended up using Boyd’s World RPI which was updated through games on Tuesday as that was the latest available. The RPI changes dramatically every week especially before some of the schools start the conference campaign. You can check out the full bracket below which is our best estimate right now.

 


1. UCLA (1) *

2. Cal-State Fullerton

3. New Mexico

4. Stony Brook *

1. College of Charleston

2. UNC

3. South Carolina

4. Houston

1. Alabama (2) *

2. Oklahoma *

3. East Carolina

4. South Dakota State *

1. Texas

2. TCU *

3. Rice

4. Yale *

1. Arizona State (3)

2. Hawaii *

3. UC-Irvine *

4. Sacred Heart

1. LSU

2. Southeastern Louisiana*

3. Kansas State

4. Toledo *

1. Clemson (4) *

2. Vanderbilt

3. Charlotte *

4. Appalachian State

1. Ole Miss

2. Northwestern State

3. Southern Miss *

4. Alcorn State *

 

1. Florida State (5)

2. Auburn

3. UConn

4. Bethune-Cookman *

1. Coastal Carolina *

2. Washington State

3. Manhattan *

4. Indiana State *

1. Florida (6)

2. Miami (FL)

3. Florida Atlantic

4. Florida Gulf Coast *

1. Texas AM

2. Arkansas

3. Georgia Tech

4. SE Missouri State*

1. Virginia (7)

2. Arizona

3. Michigan State *

4. Navy *


1. Louisville *

2. Stanford

3. Western Kentucky

4. Youngstown State *

1. Oregon State (8)

2. UC-Riverside

3. Louisiana

4. Portland *

1. The Citadel *

2. Mississippi State

3. Western Carolina

4. James Madison *

CONFERENCE CHAMPS

America East Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 Charlotte
ACC Clemson
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast
Big 10 Michigan State
Big 12 Oklahoma
Big East Louisville
Big South Coastal Carolina
Big West UC-Irvine
CAA James Madison
Conference USA Southern Miss
Horizon League Youngstown State
Ivy League Yale
MAAC Manhattan
MAC Toledo
MEAC Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley Indiana State
Mountain West TCU
Northeast Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley Conference SE Missouri State
Pac-10 UCLA
Patriot League Navy
SEC Alabama
Southern The Citadel
Southland SE Louisiana
SWAC Alcorn State
Summit League South Dakota State
Sun Belt Western Kentucky
West Coast Portland
WAC Hawaii

  
 
 
 
 

  • Ryan

    No offense, but just ranking the top 16 by RPI is a big cop out. I realize that the NCAA relies way too much on the RPI rankings, but to seriously claim that The Citadel and College of Charleston are going to be number 1 seeds is a little ridiculous. It’s fun to see these projections, but they aren’t useful if there isn’t some “projection” involved.

  • George P. Burdell

    Yeah, I mean, Georgia Tech as a 3-seed??? Really?

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      GT doesn’t have that many “quality” wins yet. Even in the ACC, they are 5-1 against Wake Forest and Maryland. Both of those squads are expected to finish in the back of the ACC.

      Mark Etheridge of SEBaseball also agrees with me about GT.

      http://sebaseball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1066287

  • Doug

    Clemson will be a lower next week since they will likely end up going 1-4 on the week after losing two to Elon and, I think, losing two out of three to UVA this weekend.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Yep…Clemson will likely be going down next week.

  • Joe

    Connecticut from the Big East….are you kidding me? Big East starts this weekend and I believe that you will begin to see just how good South Florida is. Remember, they went through the 10 game gauntlet to start the season. Had Florida beat twice until the 9th, Oklahoma twice until the 9th and Ohio State. They are 10 innings away from being a 17 win team. The Bulls will meet Louisville once again for the Big East crown!!lol

    • Dan

      I have seen Connecticut play this year and they have the pieces to make a run at the big east title as well as a regional appearance. They have some dynamite arms and a lot of talent in the field as well as at the plate

      • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

        I believe the same thing about the Huskies. The weekend rotation is solid and the hitting just needs to come around. Springer has been struggling.

  • daryl nelson

    what does dallas baptist have to do to get back in the field? especially after a BIG win over TCU last Monday…

  • Donnell

    Alabama over both LSU and Arkansas, man I cannot wait until after this weekend. Is Alabama that good or will they crash like they always do in the second half of the season.
    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!

  • TRhit

    It is fun reading the projections and even more fun to watch them change as the season progresses

  • Ed O’Brien

    Three Pac 10 national seeds…good.

    But Arizona State could be, should be, and will be number one and we all know it.

    Also, if you want a “We said it first” moment, put Oregon in the top 64. Horton will get them there this year or next, and I think they’re the fifth best team in the Pac. Does the Pac’s fifth team make it? Probably not…but Oregon could finish ahead of the Tucson rats.

  • Gabe G

    Where is Kansas?

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      On the outside looking in….The two losses to St. Louis and Tulane killed them.

  • Doug Johnson

    What do you think about the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State? 16-7 with wins over KSU and took 2 of 3 from St. Johns. 5-1 in the conference so far. They got UNF this weekend.