CBB Regional Projections (April 1st)

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. Mississippi State
3. New Mexico State*
4. Wagner*
1. Auburn
2. Oklahoma
3. North Carolina
4. Southern*
1. Arizona State (2)*
2. New Mexico*
3. Hawaii
4. Pacific*
1. Oregon State
2. TCU
3. Long Beach State
4. Portland*
1. Virginia (3)
2. Cal-State Fullerton
3. Appalachian State
4. Virginia Commonwealth*
1. Georgia Tech*
2. Vanderbilt
3. Washington State
4. Pittsburgh*
1. The Citadel (4)*
2. South Carolina
3. Texas State
4. Maine*
1. Coastal Carolina
2. Western Carolina
3. Charlotte*
4. Navy*
1. Florida (5)
2. Miami (FL)
3. Oregon
4. Florida Gulf Coast*
1. Ole Miss
2. Texas AM
3. Tulane*
4. Eastern Kentucky*
1. Florida State (6)
2. Arizona
3. FAU
4. Bethune-Cookman*
1. LSU*
2. SE Louisiana*
3. Stanford
4. Yale*
1. Clemson (7)
2. College of Charleston
3. UConn
4. Radford*
1. Louisville
2. Western Kentucky*
3. Michigan State*
4. Youngstown State*
1. Alabama (8)
2. Texas
3. Toledo*
4. Canisius*
1. Arkansas
2. Kansas State*
3. Wichita State*
4. South Dakota State*

Conference Winners
America East Maine
Atlantic 10 Charlotte
ACC Georgia Tech
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast
Big Ten Michigan State
Big 12 Kansas State
Big East Pittsburgh
Big South Radford
Big West Pacific
CAA Virginia Commonwealth
Conference USA Tulane
Horizon League Youngstown State
Ivy League Yale
MAAC Canisius
MAC Toledo
MEAC Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley Conference Wichita State
Mountain West New Mexico
Northeast Conference Wagner
Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Kentucky
PAC-10 Arizona State
Patriot League Navy
SEC LSU
Southern Conference The Citadel
Southland Conference SE Louisiana
SWAC Southern
Summit Conference South Dakota State
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky
West Coast Conference Portland
WAC New Mexico State


  • 6-4-3

    You have a very bad 2-4, 14-11 Mississippi State Team as a 2 seed?

  • 6-4-3

    Texas State and SELA can’t be in the same Regional, they play in the same conference.

  • 6-4-3

    Sorry, Mississippi State does have the 29 RPI so I guess you had to put them in.

  • http://lawandbaseball.com Johnny Gardner

    I would take that match-up for Coastal.

  • http://actsoft.com Joe

    You have 3 teams from the Big East and USF is not one of them? You are picking Pittsburgh to win the Big East tournament so how does UConn get in…at large? Somebody sees something developing in this conference that just will not happen. Louisville and USF in BE Tourney championship game….Fontanez gets the win!!!!

  • http://actsoft.com Joe

    You have 3 teams from the Big East and USF is not one of them? You are picking Pittsburgh to win the Big East tournament so how does UConn get in…at large? Somebody sees something developing in this conference that just will not happen. Louisville and USF in BE Tourney championship game….Fontanez gets the win!!!! When that happens, what regional will USF be attending?

  • joe

    ORU just beat Witchita 2 out of 2 and Texas in Austin. Anyone really believe that SD State will win the Summit League? Not me.

  • atlantafanatic

    I am a very biased Georgia Tech fan, but still, shouldn’t we be a national seed? Especially if you have us winning the ACC. I know we’ve got a weak schedule, but if you pick us as ACC Champs how does UVA get a 3 while we get to only host a regional?

  • smente

    Oregon a 3? What’s next? Wisconsin and SMU in a region…

  • Samuel

    Alright y’all, you have to realize that Brian’s using the Boyd’s World RPI index. It’s probably the only available empirical measure to really rank teams, so thus the usage.

    These projections reflect a “if the season ended today”-type of scenario. Nonetheless, Boyd’s rankings are crap, so there you have it. Anyone who tries to justify how ASU’s and UCLA’s schedules are ostensibly harder than UVA’s schedule has no credibility whatsoever.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Actually, what kills UVA’s RPI is the back end of the schedule with Rhode Island x3 , George Washington, and Dartmouth x2 which all have RPI’s near 180 right now.

      ASU has played Northern Illinois x3 and Towson x4.