2010 NCAA Baseball Bracket Announced

FROM NCAA RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The national top eight seeds are Arizona St. (47-8), Texas (46-11), Florida (42-15), Coastal Carolina (51-7), Virginia (47-11), UCLA (43-13), Louisville (48-12) and Georgia Tech (45-13).

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Pacific-10 (Pac-10) and the Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with eight apiece. The marks for the ACC and the Pac-10 were conference all-time highs. The Big 12 had five and the Big East and Sun Belt had three teams.

Twenty-nine of the 64 teams were not in the field last year. Mercer, the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champion, is making the championship for the first time. New Mexico last was in the field in 1962 and Oregon is in the field for the first time since 1964, and only two years after reinstating the baseball program.

Miami (Florida) is in the field for the 38th consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 33rd straight appearance, second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (19), Rice (16), Oral Roberts (13) and Texas (12).

Of the 292 championship eligible Division I institutions that sponsor baseball, Coastal Carolina has the most Division I wins with 51.

Twenty-seven other teams won at least 40 Division I contests, and all of which except Liberty, Southeastern La., Utah Valley and Wichita State are in the field.

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 4, to Monday, June 7 (if necessary).

Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 7 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET). The 64th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 19, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

Arizona St. Regional (Tempe, AZ)

1. Arizona St. (47-8)
4. Milwaukee (33-24)

3. Hawai’i (33-26)
2. San Diego (36-20)

Arkansas Regional (Fayetteville, AR)

1. Arkansas (40-18)
4. Grambling (22-30)

3. Kansas St. (35-20)
2. Washington St. (34-20)

Auburn Regional (Auburn, AL)

1. Auburn (40-19)
4. Jacksonville St. (32-24)

3. Southern Miss (35-22)
2. Clemson (38-21)

Georgia Tech Region (Atlanta, GA)

1. Georgia Tech (45-13)
4. Mercer (37-22)

3. Elon (38-22)
2. Alabama (37-22)

Virginia Regional (Charlottesville, VA)

1. Virginia (47-11)
4. Virginia Commonwealth (34-24-1)

3. St. John’s (NY) (40-18)
4. Ole Miss (38-22)

Oklahoma Regional (Norman, OK)

1. Oklahoma (44-15)
4. Oral Roberts (35-25)

3. North Carolina (35-20)
2. California (29-23)

South Carolina Regional (Columbia, SC)

1. South Carolina (43-15)
4. Bucknell (25-33)

3. The Citadel (42-20)
2. Virginia Tech (38-20)

Coastal Carolina Regional (Myrtle Beach, SC)

1. Coastal Carolina (51-7)
4. Stony Brook (29-25)

3. NC State (38-22)
2. College of Charleston (42-17)

Texas Regional (Austin, TX)

1. Texas (46-11)
4. Rider (36-21)

3. UL-Lafayette (37-20)
2. Rice (38-21)

TCU Region (Fort Worth, TX)

1. TCU (46-11)
4. Lamar (35-24)

3. Arizona (33-22)
2. Baylor (34-22)

UCONN Regional (Norwich, CT)

1. Florida St. (42-17)
4. Central Connecticut St. (33-21)

3. Oregon (38-22)
2. Connecticut (47-14)

Louisville Regional (Louisville, KY)

1. Louisville (48-12)
4. St. Louis (33-27)

3. Illinois St. (31-22)
2. Vanderbilt (41-17)

UCLA Regional (Los Angeles, CA)

1. UCLA (43-13)
4. Kent St. (39-23)

3. UC Irvine (37-19)
2. LSU (40-20)

Fullerton Regional (Fullerton, CA)

1. Cal St. Fullerton (41-15)
4. Minnesota (30-28)

3. New Mexico (37-20)
2. Stanford (31-23)

Miami Regional (Coral Gables, FL)

1. Miami (40-17)
4. Dartmouth (26-17)

3. Florida International (36-23)
2. Texas A&M (40-13-1)

Florida Regional (Gainesville, FL)

1. Florida (42-15)
4. Bethune-Cookman (35-20)

3. Oregon St. (31-22)
2. Florida Atlantic (35-22)

  • juan maestro

    kentucky should’ve been in! pac-10 8 teams! was the committee chair the pac 10 commissioner? racially biased towards the south.

  • http://www.whenitstrikesme.com WhenItStrikesMe

    Juan, I hope you understand that “the South” is not a “race” for or against which one can be racially biased. There is a geographic bias; however, it’s very easy to state that the bias is in recruiting and resources allocated to programs (which in the SE tends to really dominate). And in any regard, you’d be hard pressed to find many who would argue that there is an anti-SEC bias in College Baseball. If Kentucky wanted in, they wouldn’t have allowed themselves to get drilled in the last weekend by the worst SEC team in recent memory (2010 UGA).

  • http://www.whenitstrikesme.com WhenItStrikesMe

    Brian, what are the pods that are matched with each National Seed for Supers?

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Here are the Regional Matchups for the Super Regionals.
      Pool 1 for the CWS
      Arizona State vs Arkansas
      Auburn vs Ga Tech
      Virginia vs Oklahoma
      South Carolina vs Coastal Carolina

      Pool 2 for the CWS
      Texas vs TCU
      UConn vs Louisville
      UCLA vs Fullerton
      Miami vs Florida

  • Tigerterrace

    Eight teams from the Pac 10 and Eight from the ACC. What makes you mad is that they have to drop about 12 to 15 spots passed UK to grab a lot of the at large teams.
    UK 33
    Elon 41
    Louisiana lafayette 44
    UC Irvine 45

  • juan maestro

    Look the the committee talked all about the RPI used to distinguish level teams. If they play up the RPI then why not reward the #1 RPI conference, the SEC. You have to look at the full body of work for Kentucky not just UGA series. If you did that then why would Arizona going 6-13 in their final 5 weeks get the nod. UGA was the worst team in the SEC in 20 yrs but, it was Senior weekend and when do we underscore a series win on the road in the SEC. It like its automatic for UK to sweep UGA. Ever since the SEC had 4 teams just from the SEC West make up the 8 team field in Omaha they gone out of there way to make it diverse. SEC should at the very least had 2 national top 8 seeds. About the racial component…its true outside the Northeast, the South had more per capita African-Americans than any other part of the country. And since the Northeast isn’t exactly a college baseball hotbed then its natural to discriminate against the Southern teams for these elitist on the committee.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Juan, seriously You brought up racism in this. You have some good points in your argument but this isn’t the case to bring up racism.

  • http://ironinthefire Mark Shomaker

    Questions: Why is UConn hosting a regional? I watched UConn and St. John’s play in the allegedly final of the Big East tournament. It was D2 ball at best in Texas. Why doesn’t the NCAA require teams to have a winning record (just as it does in football) to qualify for post-season play? Why is LSU being sent to the far west and Texas A&M being sent to the far east after both won post-season tournaments of more than reputable conferences (note: the SEC and Big 12 sent 8 and 5 teams, respectively, to the tournament)? Why does the Pac 10 have 8 teams in the tournament? They are overrated, as usual. Just a starter, guys. Have at it.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      UConn is hosting because they put in a Regional Bid and the NCAA is trying to expand the game to the non-traditional regions and UConn deserved it.

      The NCAA doesn’t require winning records to get a bid to the tourney just like they do in basketball.

  • http://shoryuken.com GuileMike

    Better yet, Why does FSU not have a regional? ACC champs and we sell out the house for all regional games.

  • http://www.whenitstrikesme.com WhenItStrikesMe

    Juan, you’re missing my point. One can certainly be geographically biased (in fact, the NCAA is overt in stating there is a significant geographic bias in their process); however, a geographic region is not a race and, therefore, you cannot be “racist” against a region (even if the demographic of said region is different from that of the rest of the nation).