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CBD Column: 2012 NCAA Regional Projections (May 16th)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2012 Regional Projections. Remember, that these projections are from the latest RPI and based on if the tourney started today.

1. Florida (1)

2. UCF *

3. Stetson

4. Florida Atlantic *

1. Stanford

2. San Diego *

3. Texas

4. Delaware State *

1. Oregon (8) *

2. Pepperdine

3. Wichita State

4. Oral Roberts *

1. Kentucky *

2. Clemson

3. Louisville

4. Kent State *

1. Baylor (4) *

2. Rice

3. TCU*
4. Sam Houston State*

1. NC State

2. Dallas Baptist

3. Coastal Carolina *

4.Austin Peay *

1. UNC (5)

2. East Carolina

3. UNC-Wilmington *

4. Gonzaga

1. Purdue *

2. Texas A&M

3. Indiana State *

4. Wright State *

1. LSU (6)

2. Virginia Tech

3. Oklahoma

4. Jackson State *

1. Virginia

2. Ole Miss

3. St. John’s *

4. Stony Brook *

1. UCLA (3)

2. Cal-State Fullerton *

3. Nevada *

4. Michigan State

1. Arkansas

2. Georgia Tech

3. Oregon State

4. St. Louis *

1. South Carolina (7)

2. Appalachian State *

3. SC-Upstate *

4. Army *

1. Miami (FL)

2. Mississippi State

3. College of Charleston

4. Monmouth *

1. Florida State (2) *

2. Georgia

3. Vanderbilt

4. Cornell *

1. Arizona

2. New Mexico State

3. Missouri State

4. Manhattan *

* Projected Conference Champ


Projected Champ

America East Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 St. Louis
ACC Florida State
Atlantic Sun South Carolina-Upstate
Big 10 Purdue
Big 12 Baylor
Big East St. John’s
Big South Coastal Carolina
Big West Cal State Fullerton
CAA UNC-Wilmington
Conference USA UCF
Horizon League Wright State
Ivy League Cornell
MAAC Manhattan
MAC Kent State
MEAC Delaware State
Missouri Valley Indiana State
Mountain West TCU
Northeast Conference Monmouth (Bryant is Ineligible)
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay
Pac-12 Oregon
Patriot League Army
SEC Kentucky
Southern Conference Appalachian State
Southland Conference Sam Houston State
SWAC Jackson State
Summit League Oral Roberts
Sun Belt Florida Atlantic
West Coast Conference San Diego
WAC Nevada

  • Mike Gibson

    worst case ever of trying to stick it to the west coast, Since when did
    Fullerton win the conference and be ranked consistently in the top 15 all year
    and not earn a home regional??? And then you put them in the UCLA regional?
    Fullerton has beaten them twice already this year, and UCLA could finish 4th in
    the conference, RPI be dammed! Fullerton is ranked higher than at least 4 of
    the other regional host, not to mention those 4 did not even win the conference
    (as of today). UCLA is ranked 11th, Purdue is 15th, NC state is 13th, and
    Virginia is 19th…Arkansas is not even in the top 25 anymore.  We have said it for years how the west coast always
    gets that shaft and now we have the best proof ever.  

    • Mike Gibson

      One correction, UCLA beat fullerton twice, still a brutal snub for west coast


    When will the regionals be played ?

    • June 1st-4th is the opening round!

      Brian Foley

  • Tacaines

    These projections had to be made by someone totally clueless.

    • DBU

      No kidding! That Baylor region is a joke, no way they put 4 Texas schools all in the same region much less Baylor and Rice

  • Wmgano

    Rice not hosting! I know their RPI is low. But they are in the top 10 in most polls. #4 in the writers

    • Just like UMass was number 1 in lax and got the six seed in the NCAA tourney! The strength of schedule for the Owls is low!
      Brian Foley

      • Wmgano

        A win on the road at Stanford. A win at TAMU, A win at Sam Houston.Rice swept Dallas Baptist, eventhough DBU isn’t the team they were last year they still are a decent team. Rice also split a series with Arizona.I know Rice’s conference is very weak. But UCF is #13, ECU was ranked. Tulane is also doing very well.
        Strength of schedule should be a be held into account but really.The only difference between this year’s rice team and last years is Rendon and a slightly better record this year.

        • And Rice might not even win the C-USA regular season title a it comes down to a single game against UCF tomorrow afternoon
          Brian Foley

  • D1baseballfan

    Once I saw that 2 SEC teams were in the same regional (FSU’s), I knew these projections were a joke.  That never happens.

  • Texas Baseball

    What will it take for SLU and TxSt to both get bids? I read somewhere that this year was going to be different and allow more mid-major conferences to give multiple bids. Where is the bubble likely to be made in regards to at large bids? What number RPI range?

  • KK17

    Rice not hosting? You smoking crack?


    Mr, Foley- I thought you said you felt Miami would have to win the ACC tourney to still get a hosting bid.  That said, how do you have them BOTH still as a host BUT with FSU and NOT MIAMI winning the ACC tourney?  One of the two cannot hold up and be true.

    • Look at the date please on the post!

      Brian Foley

  • Mckalk59

    Come on, you have to get Utah Valley in there….32 straight wins and they beat a couple of P-12 teams.

    • Reed Farnsworth

      Utah Valley has to be in the mix. They are #1 nationally in D1 in Batting Average, Scoring, Runs, Hits, Slugging Percentage, and On Base Percentage. They are #2 in WL Pct, #3 in Sacrifice Flies, #4 in Triples, #5 in Triples per Game, #6 in Doubles, … They are in the top 10 nationally in 12 of 27 categories. See and tell me they don’t belong in the CWS.

  • Jackfrost45

    haha there is no way uga would have been a 2 seed, although this was a week ago, still

  • Loganbuckly

    When do they announce the teams that make it

    • Monday the brackets coming and the hosts on Sunday

      Brian Foley

  • Uconnstar17

    does uconn have a chance of making it

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