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2013 NCAA Regional Projections (May 15th)

13regionalprojections_smAs we’re now well into the 2013 college baseball season, College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2013 Regional Projections.

For this week’s projections, instead of being solely compiled based on RPI like they have been done in past weeks, every aspect was taken into consideration. College Baseball Daily’s Ginger Poulson (@gingerpoulson) compiled this list after analyzing RPI, overall records, conference standings, overall talent and several other factors. If you have any questions about the projections feel free to leave a comment below or send her a tweet.

Enjoy the regional projections!

KEY: Bolded Teams are Regional Hosts, (#) is National Seed, * is Automatic Qualifier


Nashville Regional

1. *Vanderbilt (1)

2. Georgia Tech

3. Austin Peay State

4. *Holy Cross

Raleigh Regional

1. NC State

2. *UNC Wilmington

3. Auburn

4. *Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Chapel Hill Regional

1. *North Carolina (2)

2. *Campbell

3. *Western Carolina

4. *Charlotte

Louisville Regional

1. Louisville

2. *Indiana

3. Kentucky

4. *Tennessee Tech

Baton Rouge Regional

1. LSU (3)

2. Louisiana-Lafayette

3. Kansas

4. *Bryant

 Clemson Regional

1. Clemson

2. Mississippi

3. Coastal Carolina

4. *Rider


Corvallis Regional

1. *Oregon State (4)

2. Cal Poly

3. Notre Dame

4. *Delaware State


Starkville Regional

1. Mississippi State

2. *South Alabama

3. Miami (FL)

4. *Southern Miss


Fullerton Regional

1. *Cal State Fullerton (5)

2. Oklahoma State

3. San Diego

4. *CSU Bakersfield


Los Angeles Regional


2. *Kansas State

3. UC Irvine

4. *Columbia

Eugene Regional

1. Oregon (6)

2. Oklahoma

3. Seton Hall

4. *Gonzaga


 Fayetteville Regional

1. Arkansas

2. *Mercer

3. Rice

4. *South Dakota State


Charlottesville Regional

1. Virginia (7)

2. *Pittsburgh

3. Alabama

4. *Kent State


Columbia Regional

1. South Carolina

2. Virginia Tech

3. Troy

4. *Maine

Tallahassee Regional

1. Florida State (8)

2. Florida

3. Florida Atlantic

4. *Jackson State


Tempe Regional

1. Arizona State

2. *New Mexico

3. *Sam Houston State

4. *Wichita State



Predicted Conference Champions
(Automatic Qualifiers)

Note: Changes from last week are noted with the previously projected conference champion in italics following the newly predicted conference champion

America East: Maine
Atlantic 10: Charlotte
ACC: North Carolina
Atlantic Sun: Mercer
Big 12: Kansas State (Previous: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Indiana
Big East: Pittsburgh (Previous: South Florida)
Big South: Campbell
Big West: Cal State Fullerton
CAA: UNC Wilmington
Conference USA: Southern Miss
Horizon: Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Previous: Valparaiso)
Ivy League: Columbia
MAAC: Rider
MAC: Kent State (Previous: Buffalo)
MEAC: Delaware State
Missouri Valley: Wichita State
Mountain West: New Mexico
Northeast: Bryant
Ohio Valley: Tennessee Tech
Pac-12: Oregon 
State (Previous: Oregon)
Patriot: Holy Cross
SEC: Vanderbilt
Southern: Western Carolina
Southland: Sam Houston State
SWAC: Jackson State
Summit League: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: South Alabama
West Coast: Gonzaga
WAC: Cal State Bakersfield

Breakdown of Teams by Conference

  • 10 teams: SEC
  • 8 teams: ACC
  • 4 teams: Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Sun Belt
  • 3 teams: Big West
  • 2 teams: Big South, Conference USA, Ohio Valley Conference, West Coast
  • 1 team: America East, Atlantic Ten, Atlantic Sun, Big Ten, CAA, Horizon, Ivy, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Northeast, Patriot, Southern, Southland, SWAC, Summit, WAC
  • Underdog

    I enjoy seeing the regional projections and agree with the large majority of them. Arkansas has performed well in the high-powered SEC, but I question if their mid 40s RPI will be good enough to host a regional. I tend to think the NCAA will want to include another conference in the hosting action by using Indiana, Kansas St or South Alabama rather than Arkansas. We’ll see.

    • Ginger Poulson

      That’s a great point that I considered when selecting hosts! It really does depend on how things play out and what the selection committee decides, but great point!

  • FullertonBaseballFan

    You can’t pair up ASU vs. OSU – same conf.

    Columbia should be sent to Fullerton and Bakersfield to UCLA in this scenario because the national seed should play the lesser of those 4 seeds.

    • Ginger Poulson

      I had to email this because the site wasn’t working from the back end during the late hours of the night that I finished it…somehow either I didn’t send my most recently saved version or I messed up the formatting but I didn’t have ASU vs OSU (fixing that now) so thanks for catching that formatting error!

  • UA fan all the way

    What will happen to Arizona if the beat ASU and beat USC.. Will they make the tournament.

    • Ginger Poulson

      I’m not going to rule them out just yet, I actually put them in last week despite RPI because I thought they were going to do better this past weekend. They’d have to make a big statement though…like sweeping ASU in Tempe, and even then it might be a stretch. But it’s a possibility.

  • Jdaddy AU

    I figured you would change your stance on auburn after having them out the last few weeks, a 20’s rpi and 20’s SOS and being 31-21 usually gets you in in a power conference like the SEC. I do believe they still have to win 2 out of 3 this weekend against Arkansas to stay assured though.

    • jdaddy AU

      sorry meant 30’s rpi

  • Tigernole

    Louisville region with Kentucky and Indiana OUCHHH . I think Indiana might get a region. Either way . GEAUX TIGERS i dont think its going to matter who you put in B.R. This team is the most complete team in the nation .

    • Stony Brook had no problems in Baton Rouge last year!

      Brian Foley
      Editor of College Baseball Daily

  • Tigernole

    The Los Angeles and Starkville Regional’s are no joke either.

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