2/23 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

California College Softball

Last Four In: Utah, Iowa State, Stanford, Oregon State

First Four Out: North Carolina, Long Beach State, North Carolina State, Nebraska

Michigan continued to assert itself as a serious national title contender after going down to Tuscaloosa and getting two wins over Alabama during the Easton Bama Bash Tournament. The Wolverines, despite a narrow 2-1 loss to Florida in the opening weekend of the season in Gainesville, have put together a great body of work as far being able to beat the nation’s best away from Ann Arbor. Oregon navigated its trip down to the Lone Star State nicely as they beat Texas A&M convincingly in College Station and grinded out a split against Baylor down in Waco. The Ducks now can set their sights on Florida next Friday in San Diego in what will be a terrific test for both teams early on in this season. The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, like always, lived up to the hype as teams like Kentucky and Missouri had great showings, while Tennessee’s defense let them down en route to three losses. UCLA, pitching wise, has work to do in order for them to be a top eight caliber national seed in the NCAA Tournament. California continued its outstanding start as they got a dramatic win over Florida State on Saturday 7-6. UCF and Washington split two hard-fought games in a battle of teams that will be right on the edge of being in the Top 16 seeds all year long. The Knights get their shot at Florida on Wednesday in Gainesville in what would be a huge RPI booster if Central Florida could find a way to steal a win.


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ACC: Florida State Virginia Tech, Notre Dame

American: South Florida, Tulsa, UCF

Big East: DePaul

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State

Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State, California, Utah

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M, South Carolina

A-10: Fordham

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast, USC Upstate

Big Sky: Idaho State

Big South: Coastal Carolina

Big West: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge

CAA: James Madison


Horizon: Green Bay

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Marist

MAC: Ball State

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: San Diego State

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Jacksonville State

Patriot: Lehigh

Southern: Mercer

Southland: McNeese State

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama

SWAC: Texas Southern

WAC: New Mexico State



See the Projected Softball NCAA Tournament Bracket