3/16 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

LSU College Softball

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

First Four Out: Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Maryland, Purdue

LSU takes over as the number one team in the nation after absolutely destroying the Florida pitching on Saturday and Sunday. They scored 24 runs in winning the series two games to one. Oregon and Oklahoma also put up some absurd offensive numbers, as the Ducks beat rival Oregon State 23-12 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Sooners are hitting homeruns at a potentially record breaking pace and they scored 23 runs twice in wins over Iowa and East Carolina this past weekend. Alabama continues to assert themselves as a team that is getting better each week after outlasting Georgia to win that series in Athens. UCLA picked up a signature win over Baylor and they are starting to put everything together with more consistency in all phases of the game. Kent State is on the rise as a mid-major after going into Ann Arbor and pulling the upset over Michigan in the first game of the series to go along with a win over Central Florida earlier this season. Finally, Arizona stepped up with a big series win over California and the Wildcats stabilized their pitching enough to hold off the Golden Bears. The key for teams in general moving forward is going to be taking care of business at the plate and punishing teams for mistakes as the days of settling for 1-0 wins with dominant pitching are becoming less prevalent. The hitting is just too good in college softball.


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ACC: Florida State Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina State

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 Northridge

CAA: James Madison


Horizon: Green Bay

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Marist

MAC: Kent 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



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