3/23 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

LSU College Softball

Last Four In: Louisville, Pittsburgh, Utah, Oregon State

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

LSU continues to build up the most intimidating home field advantage as the Tigers beat Oklahoma twice, outscoring the vaunted Sooner offense 11-2 enroute to a sweep. The environment was electric in Baton Rouge and at the rate the Tigers are going, they should be home all the way until the Women’s College World Series. Florida and Alabama, when they have been able to play, have done a nice job of neutralizing each other’s offensive attacks, which is a huge plus for both teams moving forward. UCLA is surging out west after they clinched a series win at Washington on Sunday with an 8-4 victory over the Huskies. Also, don’t sleep on Auburn as they swept Kentucky. And with the way the Tigers hit the ball, they have to be in the conversation as a College World Series threat. Next, the Atlantic Coast Conference is coming into its own as teams like Louisville and Pittsburgh are surging and that will give the necessary depth that the conference needs to get possibly five teams in the NCAA Tournament. Finally, Michigan was absolutely electric offensively as they destroyed Ohio State all weekend long and with Kansas getting to 29-2, they just might make the Big 12 a three-team race.


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ACC: Florida State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh, NC State, North Carolina

American: South Florida, Tulsa, UCF

Big East: DePaul

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, 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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