4/13 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

LSU College Softball

Last Four In: Nebraska, Hawaii, Ole Miss, South Florida

First Four Out: Creighton, Maryland, Louisiana Tech, Utah

If you like offensive softball, this week was a fantastic one. For the most part, teams were on fire offensively across the board. LSU bounced back from giving up nine runs at Mississippi State and put up 17 runs over three games in a hostile environment of Knoxville to win the Tennessee series two games to one. The Washington-Arizona series was insane offensively. The two teams combined for 65 runs and 71 hits. This series is further proof that life as a college softball pitching coach is quickly one of the most stressful jobs in all of college athletics. Minnesota made another statement by dominating Northwestern in a sweep that slowed down the roll that the Wildcats were on. UCF continues to dominate the American Athletic Conference as they now have 40 wins and have to be close to a lock to be one of the 16 host sites for the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida grinded out two tough wins over Kentucky, including a 1-0 win in game one over Kelsey Nunley of the Wildcats. Auburn and Alabama took care of their respective weeks to set up a fun Iron Bowl showdown, Softball edition. It should be a battle of two teams that are going to destroy the scoreboard all weekend long. Louisiana also reasserted itself on the national landscape with a two game sweep of Baylor and keep an eye on the Ragin’ Cajuns road trip to Eugene to take on the Ducks in a couple of weeks. If Louisiana can get a series win, that will help get back into the top eight national seed conversation.


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ACC: Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Louisville

American: South Florida, Tulsa, UCF

Big East: DePaul

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Nebraska, Rutgers

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

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

A-10: Dayton

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: Kennesaw State, USC Upstate

Big Sky: Idaho State

Big South: Coastal Carolina

Big West:  Cal State Northridge, Hawaii

CAA: James Madison


Horizon: Youngstown State

Ivy: Dartmouth

MAAC: Iona

MAC: Kent State

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman

MVC: Drake

MWC: San Diego State

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Jacksonville State

Patriot: Lehigh

Southern: Chattanooga

Southland: Northwestern State

Summit: North Dakota State

Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama

SWAC: Texas Southern

WAC: New Mexico State



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