2/22 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

James Madison Softball Action
Last Four In: Ohio State, UCF, Pittsburgh, Kansas
First Four Out: Texas Tech, Oregon State, Florida Gulf Coast, South Florida
James Madison was one of the biggest stories of the weekend as they beat Tennessee and Auburn this weekend at the Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational. Jaclyn Ford was lights out in the circle against both powerhouses from the Southeastern Conference. Louisiana was the other big story after they took two out of three against the Oregon Ducks. The Ragin’ Cajuns did a great job of slowing down the very explosive Oregon offense. Their patience at the plate paid off against the Ducks. The other theme of the weekend was parity reigning supreme as the Mary Nutter Classic was fiercely competitive with several dramatic finishes. It is going be critical for teams to execute offensively, especially with runners in scoring position, since there are going to plenty of hotly contested one run games all season long.

ACC: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh
American: UCF
Big East: St. John’s
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
A-10: Fordham
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Longwood
Big West: Cal State Fullerton
CAA: Hofstra, James Madison
C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky
Horizon: Illinois-Chicago
Ivy: Dartmouth
MAAC: Fairfield
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: Bethune-Cookman
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Fresno State, San Diego State
NEC: Central Connecticut State
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Chattanooga
Southland: Northwestern State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama
SWAC: Alabama State
WAC: New Mexico State