5/2 Baseball Bracketology Breakdown


Last Eight In: Lamar, Saint Mary’s, Long Beach State, Maryland, Wake Forest, Alabama, Oregon State, Michigan State

First Eight Out: Boston College, Connecticut, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Louisiana Tech, High Point, Georgia, Duke


Last week was not a good week to be a bubble team in the ACC or SEC. Notre Dame lost a midweek game against Eastern Michigan and then dropped their weekend series with Ohio. Georgia got blown out by Vanderbilt in their weekend series. Tennessee went 1-4 with a loss to Alabama State and three on the road at Missouri. Duke and Pittsburgh had a chance to make up ground, but couldn’t capitalize in big weekend series. Boston College dropped a winnable midweek against Bryant and a game to Virginia Tech over the weekend. Add in College of Charleston falling apart, 2-8 in their last 10 with seven losses to teams outside the top 200 in the RPI, and the last few spots in the field are now open for the taking.

Entering the field is Maryland, Lamar, Saint Mary’s, Long Beach State, and a team that is really surging, Cincinnati. The Bearcats aren’t going to get an at-large bid, but after going 1-1-1 in a weather altered series with East Carolina, Cincinnati looks like a real threat to win the American Athletic Conference. Cincinnati has already won series against Connecticut and Tulane, and are looking at three winnable series to close out the year. A 1-11 start to the year is holding them back from being in the at-large discussion, but its not like the Bearcats were playing bad teams. The stretch featured a three game series at LSU and games against Georgia, South Alabama, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, Ole Miss and Kentucky. Cincinnati won at Coastal Carolina, and dropped one run games against LSU, Georgia, and South Alabama. With 20 wins since the end of that stretch, the Bearcats are on a roll and should be a very tough matchup at the AAC Tournament.


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ACC: Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wake Forest

American: Cincinnati, Tulane, East Carolina

Big East: Creighton

Big 12: Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech

Big Ten: Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Maryland

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

SEC: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt


A-10: VCU

America East: Binghamton

A-Sun: Kennesaw State

Big South: Coastal Carolina

Big West: UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State

CAA: UNC-Wilmington

C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Rice, Southern Miss

Horizon: Wright State

Ivy: Princeton

MAAC: Canisius

MAC: Kent State

MEAC: Florida A&M

MVC: Dallas Baptist

MWC: New Mexico

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Southeast Missouri

Patriot: Navy

Southern: UNC Greensboro

Southland: Southeastern Louisiana, Lamar

Summit: Oral Roberts

Sun Belt: South Alabama, Louisiana

SWAC: Alabama State

WAC: Seattle

WCC: BYU, Saint Mary’s


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