5/23 Baseball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Gonzaga, Washington, Kentucky, Duke, Boston College, Louisiana Tech, Long Beach State, Wake Forest
First Eight Out: Oregon State, Ohio State, Connecticut, BYU, Alabama, North Florida, Maryland, California
With conference tournaments starting this week, it is make or break time for a lot of teams. Two teams that should feel much better heading into this week are Boston College and Louisiana Tech. Both teams entered last week needing a couple big wins to solidify their resume and they both got exactly what they needed. Boston College went on the road and took the final two games of their series with Georgia Tech. In doing so, the Eagles clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament and likely put the final touches on what should be a regional resume. While that feat was very impressive, Louisiana Tech might have one-upped them. The Bulldogs swept Rice and picked up the marquee series win that was lacking on the resume. Both teams should feel very confident heading into this week’s conference tournaments, as both teams get rematches of last weekend in the first round of their respective conference tournaments.
While Louisiana Tech and Boston College can feel pretty good entering this week, there are a lot of teams on the wrong side of the bubble looking to make a move. All it takes is for one team to catch fire in their conference tournament, and after looking at a lot of close conference races across the country, there is the potential for a lot of movement with this field.
ACC: Boston College, Duke, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wake Forest
American: Tulane, East Carolina
Big East: Creighton
Big 12: Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Utah
SEC: 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, Louisiana Tech
Horizon: Wright State
Ivy: Princeton*
MAAC: Fairfield
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: Florida A&M
MVC: Dallas Baptist
MWC: Fresno State
NEC: Bryant
OVC: Southeast Missouri
Patriot: Navy*
Southern: Mercer
Southland: Southeastern Louisiana, Sam Houston State
Summit: Oral Roberts
Sun Belt: South Alabama, Louisiana
SWAC: Alabama State*
WAC: Seattle
WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s