2/13 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Pittsburgh, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Louisville
First Four Out: Mississippi State, Kansas, Hofstra, Florida International
The sport of college softball made a foray into Mexico to start the season with several quality teams making the trip and boy did they not disappoint. Auburn started right away with a 3-2 win over defending national champion Oklahoma. Kendall Veatch hit two homeruns and Makayla Martin kept the ball on the ground against the explosive Sooners offensive attack and it worked like a charm. Washington made a splash as well down in Mexico as they knocked off both Auburn and Oklahoma in a two very well pitched games, which is an excellent sign for the Huskies to start the 2017 season. Florida was very impressive as well in week one as the Gators beat Michigan and South Florida by a combined score of 10-1. James Madison got off to a great start as well in 2017. Megan Good shutout the Tigers in game one, 6-0, and the Dukes battled well in the second game against Missouri on Sunday in an 8-4 loss. If the pitching stays consistent, James Madison are going to be a strong top 20 caliber team all year long. Alexis Osorio of Alabama reminded the college softball world why she is one of the top pitchers in the sport. She threw a perfect game on Friday night against Coastal Carolina in a 6-0 win for the Crimson Tide.
ACC: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech
American: South Florida, Tulsa, UCF
Big East: DePaul
Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, 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, Long Beach State
CAA: James Madison
C-USA: Florida Atlantic
Horizon: Wright State
Ivy: Harvard
MAAC: Marist
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: Delaware State
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Fresno State
NEC: LIU Brooklyn
OVC: Jacksonville State
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Samford
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana, Texas State
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State