2/27 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: South Carolina, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Florida
First Four Out: Mississippi State, Penn State, Hofstra, Boston College
It was an eventful weekend out in Palm Springs at the Mary Nutter Classic as several teams had some interesting results. Texas A&M loaded up their tournament resume by sweeping their trip out to California as they hung the first loss of the season on Florida State. The Seminoles got some solid results as well despite the Texas A&M loss. The Seminoles knocked off a very good UCLA team that will contend all year long in the Pac-12 conference. Utah broke through with a pair of wins over SEC foes LSU and Tennessee, but their offense let them down in losses to San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton. The plight of the Utes sums up nicely where the early part of the college softball is at right now. If you are just a little bit off of your game on any given day, you are going to get beat. James Madison continues its ascent as a rising power in college softball as they picked up another signature win over Auburn, beating the Tigers 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in an outstanding pitcher’s duel. Megan Good went the distance limiting Auburn to just one hit.
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, South Alabama
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State