4/3 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: South Carolina, UCF, Marshall, Oregon State
First Four Out: Arkansas, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Boston College
It was an eventful week in the Southeastern Conference as Auburn and Florida wrapped up their series last Monday night where the Tigers salvaged the final game of the series 1-0. Then, both teams had a very quick turnaround with trips to Georgia and Arkansas and ended up picking up key road sweeps to solidify themselves as the two best teams in the SEC at this point. Oregon and Arizona are on a collision course to decide the Pac-12 championship. The pitching continues to separate them from the rest of the league as it has been ridiculously consistent all season long. Michigan is sitting at 6-0, along with Ohio State, in Big Ten play and those teams will meet next weekend in Columbus and Megan Betsa has thrown 48 straight scoreless innings and has struck out 87 batters in that time span. If Betsa can replicate anything close to this dominance the rest of the way, then the Wolverines will play their way back into the regional hosting conversation.  Florida State also continued its hot streak this weekend dominating Pittsburgh. The Seminoles now have not lost in their last 26 games and, looking at their upcoming schedule, it will not be easy, but it is highly possible that they run the table the rest of the way in their ACC schedule.
ACC: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina
American: UCF, Tulsa
Big East: St. John’s
Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas A&M, Kentucky, South Carolina
A-10: Fordham
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Liberty
Big West: Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly
CAA: James Madison
C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Florida International
Horizon: Valparaiso
Ivy: Harvard
MAAC: Marist
MAC: Ohio
MEAC: Delaware State
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Fresno State
NEC: St. Francis (PA)
Patriot: Bucknell
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana, Texas State
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State