5/12 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In:  Boston College, Oregon State, Texas, San Jose State
First Four Out: South Florida, San Diego State, SIUE, Cal Poly
Ole Miss pulled the biggest upset so far of the SEC Tournament as they shutout top seeded Florida by a score of 2-0 on Thursday afternoon. Kaitlin Lee was brilliant all afternoon long for the Rebels in the circle as she limited the Gators to just two hits and did not allow a Florida baserunner to get past second base. Now, Ole Miss will get another shot at Alabama and they should have plenty of confidence going up against the Crimson Tide after taking two of three in Oxford earlier this year. A win would probably lock up a regional host slot as a 13 or 14 seed nationally pending how the Pac-12 finishes out this week. Louisville put themselves in harm’s way with the selection committee as they got eliminated by NC State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The Wolfpack defeated the Cardinals by a score of 5-2. Washington took a critical game one against Utah as the Huskies atoned a bit for the bad Stanford loss last Saturday by run-ruling the Utes 12-1 on Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City. A win in one of the final two games should be enough for Washington to get a top eight national seed on Selection Sunday.
ACC: Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame
American: Tulsa
Big East: St. John’s
Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Big Ten: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona*, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
A-10: Fordham
America East: Maine
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Liberty
Big West: Cal State Fullerton*
CAA: James Madison
C-USA: Marshall, Florida International, Florida Atlantic
Horizon: Illinois-Chicago
Ivy: Princeton*
MAAC: Iona
MAC: Central Michigan
MEAC: Florida A&M
MVC: Northern Iowa
MWC: San Jose State
NEC: St. Francis
OVC: Jacksonville State
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: IUPUI
Sun Belt: Louisiana, Texas State
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State