3/22 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Liberty, Nebraska, South Carolina, Louisville
First Four Out:  Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Arizona State, Texas Tech
It is still a little too early to tell who will secure a lock for a national seed, but I think at least the top 8 in this week’s projection are safe for a national seed and regional host. There is a decent change up in this week’s bracket compared to last week. Teams are starting to take their appropriate spot in the RPI, thus the change in the bracket, last four in, and first four out. Every SEC team is in the projected bracket for this week, however, South Carolina barely makes it in as part of the last four in.
ACC: Clemson*, Florida State, Duke, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Louisville
American: Wichita State*
Big East: Connecticut*
Big 12: Oklahoma*, Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor
Big Ten: Maryland*, Penn State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern
Pac-12: Stanford*, UCLA, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, California
SEC: Tennessee*, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Missouri, Mississippi State, Ole Miss
A-10: Dayton
America East: Binghamton
A-Sun: Central Arkansas*, Liberty
Big Sky: Sacramento State
Big South: USC-Upstate
Big West: Cal State Fullerton
CAA: Delaware  
C-USA: North Texas
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Canisius
MAC: Miami (OH)
MEAC: Morgan State
MVC: Southern Illinois
MWC: Boise State
NEC: Long Island
OVC: Southeast Missouri
Patriot: Boston U
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana
SWAC: Florida A&M
WAC: Grand Canyon