5/8 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: UCF, Texas State, Ohio State, Maryland 
First Four Out: Virginia, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan  
Conference tournaments begin this week with the NCAA tournament selection on Sunday. There are a couple of minor conferences who could have a team that is right there with the 1-seed of their tournament who could win instead of the regular season champion, and that is something I expect. This season, I expected to have a couple of more ACC teams make it into the national tournament, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It’s tough competition in these power conferences and they tend to beat up on each other. Watch for teams like Texas, Minnesota, Clemson, and Duke to make potential runs in their conference tournament.
ACC: Florida State*, Clemson, Duke, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame
American: Wichita State*, UCF
Big East: Connecticut
Big 12: Oklahoma*, Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor
Big Ten: Northwestern*, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Nebraska, Maryland
Pac-12: UCLA*, Stanford, Washington, Utah, Oregon, California
SEC: Tennessee*, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Ole Miss
A-10: St. Louis
America East: UMBC
A-Sun: Central Arkansas*, Liberty   
Big Sky: Sacramento State
Big South: Longwood
Big West: Cal State Fullerton 
CAA: Delaware
C-USA: Charlotte
Horizon: Oakland
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Canisius
MAC: Miami (OH)
MEAC: Morgan State
MVC: Northern Iowa
MWC: Boise State*, San Diego State
NEC: St. Francis (PA) 
OVC: Southeast Missouri  
Patriot: Boston U
Southern: UNC-Greensboro
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana*, Texas State
SWAC: Prairie View A&M
WCC: Loyola Marymount
WAC: Grand Canyon