5/6 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Arizona State College Softball

Last Four In: South Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, South Florida

First Four Out: DePaul, Northwestern, USC Upstate, Kansas

Oregon clinched the Pac-12 title last weekend by getting the best of rival Oregon State, but there is still a lot to watch for out west during the final week of the regular season. Washington, Stanford, California and UCLA are all on the outside looking in as far as earning one of the 16 top seeds in the NCAA Tournament, joining presumably Oregon and Arizona State. But all four still have the opportunity to play into a coveted seeded spot. The Golden Bears head up to Seattle to take on the Huskies in what could turn into an extremely important three games series this weekend. The winner of that series should feel pretty safe about hosting a regional the next weekend. Of course that does depend on results from around the nation and around the conference. Stanford hosts Arizona while UCLA heads to Oregon State for their finale.


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech

Big East: Louisville, Notre Dame, South Florida

Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas

Big Ten: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon*, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

A-10: Saint Joseph’s

America East: Albany

A-Sun: North Florida

Big Sky: Idaho State

Big South: Coastal Carolina

Big West: Hawaii

CAA: Hofstra, James Madison

C-USA: Houston, Tulsa, UAB

Horizon: Illinois-Chicago

Ivy: Penn*

MAAC: Fairfield

MAC: Ball State

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman

MVC: Creighton

MWC: San Diego State

NEC: Central Connecticut State

OVC: Eastern Illinois

Pacific Coast: BYU*

Patriot: Lehigh

Southern: Appalachian State

Southland: McNeese State

Summit: North Dakota State

Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama, Western Kentucky

SWAC: Texas Southern

WAC: New Mexico State, San Jose State


* indicates the team has qualified for the tournament


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket