5/11 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Arizona State College Softball

Last Four In: Kansas, Iowa, Oregon State, James Madison

First Four Out: Virginia Tech, DePaul, Northwestern, South Carolina

Every conference has a champion, a team that played their way into the 2013 NCAA Tournament. There were plenty of surprises along the way and some thrilling conference tournament finishes, but now the focus moves away from the automatic berths and to those teams that will sweat it out waiting to hear their name called on Sunday night. The SEC and Pac-12 will dominate the field, as potentially 19 teams from those two conferences alone could end up in the field of 64. The bubble is always an interesting place to watch, but keep an eye on Conference USA too. With Marshall pulling off a bit of an upset en route to a conference tournament title, the C-USA may now end up with four teams in the field. It is difficult to make an argument against Houston, Tulsa or UAB, but none of them helped themselves during championship week.


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State*

Big East: Louisville, Notre Dame, South Florida*

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, 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, Tennessee, Texas A&M

A-10: Fordham*

America East: Stony Brook*

A-Sun: USC-Upstate*

Big Sky: Portland State*

Big South: Longwood*

Big West: Hawaii*

CAA: Hofstra*, James Madison

C-USA: Houston, Marshall*, Tulsa, UAB

Horizon: Valparaiso*

Ivy: Penn*

MAAC: Marist*

MAC: Central Michigan*

MEAC: Hampton*

MVC: Northern Iowa*

MWC: San Diego State*

NEC: Central Connecticut State*

OVC: Jacksonville State

Pacific Coast: BYU*

Patriot: Army*

Southern: Georgia Southern*

Southland: Northwestern State*

Summit: Fort Wayne*

Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama*, Western Kentucky

SWAC: Mississippi Valley State*

WAC: San Jose State*


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket