2/24 Baseball Bracketology Breakdown

Virginia College Baseball

Last Eight In: Michigan State, Pepperdine, Alabama, USC, Tennessee, Houston, Nebraska, Arkansas

First Eight Out: Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, Indiana State, New Mexico, Charleston, UC Irvine, Baylor, Fresno State

The second week of the college baseball season saw teams really get into the flow of things. The opening weekend was slowed by wintery weather and a lot of teams had to deviate from their scheduled games. The second weekend got teams back on track and there were some great matchups. The first midweek games of the year did not disappoint. USC, having not posted a winning record since 2005, upset Cal State Fullerton 6-1 and LSU went to Southeastern Louisiana and grinded out a hard fought victory in front of a sold out crowd. The weekend saw three different series matching up Top 25 teams.  East Carolina and top prospect Jeff Hoffman went up against Virginia and were swept. Brandon Downes started off the weekend for Virginia by homering off Hoffman twice and the Cavaliers didn’t look back from there. Miami had an in-state battle with Florida and showed that they are improved from last seasons disappointing campaign, winning the first two games of the series.  Oregon State was in action in the Pac-12/ Big Ten Challenge and defeated a ranked Indiana squad, but the Beavers lost their other two games to Nebraska and Michigan State. The losses by teams near the top saw some shuffling in this weeks’ bracket, and four new teams joined the field. Texas Tech, off to a 6-1 start, joined the field as a number two seed after series wins over Indiana and Oral Roberts. Three undefeated squads join them: USC, Tennessee and Houston.  This week will put a lot of top teams against each other. In the top 10, Oregon plays Cal State Fullerton, Florida State plays Miami, and South Carolina faces Clemson. Watch for those games, as well as the Houston Classic that brings together some of the best teams in the Lone Star state together.


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ACC: Clemson, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia

American: Louisville, Houston

Big East: Creighton

Big 12: Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech

Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska

Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC

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

A-10: Saint Louis

America East: Maine

A-Sun: Mercer

Big South: Coastal Carolina

Big West: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, UCSB

CAA: North Carolina-Wilmington

C-USA: East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Rice

Horizon: Milwaukee

Ivy: Dartmouth

MAAC: Canisius

MAC: Kent State

MEAC: Delaware State

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: San Diego State

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Holy Cross

Southern: Western Carolina

Southland: Sam Houston State

Summit: North Dakota State

Sun Belt: Louisiana

SWAC: Alabama State

WAC: Sacramento State

WCC: Pepperdine, San Diego


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