3/3 Baseball Bracketology Breakdown

Sam Houston State College Baseball

Last Eight In: Kansas State, Michigan State, TCU, North Carolina-Wilmington, Pepperdine, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Houston

First Eight Out: New Mexico, Arizona, Indiana State, Nebraska, Loyola Marymount, Auburn, Stanford, UAB

The third week of the season was a statement week for some teams from the lesser conferences. Louisiana-Lafayette started off the week by knocking off top ranked LSU 4-1 in a weather shortened 5 inning affair. Sam Houston State also picked up a big midweek win by winning at Rice. Both teams rode that momentum into the weekend and finished 2-1. Lafayette won a series against SEC foe Alabama, while Sam Houston State beat TCU and Texas Tech in the Houston Classic, before falling to Texas in the final game, 3-2. The impressive weeks saw them both enter the Top 25 and improve their positions in the bracket.  They are joined in this week’s bracket by a quartet of new teams who are coming off impressive weeks. Fresno State enters the tournament field after a sweep of Texas A&M in College Station and Seton Hall enters the field as the projected Big East Champ after a sweep of Arizona.  Both teams are off to hot starts, as they are 9-2 and 7-2, respectively, on the year. Undefeated weeks also helped Charleston and Tennessee Tech join the field. Charleston is 10-1 on the season, with the lone loss at the hands of North Carolina in a series they won, and Tennessee Tech sits at 11-1 after winning their last ten. The strong weeks from these squads make them teams to watch as the season progresses. And it will be interesting to see how they handle their next challenges.


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

American: Louisville, Houston

Big East: Seton Hall

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

Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan State

Pac-12: Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, 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: Campbell

Big West: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, UCSB

CAA: North Carolina-Wilmington, Charleston

C-USA: East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Rice

Horizon: Wright State

Ivy: Dartmouth

MAAC: Canisius

MAC: Kent State

MEAC: Delaware State

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: San Diego State, Fresno State

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Tennessee Tech

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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