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Midseason Field Of 64 Projections: April 6

Analysis

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With seven weeks in the books and seven more to play before most conferences tournaments begin, we’ve reached the rough halfway point of the college baseball season, which means it’s time to roll out our midseason field of 64 projection. This field was composed by D1Baseball national writers Aaron Fitt, Kendall Rogers and Mark Etheridge in a Tuesday night teleconference that we recorded and posted as a two-part podcast, so you can hear our deliberations about national seeds and hosts, as well as the race for at-large spots.

It should be no surprise that preseason No. 1 Florida earns the No. 1 national seed in our projection, as the Gators have lived up to their lofty billing in the first half. Miami is a clear-cut No. 2 national seed, but after that the debate got interesting. Six of our eight national seeds hail from the SEC and ACC (two conferences that account for each of the top eight spots in the RPI rankings). The SEC and ACC also earn five total regional hosts apiece, followed by the Big 12 (two), and the Pac-12, Big West, Conference USA and WCC with one apiece.

The SEC has the most projected regional teams (nine), followed by the ACC (eight), Pac-12 (five), Big 12 (four), and the American, Big Ten, Big West and Conference USA (three apiece).

SEE ALSO: National seed deliberations | At-large bids deliberations | Latest RPI

The seedings
Regional host sites
No. 1 NationalGainesville, Fla.Provo, Utah
1 Florida Gators logo Florida BYU logo BYU
4Princeton logo Princeton Kent logo Kent State
2GT Georgia TechOregon State logo Oregon State
3UA Arizona Fresno St logo Fresno State
No. 2 NationalCoral Gables, Fla.Stillwater, Okla.
1Miami Florida logo MiamiOklahoma State logo Oklahoma State
4FAMU logo Florida A&MBryant logo Bryant
2FAU90X90 Florida AtlanticLSUInterlocking LSU
3Long Beach State logo Long Beach StateNU logo Nebraska
No. 3 NationalTallahassee, Fla.Starkville, Miss.
1FloridaState Florida StateMississippi State logo Mississippi State
4JU JacksonvilleASU Alabama State
2USA South AlabamaUSM Southern Miss
3Mich. State Michigan StateTulane Tulane
No. 4 NationalNashville, Tenn.Clemson, S.C.
1Vanderbilt University logo VanderbiltClemson Clemson
4WSU logo Wright StateHAR logo Hartford
2UVA logo VirginiaCharleston logo College of Charleston
3MO STATE logo Missouri StateALABAMA logo Alabama
No. 5 NationalFort Worth, TexasHouston
1TCU logo TCURICE logo Rice
4ORU logo Oral RobertsSELA logo Southeastern La.
2olemiss90x90 Ole MissTexas Tech logo Texas Tech
3UH logo HoustonCU logo Creighton
No. 6 NationalLouisville, Ky.College Station, Texas
1Louisville lgoo LouisvilleTexas AM logo Texas A&M
4SEMO logo SE Missouri StateNAVY logo Navy
2Kentucky logo KentuckyULL logo Louisiana-Lafayette
3WVU logo West VirginiaLAMAR logo Lamar
No. 7 NationalSanta Barbara, Calif.Berkeley, Calif.
1UCSB logo UC Santa BarbaraCal logo California
4MON logo MonmouthSEA logo Seattle
2NC State logo NC StateMichigan logo Michigan
3 BYU logo St. Mary'sCSF logo Cal State Fullerton
No. 8 NationalColumbia, S.C.Chapel Hill, N.C.
1South Carolina logo South CarolinaUNC logo North Carolina
4VCU logo Va. CommonwealthUNCG logo UNC Greensboro
2East Carolina Pirates logo East CarolinaCC logo Coastal Carolina
3UCLA logo UCLAStanford logo Stanford

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