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Projected Field Of 64: May 4

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Just a few weeks ago, we released our first in-season Field of 64 projections at the midseason mark. Since that point, we’ve had two projections, and there’s even more movement to report this week, particularly from a regional hosting perspective.

The most notable change in last week’s projections was Texas’ entrance as a top eight national seed. Even with a home series loss to Texas Tech, the Longhorns remain a top-eight seed in this week’s projections. There is one change, though, with Pac-12 leading Arizona entering the top eight after yet another strong weekend, and with an Oregon road series loss to Washington State. The Ducks remain a Top 16 and a regional host. As for the rest of the top eights, the order in the top five remains the same with Arkansas, Vanderbilt, TCU, Mississippi State and surprising Notre Dame leading the charge.

In terms of the national Top 16 seeds, there’s again more movement. Last week, we had Nebraska, Charlotte, South Carolina and Louisville as hosts and Top 16 seeds. This week, those four teams are out and these teams are in — Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Florida and Louisiana Tech. Tech picked up a huge road series win over Texas and has a very favorable schedule down the stretch, Ole Miss is in the driver’s seat after sweeping South Carolina at home, Florida is poised to finish strong after a series win over Vanderbilt and Louisiana Tech bounced back from a series split in strong fashion with a road sweep.

Our updated bids by conference: ACC (9), SEC (8), Pac 12 (6), Big 12 (5), Conference USA (4), Big Ten (4), American (2), WCC (2), Missouri Valley (2), Big West (2). 

FIRST FIVE OUT:

Maryland, Georgia Southern, Rutgers, Virginia, Kentucky

LAST FIVE IN:

Oklahoma State, Georgia, Iowa, Tulane, San Diego


D1Baseball staff writers Kendall Rogers, Aaron Fitt and Mark Etheridge assemble the projections.

D1Baseball Projected Field of 64: May 4
FAYETTEVILLEGREENVILLE
1. Arkansas* (1)1. East Carolina* (16)
4. Oral Roberts*4. USC Upstate*
2. Baylor2. South Carolina
3. Nebraska3. NC State
NASHVILLEPITTSBURGH
1. Vanderbilt (2)1. Pittsburgh (15)
4. Wofford*4. Lehigh*
2. Old Dominion2. UCLA
3. Georgia Tech3. Connecticut*
FORT WORTHGAINESVILLE
1. TCU* (3)1. Florida (14)
4. VCU*4. Florida A&M*
2. Oregon State2. Florida State
3. Fairfield*3. South Alabama*
STARKVILLERUSTON
1. Mississippi State (4)1. Louisiana Tech* (13)
4. Jackson State*4. New Orleans*
2. Southern Miss2. Louisville
3. Tulane3. Dallas Baptist*
SOUTH BENDSTANFORD
1. Notre Dame* (5)1. Stanford (12)
4. Central Michigan*4. San Diego State*
2. Indiana*2. UC Irvine
3. Indiana State3. San Diego
TUCSONEUGENE
1. Arizona* (6)1. Oregon (11)
4. Grand Canyon*4. Bryant*
2. UC Santa Barbara2. Gonzaga*
3. Oklahoma State3. Georgia
KNOXVILLEOXFORD
1. Tennessee (7)1. Ole Miss (10)
4. Wright State*4. Morehead State*
2. Virginia Tech2. Charlotte
3. Liberty*3. Clemson
AUSTINLUBBOCK
1. Texas (8)1. Texas Tech (9)
4. Stony Brook*4. Northeastern*
2. Michigan2. Arizona State
3. Miami3. Iowa
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CharleeB
CharleeB
2 days ago

Hope texas tech finishes strong and keeps a hosting spot. Looks live a fun and talented field of 64

Barry
Barry
2 days ago

Can’t wait for tournament time to come around!

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
1 day ago

Mississippi State has already played and beaten all 3 teams in their regional. Granted all 3 teams have improved over the season, but so has State.

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
1 day ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

Why was this downvoted? I just stated a fact?

Reed
Reed
1 day ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

It was a solid fact. I enjoyed the tidbit.

CharleeB
CharleeB
1 day ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

Yeah I know mine about texas tech got down voted too. Just butthurt folks I’m sure

Jordan
Jordan
8 hours ago
Reply to  CharleeB

Prob TCU, Texas, OSU, or WVU fans. You know…all the teams we beat every year.

Mark
Mark
1 day ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

Then they should advance without any problem!?!?

Ryan
Ryan
1 day ago
Reply to  Mark

Except Tulane was 2 9th innings away from sweeping MS State. Would be an interesting rematch.

Gary
Gary
1 day ago
Reply to  Samuel Bond

You do realize that the D1 Field isn’t the actual Field of 64, right? It almost never represents the NCAA’s choice of the 64-team field. Defeating three teams that may or may not be in the actual post season field or play in the same regional is meaningless.

Samuel Bond
Samuel Bond
19 hours ago
Reply to  Gary

Yeah? I was just making an observation? I didn’t say that we’d sweep it or anything. I literally just stated that State had played and beaten all of them…which is just a fact. I even stated that all 3 teams have improved over the season

Reed
Reed
1 day ago

I love the Fort Worth “regional.” We got Connecticut, Oregon, Virginia and Texas. I’d much rather have this than those DBU and Sam Houston State matchups

wisCocksin
wisCocksin
1 day ago

How are UGA and Clemson in but Alabama’s not?

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
1 day ago
Reply to  wisCocksin

Agreed. Seems inexplicable to me, too…unless you believe in the conspiracy theories about D1Baseball & ESPN being in bed with the SEC East (but not the SEC West) AND the ACC. Oh, wait…I haven’t heard those (yet) either. So…I’d say it’s just inexplicable. Also inexplicable that the evil D1Baseball/ESPN/ACC consortium truly believes there are more tourney-deserving teams in the ACC than the SEC.

Could be a clever ploy to keep ACC & SEC East fans clicking on their content until the rug is pulled out from under them, and “they” direct the NCAA which non-ACC teams to put in the tournament…

….Or it could be three guys who know a lot about college baseball peering over the horizon and making reasonable (if flawed) projections about how the next 3 weekends + conference tournaments will play out.

Nah, gotta be a conspiracy. You people probably think Biden won the election, too.

Coop's Bones
Coop's Bones
1 day ago
Reply to  Sutpens 100

Redneck

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
1 day ago
Reply to  Coop's Bones

COOPS if you called Sutpens a redneck about of his Biden comment then u are the biggest dummy in the world if you believe Biden won an honest election.

Sutpens 100
Sutpens 100
1 day ago
Reply to  Coop's Bones

Don’t recognize sarcasm much, huh?

Gary
Gary
1 day ago

Really? Getting excited about a mythical Field of 64 as D1Baseball sees it is pretty much meaningless. Yes, these guys are pretty knowledgeable about baseball, but when has their 64-team field ever looked like the NCAA’s at the end of the season? Get excited when the NCAA picks the actual Field of 64.

Steve Lane
Steve Lane
1 day ago
Reply to  Gary

I believe the last 2 years, they were 63/64 and 62/64 of getting the teams in correctly.

Coop's Bones
Coop's Bones
1 day ago

ECU will be a sleeper.

Wayne Heilbronner
Wayne Heilbronner
1 day ago
Reply to  Coop's Bones

If Ole Miss were to get healthy which they probably won’t then they would be a big-time sleeper.

Jay
Jay
1 day ago
Jerry Sanders
1 day ago

Hogs National Champs no dropped foul this year. Might as well not even play in Omaha.

Michael James
Michael James
28 minutes ago

Never count out s miss or la tech. It’s tourney ball. Big diff. Anybody well almost. Can wind up n Omaha