Michigan's late season swoon kept them up out despite a top 40 RPI


The Latest Field Of 64


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PODCAST: National seeds/Hosts | At-large/Automatic bids| 

SEE ALSO: Aaron Fitt’s Postseason Stock Report

With 12 weeks in the books and two more to play before most conferences tournaments begin, we’re now nearing the college baseball postseason, which means it’s time to roll out the next projection of our field of 64. 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.

In terms of the national seed picture, there’s finally some stability in the top eight, and there are no new national seeds. Florida and Miami continue to lead the national seed picture, while Texas A&M is nearing lock position as well. Louisville continues to climb with a crop of very nice wins over the past week, while Florida State and South Carolina are the most vulnerable teams in the top eight at the moment. Meanwhile, we have three new hosts in the field with Minnesota being replaced by Michigan, UC Santa Barbara being replaced by Arizona and, of course, LSU replacing Vanderbilt, though Tulane, TCU and Oklahoma State were on the cusp of earning the final host site.

There are four new teams in the field this week, including Kennesaw State, Nebraska, Fresno State and Boston College. Kennesaw and Fresno took over automatic bids in the Atlantic Sun and Mountain West Conferences, respectively, while Nebraska replaced Maryland as an at-large bid out of the Big Ten, and Boston College was our last team in the field, giving the ACC, the nation’s top RPI conference, 10 total bids to lead the way. The SEC comes in with nine bids, while the Pac-12 notched five bids and Big Ten was the next conference in line with four total bids.

Stay tuned for Aaron Fitt’s weekly Postseason Stock Report.

The seedings
Regional host sites
No. 1 NationalGainesville, Fla.Ann Arbor, Mich.
1 Florida Gators logo FloridaMichigan logo Michigan
4MON logo Monmouth Kent logo Kent State
2GT Georgia TechTCU logo TCU
3Mich. State Michigan State BYU logo Boston College
No. 2 NationalCoral Gables, Fla.Oxford, Miss..
1Miami Florida logo Miamiolemiss90x90 Ole Miss
4FAMU logo Florida A&MSEMO logo SE Missouri State
2FAU90X90 Florida AtlanticClemson Clemson
3Michigan logo NebraskaCal logo California
No. 3 NationalCollege Station, TexasTucson, Ariz.
1Texas AM logo Texas A&MUA Arizona
4ORU logo Oral RobertsNAVY logo Fresno State
2CU logo CreightonCSF logo Cal State Fullerton
3Oklahoma State logo Dallas Baptist BYU logo St. Mary's
No. 4 NationalLouisville, Ky.Seattle
1Louisville lgoo LouisvilleULL logo Washington
4Princeton logo PrincetonSEA logo Seattle
2NC State logo MinnesotaVanderbilt University logo Vanderbilt
3Kentucky logo Kentucky BYU logo BYU
No. 5 NationalStarkville, Miss.Hattiesburg, Miss.
1Mississippi State logo Mississippi StateUSM Southern Miss
4ASU Alabama StateVCU logo Va. Commonwealth
2ULL logo Louisiana-LafayetteOklahoma State logo Oklahoma State
3 Wake ForestUSA Alabama
No. 6 NationalLubbock, TexasCharlottesville, Va.
1Texas Tech logo Texas TechUVA logo Virginia
4WSU logo Wright StateNAVY logo Navy
2UCSB logo UC Santa BarbaraCC logo Coastal Carolina
3CSF logo Arizona StateOregon State logo Oregon State
No. 7 NationalColumbia, S.C.Raleigh, N.C.
1South Carolina logo South CarolinaNC State logo NC State
4Texas Tech logo BinghamtonUNCG logo UNC Greensboro
2UNC logo North CarolinaEast Carolina Pirates logo East Carolina
3Charleston logo Long Beach StateMO STATE logo UNC Wilmington
No. 8 NationalTallahassee, Fla.Baton Rouge, La.
1FloridaState Florida StateLSUInterlocking LSU
4JU Kennesaw StateBryant logo Bryant
2Tulane TulaneRICE logo Rice
3USA South AlabamaSELA logo Southeastern La.

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