Field-of-64 If it Ended Today – April 18th

by Carl James • @jovian34 • April 18

This is a different kind of bracket – and it will change over time

Bracket predictions are all over the place now on just about any site that covers national Division I College baseball. This field is different. I am not “projecting” with this bracket. This is if the committee had to put the field together today. This is generated by a computer program that I wrote to rank the teams and take multiple factors like geography into account when assigning teams to regionals. This is results-based, using an approximation of techniques to try an match the priorities the NCAA committee showed in the 2018 tournament selection.

Hosts by conference:

SEC: 8, Pac-12: 4, ACC: 2, Big West and American: 1 each

The Indiana Hoosiers are the #2 seed in the Louisville Regional in this model.

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Region: 1
Host: UCLA of the Pac-12
2-seed: OLE MISS of the SEC
3-seed: EVANSVILLE of the Missouri Valley
4-seed: OMAHA of the The Summit League



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Region: 16
Host: AUBURN of the SEC
2-seed: MIAMI (FL) of the ACC
3-seed: BRYANT of the Northeast
4-seed: LIBERTY of the Atlantic Sun



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Region: 8
Host: ARKANSAS of the SEC
2-seed: CONNECTICUT of the American Athletic
3-seed: OKLAHOMA STATE of the Big 12
4-seed: MIAMI (OH) of the Mid-American



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Region: 9
Host: MISSISSIPPI STATE of the SEC
2-seed: CREIGHTON of the Big East
3-seed: SAM HOUSTON STATE of the Southland
4-seed: WRIGHT STATE of the Horizon League



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Region: 4
Host: LOUISVILLE of the ACC
2-seed: INDIANA of the Big Ten
3-seed: KENTUCKY of the SEC
4-seed: MOREHEAD STATE of the Ohio Valley



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Region: 13
Host: ARIZONA STATE of the Pac-12
2-seed: BYU of the West Coast
3-seed: HOUSTON of the American Athletic
4-seed: VCU of the Atlantic 10



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Region: 5
Host: VANDERBILT of the SEC
2-seed: NORTH CAROLINA of the ACC
3-seed: CALIFORNIA of the Pac-12
4-seed: UNCG of the Southern



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Region: 12
Host: TENNESSEE of the SEC
2-seed: NEBRASKA of the Big Ten
3-seed: TEXAS of the Big 12
4-seed: CAMPBELL of the Big South



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Region: 3
Host: OREGON STATE of the Pac-12
2-seed: MISSOURI of the SEC
3-seed: FRESNO STATE of the Mountain West
4-seed: HARVARD of the Ivy League



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Region: 14
Host: TEXAS A&M of the SEC
2-seed: BAYLOR of the Big 12
3-seed: DALLAS BAPTIST of the Missouri Valley
4-seed: UTRGV of the Western Athletic



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Region: 6
Host: GEORGIA of the SEC
2-seed: CLEMSON of the ACC
3-seed: COASTAL CAROLINA of the Sun Belt
4-seed: CHARLESTON of the Colonial Athletic



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Region: 11
Host: GEORGIA TECH of the ACC
2-seed: WEST VIRGINIA of the Big 12
3-seed: FLORIDA of the SEC
4-seed: STONY BROOK of the America East



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Region: 7
Host: UC SANTA BARBARA of the Big West
2-seed: OREGON of the Pac-12
3-seed: LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT of the West Coast
4-seed: MARIST of the MAAC



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Region: 10
Host: EAST CAROLINA of the American Athletic
2-seed: NORTH CAROLINA STATE of the ACC
3-seed: ILLINOIS of the Big Ten
4-seed: NORTH CAROLINA A&T of the MEAC



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Region: 2
Host: STANFORD of the Pac-12
2-seed: UC IRVINE of the Big West
3-seed: ILLINOIS STATE of the Missouri Valley
4-seed: NAVY of the Patriot League



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Region: 15
Host: LSU of the SEC
2-seed: TEXAS TECH of the Big 12
3-seed: LOUISIANA TECH of the Conference USA
4-seed: SOUTHERN of the SWAC
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