College World Series Bracketology


The College Baseball Selection show will be held on May 28th, 2018 and we are here to attempt to project where each team will land. The College World Series Regionals consist of 64 teams of which 31 are automatic qualifiers and 33 are at-large bids. In 2018, for the first time, the selection committee will seed the top sixteen teams rather than the eight that were seeded in the past. Each of those sixteen teams will host a Regional at their field.

Below is a list of our bubble teams and projected field. As we get closer to selection day, we will fine tune these projections. Early in the season, these projections are mostly based on analytics.

* denotes that the team gets an automatic bid due to winning their conference.

Updated on 5/27/2018 @ 11:30pm ET.

College World Series Bubble Teams

Last Four In First Four Out Next Four Out
Oklahoma St
UCF
FL Atlantic
Wichita St
Purdue
Ohio St
Illinois
Northeastern
Louisiana Tech
South Alabama
TCU
Georgia Tech

Our baseball bracketology attempts to take into account everything that the selection committee would look at. This includes record, conference record, conference championships, strength of schedules, big wins, RPI and more. The top sixteen seeds are locked in, while the remaining teams are put into the Regional by location.

College World Series Bracketology

Palo Alto, CA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
1 1 Stanford P12* 44-10 2.943 0.399 (24)
2 Mississippi St SEC 31-25 0.733 0.538 (2)
3 CS Fullerton BWC* 31-22 0.572 0.455 (11)
4 Long Island NEC* 31-24 -0.24 -0.60 (283)

Conway, SC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
16 1 Coastal Car SBC* 40-17 1.463 0.194 (95)
2 Duke ACC 40-15 1.455 0.125 (112)
3 LSU SEC 37-25 0.674 0.420 (17)
4 UNC Wilmington CAA* 35-20 0.396 -0.09 (188)

Clemson, SC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
8 1 Clemson ACC 45-14 2.156 0.223 (80)
2 Texas A&M SEC 39-20 0.861 0.413 (18)
3 Wichita St AAC 35-21 0.536 0.203 (88)
4 Campbell BSo* 35-24 0.202 -0.14 (205)

Athens, GA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
9 1 Georgia SEC 37-19 2.056 0.527 (3)
2 Baylor B12* 36-19 0.974 0.279 (62)
3 Jacksonville ASC 39-18 0.641 0.084 (129)
4 Army PL* 36-22 0.236 -0.18 (226)

Corvallis, OR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
4 1 Oregon St P12 44-9 2.592 0.390 (25)
2 Missouri St MVC* 37-16 0.743 0.213 (85)
3 San Diego St MWC* 37-19 0.577 0.215 (84)
4 Gonzaga WCC* 32-22 0.527 0.374 (28)

Greenville, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
13 1 East Carolina AAC* 43-16 1.642 0.290 (57)
2 Auburn SEC 39-21 1.153 0.428 (14)
3 FL Atlantic CUSA 37-15 0.559 0.114 (119)
4 Northwestern LA SLC* 35-22 0.276 -0.08 (185)

Tallahassee, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
5 1 Florida St ACC* 40-17 2.252 0.263 (71)
2 Indiana B10 38-17 0.744 0.194 (94)
3 Missouri SEC 34-22 0.618 0.338 (37)
4 Hartford AEC* 26-29 0.013 -0.04 (170)

Minneapolis, MN Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
12 1 Minnesota B10* 41-13 1.758 0.066 (138)
2 Connecticut AAC 35-20 0.908 0.439 (13)
3 Kentucky SEC 34-22 0.726 0.479 (7)
4 Samford SC* 36-24 0.249 -0.15 (210)

Oxford, MS Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
3 1 Mississippi SEC* 43-15 2.707 0.406 (22)
2 Houston AAC 36-23 0.742 0.294 (52)
3 Oklahoma B12 36-22 0.615 0.293 (55)
4 TX Southern SWAC* 26-26 -0.22 -0.54 (279)

DeLand, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
14 1 Stetson ASC* 45-11 1.622 -0.02 (166)
2 South Carolina SEC 33-24 0.816 0.346 (34)
3 UCF AAC 35-21 0.572 0.163 (104)
4 St Louis A10* 36-18 0.348 -0.27 (250)

Chapel Hill, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
6 1 North Carolina ACC 38-18 2.196 0.368 (31)
2 Vanderbilt SEC 31-25 0.747 0.479 (8)
3 Oklahoma St B12 29-24 0.574 0.484 (6)
4 NC A&T MEAC* 32-23 -0.16 -0.64 (286)

Raleigh, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
11 1 NC State ACC 40-15 1.810 0.126 (110)
2 Tennessee Tech OVC* 48-9 1.252 -0.16 (214)
3 Kent MAC* 37-16 0.496 -0.07 (182)
4 New Mexico St WAC* 38-19 0.412 -0.14 (204)

Fayetteville, AR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
7 1 Arkansas SEC 39-18 2.176 0.509 (4)
2 Louisville ACC 43-17 0.810 0.171 (101)
3 Troy SBC 41-19 0.606 0.066 (137)
4 Canisius MAAC* 35-20 0.149 -0.36 (266)

Lubbock, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
10 1 Texas Tech B12 39-17 1.911 0.428 (15)
2 UCLA P12 36-18 1.335 0.367 (32)
3 Dallas Bap MVC 37-18 0.613 0.183 (98)
4 Oral Roberts SL* 38-18 0.212 -0.32 (259)

Gainesville, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
2 1 Florida SEC 42-17 2.765 0.459 (10)
2 St John’s BE* 37-14 0.739 -0.00 (161)
3 South Florida AAC 35-20 0.686 0.272 (68)
4 Columbia Ivy* 19-28 -0.08 0.117 (115)

Austin, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
15 1 Texas B12 37-20 1.527 0.353 (33)
2 Southern Miss CUSA* 43-16 1.437 0.017 (153)
3 Arizona P12 34-22 0.608 0.374 (29)
4 Wright St HL* 37-15 0.486 -0.14 (208)