College World Series Bracket Projection


The College Baseball Tournament will be held starting on June 4th, 2021 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, it was the first time, the selection committee seeded 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.

The brackets below are our projections for the final field of 64. To find the final brackets selected by the committee, one can go to the 2021 Division 1 CWS Interactive Bracket.

Updated on 5/30/2021 @ 10:00pm ET.

College World Series Bubble Teams

Last Four In First Four Out Next Four Out
Oklahoma
Pittsburgh
Baylor
Louisville
Georgia
Virginia Tech
USC
FL Atlantic
California
Indiana St
UT San Antonio
Kansas

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

Fayetteville, AR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
1 1 Arkansas SEC* 45-10 3.837 0.996 (11)
2 Arizona St P12 32-20 1.168 0.705 (49)
3 Virginia ACC 29-22 1.163 0.795 (36)
4 Norfolk St MEAC* 25-26 -0.88 -1.37 (284)

Columbia, SC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
16 1 South Carolina SEC 33-21 1.577 0.978 (16)
2 NC State ACC 29-16 1.537 0.959 (17)
3 Samford SC* 34-22 0.609 0.086 (165)
4 Wright St HL* 35-11 0.531 -0.60 (252)

Oxford, MS Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
8 1 Mississippi SEC 41-19 2.330 1.047 (8)
2 Miami FL ACC 32-19 1.289 0.809 (33)
3 Dallas Bap MVC* 36-15 0.966 0.413 (98)
4 Northeastern CAA* 35-10 0.012 -0.51 (245)

South Bend, IN Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
9 1 Notre Dame ACC 30-11 2.240 0.947 (19)
2 Old Dominion CUSA* 40-14 1.485 0.165 (140)
3 Georgia SEC 31-25 0.956 1.055 (6)
4 C Michigan MAC* 38-16 0.055 -0.15 (222)

Nashville, TN Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
4 1 Vanderbilt SEC 40-15 2.974 1.110 (3)
2 Charlotte CUSA 39-19 1.221 0.353 (108)
3 Oklahoma B12 27-28 1.056 0.920 (23)
4 NJIT ASC* 26-22 -0.21 -0.77 (257)

Greenville, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
13 1 East Carolina AAC 41-15 2.058 0.689 (52)
2 Southern Miss CUSA 37-18 1.497 0.238 (124)
3 Nebraska B10* 30-12 0.681 0.678 (55)
4 SE Missouri St OVC* 29-19 0.169 0.232 (125)

Tucson, AZ Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
5 1 Arizona P12* 40-15 2.826 0.596 (73)
2 UC Irvine BWC* 39-16 1.181 0.404 (101)
3 LSU SEC 34-22 1.093 0.761 (42)
4 N Dakota St SL* 40-16 -0.38 -0.53 (246)

Palo Alto, CA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
12 1 Stanford P12 33-14 2.103 0.914 (25)
2 Gonzaga WCC* 33-17 1.415 0.593 (74)
3 Louisville ACC 29-22 0.971 0.916 (24)
4 Rider MAAC* 23-16 0.152 -1.28 (281)

Austin, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
3 1 Texas B12 42-14 3.005 0.633 (64)
2 Alabama SEC 31-24 1.199 0.988 (13)
3 Wake Forest ACC 20-27 1.088 0.998 (10)
4 Central Conn NEC* 25-13 -0.53 -1.61 (294)

Eugene, OR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
14 1 Oregon P12 37-14 1.991 0.794 (37)
2 Oklahoma St B12 34-16 1.449 0.981 (15)
3 South Florida AAC* 27-27 0.726 0.364 (106)
4 Grand Canyon WAC* 38-19 0.109 -0.05 (208)

Starksville, MS Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
6 1 Mississippi St SEC 40-15 2.674 0.870 (28)
2 Georgia Tech ACC 30-23 1.252 0.954 (18)
3 Baylor B12 31-20 0.983 0.706 (48)
4 Army PL* 28-23 -0.16 -0.88 (259)

Gainesville, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
11 1 Florida SEC 38-20 2.136 0.897 (26)
2 Oregon St P12 34-22 1.520 0.811 (32)
3 Pittsburgh ACC 23-20 0.995 0.995 (12)
4 VCU A10* 37-14 0.465 -0.01 (200)

Lubbock, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
7 1 Texas Tech B12 36-15 2.562 0.857 (29)
2 UCLA P12 35-18 1.346 0.772 (39)
3 Nevada MWC* 24-18 0.984 0.678 (54)
4 Presbyterian BSo* 21-21 -0.11 0.111 (155)

Fort Worth, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
10 1 TCU B12* 39-16 2.202 0.791 (38)
2 Florida St ACC 30-22 1.405 1.002 (9)
3 Connecticut AAC* 31-16 0.901 0.401 (103)
4 McNeese St SLC* 31-28 0.062 -0.13 (220)

Knoxville, TN Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
2 1 Tennessee SEC 45-15 3.026 0.851 (30)
2 North Carolina ACC 27-25 1.203 0.982 (14)
3 West Virginia B12 25-27 1.065 0.877 (27)
4 Southern Univ SWAC* 22-30 -0.82 -0.88 (260)

Ruston, LA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
15 1 Louisiana Tech CUSA 39-17 1.583 0.401 (102)
2 Duke ACC* 30-20 1.502 1.059 (5)
3 South Alabama SBC* 32-20 0.622 0.084 (166)
4 Jacksonville ASC* 15-32 0.501 0.582 (77)