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 5/26/2018 @ 12:30am ET.

College World Series Bubble Teams

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

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

Gainesville, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
1 1 Florida SEC* 42-16 3.085 0.454 (11)
2 Missouri St MVC* 37-16 0.729 0.213 (86)
3 Jacksonville ASC 39-18 0.658 0.084 (130)
4 Columbia Ivy* 19-27 -0.07 0.120 (116)

Durham, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
16 1 Duke ACC 40-15 1.455 0.125 (113)
2 Tennessee Tech OVC* 48-7 1.288 -0.17 (218)
3 UNC Greensboro SC* 38-14 0.490 -0.24 (241)
4 Kent MAC* 37-16 0.484 -0.07 (183)

Clemson, SC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
8 1 Clemson ACC 45-13 2.164 0.227 (80)
2 Vanderbilt SEC 31-25 0.750 0.479 (8)
3 Northeastern CAA* 35-18 0.605 0.147 (107)
4 Campbell BSo* 34-24 0.196 -0.14 (209)

Athens, GA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
9 1 Georgia SEC 37-19 2.060 0.527 (3)
2 Louisville ACC 42-16 0.808 0.175 (102)
3 Oklahoma St B12 29-24 0.588 0.484 (6)
4 Army PL* 35-22 0.230 -0.18 (225)

Chapel Hill, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
4 1 North Carolina ACC* 38-18 2.497 0.368 (32)
2 Indiana B10 38-17 0.750 0.194 (94)
3 LSU SEC 35-24 0.637 0.402 (24)
4 NC A&T MEAC* 32-23 -0.16 -0.64 (286)

Greenville, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
13 1 East Carolina AAC* 42-16 1.627 0.284 (59)
2 Coastal Car SBC* 40-17 1.282 0.194 (95)
3 Missouri SEC 34-22 0.620 0.338 (37)
4 Wright St HL* 37-15 0.468 -0.14 (207)

Oxford, MS Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
5 1 Mississippi SEC 43-15 2.380 0.406 (23)
2 Southern Miss CUSA* 41-15 1.422 0.053 (142)
3 Troy SBC 40-18 0.609 0.115 (120)
4 Hartford AEC* 25-29 0.003 -0.04 (171)

Minneapolis, MN Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
12 1 Minnesota B10* 39-13 1.727 0.111 (122)
2 South Carolina SEC 33-24 0.821 0.346 (34)
3 Wichita St AAC 35-21 0.538 0.203 (89)
4 St Louis A10* 36-18 0.342 -0.27 (250)

Corvallis, OR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
3 1 Oregon St P12 44-9 2.607 0.390 (27)
2 Mississippi St SEC 31-25 0.737 0.538 (2)
3 Oklahoma B12 36-21 0.639 0.283 (60)
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* 44-11 1.617 -0.02 (166)
2 Auburn SEC 39-21 1.157 0.428 (16)
3 South Florida AAC 35-20 0.691 0.272 (67)
4 FL Atlantic CUSA 37-15 0.559 0.114 (121)

Lubbock, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
6 1 Texas Tech B12* 39-17 2.228 0.428 (17)
2 Houston AAC 36-23 0.745 0.294 (51)
3 Dallas Bap MVC 37-18 0.590 0.183 (98)
4 Oral Roberts SL* 37-18 0.201 -0.28 (253)

Raleigh, NC Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
11 1 NC State ACC 40-15 1.809 0.126 (111)
2 Texas A&M SEC 39-19 0.871 0.420 (20)
3 Baylor B12 34-19 0.657 0.264 (70)
4 Northwestern LA SLC* 35-22 0.269 -0.08 (186)

Fayetteville, AR Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
7 1 Arkansas SEC 39-17 2.188 0.505 (4)
2 Connecticut AAC 35-19 0.915 0.430 (15)
3 Arizona P12 33-22 0.596 0.373 (30)
4 Canisius MAAC* 34-20 0.142 -0.32 (259)

Tallahassee, FL Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
10 1 Florida St ACC 40-17 1.918 0.263 (71)
2 St John’s BE* 37-14 0.740 -0.00 (161)
3 UCF AAC 35-21 0.576 0.163 (103)
4 Bryant NEC* 32-22 0.231 -0.21 (237)

Palo Alto, CA Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
2 1 Stanford P12* 43-10 2.938 0.396 (26)
2 Kentucky SEC 34-22 0.730 0.479 (7)
3 CS Fullerton BWC* 31-22 0.561 0.455 (10)
4 CS Sacramento WAC* 31-24 0.267 0.074 (138)

Austin, TX Regional

Seed Team Conf Rec Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
Overall Regional
15 1 Texas B12 37-20 1.536 0.353 (33)
2 UCLA P12 35-18 1.308 0.425 (18)
3 San Diego St MWC* 37-19 0.563 0.215 (85)
4 Gonzaga WCC* 31-22 0.522 0.374 (29)