By: CBN | 5/27/12
It has been exactly 100 days since the 2012 College Baseball Season began. Now with the conference tournaments over and all 30 automatic bids secured (some expected, some not), fans across the country wait with baited breath as the real field will be announced tomorrow morning. In addition to the last few conference tournaments ending today, the NCAA also revealed the 16 host sites. There was only one real surprise with the Miami Hurricanes getting a host over the once top-ranked and "thought-to-be-natty-seed-lock" Kentucky Wildcats. With that information revealed, we at CBN present our final regional projection of the 2012 season.
Here it is:
|LAST FIVE IN: Sam Houston St., Indiana St., Louisville, East Carolina, SE Louisiana|
FIRST FIVE OUT: Michigan St., Auburn, Texas, Gonzaga, Liberty
– By conference, the projected field of 64 breaks down like this (* denotes conference tournament champion):
America East: Stony Brook*
Atlantic 10: Dayton*
ACC: Georgia Tech*, Florida St., North Carolina, Miami, Virginia, North Carolina St., Clemson, Wake Forest
Atlantic Sun: Belmont*
Big 12: Missouri*, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
Big East: St. John's*, Louisville
Big South: Coastal Carolina*
Big Ten: Purdue*
Big West: Cal St. Fullerton*
C-USA: UAB*, Rice, Central Florida, East Carolina
Independent: Dallas Baptist
MAC: Kent St.*
Missouri Valley: Creighton*, Missouri St., Indiana St.
Mountain West: New Mexico*, TCU
Northeast: Sacred Heart*
Ohio Valley: Austin Peay St.*
Pac 12: UCLA*, Oregon, Arizona, Stanford, Oregon St.
SEC: Mississippi State*, Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt
SoCon: Samford*, Appalachian St.
Southland: UT-Arlington* Southeastern Louisiana, Sam Houston St.
SWAC: Prairie View A&M*
Summit: Oral Roberts*
Sun Belt: UL-Monroe*
West Coast: Pepperdine*, San Diego
WAC: Fresno St.*, New Mexico St.
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