CBN Regional Projection 2.4

CBN Staff  |  5/25/13                                

A couple of quick notes:

– Despite the unfortunate pool-play format, The ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. has been one of the more interesting conference tournaments this week and it has had the most ramifications as well. A tough 0-2 start for Florida St. combined with a 2-0 start for North Carolina St. has The Wolfpack replacing The Seminoles as the seventh overall seed. It has been a long time coming for Elliot Avent's club to get into the national seed picture, with an RPI of 7 and the most wins of any ACC team against the RPI Top-50, N.C. State finally finds itself in prime position. With Carlos Rodon heading the rotation, they can never be counted out in a playoff format.

– Another hosting shakeup has occurred in ACC play as Virginia Tech has used a superb showing in Durham to nudge its way past Clemson as the fifth (and final) ACC host. With a 3-2 win over Georgia Tech on Friday, The Hokies finished with a pristine 3-0 record in pool-play and clinched the program's first ever spot in the conference title game where they will meet either UNC or N.C. State on Sunday. In addition to winning themselves, what also helped the Hokies is Clemson starting out 0-2 – including a tough 14-inning lost to UNC late Friday night.

– Oregon St. clinched at least a share of the Pac 12 title – The Beavers own the head-to-head tiebreaker with rival Oregon.

And now this:

LAST FIVE IN: Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Ohio St., BYU, Miami
FIRST FIVE OUT: Seton Hall, Florida, UC-Santa Barbara, Sam Houston St., Auburn

– By conference, the projected field of 64 breaks down like this (* denotes projected conference champion):

America East: Maine*
Atlantic 10: St. Louis*
ACC: North Carolina*, Virginia, North Carolina St., Florida St., Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Miami
Atlantic Sun: East Tennesse St.*, Mercer
Big Ten: Indiana*, Illinois, Ohio St.
Big 12: Kansas St.*, Oklahoma St., Oklahoma
Big East: Notre Dame*, Louisville, Pittsburgh
Big South: Campbell*, Coastal Carolina
Big West: Cal St. Fullerton*, Cal Poly
Colonial: UNC-Wilmington*, William and Mary
C-USA: Southern Miss*, Rice
Horizon: Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
Ivy League: Columbia*
Metro Atlantic: Rider*
Mid-American: Kent St.*
MEAC: Savannah St.*
Missouri Valley: Illinois St.*
Mountain West: New Mexico*
Northeast: Sacred Heart*
Ohio Valley: Austin Peay St.*
Pac 12: Oregon St.*, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona St.
Patriot: Army*
SEC: Vanderbilt*, LSU, South Carolina, Mississippi St., Arkansas, Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas A&M
Southern: The Citadel*
Southland: Southeastern Louisiana*
SWAC: Jackson St.*
Summit: North Dakota St.*
Sun Belt: Louisiana-Lafayette*, South Alabama, Troy, Florida Atlantic
West Coast: Gonzaga*, San Francisco, BYU
WAC: Cal St. Bakersfield*


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