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Taking a stab at the NCAA baseball field

Last night, the NCAA announced its regional hosts and today, it will announce its regional pairings for the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Here’s my stab at how the selection committee could seed the field. Any number in parenthesis indicates that team is a national seed, and I’ve paired together the appropriate regionals. Keep in mind, the NCAA is generally more concerned about geographic balance and keeping teams as close as it reasonably can to home, so if you think your team got a raw deal in my projections… well, I’d probably agree with you.

Gainesville Regional: 1. Florida (1), 2. Georgia Tech, 3, Kennesaw St., 4. Bethune-Cookman

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Coral Gables Regional: 1. Miami, 2. Washington, 3, Arizona St., 4. Jacksonville St.

 

Corvalis Regional: 1. Oregon St. (2), 2. Long Beach St., 3. UNLV, 4. North Dakota St.

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San Luis Obispo Regional: 1. Cal-Poly, 2. Oregon, 3. Pepperdine, 4. Sacramento St.

 

Charlottesville Regional: 1. Virginia (3), 2. Liberty, 3. Old Dominion, 4. George Mason

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Columbia Regional: 1. South Carolina, 2. Maryland, 3. Charleston, 4. Campbell

 

Fort Worth Regional: 1. TCU (4), 2. Texas A&M, 3. Dallas Baptist, 4. Youngstown St.

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Houston Regional: 1. Rice, 2. Texas, 3. Sam Houston St., 4. Bucknell

 

Bloomington Regional: 1. Indiana (5), 2. Indiana St., 3. North Carolina, 4. Kent St.

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Nashville Regional: 1. Vanderbilt, 2. Nebraska, 3. Clemson, 4. Columbia

 

Lafayette Regional: 1. Louisiana-Lafayette (6), 2. Arkansas, 3. Kansas, 4. Siena

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Oxford Regional: 1. Ole Miss, 2. Texas Tech, 3. Stanford, 4. Jackson St.

 

Tallahassee Regional: 1. Florida St (7), 2. Alabama, 3. San Diego St., 4. Georgia Southern

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Louisville Regional: 1. Louisville, 2. Kentucky, 3. Bryant, 4. Binghamton

 

Baton Rouge Regional: 1. LSU (8), 2. Houston, 3. Cal-Irvine, 4. Southeastern Lousiana

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Stillwater Regional: 1. Oklahoma St., 2. Mississippi St., 3. Cal State-Fullerton, 4. Siena

 

Last five in: UNLV, Cal-Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Stanford, Clemson

First five out: Tennessee, Central Florida, Cal Santa Barbara, Mercer, Illinois