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ELOOnline : NCAA Softball Bracketology Projections

Here is field? and? With top 16 teams hosting? and regional brackets? with teams seeded 1-4 in that order in each regional.

1- Oklahoma :? Tulsa, James Madison, Stony Brook.

2- Florida : USF,?SC- Upstate,??Georgia Southern.

3- Oregon : Minnesota,?North Carolina?,Portland State.

4- Texas :?Arkansas , Houston, Northwestern St.

5- Missouri :??Arizona ,?Northwestern?, Northern Iowa.

6-?Arizona State?: Baylor,??San Diego State, Army.

7-?Tennessee :? Hofstra, ?Marshall, Jacksonville State.

8- Michigan :?? Notre Dame,?IPFW, Central Michigan.

9- LSU :? Louisiana- Lafayette, North Carolina State, ?Hampton.

10-?Washington : Wisconsin, South Carolina, BYU.

11- Alabama :?Florida State,?UAB,?Miss Valley State.

12-? Nebraska : Texas A&M, Oregon State,? Fordham,

13-Kentucky :? UCLA, ?Western Kentucky, Central Conn State.

14-Stanford ?: Hawaii, San Jose State, Valparaiso.

15- South Alabama : Georgia, Longwood , Penn.

16-?Louisville?:?California,Virginia Tech,??Marist.

Conferences-? Automatic Champion , ?At Large Teams in ?Projected ?field.

America East-? Stony Brook

Atlantic 10-? Fordham

ACC (4)-??North Carolina State,?Florida State , Virginia Tech ,? North? Carolina?,

Atlantic Sun- USC Upstate

Big 12(3)-? Oklahoma , Texas , Baylor

Big East(3) ?? South Florida , Notre? Dame? , Louisville

Big South ???? Longwood

Big 10 (5) ?? Wisconsin, Minnesota,Nebraska , Michigan?, Northwestern

Big Sky- Portland State

Big West-? Hawaii

Colonial (2)- Hofstra,?? James Madison

Conference USA(4) ? Marshall, ?Tulsa , UAB , Houston

Horizon League-? Valparaiso

Ivy League- Penn

Metro Atlantic ? Marist

MAC- Central Michigan

MEAC- Hampton

Missouri Valley-?? Northern Iowa

Mountain West- San Diego State

Northeast- Central Connecticut State

Ohio Valley- Jacksonville State

Pacific Coast- BYU

PAC 12 (8) ? Oregon , Arizona State , Washington ,? California?, UCLA , Stanford , Arizona , Oregon State

Patriot League ?? Army

SEC (10) ? Florida , LSU , Alabama , Tennessee ,? Kentucky?,Missouri , Texas A&M , Arkansas , Georgia , South? Carolina

Southern ? Georgia Southern

Southland ? Northwestern State

SWAC ?? Mississippi Valley State

Sun Belt (3) -South Alabama , Louisiana- Lafayette , Western Kentucky

Summit -?? Fort Wayne (IPFW)

WAC ?? San Jose State

Last?6 In-?Northwestern (41) , ?South Carolina (40), James Madison (36), North Carolina (39), Virgnia Tech (37), UAB (38)

Last?6 Out-?? Mississippi State (32),?DePaul (44), Iowa? (33), Kansas (50), Oklahoma State (55), Illinois State (46)

Northwestern gets the last spot? with 7 wins against the Top 50 including South Carolina and DePaul? who are fellow bubble teams.

South Carolina? gets in by finishing season strong with sweep of Mississippi State at Starkville, took a game from Florida, LSU this season as well as winning at Kentucky in SEC tournament.

James Madison? has wins over DePaul, USF, Illinos State? and Virginia Tech?and has not lost to anyone not name Hoftra and star pitcher Galati since April 10. James Madison? went 20-0 in Colonial other then Hoftra, 0-5 against Hofstra.

North Carolina has 8 wins against top 50 including? wins over at LSU, at Florida State,at NC State??Baylor in Tempe,? Virginia Tech (2 wins), James Madison (2 wins)?should be enough to get in.

Mississippi State? will be the most interesting team, has a great RPI of 32 with win over Hofstra, UAB, LSU, Florida, Texas A&M, and Alabama to name some quality wins. However the Bulldogs lost six of last seven games to end the season including getting swept at home by South Carolina. Bulldogs also missed SEC Tournament while South Carolina got in.?? Conference Tournament wins by Marshall (CUSA)?and North Carolina State (ACC)? Should be final blows that knocks out the Bulldogs.

DePaul? late losses? in conference? to Connecticut, Pittsburgh? losing two of three at home to main contenders USF, and? Notre Dame and Conference Tournament wins by Marshall and North Carolina State spells doom for the?Blue Demons.

Iowa? has 10 wins against the top 50 which is why Rpi is great at 33. The problem for the Hawkeyes? is they had terrible season in the Big 10 finishing in the bottom of the conference finishing 9th in the regular season and knock out early in the conference tournament.






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