ELOOnline : NCAA Softball Bracketology Projections
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
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.
ELOOnline : NCAA Softball Bracketology Projections by Eric Lopez