1958 NCAA University Division baseball season

The 1958 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1958. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1958 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the twelfth time in 1958, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Southern California claimed the championship.[1]

1958 NCAA University Division baseball season
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
ChampionsUSC (2nd title)
Runners-upMissouri (3rd CWS Appearance)
Winning CoachRod Dedeaux (2nd title)
MOPBill Thom (USC)
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →

RealignmentEdit

Prior to the 1958 season, Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State, rejoined the Big Seven Conference, which then became known as the Big Eight.

Conference winnersEdit

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1958 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 13 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 14 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Tournament Tournament Champion
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson/North Carolina 1958 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Playoffs Clemson
Big Eight Conference Missouri No Tournament
Big Ten Conference Minnesota No Tournament
CIBA Southern California No Tournament
EIBL Harvard No Tournament
Mid-American Conference Western Michigan No Tournament
Pacific Coast Conference Oregon State No Tournament
Southeastern Conference Auburn No Tournament
Southern Conference George Washington/Richmond No Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas No Tournament

Conference standingsEdit

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1958 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Clemson  ‍y 11 3   .786 22 8   .733
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 11 3   .786 19 8   .704
Duke  ‍‍‍ 7 5   .583 9 11   .450
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 7 6   .538 12 9   .571
NC State  ‍‍‍ 6 7   .462 10 7   .588
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 4 9   .308 5 15   .250
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 4 10   .286 7 11   .389
South Carolina  ‍‍‍ 3 10   .231 7 14   .333
† – Conference champion
‡ – Playoff champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1958[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1958 Big Eight Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Missouri  ‍‍‍y 12 3   .800 21 7   .750
Oklahoma State  ‍‍‍ 13 5   .722 17 6   .739
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 11 5   .688 12 8   .600
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 11 6   .647 14 8   .636
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 12 9   .571 17 10   .630
Iowa State  ‍‍‍ 8 12   .400 8 15   .348
Colorado  ‍‍‍ 5 16   .238 7 19   .269
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 2 18   .100 2 18   .100
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
1958 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT W   L   T   PCT
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 7 0 0   1.000 14 8 1   .630
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍y 6 2 0   .750 12 6 0   .667
Penn  ‍‍‍ 6 2 0   .750 15 7 0   .682
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 4 3 0   .571 8 4 0   .667
Navy  ‍‍‍ 4 3 0   .571 11 7 0   .611
Yale  ‍‍‍ 4 5 0   .444 11 13 0   .458
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 3 5 0   .375 8 12 1   .405
Army  ‍‍‍ 3 6 0   .333 10 11 1   .477
Brown  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125 4 8 0   .333
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125 4 10 1   .300
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament


1958 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT W   L   T   PCT
Western Michigan  ‍‍‍y 10 0 0   1.000 23 8 1   .734
Ohio  ‍‍‍ 8 1 0   .889 17 4 0   .810
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 4 5 0   .444 7 7 0   .500
Kent State  ‍‍‍ 4 7 0   .364 12 10 0   .545
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 4 8 0   .333 6 13 0   .316
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 4 8 0   .333 8 10 0   .444
Miami (OH)  ‍‍‍ 2 7 0   .222 7 10 0   .412
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1958[5]
1958 Pacific Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
North Division
Oregon State ‍‍‍ 10 4   .714 18 11   .621
Washington State ‍‍‍ 9 5   .643 19 11   .633
Oregon ‍‍‍ 9 5   .643  
Idaho ‍‍‍ 4 11   .267  
Washington ‍‍‍ 3 10   .231 12 13   .480
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
Southern California ‍‍‍y 14 2   .875 29 3   .906
California ‍‍‍ 9 7   .563 19 12   .613
Stanford ‍‍‍ 7 9   .438 23 12   .657
Santa Clara ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313  
UCLA ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313 15 19   .441
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament

College World SeriesEdit

The 1958 season marked the twelfth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Southern California claiming their second championship with an 8–7 win over Missouri in the final.[1]

  First round     Second round     Third round
                           
  Winner's bracket
  Missouri 3  
    Western Michigan 1    
        Missouri 11  
        Colorado State 2    
  Colorado State 10          
  Lafayette 5        
        Missouri 4
        Holy Cross 1
  Holy Cross 3        
    Southern California 0          
        Holy Cross 17    
        Clemson 4  
  Arizona 1    
  Clemson 4  
  Loser's bracket
  Western Michigan 410  
  Lafayette 3     Clemson 3
      Western Michigan 5
  Southern California 4  
  Arizona 0     Southern California 12
      Colorado State 1
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semifinals
  Missouri 3       Missouri 7
    Western Michigan 1           Southern California 812
        Missouri 0    
        Southern California 7  
  Holy Cross 2    
  Southern California 6  

Award winnersEdit

All-America teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1958". Boyd's World. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1, 3, 21. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1958". Boyds World. Retrieved April 5, 2019.