2017 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2017 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida from May 23 through May 28. The event, held at the end of the conference regular season, determines the champion of the American Athletic Conference for the 2017 season. The winner of the double-elimination tournament will receive the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[1][2]

2017 American Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
2017 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Logo.png
Tournament Logo
Teams8
FormatDouble-elimination tournament
Finals site
MVP,
TelevisionCBS Sports Network, ESPNU
2017 American Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UCF  ‍‍‍y 15 9   .625     40 22   .645
No. 27 Houston  ‍y 15 9   .625     42 21   .667
South Florida  ‍‍‍y 14 10   .583     42 19   .689
Connecticut  ‍‍‍ 14 10   .583     33 25   .569
Tulane  ‍‍‍ 13 11   .542     27 31   .466
Cincinnati  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     28 30   .483
Memphis  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     30 29   .508
East Carolina  ‍‍‍ 7 17   .292     32 28   .533
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Format and seedingEdit

All eight baseball teams in The American will be seeded based on their records in conference play. The tournament will use a two bracket double-elimination format, leading to a single championship game between the winners of each bracket.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed Tiebreaker
UCF 15 9 .625 0 1 2–1 vs Houston
Houston 15 9 .625 0 2 1–2 vs UCF
Connecticut 14 10 .583 1 3 2–1 vs USF
South Florida 14 10 .583 1 4 1–2 vs UConn
Tulane 13 11 .542 2 5
Cincinnati 10 14 .417 5 6
Memphis 8 16 .333 7 7
East Carolina 7 17 .292 8 8

BracketEdit

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 UCF 3  
8 East Carolina 14  
  8 East Carolina 6  
  4 South Florida 5  
4 South Florida 7
5 Tulane 6  
  8 East Carolina 4 -  
  1 UCF 0 -  
1 UCF 8  
5 Tulane 3  
  1 UCF 12
  4 South Florida 0  
  8 East Carolina 0
  2 Houston 6
2 Houston 6  
7 Memphis 5  
  2 Houston 7
  3 Connecticut 6  
3 Connecticut 12
6 Cincinnati 3  
  2 Houston 13 -
  3 Connecticut 3 -  
6 Cincinnati 14  
7 Memphis 1510  
  3 Connecticut 7
  7 Memphis 5  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016–17 Championship Schedule". The American. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "2017 Division I baseball conference tournaments, automatic qualifiers". NCAA. May 28, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017.