NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

The NCAA Division I Baseball Championship is held each year from May through June and features 64 college baseball teams in the United States, culminating in the eight-team College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. Mississippi State is the 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament champion, defeating runner-up Vanderbilt 9-0 in Game 3 to win the 2021 College World Series championship finals.

NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
SportCollege baseball
Founded1947
No. of teams64
Most recent
champion(s)
Mississippi State (1)
Most titlesSouthern California (12)
TV partner(s)ESPN
ESPN2
Official websiteNCAA.com
Omaha is located in the United States
Omaha
Omaha
Location in the United States
Omaha  is located in Nebraska
Omaha 
Omaha 
Location in Nebraska

Tournament formatEdit

The tournament is unique in that it features four tiers of competition, alternating between double-elimination brackets and best-of-three series. In fact, throughout the entire 64-team tournament, a team can lose a total of four games and still be crowned champions.

During team selection, sixteen teams are given "national seeds". The top eight of these teams automatically host a super regional if they advance past the regional round, assuming that they have the facilities to do so. Only 2 times has a national seed not hosted due to lack of proper facilities. As in other NCAA tournaments, conference champions (usually determined by a tournament) receive automatic bids, and the selection committee fills the remaining spots.

The first tier, called Regionals, consists of 16 locations that include four teams, seeded 1 through 4, competing in a double-elimination bracket. The 16 host sites are determined mostly by merit – most No. 1 seeds host – but are also contested by bids from schools guaranteeing the NCAA a certain amount of revenue from that regional. Host teams traditionally have a large advantage, although the home team for each game is determined by rule, so the host school sometimes plays as the visiting team. The winner of each regional moves on to the second tier, the Super Regionals.

Super Regionals are played at eight locations throughout the country and consist of the 16 surviving teams, matched up by predetermined regional pairings. National seeds 1-8 cannot meet each other in the super regional and are guaranteed to host. If the higher national seed in the bracket is eliminated in the regional stage, but the lower national seed advances, the super regional will be played at the national seeded team's field. If the two seeds are not national seeds, the Super Regional will be bid upon by the two competing teams. If the national seed wins the regional but is unable to host, the Super Regional is awarded to the other regional winner in its bracket. This scenario played out in 2015 when national seed Missouri State could not host a Super Regional because the minor league Springfield Cardinals, which have scheduling priority at the stadium where both teams play, were playing a home series at that time. The Super Regional was thus awarded to Arkansas. The two teams play a best-of-three series to determine who moves on to the College World Series. Although one school hosts all three games, the teams split home-team status in the first two games, with the host school batting last in the opening game and first in game 2. If a third game is needed, a coin toss determines home-team status.

The final eight teams meet in Omaha, Nebraska in the College World Series. The CWS mimics the earlier rounds, consisting of two double-elimination brackets of four teams each. Thereafter, the winners of each bracket meet in a best-of-three final. The winner of this final series wins the College World Series and is crowned the national champion.

Team titlesEdit

 
 
USC
 
LSU
 
Texas
 
Arizona State
 
Arizona
 
Cal State Fullerton
 
Miami
 
Minnesota
 
Oregon State
 
California
 
Michigan
 
Oklahoma
 
South Carolina
 
Stanford
 
Vanderbilt
 
Coastal Carolina
 
Florida
 
Fresno
State
 
Georgia
 
Holy
Cross
 
Mississippi State
 
Missouri
 
Ohio
State
 
Oklahoma State
 
Pepperdine
 
Rice
 
឴឴឵UCLA
 
Virginia
 
Wake Forest
 
Wichita State
Schools that have won the NCAA Championship
  – 12 championships,   – 6 championships,   – 5 championships,   – 4 championships,   – 3 championships,
  – 2 championships,   – 1 championship
School # Years
USC 12 1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1998
LSU 6 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009
Texas 6 1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005
Arizona State 5 1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981
Arizona 4 1976, 1980, 1986, 2012
Cal State Fullerton 4 1979, 1984, 1995, 2004
Miami (FL) 4 1982, 1985, 1999, 2001
Minnesota 3 1956, 1960, 1964
Oregon State 3 2006, 2007, 2018
California 2 1947, 1957
Michigan 2 1953, 1962
Oklahoma 2 1951, 1994
South Carolina 2 2010, 2011
Stanford 2 1987, 1988
Vanderbilt 2 2014, 2019
Coastal Carolina 1 2016
Florida 1 2017
Fresno State 1 2008
Georgia 1 1990
Holy Cross 1 1952
Mississippi State 1 2021
Missouri 1 1954
Ohio State 1 1966
Oklahoma State 1 1959
Pepperdine 1 1992
Rice 1 2003
UCLA 1 2013
Virginia 1 2015
Wake Forest 1 1955
Wichita State 1 1989

AppearancesEdit

Teams with at least 35 total appearances through the 2021 tournament are listed.

School Appearances First Most recent
Texas 60 1947 2021
Florida State 58 1956 2021
Miami (FL) 48 1971 2021
Oklahoma State 47 1947 2021
Clemson 44 1947 2019
Cal State Fullerton 40 1975 2018
Arizona 40 1950 2021
Arizona State 40[a] 1964 2021
Mississippi State 39 1949 2021
Oklahoma 37 1947 2018
St. John's 37 1949 2018
USC 37 1948 2015
Florida 36 1958 2021
Fresno State 35 1952 2019
Texas A&M 35 1951 2019
  1. ^ Does not include one appearance ordered to be vacated by the NCAA.

Most appearances without a titleEdit

The top five teams in this category, through the 2021 tournament, are listed.

School Appearances
Florida State 58
Clemson 44
St. John's 37
Texas A&M 35

Most NCAA tournament appearances without a CWS appearanceEdit

The top five teams in this category (including ties), through the ongoing 2021 tournament, are listed.

School Appearances
East Carolina 31
South Alabama 28
Stetson 19
Bethune–Cookman 16
Jacksonville 14
San Diego State 14

Appearances by teamEdit

1947–1974Edit

From 1947 through 1974, the NCAA Tournament was divided into static geographic districts. Each district would send a representative to the College World Series.

  • In 1947, the eight representatives played in two sets of single elimination playoffs, with only the two winners advancing to the College World Series in Kalamazoo.
  • In 1948, the eight representatives played in two sets of double elimination playoffs, with only the two winners advancing to the College World Series in Kalamazoo.
  • In 1949, the eight representatives played in four sets of best-of-three series, with only the four winners advancing to the College World Series in Wichita.
  • From 1950 through 1953, the eight representatives all advanced to the College World Series in Omaha, but the participants in various district playoffs and tournaments are not considered to have been part of the NCAA Tournament.
  • From 1954 through 1974, each district selected its representative either by committee, or after a district tournament consisting of 2 to 6 teams. Any team that participated in a district tournament is considered to have played in the NCAA Tournament.

The code in each cell represents the furthest the team made it in the respective tournament:

  •  D  Team played in a District tournament, but did not win it (1954–1974).
  •  P  Team was the district representative but did not reach the College World Series (1947–1949).
  •  WS  Team advanced to the College World Series, but was not one of the top two teams.
  •  RU  National Runner-up
  •  CH  National Champion
APP WS CH 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
School Current Conf.
17 16 10 USC CH WS WS D WS CH RU CH CH WS WS CH CH CH CH CH CH Pac-12
6 6 3 Arizona State WS CH CH CH RU RU Pac-12
10 4 3 Minnesota CH D D CH CH D D D WS D Big Ten
22 16 2 Texas P CH CH WS RU D WS D D WS WS WS WS WS D WS WS WS D WS WS WS Big 12
3 2 2 Michigan CH D CH Big Ten
2 2 2 California CH CH Pac-12
11 8 1 Oklahoma State P P WS WS CH WS RU RU WS WS D Big 12
7 6 1 Missouri RU CH RU WS WS RU D SEC
9 4 1 Holy Cross CH D D WS D WS WS D D Patriot
7 4 1 Oklahoma P CH D D WS WS WS Big 12
5 4 1 Ohio State WS D RU CH WS Big Ten
4 2 1 Wake Forest RU CH D D ACC
19 10 0 Northern Colorado P P WS WS D WS D WS WS WS WS WS WS D D D D D WS Summit
13 9 0 Arizona WS WS RU D WS RU WS D D RU WS WS D Pac-12
10 6 0 Western Michigan WS RU D WS WS WS D WS D D Mid-American
14 5 0 Penn State WS D D RU D WS D WS D D D D WS D Big Ten
13 5 0 Florida State D WS D D D WS WS WS D D D RU D ACC
14 4 0 St. John's WS D D D WS D D D D WS D WS D D Big East
10 4 0 Connecticut WS D WS D D D WS D D WS American
9 4 0 Boston College P WS D WS WS D D D WS ACC
8 4 0 Southern Illinois D D RU WS D RU D WS Missouri Valley
7 4 0 Lafayette P WS WS D WS WS D Patriot
5 4 0 Harvard WS WS D WS WS Ivy League
4 4 0 Ole Miss WS WS WS WS SEC
6 3 0 Washington State RU WS D D WS D Pac-12
6 3 0 Seton Hall WS D D WS D WS Big East
5 3 0 Duke WS WS D D WS ACC
8 2 0 Massachusetts WS D D D D WS D D Atlantic 10
6 2 0 Bradley WS WS D D D D Missouri Valley
6 2 0 Tulsa RU D WS D D D American
5 2 0 Clemson P D WS WS D ACC
5 2 0 NYU P WS D D WS D2
5 2 0 North Carolina P WS D WS D ACC
5 2 0 Springfield WS D WS D D D3
5 2 0 Houston WS D D D RU American
4 2 0 Texas A&M WS D D WS SEC
4 2 0 BYU D D WS WS West Coast
3 2 0 Iowa State WS WS D no team anymore
2 2 0 Yale RU RU Ivy League
8 1 0 Notre Dame P D WS D D D D D ACC
8 1 0 Ohio D D D D D D WS D Mid-American
7 1 0 Fresno State D D WS D D D D Mountain West
7 1 0 Santa Clara D RU D D D D D West Coast
6 1 0 UTRGV D D WS D D D WAC
5 1 0 Wyoming D D WS D D no team anymore
5 1 0 Ithaca D D WS D D D3
5 1 0 Temple D D D WS D American
4 1 0 Rutgers WS D D D Big Ten
4 1 0 Colgate WS D D D no team anymore
4 1 0 Delaware D D D WS Colonial
4 1 0 Dartmouth D D D WS Ivy League
4 1 0 Saint Louis D D WS D Atlantic 10
4 1 0 Northeastern D WS D D Colonial
4 1 0 Mississippi State D D D WS SEC
3 1 0 Utah WS D D Pac-12
3 1 0 Oregon State WS D D Pac-12
3 1 0 Georgia Southern D WS D Southland
3 1 0 Rider D D WS MAAC
3 1 0 NC State WS D D ACC
3 1 0 Miami (FL) D D RU ACC
2 1 0 Alabama WS D SEC
2 1 0 Princeton WS D Ivy League
2 1 0 Rollins RU D D2
2 1 0 Oregon WS D Pac-12
2 1 0 Michigan State WS D Big Ten
2 1 0 New Hampshire WS D America East
2 1 0 Auburn D WS SEC
1 1 0 Colorado State WS no team anymore
1 1 0 Tufts WS D3
1 1 0 Wisconsin WS no team anymore
1 1 0 Tennessee RU SEC
1 1 0 Syracuse WS ACC
1 1 0 Maine WS America East
1 1 0 UCLA WS Pac-12
1 1 0 Iowa WS Big Ten
6 0 0 West Virginia D D D D D D Big 12
6 0 0 Air Force D D D D D D Mountain West
6 0 0 Providence D D D D D D Big East
5 0 0 Denver P D D D D Summit
5 0 0 Cincinnati D D D D D American
5 0 0 Valparaiso D D D D D Missouri Valley
5 0 0 Detroit D D D D D no team anymore
5 0 0 East Carolina D D D D D American
4 0 0 Illinois P P D D Big Ten
4 0 0 Boston University D D D D no team anymore
4 0 0 Villanova D D D D Big East
4 0 0 Pepperdine D D D D West Coast
3 0 0 George Washington D D D Atlantic 10
3 0 0 Florida D D D SEC
3 0 0 Colby D D D D3
3 0 0 Maryland D D D Big Ten
3 0 0 Idaho D D D no team anymore
3 0 0 Weber State D D D no team anymore
3 0 0 Trinity (TX) D D D D3
2 0 0 Virginia Tech D D ACC
2 0 0 Alma D D D3
2 0 0 San Jose State D D WAC
2 0 0 Vermont D D no team anymore
2 0 0 Portland D D West Coast
2 0 0 Northern Iowa D D no team anymore
2 0 0 Pittsburgh D D ACC
2 0 0 Georgia Tech D D ACC
2 0 0 Cal Poly Pomona D D D2
2 0 0 Furman D D Southern
2 0 0 Ball State D D Mid-American
2 0 0 Cal State Los Angeles D D D2
2 0 0 Buffalo D D Mid-American
2 0 0 Gonzaga D D West Coast
2 0 0 St. Joseph's D D Atlantic 10
2 0 0 South Alabama D D Sun Belt
2 0 0 Miami (OH) D D Mid-American
2 0 0 Vanderbilt D D SEC
1 0 0 Baylor P Big 12
1 0 0 Navy D Patriot
1 0 0 Ashland D D2
1 0 0 Seattle D WAC
1 0 0 Willamette D D3
1 0 0 TCU D Big 12
1 0 0 Tennessee Tech D Ohio Valley
1 0 0 North Dakota State D Summit
1 0 0 Manhattan D MAAC
1 0 0 Lafayettte D Patriot
1 0 0 Northwestern D Big Ten
1 0 0 Occidental D D3
1 0 0 Washington D Pac-12
1 0 0 The Citadel D Southern
1 0 0 American International D D2
1 0 0 Florida Southern D D2
1 0 0 Bridgeport D no team anymore
1 0 0 Gettysburg D D3
1 0 0 New Mexico D Mountain West
1 0 0 Kent State D Mid-American
1 0 0 La Salle D Atlantic 10
1 0 0 Cal State Northridge D Big West
1 0 0 Long Beach State D Big West
1 0 0 Arkansas State D Sun Belt
1 0 0 Central Michigan D Mid-American
1 0 0 Jacksonville D ASUN
1 0 0 UC Santa Barbara D Big West
1 0 0 Richmond D Atlantic 10
1 0 0 Virginia D ACC
1 0 0 Bowling Green D Mid-American
1 0 0 LIU D Northeast
1 0 0 Northern Illinois D Mid-American
1 0 0 Arkansas D SEC
1 0 0 Oral Roberts D Summit
1 0 0 Creighton D Big East
1 0 0 Appalachian State D Sun Belt
1 0 0 Marshall D Conference USA
1 0 0 South Carolina D SEC
1 0 0 Louisiana Tech D Conference USA

1975–1998Edit

From 1975 through 1998, the NCAA Tournament consisted of eight regionals, the winners of each advanced to the College World Series. However, unlike previous tournaments, there was no requirement that the regions consist of an exact set of states.

The code in each cell represents the furthest the team made it in the respective tournament:

  •  R  Team was selected for a Regional, but did not win it.
  •  WS  Team advanced to the College World Series, but was not one of the top two teams.
  •  RU  National Runner-up
  •  CH  National Champion

Starting in 1982, the NCAA identified 5 teams as national seeds and ensured they played in different regionals. Starting in 1987, the NCAA identified the top 8 national seeds and put them in different regionals. These national seeds are shown with single underline. These national seeds often hosted the Regional round, but not at the near-automatic rate of hosting in the modern NCAA Tournament.

APP WS CH 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
School Current Conf.
14 10 4 LSU R R WS WS WS WS CH R CH WS R CH CH WS SEC
20 9 3 Cal State Fullerton WS R R R CH R R WS R CH R WS WS RU R WS CH R R R Big West
11 5 3 Arizona R CH R WS CH WS CH R R R R Pac-12
24 16 2 Miami (FL) R R R WS WS WS WS CH R WS CH WS R WS WS R R WS R WS WS RU WS WS ACC
17 12 2 Arizona State WS WS CH RU CH R WS WS WS RU R R R WS WS R RU Pac-12
20 11 2 Texas CH R WS R WS WS CH RU RU R WS R RU R R WS WS R R R Big 12
16 8 2 Stanford R WS WS R WS R CH CH WS R R R WS R WS R Pac-12
14 3 2 USC R R CH R R R R R R R RU R R CH Pac-12
17 7 1 Wichita State R R RU R R R WS CH R RU WS RU R R WS R R American
17 5 1 Oklahoma WS WS R R R R R R R R R R WS CH WS R R Big 12
13 2 1 Pepperdine R R WS R R R R R R R CH R R West Coast
3 2 1 Georgia WS CH R SEC
23 11 0 Florida State WS R R R WS R R R R R RU WS R WS R WS WS R WS WS WS R WS ACC
19 10 0 Oklahoma State R RU WS WS WS WS WS RU R R RU R R WS R R WS R R Big 12
19 6 0 Clemson R WS WS R R WS R R R R R WS R R R WS WS R R ACC
16 6 0 Mississippi State R WS WS R R WS R R R WS R R R R WS WS SEC
11 6 0 Maine R WS R WS WS WS WS WS R R R America East
14 5 0 South Carolina RU R RU R WS WS R R WS R R R R R SEC
13 5 0 Michigan R R R WS WS WS WS WS R R R R R Big Ten
14 4 0 Florida R R R R R R WS R WS R R WS R WS SEC
12 4 0 Arkansas RU R R WS R WS R WS R R R R SEC
9 4 0 Long Beach State WS WS R WS R R R R WS Big West
9 3 0 Auburn WS R R R R WS R WS R SEC
7 3 0 Alabama RU R R R WS RU R SEC
6 3 0 California WS R WS R WS R Pac-12
18 2 0 Fresno State R R R R R R R R WS R R WS R R R R R R Mountain West
13 2 0 St. John's R R R WS R WS R R R R R R R Big East
9 2 0 North Carolina WS R R R WS R R R R ACC
5 2 0 Eastern Michigan WS RU R R R Mid-American
5 2 0 Baylor WS WS R R R Big 12
15 1 0 Texas A&M R R R R R R R R R R R WS R R R SEC
14 1 0 Georgia Tech R R R R R R R R R RU R R R R ACC
12 1 0 Minnesota R WS R R R R R R R R R R Big Ten
11 1 0 Hawaii R R RU R R R R R R R R Mountain West
11 1 0 New Orleans R R R R R WS R R R R R Southland
9 1 0 Oral Roberts WS R R R R R R R R Summit
8 1 0 Washington State R WS R R R R R R Pac-12
8 1 0 The Citadel R R R R WS R R R Southern
8 1 0 UCLA R R R R R R R WS Pac-12
7 1 0 Temple R R WS R R R R American
7 1 0 Seton Hall WS R R R R R R Big East
7 1 0 Indiana State R R R WS R R R Missouri Valley
6 1 0 Southern Illinois R WS R R R R Missouri Valley
5 1 0 Georgia Southern R R R WS R Southland
5 1 0 James Madison R R WS R R Colonial
5 1 0 Loyola Marymount WS R R R R West Coast
5 1 0 Tennessee R R WS R R SEC
4 1 0 Connecticut R WS R R American
4 1 0 Rice R R WS R Conference USA
3 1 0 Creighton R WS R Big East
2 1 0 Kansas WS R Big 12
1 1 0 Cal State Los Angeles WS D2
15 0 0 South Alabama R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R Sun Belt
12 0 0 NC State R R R R R R R R R R R R ACC
11 0 0 Central Michigan R R R R R R R R R R R Mid-American
10 0 0 Tulane R R R R R R R R R R American
9 0 0 Lamar R R R R R R R R R Southland
9 0 0 East Carolina R R R R R R R R R American
9 0 0 BYU R R R R R R R R R West Coast
9 0 0 Western Carolina R R R R R R R R R Southern
8 0 0 Middle Tennessee R R R R R R R R Conference USA
8 0 0 Delaware R R R R R R R R Colonial
8 0 0 San Diego State R R R R R R R R Mountain West
8 0 0 Stetson R R R R R R R R ASUN
8 0 0 South Florida R R R R R R R R American
8 0 0 Rider R R R R R R R R MAAC
7 0 0 UTRGV R R R R R R R WAC
7 0 0 Missouri R R R R R R R SEC
7 0 0 UNLV R R R R R R R Mountain West
7 0 0 Ohio State R R R R R R R Big Ten
6 0 0 Harvard R R R R R R Ivy League
6 0 0 Old Dominion R R R R R R Conference USA
6 0 0 Rutgers R R R R R R Big Ten
6 0 0 Louisiana–Lafayette R R R R R R Sun Belt
5 0 0 Louisiana Tech R R R R R Conference USA
5 0 0 Penn R R R R R Ivy League
5 0 0 Jacksonville R R R R R ASUN
5 0 0 Houston R R R R R American
5 0 0 West Virginia R R R R R Big 12
5 0 0 UC Santa Barbara R R R R R Big West
5 0 0 Fordham R R R R R Atlantic 10
5 0 0 Notre Dame R R R R R ACC
5 0 0 UCF R R R R R American
4 0 0 Virginia Tech R R R R ACC
4 0 0 Gonzaga R R R R West Coast
4 0 0 Memphis R R R R American
4 0 0 Santa Clara R R R R West Coast
4 0 0 Navy R R R R Patriot
4 0 0 Eastern Kentucky R R R R Ohio Valley
4 0 0 George Mason R R R R Atlantic 10
4 0 0 Richmond R R R R Atlantic 10
4 0 0 Missouri State R R R R Missouri Valley
4 0 0 Cal State Northridge R R R R Big West
4 0 0 FIU R R R R Conference USA
4 0 0 Washington R R R R Pac-12
4 0 0 Texas Tech R R R R Big 12
3 0 0 Miami (OH) R R R Mid-American
3 0 0 East Tennessee State R R R Southern
3 0 0 Massachusetts R R R Atlantic 10
3 0 0 Nebraska R R R Big Ten
3 0 0 Portland R R R West Coast
3 0 0 George Washington R R R Atlantic 10
3 0 0 Yale R R R Ivy League
3 0 0 Jackson State R R R SWAC
3 0 0 Grambling State R R R SWAC
3 0 0 Oregon State R R R Pac-12
3 0 0 Princeton R R R Ivy League
3 0 0 Sam Houston State R R R Southland
3 0 0 VCU R R R Atlantic 10
3 0 0 Illinois R R R Big Ten
3 0 0 Nicholls State R R R Southland
3 0 0 Kent State R R R Mid-American
2 0 0 Penn State R R Big Ten
2 0 0 Northern Colorado R R Summit
2 0 0 Murray State R R Ohio Valley
2 0 0 Iowa R R Big Ten
2 0 0 Furman R R Southern
2 0 0 Illinois State R R Missouri Valley
2 0 0 Morehead State R R Ohio Valley
2 0 0 Ole Miss R R SEC
2 0 0 Wake Forest R R ACC
2 0 0 Michigan State R R Big Ten
2 0 0 Louisiana–Monroe R R Sun Belt
2 0 0 Appalachian State R R Sun Belt
2 0 0 Virginia R R ACC
2 0 0 Southern R R SWAC
2 0 0 Towson R R Colonial
2 0 0 Kentucky R R SEC
2 0 0 McNeese State R R Southland
2 0 0 Villanova R R Big East
2 0 0 Southern Miss R R Conference USA
2 0 0 Texas–Arlington R R Sun Belt
2 0 0 Northwestern State R R Southland
2 0 0 Ohio R R Mid-American
2 0 0 Southeastern Louisiana R R Southland
2 0 0 Providence R R Big East
2 0 0 Liberty R R ASUN
2 0 0 Charlotte R R Conference USA
2 0 0 Nevada R R Mountain West
2 0 0 Northeastern R R Colonial
2 0 0 UNC Greensboro R R Southern
2 0 0 Troy R R Sun Belt
2 0 0 Troy R R Sun Belt
1 0 0 Tulsa R American
1 0 0 Puget Sound R D2
1 0 0 Columbia R Ivy League
1 0 0 Cornell R Ivy League
1 0 0 Catholic R D3
1 0 0 Portland State R no team anymore
1 0 0 Holy Cross R Patriot
1 0 0 Marshall R Conference USA
1 0 0 Vanderbilt R SEC
1 0 0 Western Kentucky R Conference USA
1 0 0 Hardin–Simmons R D2
1 0 0 William & Mary R Colonial
1 0 0 NYIT R D2
1 0 0 Oklahoma City R NAIA
1 0 0 La Salle R Atlantic 10
1 0 0 Dartmouth R Ivy League
1 0 0 Purdue R Big Ten
1 0 0 Evansville R Missouri Valley
1 0 0 Le Moyne R D2
1 0 0 Western Michigan R Mid-American
1 0 0 Campbell R Big South
1 0 0 Lafayette R Patriot
1 0 0 Coastal Carolina R Sun Belt
1 0 0 UAB R Conference USA
1 0 0 UMBC R America East
1 0 0 UConn R Big East
1 0 0 TCU R Big 12
1 0 0 Wright State R Horizon
1 0 0 UTSA R Conference USA
1 0 0 Arkansas State R Sun Belt
1 0 0 Winthrop R Big South
1 0 0 Pittsburgh R ACC
1 0 0 Indiana R Big Ten
1 0 0 Bucknell R Patriot
1 0 0 Austin Peay R Ohio Valley
1 0 0 Charleston Southern R Big South
1 0 0 Akron R Mid-American
1 0 0 Northeastern Illinois R no team anymore
1 0 0 Tennessee Tech R Ohio Valley
1 0 0 Marist R MAAC
1 0 0 Texas State R Sun Belt
1 0 0 Monmouth R MAAC
1 0 0 Southeast Missouri State R Ohio Valley
1 0 0 Bowling Green R Mid-American

1999–presentEdit

Starting in 1999, the NCAA expanded to a 64-team format with 16 regionals seeeded 1 through 4.

The code in each cell represents the furthest the team made it in the respective tournament:

  •  R  Team was selected for a Regional, but did not win it.
  •  SR  Team won their Regional and advanced to the Super Regional round, but did not win it.
  •  WS  Team advanced to the College World Series, but was not one of the top two teams.
  •  RU  National Runner-up
  •  CH  National Champion

Additionally, the top 8 national seeds are shown with double underline, and the other eight 1 seeds are shown with single underline. These are usually, but not always, the 16 teams hosting in the Regional round.

APP SR WS CH 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
School Current Conf.
14 7 6 3 Oregon State WS CH CH R R SR R WS R R WS CH R R Pac-12
18 11 10 2 Texas R WS R CH WS RU CH R R R RU SR WS WS R R WS WS Big 12
19 15 8 2 LSU SR CH SR SR WS WS R WS CH R SR WS R WS SR RU R SR SR SEC
20 12 8 2 Miami (FL) CH SR CH SR WS WS SR WS R WS R SR R R R R WS WS R R ACC
18 13 6 2 South Carolina SR SR RU WS WS R SR SR R R CH CH RU SR R SR SR R SEC
16 10 5 2 Vanderbilt SR R R R R SR WS R SR CH RU R SR SR CH RU SEC
20 14 9 1 Cal State Fullerton WS R WS R WS CH SR WS WS SR WS SR R R SR R WS R WS SR Big West
19 10 8 1 Florida R R R R SR RU R SR WS RU WS R R WS WS CH WS R R SEC
19 10 6 1 Rice WS R SR WS CH R SR WS WS WS SR R R R SR R R R R Conference USA
17 10 5 1 Mississippi State R SR SR R R R R WS SR R RU R SR SR WS WS CH SEC
15 7 5 1 Virginia R R R R R WS SR WS R SR RU CH R R WS ACC
12 5 4 1 Arizona R R WS R R SR R R CH RU R WS Pac-12
15 6 3 1 UCLA R SR R R SR R RU R WS CH R R R SR R Pac-12
16 3 1 1 Coastal Carolina R R R R R R SR R SR R R R R CH R R Sun Belt
9 1 1 1 Fresno State R R R R CH R R R R Mountain West
22 17 7 0 Florida State RU WS SR SR SR SR SR R R WS SR WS SR WS SR R SR SR WS R WS R ACC
17 12 7 0 Stanford WS RU RU WS RU R R SR WS R SR SR SR R R SR WS Pac-12
19 9 7 0 North Carolina R R R SR R R RU RU WS WS R WS R WS R R WS SR R ACC
19 9 6 0 Arkansas R SR R WS R R R R WS SR R WS R R WS R RU WS SR SEC
13 8 5 0 Louisville R WS R SR R R WS WS SR SR WS R WS ACC
15 7 5 0 TCU R R R R R SR WS R SR WS WS WS WS R R Big 12
20 9 4 0 Clemson SR WS SR WS R R SR WS SR SR WS R R R R R R R R R ACC
18 7 4 0 Arizona State R R R SR R WS R WS SR WS WS SR R R R R R R Pac-12
11 5 4 0 Texas Tech R R R R R WS WS R WS WS SR Big 12
9 4 4 0 Georgia WS R WS WS RU R R R R SEC
16 8 3 0 Texas A&M WS R SR SR SR R R WS R R R SR SR WS R R SEC
14 4 3 0 Nebraska R SR WS WS R WS R R R R R R R R Big Ten
5 3 3 0 Tennessee WS R WS R WS SEC
17 5 2 0 NC State R SR R R R R SR R R SR WS R R R R R WS ACC
17 5 2 0 Georgia Tech SR R WS R SR SR WS R R R R R R R R R R ACC
16 5 2 0 Oklahoma State WS R R R SR R R R R SR R WS R R SR R Big 12
6 5 2 0 USC SR WS WS SR SR R Pac-12
9 4 2 0 UC Irvine R R WS SR R R SR WS R Big West
11 3 2 0 Tulane R R WS R R SR WS R R R R American
18 7 1 0 Ole Miss R R R R SR SR SR R SR R R R WS R R R SR SR SEC
15 4 1 0 Baylor SR R R R SR WS R R R R R SR R R R Big 12
13 4 1 0 Oklahoma R R R R SR R R WS R SR SR R R Big 12
10 4 1 0 Louisiana–Lafayette SR WS R R R R R SR SR R Sun Belt
13 3 1 0 Alabama WS R R R R SR R R SR R R R R SEC
11 3 1 0 Auburn SR R R R R R R R R SR WS SEC
7 3 1 0 Missouri State R R WS R SR SR R Missouri Valley
10 2 1 0 Notre Dame R R R WS R R R R R SR ACC
9 2 1 0 Michigan R R R SR R R R RU R Big Ten
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Past formatsEdit

1947Edit

The first tournament was an 8 team single elimination tournament. Four teams each were put into two playoff brackets, named the "Eastern Playoff" and the "Western Playoff." The winner of each bracket moved on to the College World Series, which was, at that time, a 2 team best-of-three game series.

1948Edit

The second year of the tournament maintained the "Eastern Playoff" and "Western Playoff" format, however, they were now double elimination. The winner of each bracket moved on to the College World Series to play a best-of-three game series.

1949Edit

The third year of the tournament consisted of four regions named Region A, Region B, Region C, and Region D. Each region consisted of two teams playing in a best-of-three game series. The winner of each region moved on to the College World Series, which was now a four-team double-elimination tournament.

1950–1953Edit

From 1950 through 1953, the preliminary rounds were not managed by the NCAA but rather by the district colleges, and thus these games are not recorded in the official history books of the NCAA. The winner of each district managed playoff (although some districts did not have playoffs and chose to select their teams by committee) were sent to the College World Series, which was an eight-team double-elimination tournament. The 1950 event was the first in Omaha, where it has remained.

1954–1974Edit

From 1954 through 1974 the tournament consisted of eight districts, named by number. Each consisted of between two and five teams playing in differently formatted tournaments. Some years included automatic College World Series qualifiers, and that team played no district games; for an example see 1959. The winner of each district moved on to the College World series, which was double-elimination.

1975Edit

The first year of the regional format was 1975. Eight regionals consisted of four teams in a double-elimination tournament. The winner of each regional moved on to the College World Series, also double-elimination.

1976–1981Edit

The tournament essentially remained unchanged from the 1975 version, however, one regional consisted of six teams in a double-elimination tournament, with four teams in each of the other seven regionals. The winner of each regional moved on to the College World Series, also double-elimination.

1982–1987Edit

The tournament expanded again in 1982—to 36 teams—to include two regionals with six teams while the other six regionals only had four teams. The Regionals remained double-elimination with the winners moving onto the College World Series, also double-elimination.

Subsequently, the tournament field expanded to 38 teams in 1985, 40 teams in 1986, and 48 teams in 1987.

1988–1998Edit

From 1988 through 1998, the NCAA tournament featured 48 teams, which contested in eight regionals of six teams each for the right to go to the College World Series.

1999–2017Edit

The four-team regional format and the best-of-three super regional format debuted in 1999, with the expansion of the tournament to 64 teams.

The best-of-three championship series at the College World Series debuted in 2003 after CBS ceased coverage of the "one-off" College World Series championship game. This allowed the NCAA to institute the best-of-three series for the finals, which better mimics the traditional three-game series played during the regular season and makes a pitching staff's depth a key factor. ESPN and ESPN2 now cover the entire CWS. After 61 years at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, the College World Series moved to the new TD Ameritrade Park in 2011.

2018Edit

For the first time, the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament will seed the top 16 teams, rather than only the top 8 teams as has been the practice since 1999. This will ensure that the regional featuring top ranked team will be paired with the regional hosted by the sixteenth seeded team, where in the past Super Regionals were paired generally along geographical lines.[1]ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, & ESPN3 covered every regional. Longhorn Network also covers games that Texas hosts for people in Texas for regionals but featured on ESPN3 since Longhorn Network is an ESPN sports network only in Texas. All Super Regionals are on ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU. However they are mainly on ESPN2 & ESPNU. The CWS is on ESPN & ESPN2.

National seedsEdit

Since 1999, the NCAA has awarded eight teams with a national seed. These teams automatically host a super regional if they advance past the regional round, unless their facilities are considered inadequate by the NCAA and thus do not bid to host, or their home stadium is unavailable because of scheduling conflicts; in some cases, a team may share a stadium with a minor league professional baseball team, or if their stadium does not meet NCAA requirements, host the event at the professional team's stadium. The former was the case for Cal State Fullerton in 1999, as its ballpark lacked the required seating capacity and media facilities at the time. In 2015, Missouri State was unable to host because of scheduling conflicts with the minor-league team whose off-campus ballpark it used.

In 2018, the NCAA expanded the national seeds to 16 teams, guaranteeing the lower seed the super regional if the higher seed does not advance.

Gray Shade and Italics indicates team made the College World Series. Bold Italics indicates team won the College World Series.
1999–2008

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
#1 Miami (FL) South Carolina Cal State Fullerton Florida State Florida State Texas Tulane Clemson Vanderbilt Miami (FL)
#2 Florida State LSU Miami (FL) Clemson LSU South Carolina Georgia Tech Rice Rice North Carolina
#3 Cal State Fullerton Georgia Tech Southern California Alabama Georgia Tech Miami (FL) Nebraska Texas North Carolina Arizona State
#4 Baylor Clemson Stanford Rice Auburn Georgia Tech Baylor Alabama Texas Florida State
#5 Alabama Houston Tulane Texas Rice Stanford Ole Miss Cal State Fullerton Arizona State Cal State Fullerton
#6 Stanford Florida State Georgia South Carolina Stanford Rice Cal State Fullerton Nebraska Florida State Rice
#7 Texas A&M Arizona State East Carolina Wake Forest Cal State Fullerton Arizona State Florida Georgia Arkansas LSU
#8 Rice Stanford Nebraska Stanford Miami (FL) Arkansas Oregon State Georgia Tech San Diego Georgia

2009–2018

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
#1 Texas Arizona State Virginia Florida North Carolina Oregon State UCLA Florida Oregon State Florida
#2 Cal State Fullerton Texas Florida UCLA Vanderbilt Florida LSU Louisville North Carolina Stanford
#3 LSU Florida North Carolina Florida State Oregon State Virginia Louisville Miami (FL) Florida Oregon State
#4 North Carolina Coastal Carolina South Carolina Baylor LSU Indiana Florida Texas A&M LSU Ole Miss
#5 Arizona State Virginia Florida State Oregon Cal State Fullerton Florida State Miami (FL) Texas Tech Texas Tech Arkansas
#6 UC Irvine UCLA Vanderbilt North Carolina Virginia Louisiana–Lafayette Illinois Mississippi State TCU North Carolina
#7 Oklahoma Louisville Texas LSU Florida State TCU TCU Clemson Louisville Florida State
#8 Florida Georgia Tech Rice South Carolina Oregon LSU Missouri State LSU Stanford Georgia

2019–present

2019 2020 2021
#1 UCLA No tournament
due to the
COVID-19 outbreak.
Arkansas
#2 Vanderbilt Texas
#3 Georgia Tech Tennessee
#4 Georgia Vanderbilt
#5 Arkansas Arizona
#6 Mississippi State TCU
#7 Louisville Mississippi State
#8 Texas Tech Texas Tech

AttendanceEdit

The highest single-game attendance for an NCAA Super Regional was at Dudy Noble Field, Polk-Dement Stadium at Mississippi State University. On Saturday, June 12, 2021, 14,385 watched Mississippi State beat Notre Dame 9-8 in game 1 of a best of 3. The second highest was set the day after as 13,971 fans saw Notre Dame even the series with a 9-1 victory. For the decisive Monday game, 11,784 fans saw the Bulldogs defeat the Fighting Irish 11-7 to send Mississippi State on to the College World Series. This set the overall Super Regional at 40,140, breaking the former record of 35,730 set when Arkansas hosted Missouri State in a Super Regional in 2015. The highest for an off-campus facility was set at Zephyr Field, a minor-league park in New Orleans. In 2001, Tulane and LSU battled for 3 games in front of 34,341 fans.

The highest single-game attendance for an NCAA Regional game was also set at Mississippi State; 11,511 watched Mississippi State vs Central Michigan on June 1, 2019. For total attendance during a Regional series, LSU holds the top 2 spots at 67,938 in 1998 and 66,561 in 1997. Mississippi State holds the next three to round out the top 5--64,723 in 1997, 63,388 in 1989, and 62,191 in 1990. All of those Top 5 regional attendance records were set under the old six-team Regional format.

Longest game in college baseball historyEdit

The longest college baseball game was a 2009 regional game between Boston College and host Texas on May 30 in Austin. Texas won 3–2 in 25 innings, which lasted over seven hours.[2][3]

The third-longest game in tournament history occurred in a 2012 regional game between Kent State and Kentucky at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana, where Kent State won 7–6 in 21 innings.[4]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "DI Baseball Championship moves to 16 seeds". NCAA. October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  2. ^ * Schlegel, John. "Texas wins NCAA record 25-inning game", MLB.com (MLB Advanced Media, L.P.), May 31, 2009.
  3. ^ "2009 NCAA Div. I Baseball College World Series Bracket" (in column 1 (Regionals), click on Austin box; then click on Texas–BC box), NCAA.com (NCAA).
  4. ^ "Kent State tops Kentucky in 21-inning NCAA tournament marathon, 7-6". The Plain Dealer. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012.

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