2017 Projected Field Of 64 And Crystal Ball

2017 College Preview

Baseball America gives its projections on the upcoming season, including the field for the NCAA tournament.

BA’s CRYSTAL BALL
Teddy Cahill John Manuel Michael Lananna
Jim Shonerd
National Champion
Florida Florida State TCU Florida State
Omaha Sleeper
Nebraska Houston Houston UNC Wilmington
Player of the Year
Luken Baker, TCU Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt Brendan McKay, Louisville Brendan McKay, Louisville
Pitcher of the Year
Alex Faedo, Florida J.B. Bukauskas,
North Carolina
Alex Lange, LSU Tristan Beck, Stanford
Freshman of the Year
Carlos Cortes,
South Carolina
Carlos Cortes,
South Carolina
Drew Mendoza,
Florida State
Nick Lodolo, TCU

PROJECTED FIELD OF 64
Fort Worth Nashville
1. (1) Texas Christian^* 1. Vanderbilt^
2. Rice* 2. Miami
3. Arkansas 3. Houston
4. Holy Cross* 4. Kent State*
Tallahassee, FL Lafayette, LA
1. (2) Florida State^* 1. La.-Lafayette^*
2. Mississippi 2. Georgia Tech
3. Florida Atlantic 3. Bryant*
4. Florida A&M* 4. Oral Roberts*
Gainesville, FL Clemson, SC
1. (3) Florida^* 1. Clemson^
2. Stanford 2. Maryland*
3. Dallas Baptist* 3. West Virginia
4. Fairfield* 4. Austin Peay State*
Baton Rouge, LA Charlottesville, VA
1. (4) Louisiana State^ 1. Virginia^
2. Texas Tech 2. Oklahoma State
3. Nebraska 3. Brigham Young*
4. Alabama State* 4. Binghamton*
Columbia, SC Conway, SC
1. (5) South Carolina^ 1. Coastal Carolina^
2. Southern Mississippi 2. North Carolina
3. Wake Forest 3. Xavier*
4. Lipscomb* 4. Winthrop*
Greenville, NC Raleigh, NC
1. (6) East Carolina^* 1. N.C. State^
2. UNC Wilmington* 2. Arizona
3. Mississippi State 3. South Alabama
4. Rhode Island* 4. Wright State*
Louisville, KY Seattle
1. (7) Louisville^ 1. Washington^
2. Texas A&M 2. Long Beach State
3. UCLA 3. Texas
4. Western Carolina* 4. Seattle*
Fullerton, CA Corvallis, OR
1. (8) Cal State Fullerton^* 1. Oregon State^*
2. Arizona State 2. UC Santa Barbara
3. Sam Houston State* 3. Gonzaga
4. Columbia* 4. New Mexico*
*-Automatic bid; ^-Regional host

 

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