NCAA Tournament Field
The pairings for all 16 NCAA regionals.
The pairings for all 16 NCAA regionals.
A rundown of how the Top 25 teams did during a weekend dominated by conference tournament action.
After a one-week hiatus from the top spot in Baseball America's Top 25 rankings, Miami won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament for the first time and returns to the No. 1 perch.
Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski were expected to help turn around San Diego's program. They've lived up to the hype. It's been quite an experience for the pair, who have played themselves into prominence. Matusz is one of the top candidates for the national Player of the Year award and No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Romanski is arguably the top two-way player in the country.
Aaron Fitt breaks down the favorites and sleepers of every conference tournament.
Aaron Fitt answers plenty of questions about NCAA tournament speculation.
Miami may have won the ACC title, but by losing to North Carolina at home, they lost their six-week hold on the top spot in the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings.
There's a new team atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings, as North Carolina went on the road and defeated then-No.1 Miami to move up to the top spot, ending the Hurricanes' six-week run on top of the Rankings.
It doesn't get much better than this: No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the regular-season finale, with the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and, in all likelihood, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament on the line. Either top-ranked Miami or second-ranked North Carolina is going to lose a series this weekend for the first time all year. The two teams are a combined 21-0-1 in weekend series, 42-9 in the ACC and 83-15 overall. Gaudy numbers, especially in this year of widespread parity in college baseball.
Aaron Fitt updates his predictions on who will make the NCAA tournament field.
This wasn't a particularly pretty year for Baseball America's preseason Top 25, with three of our top four teams in the preseason—UCLA, Arizona and Mississippi—falling out of the rankings completely by April. Let's take a look at where we—and more importantly five of these teams—went wrong.
Aaron Fitt answered a slew of West Coast questions during his May 12 chat.
Miami just keeps on winning, as did most of this week's Top 25 on a week that saw little movement in the rankings.
Miami won a series on the road against Virginia Tech to remain at No. 1. in the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings. The Hurricanes have yet to lose a weekend series this season and have been No. 1 for six straight weeks. The Top 5 in the Rankings remained status quo as each team won its weekend series, including No. 5 Nebraska's series win over No. 9 Texas A&M in what was one of the best series of the season.
Georgia visits Vanderbilt in a showdown of the Southeastern Conference's best two teams, while Nebraska and Texas A&M square off in a similar situation in the Big 12. Aaron Fitt breaks down those series, the NCAA tournament picture for the Pac-10, a key ACC matchup and the nation's only undefeated team in the latest Weekend Preview.
We're getting close to tournament time, which makes every week's games even more important. Aaron Fitt answered questions about who's in and who has work to do.
Miami remains No. 1 for another week as Aaron Fitt recaps what happened in college baseball this weekend.
Miami swept St. Mary's to improve its record to 39-5 and remain atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings for the fifth straight week. Arizona State won its series on the road against Pac-10 opponent UCLA to move up to the No. 3 spot. The Sun Devils were followed by Florida State, winner of a pair of games on the road against Clemson, and Nebraska, who swept Louisiana-Lafayette, at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots. Stanford lost a pair of midweek games against Santa Clara and UC Davis to slip to No. 6.
The Atlantic Coast Conference ain't what it used to be. The league expanded this decade in two stages, from a nine-team league to a 12-team super-conference. Football drove the expansion, of course, as Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech joined the league. Since then, Wake Forest—one of the smallest Division I football programs in the country—has played in the Bowl Championship Series, while Miami and Florida State (added in 1992) have slipped from national powers to mediocrity.
The latest Weekend Preview breaks down key series involving Pepperdine and San Diego, Baylor and Texas, and Georgia Tech and Coastal Carolina, plus Aaron Fitt goes In The Dugout with Oregon State closer Kevin Rhoderick.