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2023 Preseason Projected Field of 64


The college baseball season has nearly arrived. Opening Day is a little more than a week away and around the country teams are getting ready to start on the Road to Omaha.

How that journey plays out largely remains to be seen—that's part of the fun of the college baseball season. But it's never too early to project what the NCAA Tournament will look like on Selection Monday.

In this projection, the SEC leads the way with 11 bids, which would set a record, and the ACC follows with 10 bids. In line with the trends of recent seasons, the at-large bids are concentrated in just a few major conferences. Notably, this year there is an extra at-large bid because there are now only 30 conferences sponsoring baseball with the MEAC dropping out of the mix this year.

This is just a starting point. Much will change between Feb. 17 and Memorial Day when the NCAA Tournament field is officially announced. Baseball America will update the Projected Field of 64 weekly throughout the spring.

Baton Rouge, La.
Hattiesburg, Miss.
1. (1) Louisiana State*^1. (16) Southern Mississippi^*
2. Rutgers2. Arkansas
3. Louisiana-Lafayette3. Florida State
4. Alabama State*4. Southeastern Louisiana*
KnoxvilleCollege Park, Md.
1. (2) Tennessee^1. (15) Maryland*^
2. Campbell*2. North Carolina
3. Georgia Tech3. Connecticut*
4. Binghamton*4. Pennsylvania*
Stanford, Calif.Blacksburg, Va.
1. (3) Stanford^*1. (14) Virginia Tech^
2. North Carolina State2. Auburn
3. Gonzaga*3. Liberty*
4. Fairfield*4. Davidson*
LouisvilleOxford, Miss.
1. (4) Louisville*^1. (13) Mississippi^
2. Oregon2. Texas Tech
3. Iowa3. Clemson
4. Wright State*4. Southeast Missouri State*
Gainesville, Fla.Stillwater, Okla.
1. (5) Florida^1. (12) Oklahoma State^
2. Georgia Southern2. Oregon State
3. Central Florida3. Alabama
4. Mercer*4. Oral Roberts*
College Station, TexasLos Angeles
1. (6) Texas A&M^1. (11) UCLA^
2. Louisiana Tech*2. UC Santa Barbara*
3. Arizona3. Grand Canyon*
4. Central Connecticut State*4. Nevada-Las Vegas*
Coral Gables, Fla.Winston-Salem
1. (7) Miami^1. (10) Wake Forest^
2. Texas2. East Carolina*
3. Florida Gulf Coast3. South Carolina
4. Army*4. College of Charleston*
Fort Worth, TexasNashville
1. (8) Texas Christian^1. (9) Vanderbilt^
2. Dallas Baptist2. Virginia
3. Mississippi State3. Oklahoma
4. Ball State*4. Southern Illinois*

* denotes automatic bid
^ denotes regional host

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Last Four In

Georgia Tech
South Carolina
Florida Gulf Coast

First Four Out

Florida Atlantic
Notre Dame

Next Four Out

South Florida
Texas State
Arizona State

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