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NCAA Baseball Bracketology: Final Field of 64 Projection

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The full field will be announced on Monday morning.

LSU Is Our Pick For The No. 1 National Seed
LSU Is Our Pick For The No. 1 National Seed
Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

Below are my projections for for this year's NCAA Tournament bracket, which will be announced Monday morning at 9:00 AM MST on ESPNU.

National Seeds:

1. LSU

2. UCLA

3. Louisville

4. Miami (Florida)

5. Illinois

6. Florida

7. TCU

8. Missouri State

LSU should edge out UCLA for the top national seed. Neither team had a very good final week of the regular season, but the Tigers top five RPI rank and higher win total gives them a slight edge. What's clear is this; those two clubs are going to be the clear favorites to win the national championship.

I have Missouri State edging out Vanderbilt for the final spot, but their resumes are nearly interchangeable. The Bears won their conference tournament championship game on Sunday and finished three spots higher than the Commodores in the RPI.

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Field of 64 Projections (May 25)

Baton Rouge Regional

1. LSU (1)
4. Texas Southern*

2. Radford*
3. Louisiana-Lafayette*
Houston Regional

1. Houston
4. Houston Baptist*

2. Rice
3. Southeastern Louisiana
Los Angeles Regional
1. UCLA* (2)
4. Cal State Bakersfield*

2. Notre Dame
3. Michigan*
Lake Elsinore Regional

1. UC Santa Barbara
4. Pepperdine*

2. USC
3. Wright State*
Louisville Regional
1. Louisville (3)
4. Morehead State*

2. Indiana
3. UNC Wilmington*
Nashville Regional

1. Vanderbilt
4. Lipscomb*

2. South Alabama
3. Virginia
Coral Gables Regional

1. Miami (Florida) (4)
4. Florida International*

2. Coastal Carolina
3. Mississippi
Dallas Regional
1. Dallas Baptist
4. VCU*

2. College of Charleston
3. St. John's*
Champaign Regional
1. Illinois (5)
4. Ohio*

2. Coastal Carolina
3. NC State
Stillwater Regional

1. Oklahoma State
4. Stony Brook*

2. Arizona State
3. Oral Roberts*
Gainesville Regional
1. Florida* (6)
4. Florida A&M*

2. Florida Atlantic
3. Mercer*
Tallahassee Regional

1. Florida State*
4. Navy*

2. East Carolina*
3. Auburn
Fort Worth Regional
1. TCU (7)
4. Canisius*

2. Oregon State
3. Columbia*
College Station Regional

1. Texas A&M
4. Texas*

2. Iowa
3. Oregon
Springfield Regional
1. Missouri State* (8)
4. Sacred Heart*

2. Arkansas
3. Clemson
Fullerton Regional
1. Cal State Fullerton*
4. San Diego State*

2. California
3. Maryland

LAST FOUR IN: Auburn, Clemson, Oregon, Southeastern Louisiana

FIRST FOUR OUT: Bradley, Southern Miss, Tulane, Michigan State