2017 NCAA Baseball Championship Bracket, Preview, and Schedules

The brackets are now set for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. As always, 64 teams will be competing for a shot to play in Omaha, NE in the eight team College World Series. The first round is known as a round-robin, double elimination regional. The thirty-two remaining teams will then play in a best-of-three series super regional. The final eight teams will play in the College World Series in a double-elimination format with the final two teams playing a best-of-three format. You can check out the full NCAA Baseball bracket here. The baseball tournament will be an exciting one this season as a few teams are making history or attempting to make history and many players went on to great MLB careers with the likes of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Ryan Braun, Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt, Todd Helton, Paul Molitor, among many others.

The Oregon State Beavers (49-4) are considered the pre-tourney favorites. The Beavers are out to prove that dominate pitching wins championships sporting an NCAA Division I baseball best 1.84 team era and are led by pitchers Jake Thompson and Luke Heimlich. Thompson is undefeated on the season with a 12-0 record and Heimlich is 10-1 and leads the NCAA with a .81 era. Other teams that are  favored by some  to win the College World Series are the North Carolina Tarheels  (47-12), Florida Gators (42-16), LSU Tigers ( 42-17), and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (43-15).

2017 NCAA Baseball Championship Bracket, Preview, and Schedules
Luke Heimlich, Oregon State

One team you won’t see in the bracket is the Miami Hurricanes. After 44 straight NCAA Baseball Tournament appearance, the Hurricanes failed to reach the tournament this season. The Florida State Seminoles now has the longest active streak making their 40th straight appearance. Florida Gulf Coast and Davidson will be playing in their first ever NCAA Tournament, while Holy Cross will be playing in their first tourney since 1978 and the West Virginia Mountaineers making the field for the first time since 1996.

Mike Martin, Head Coach, Florida State

Here’s the full list of teams by conference who will be playing in the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament along with the first round schedule.

Teams By Conference: 


Southeastern8 (Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi St., Texas A&M, Vanderbilt)
Atlantic Coast7 (Clemson, Florida St., Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina St., Virginia, Wake Forest)
Big 127 (Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia)
Big Ten5 (Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska)
Pacific-124 (Arizona, Oregon St., Stanford, UCLA)
American Athletic3 (Houston, South Fla., UCF)
Big East2 [St. John’s (NY), Xavier]
Big West2 (Cal St. Fullerton, Long Beach St.)
Conference USA2 (Rice, Southern Miss.)
Missouri Valley2 (DBU, Missouri St.)
Southland2 (Sam Houston St., Southeastern La.)
America East1 (UMBC)
Atlantic-101 (Davidson)
Atlantic Sun1 (FGCU)
Big South1 (Radford)
Colonial1 (Delaware)
Horizon1 (Ill.-Chicago)
Ivy1 (Yale)
Metro Atlantic1 (Marist)
Mid-American1 (Ohio)
Mid-Eastern1 (Bethune-Cookman)
Mountain West1 (San Diego St.)
Northeast1 (Central Conn. St.)
Ohio Valley1 (Tennessee Tech)
Patriot1 (Holy Cross)
Southern1 (UNCG)
Southwestern1 (Texas Southern)
Summit1 (Oral Roberts)
Sun Belt1 (South Ala.)
West Coast1 (BYU)
Western Athletic1 (Sacramento St.)

NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Round 1 Schedule

Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU
#1 *LSU (43-17) vs. #4 Texas Southern (20-32), 3:30 p.m., SECN
#2 Southeastern La. (36-20) vs. #3 Rice (31-29), 8 p.m., ESPN3
Chapel Hill Regional hosted by North Carolina
#1 *North Carolina (47-12) vs. #4 Davidson (32-24), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 FGCU (42-18) vs. #3 Michigan (42-15), 1 p.m., ESPN3
Clemson Regional hosted by Clemson
#1 *Clemson (39-19) vs. #4 UNCG (35-22), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Vanderbilt (33-22-1) vs. #3 St. John’s (NY) (42-11), Noon, SECN
Corvallis Regional hosted by Oregon St.
#1 *Oregon St. (49-4) vs. #4 Holy Cross (23-27), 11 p.m., ESPNU
#2 Nebraska (35-20-1) vs. #3 Yale (32-16), 4 p.m., ESPN3
Fayetteville Regional hosted by Arkansas
#1 *Arkansas (42-17) vs. #4 Oral Roberts (42-14), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Missouri St. (40-17) vs. #3 Oklahoma St. (30-25), 3 p.m., ESPN3
Fort Worth Regional hosted by TCU
#1 *TCU (42-16) vs. #4 Central Conn. St. (36-20), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Virginia (42-14) vs. #3 DBU (40-19), 4 p.m., ESPNU
Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida
#1 *Florida (42-16) vs. #4 Marist (32-21), 7 p.m., SECN
#2 South Fla. (41-17) vs. #3 Bethune-Cookman (33-23), 1 p.m., ESPN3
Hattiesburg Regional hosted by Southern Miss.
#1 *Southern Miss. (48-14) vs. #4 Ill.-Chicago (39-15), TBA, ESPN3
#2 Mississippi St. (36-24) vs. #3 South Ala. (39-19), TBA, ESPN3
Houston Regional hosted by Houston
#1 *Houston (40-19) vs. #4 Iowa (38-20), 8 p.m., ESPNU
#2 Baylor (34-21) vs. #3 Texas A&M (36-21), 3 p.m., ESPN2
Lexington Regional hosted by Kentucky
#1 *Kentucky (39-20) vs. #4 Ohio (31-26), Noon, ESPNU
#2 Indiana (33-22-2) vs. #3 North Carolina St. (34-23), 7 p.m., ESPN3
Long Beach Regional hosted by Long Beach St.
#1 *Long Beach St. (37-17-1) vs. #4 San Diego St. (41-19), 11 p.m., ESPN2
#2 Texas (37-22) vs. #3 UCLA (30-25), 7 p.m., ESPN2
Louisville Regional hosted by Louisville
#1 *Louisville (47-10) vs. #4 Radford (27-30), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Oklahoma (34-22) vs. #3 Xavier (32-25), 2 p.m., ESPN3
Lubbock Regional hosted by Texas Tech
#1 *Texas Tech (43-15) vs. #4 Delaware (34-21), 3 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Arizona (37-19) vs. #3 Sam Houston St. (40-20), 7 p.m., ESPN3
Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford
#1 *Stanford (40-14) vs. #4 Sacramento St. (32-27), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Cal St. Fullerton (34-21) vs. #3 BYU (37-19), 4 p.m., ESPN3
Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St.
#1 *Florida St. (39-20) vs. #4 Tennessee Tech (40-19), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 UCF (40-20) vs. #3 Auburn (35-24), Noon, ESPN2
Winston-Salem Regional hosted by Wake Forest
#1 *Wake Forest (39-18) vs. #4 UMBC (23-23), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 West Virginia (34-24) vs. #3 Maryland (37-21), 2 p.m., ESPN3




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