NCAA Tournament News And Notes

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Southeastern 9 (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St., South Carolina, Tennessee)

Atlantic Coast 7 (Clemson, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina St., Virginia)

Big 12 5 (Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)

Pacific-10 5 (Arizona, Arizona St., Oregon St., Southern California, Stanford)

Conference USA 4 (East Carolina, Southern Miss., TCU, Tulane)

Atlantic Sun 2 (Fla. Atlantic, Stetson)

Big East 2 (Notre Dame, St. John’s)

Big South 2 (Coastal Caro., Winthrop)

Big 10 2 (Michigan, Ohio St.)

Big West 2 (Cal St. Fullerton, Long Beach St.)

Missouri Valley 2 (Creighton, Wichita St.)

Southern 2 (Col. of Charleston, Furman)

Southland 2 (Northwestern St., Texas-San Antonio)

Sun Belt 2 (La.-Lafayette, South Ala.)

America East 1 (Maine)

Atlantic 10 1 (Rhode Island)

Colonial 1 (Va. Commonwealth)

Horizon 1 (Ill.-Chicago)

Ivy 1 (Harvard)

Metro Atlantic 1 (Marist)

Mid-American 1 (Miami (Ohio)

Mid-Continent 1 (Oral Roberts)

Mid-Eastern 1 (N.C. A&T)

Mountain West 1 (UNLV)

Northeast 1 (Quinnipiac)

Ohio Valley 1 (Austin Peay)

Patriot 1 (Army)

Southwestern 1 (Southern U.)

West Coast 1 (Pepperdine)

Western 1 (Rice)

South Carolina 6 (Clemson, Coastal Caro., Col. of Charleston, Furman, South Carolina, Winthrop)

Texas 5 (Baylor, Rice, TCU, Texas, Texas-San Antonio)

California 5 (Cal St. Fullerton, Long Beach St., Pepperdine, Southern California, Stanford)

Florida 5 (Fla. Atlantic, Florida, Florida St., Miami (Fla.), Stetson)

Louisiana 5 (La.-Lafayette, LSU, Northwestern St., Tulane, Southern U.)

North Carolina 4 (East Carolina, N.C. A&T, North Carolina, North Carolina St.)

Alabama 3 (Alabama, Auburn, South Ala.)

Mississippi 3 (Mississippi, Mississippi St., Southern Miss.)

New York 3 (Army, Marist, St. John’s)

Arizona 2 (Arizona, Arizona St.)

Nebraska 2 (Creighton, Nebraska)

Ohio 2 (Miami (Ohio), Ohio St.)

Oklahoma 2 (Oklahoma, Oral Roberts)

Tennessee 2 (Austin Peay, Tennessee)

Virginia 2 (Va. Commonwealth, Virginia)

Arkansas 1 (Arkansas)

Connecticut 1 (Quinnipiac)

Georgia 1 (Georgia Tech)

Illinois 1 (Ill.-Chicago)

Indiana 1 (Notre Dame)

Kansas 1 (Wichita St.)

Maine 1 (Maine)

Massachusetts 1 (Harvard)

Michigan 1 (Michigan)

Missouri 1 (Missouri)

Nevada 1 (UNLV)

Oregon 1 (Oregon St.)

Rhode Island 1 (Rhode Island)


37 of the 64 teams were in the 2004 field. Three teams made the field for the first time in their history: N.C. A&T, Quinnipiac and Rhode Island

Oregon St., a top eight national seed, is in the field for the first time since 1986. Furman, the No. 8 seed from the Southern Conference, won the postseason tournament to make the NCAA field for the first time since 1991. Southland Conference foes Northwestern St. and Texas-San Antonio are both in the tournament for the first time since 1994.

Miami (Fla.) is in the field for the 33rd consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida St. is making its 28th straight appearance, which ranks second all time. Other long consecutive streaks include Clemson (19), LSU (17), Cal St. Fullerton (14) and Stanford (12).

29 teams won at least 40 Division I games through May 29, and all but two are in the field. UCF (42 wins) and UNC Wilmington (40), did not make the tournament. Nebraska has a Division I-best 51 wins, while Florida St. and Tulane each have 50 victories thus far this season. There are 283 Division I teams sponsoring baseball in 2005.

The SEC tied a record by getting nine teams into the tournament, matching its total from a year ago. Other leagues fared well too. The ACC got seven teams, which breaks that league’s record of six established in 1998 and 2004; the Big 12 and Pac-10 each received five bids; and Conference USA had four teams picked for the third consecutive year.

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