NCAA Regionals Projections: Indiana, TCU Dominant Surge

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Indiana and Texas Christian have surged into National Seeds in our NCAA Regionals Projections each having been dominant over the last 20 ballgames they have played. The Hoosiers have won 20 of 22 games scoring nearly eight runs a game while allowing just over two including three shutouts. Indiana has allowed their opponent to score more than three runs only three times over the stretch in which they have swept four weekend series.

Sam Travis, Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber lead the Hoosiers offense with 114 runs scored, 291 RBI and 20 home runs on the year. Combined they are hitting .361 with a .572 slugging percentage and a .448 on base percentage.

Equally impressive has been the run put on by the Horned Frogs riding a 12 game winning streak and having won 19 of 20. TCU has thrown eight shutouts and has only allowed more than three runs four times over this run. The Horned Frogs are allowing less than two runs a game while scoring just over six.

Preston Morrison, Brandon Finnegan and Tyler Alexander lead a TCU staff that has shut down opponents, allowing a run or less 12 times in the last 20 games. The trio has combined for a ridiculous 1.65 ERA on the season and a 0.94 WHIP while averaging 6.1 innings per start. Lights out closer Riley Ferrell is good at finishing these games out with a 0.66 ERA and 11 saves.

Rice slips into a National Seed by rebounding to win 10 of 14 after a jumping out to a 19-6 start then dropping five of seven.

Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Cal Poly fell from National Seeds to Regional Hosts. The Rebels went 2-2 on the week while the Gamecocks, and Mustangs had losing weeks.

Texas Tech and Texas fall from being Regional Hosts, the Red Raiders after being swept by Kansas and the Longhorns after a losing week. Louisville moves into their vacated spot on the heels of a 12 game winning streak.

NCAA Regionals

The last eight teams in the tournament as of today would be: Georgia Tech, Florida International, Arizona State, Nebraska, Sam Houston State, Maryland, Arkansas, North Carolina

The last eight teams out of the tournament are: Arkansas State, New Mexico, High Point, San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara, Illinois State, North Carolina State, Southern Miss

National Seeds: Virginia, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Rice, Louisiana Lafayette, Oregon State, TCU. The last four in are Rice, Louisiana Lafayette, Oregon State and TCU.

Regional Hosts: Vanderbilt, Houston, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Louisiana State, Louisville, Miami and Cal Poly. The last four in are Texas, Louisville, Miami, Cal Poly.

*National Seeds denoted by parenthesis, Super Regional pairing is shown by Regional to its’ right, automatic bid teams are denoted by *

Super Regional
Charlottesville, Va. Regional Columbia, S.C. Regional
(1)-1 Virginia 1 South Carolina
4 *Delaware State 4 *Stony Brook
2 West Virginia 2 *Liberty
3 *Bryant 3 Maryland
Super Regional
Gainesville, Fla. Regional Coral Gables, Fla. Regional
(2)-1 *Florida 1 *Miami
4 *Bucknell 4 *Canisius
2 *Mercer 2 Tennessee
3 *Columbia 3 Florida International
Super Regional
Tallahassee, Fla. Regional Nashville, Tenn. Regional
(3)-1 Florida State 1 Vanderbilt
4 *Saint John’s 4 *West Carolina
2 Alabama 2 Old Dominion
3 *Central Florida 3 North Carolina
Super Regional
Bloomington, Ind. Regional Louisville, Ky. Regional
(4)-1 *Indiana 1 Louisville
4 *Saint Joseph’s 4 *William & Mary
2 *Indiana State 2 Kentucky
3 Clemson 3 Georgia Tech
Super Regional
Houston, Texas Regional Baton Rouge, La. Regional
(5)-1 *Rice 1 LSU
4 *Alabama State 4 *Evansville
2 *Oklahoma State 2 Texas
3 *Ball State 3 Sam Houston State
Super Regional
Lafayette, La. Regional Oxford, Miss. Regional
(6)-1 *Louisiana Lafayette 1 Ole Miss
4 *Western Illinois 4 *Wright State
2 Texas A&M 2 Dallas Baptist
3 Arkansas 3 Mississippi State
Super Regional
Corvallis, Ore. Regional San Luis Obispo, Ca. Regional
(7)-1 Oregon State 1 Cal Poly
4 *Sacramento State 4 *Pepperdine
2 *Washington 2 Oregon
3 Arizona State 3 *UC Irvine
Super Regional
Fort Worth, Texas Regional Houston, Texas Regional
(8)-1 TCU 1 Houston
4 *Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4 *Southeast Missouri State
2 *UNLV 2 Texas Tech
3 Nebraska 3 Kansas

NCAA Regionals Bids by Conference:

Atlantic Coast (7): Virginia, Florida State, Miami*, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina

America East: Stony Brook*

American Athletic (3): Houston, Louisville, UCF*

Atlantic 10: Saint Joseph’s*

Atlantic Sun: Mercer*

Big 10 (2): Indiana*, Nebraska

Big 12 (6): TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma State*, Kansas

Big East: Saint John’s*

Big South: Liberty*

Big West (2): Cal Poly, UC Irvine*

Colonial Athletic: William & Mary*

Conference USA (3): Rice*, Old Dominion, FIU

Horizon: Wright State*

Ivy: Columbia*

Metro-Atlantic: Canisius*

Mid-American: Ball State*

Mid-Eastern Athletic: Delaware State*

Missouri Valley Conference (3): Indiana State, Dallas Baptist, Evansville*

Mountain West: UNLV*

Northeast: Bryant*

Ohio Valley: Southeast Missouri State*

Pac 12 (4): Oregon State, Oregon, Washington*, Arizona State

Patriot: Bucknell*

Southeastern (11): Florida*, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Kentucky, LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Arkansas

Southern: Western Carolina*

Southland (2): Sam Houston State, Texas A&M Corpus Christi*

Summit: Western Illinois*

Sun Belt: Louisiana Lafayette*

Southwestern Athletic: Alabama State*

Western Athletic: Sacramento State*

West Coast: Pepperdine*

About the Author

Mark West
Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @MarkWestCBC Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Follow on Twitter @MarkWestCBC