Rivals 64: One national seed changes

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We have reached the halfway point of the season and the NCAA postseason picture continues to take shape.

In this week’s NCAA regional projections, seven of the eight national seeds remain the same. However, Florida State lost its national seed following a disappointing home series loss to Virginia Tech. That now makes two home series losses this season, with both coming against schools from the State of Virginia.

Georgia Tech, which leads the ACC with an 11-1 record, climbed to the No. 8 national seed. The other national seeds include No. 1 Arizona State, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Texas, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 6 Louisville and No. 7 LSU.

In terms of regional hosts, The Citadel and Texas A&M were hosts last week. However, the Bulldogs have since been passed over and the Aggies are coming off another average week. A&M also is just 5-5 against Top 50 RPI teams.

The Citadel and Texas A&M were replaced this week by South Carolina and Coastal Carolina.

The Gamecocks still have the toughest part of their SEC schedule coming up, so their status could change. However, as it stands, they have a solid 5-3 record against Top 25 RPI teams and a 7-4 mark against the RPI Top 50.

The last five teams in the projections are Tulane, Long Beach State, Virginia Tech, Portland and Manhattan. Tulane, Long Beach State and Virginia Tech are typical at-large teams, while Portland and Manhattan took the place of two empty No. 4 seeds.

We list 15 teams that were left out of our field of 64. However, the first three teams out are N.C. State, Arkansas State and Western Carolina.

Kendall Rogers is the college baseball editor for Rivals.com and Yahoo! Sports. Rogers has 11 years of experience covering college baseball. Rivals.com’s NCAA Regional Projections will be released every week until Selection Monday, which is Monday, May 31.

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TEMPE, ARIZ. REGIONAL
Host: Arizona State
1. Arizona State* (1)
4. Pennsylvania*
2. New Mexico
3. Long Beach State
COLUMBIA, S.C. REGIONAL
Host: South Carolina
1. South Carolina
4. Ohio State*
2. The Citadel*
3. Charlotte*
LOS ANGELES REGIONAL
Host: UCLA
1. UCLA (2)
4. Stony Brook*
2. Cal State Fullerton*
3. San Diego*
OXFORD, MISS. REGIONAL
Host: Mississippi
1. Ole Miss
4. SE Missouri State*

2. Kansas
3. South Alabama
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. REGIONAL
Host: Virginia
1. Virginia (3)
4. Mount St. Mary’s*
2. Auburn
3. Michigan State
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. REGIONAL
Host: Coastal Carolina
1. Coastal Carolina*
4. Florida Gulf Coast*
2. Vanderbilt
3. Connecticut
AUSTIN, TEXAS REGIONAL
Host: Texas
1. Texas* (4)
4. Texas Southern*
2. Texas State*
3. Oregon
CORVALLIS, ORE. REGIONAL
Host: Oregon State
1. Oregon State
4. Portland
2. Hawaii*
3. UC Irvine
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. REGIONAL
Host: Arkansas
1. Arkansas (5)
4. Wright State*
2. Texas A&M
3. Wichita State*
CLEMSON, S.C. REGIONAL
Host: Clemson
1. Clemson
4. Oral Roberts*
2. College of Charleston
3. Kansas State
LOUISVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Louisville
1. Louisville* (6)
4. Toledo*
2. Western Kentucky*
3. Baylor
CORAL GABLES, FLA. REGIONAL
Host: Miami (Fla.)
1. Miami (Fla.)
4. Bethune-Cookman*
2. Oklahoma
3. California
BATON ROUGE, LA. REGIONAL
Host: Louisiana State
1. LSU* (7)
4. Army*
2. Rice*
3. SE Louisiana
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. REGIONAL
Host: Florida State
1. Florida State
4. Manhattan
2. Alabama
3. Tulane
ATLANTA REGIONAL
Host: Georgia Tech
1. Georgia Tech* (8)
4. Canisius*
2. TCU*
3. Stanford
GAINESVILLE, FLA. REGIONAL
Host: Florida
1. Florida
4. Va. Commonwealth*
2. Arizona
3. Virginia Tech
Last Five: Tulane, Long Beach State, Virginia Tech, Portland, Manhattan
Next 15: Western Carolina, Northwestern State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, N.C. State, Arkansas State, Southern Mississippi, East Carolina, Virginia Military, Washington State, Washington
Projected national seeds in parentheses.
*—Projected winner of an automatic bid.
Possible super regional matchups are listed side-by-side
Stony Brook Charlotte
Georgia Tech Fla. Gulf Coast
Louisville Coastal Carolina
Ohio State Texas
Cal State Fullerton Va. Commonwealth
Rice Wright State
Pennsylvania Canisius
Toledo Bethune-Cookman
Wichita State TCU
Mount St. Mary’s SE Missouri State
Arizona State Army
LSU The Citadel
Texas State Oral Roberts
Western Kentucky Texas Southern
Hawaii San Diego

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Updated Thursday, Apr 8, 2010