NCAA projections: Upsets shake bubble situation

Let’s just go ahead and call it Black Saturday for many bubble teams.

Sam Houston State, Indiana, Xavier and Utah dashed the dreams of many. The Bearkats defeated at-large team Texas State for the Southland Conference title, Indiana took care of Minnesota for the Big Ten title, Xavier defeated Rhode Island for the Atlantic 10 title and Utah surprised San Diego State in the Mountain West title game.

Texas is the top national seed after advancing to the Big 12 tournament title game and LSU is close behind the Longhorns at No. 2. The other national seeds include Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, North Carolina, Florida State and Rice.

Boston College, Washington State, Rhode Island, Dallas Baptist and Southern Mississippi are the last five teams in the regional field. Oklahoma State and Baylor are the first two left out of the field.

Could Sunday’s results have even more severe consequences for bubble teams?

Discuss the projections: Ask Rogers about the latest NCAA projections.

AUSTIN REGIONAL
Host: Texas
1. Texas* (1)
4. Binghamton*
2. Texas State
3. Washington State
MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL
Host: Minnesota
1. TCU
4. Wright State*
2. Minnesota
3. Oregon State
BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
Host: Louisiana State
1. LSU* (2)
4. Southern*
2. Virginia
3. Southern Mississippi
CLEMSON REGIONAL
Host: Clemson
1. Clemson
4. Marist*

2. Coastal Carolina*
3. Rhode Island
TEMPE REGIONAL
Host: Arizona State
1. Arizona State* (3)
4. New Mexico State*
2. Georgia
3. Cal Poly
NORMAN REGIONAL
Host: Oklahoma
1. Oklahoma
4. Monmouth*
2. Arkansas
3. Oral Roberts*
FULLERTON REGIONAL
Host: Cal State Fullerton
1. Cal State Fullerton (4)
4. Army*
2. Ohio State
3. San Diego State
MANHATTAN REGIONAL
Host: Kansas State
1. Kansas State
4. Wichita State*
2. Vanderbilt*
3. Boston College
IRVINE REGIONAL
Host: UC Irvine
1. UC Irvine* (5)
4. Utah*
2. Alabama
3. Gonzaga*
ATLANTA REGIONAL
Host: Georgia Tech
1. Georgia Tech
4. Georgia State*
2. South Carolina
3. Middle Tennessee State*
CHAPEL HILL REGIONAL
Host: North Carolina
1. North Carolina (6)
4. Tennessee Tech*
2. Elon
3. George Mason
LOUISVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Louisville
1. Louisville*
4. Xavier*
2. East Carolina
3. Western Kentucky
TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Host: Florida State
1. Florida State (7)
4. Bethune-Cookman*
2. Georgia Southern*
3. Kansas
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Florida
1. Florida
4. Jacksonville*
2. Miami (FL)
3. Kent State*
HOUSTON REGIONAL
Host: Rice
1. Rice* (8)
4. Sam Houston State*
2. Texas A&M
3. Dallas Baptist
OXFORD REGIONAL
Host: Mississippi
1. Mississippi
4. Dartmouth*
2. Missouri
3. Indiana*
Last Five: Boston College, Washington State, Dallas Baptist, Rhode Island, Southern Mississippi.
Next 15: Baylor, Oklahoma State, Western Carolina, Notre Dame, Illinois, Duke, San Diego, Hawaii, Eastern Illinois, Tulane, Troy, Auburn, Kentucky, College of Charleston, Missouri State.
Projected national seeds in parentheses.
*—Projected winner of an automatic bid.
Binghamton Xavier
Florida State Jacksonville
Louisville Coastal Carolina
Indiana Texas
UC Irvine Georgia State
Rice Wright State
Dartmouth Marist
Kent State Bethune-Cookman
Wichita State Utah
Monmouth Tennessee Tech
Arizona State Army
Vanderbilt Georgia Southern
Sam Houston State Oral Roberts
Western Kentucky Southern
New Mexico State Gonzaga

Kendall Rogers is the college baseball editor for Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com. Follow him on Twitter and follow Yahoo! Sports College Baseball on Facebook. Send Kendall a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
Updated Saturday, May 23, 2009