Regional projections: The preseason edition

Kendall Rogers
Yahoo! Sports

Follow Kendall Rogers on Twitter at @ysportsncaabb.

Texas would be content if the season ended the way we expect it to.

The Longhorns fell short against LSU in the national title series last season. But the Longhorns enter this season as the No. 1 national seed in our preseason edition of the Rivals.com regional projections.

Defending national champion LSU is the No. 3 national seed and Virginia, which captured the hearts of many in Omaha last season, is the No. 2 seed.

Other national seeds include No. 4 Cal State Fullerton, No. 5 Florida State, No. 6 Rice, No. 7 Florida and No. 8 UC Irvine.

Other regional hosts include TCU, East Carolina, Louisville, Clemson, South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Arizona State.

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 beginning Wednesday, March 10.

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AUSTIN REGIONAL
Host: Texas

1. Texas* (1)
4. Wagner*

2. Oregon State
3. Houston

FORT WORTH REGIONAL
Host: Texas Christian

1. TCU*
4. Oral Roberts*

2. Oklahoma
3. Long Beach State

CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Virginia

1. Virginia* (2)
4. Binghamton*

2. Vanderbilt
3. Kansas State

GREENVILLE REGIONAL
Host: East Carolina

1. East Carolina
4. UNC Wilmington

2. North Carolina
3. Elon

BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
Host: Louisiana State

1. LSU* (3)
4. Southern*

2. Southern Mississippi
3. Boston College

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Louisville

1. Louisville*
4. Bowling Green*

2. Ohio State*
3. Middle Tennessee*

FULLERTON REGIONAL
Host: Cal State Fullerton

1. Cal State Fullerton* (4)
4. Dartmouth*

2. UCLA
3. Pepperdine

CLEMSON REGIONAL
Host: Clemson

1. Clemson
4. James Madison*

2. Coastal Carolina*
3. Wichita State*

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Host: Florida State

1. Florida State (5)
4. Bethune-Cookman*

2. Mississippi
3. Florida Gulf Coast*

COLUMBIA REGIONAL
Host: South Carolina

1. South Carolina
4. Dayton*

2. Kansas
3. The Citadel*

HOUSTON REGIONAL
Host: Rice

1. Rice* (6)
4. Wright State*

2. Texas A&M
3. Texas State*

FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Arkansas

1. Arkansas
4. Eastern Illinois*

2. Minnesota
3. Oklahoma State

GAINESVILLE REGIONAL
Host: Florida

1. Florida (7)
4. Army*

2. Miami (Fla.)
3. South Florida

ATLANTA REGIONAL
Host: Georgia Tech

1. Georgia Tech
4. Connecticut

2. Georgia
3. Western Kentucky

IRVINE REGIONAL
Host: UC Irvine

1. UC Irvine (8)
4. Manhattan*

2. San Diego*
3. Stanford

TEMPE REGIONAL
Host: Arizona State

1. Arizona State*
4. Fresno State*

2. Alabama
3. Cal Poly

Last Five: South Florida, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Kansas State, Connecticut
Next 10: Kentucky, Tulane, Washington State, Florida International, Virginia Tech, San Francisco, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Auburn, Baylor

Projected national seeds in parentheses.
*—Projected winner of an automatic bid.

Binghamton

Dayton

Virginia

Fla. Gulf Coast

Louisville

Coastal Carolina

Ohio State

Texas

CS Fullerton

James Madison

Rice

Wright State

Dartmouth

Manhattan

Bowling Green

Bethune-Cookman

Wichita State

TCU

Wagner

Eastern Illinois

Arizona State

Army

LSU

The Citadel

Texas State

Oral Roberts

Middle Tennessee

Southern

Fresno State

San Diego

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