SEC Baseball Tournament to change formats in 2025

The upcoming college baseball season will be the last to feature the SEC Tournament as we know it today.

SEC athletic directors approved a new format for the 2024-25 athletic year in anticipation of Oklahoma and Texas joining the conference. The new format will see all 16 SEC teams play in a single-elimination tournament over six days.

The four programs that finish on top of the conference will receive a double-bye and the Nos. 5-8 programs will get a one-day bye. Seeds 9 through 16, as determined by the final regular season standings, will play on Tuesday.


Game 1: Seed No. 9 vs. Seed No. 16

Game 2: Seed No. 12 vs. Seed No. 13

Game 3: Seed No. 10 vs. Seed No. 15

Game 4: Seed No. 11 vs. Seed No. 14


Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Seed No. 8

Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Seed No. 5

Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Seed No. 7

Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. Seed No. 6


Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Seed No. 1

Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Seed No. 4


Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Seed No. 2

Game 12: Winner Game 8 vs. Seed No. 3


Game 13: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10

Game 14: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12


Game 15: Championship – Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14

Further details

The current format excludes two of the 14 SEC teams in a hybrid (single and double) elimination tournament. The existing format will be in effect for the 2024 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, May 21-26.

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