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College Top 25: Pre-Postseason

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You could call this Top 25 a maintenance update, as there wasn't a lot of movement with the results of the conference tournaments, which is to be expected from one year to another. However, the updates can be important to properly reflect a few teams' success heading into the postseason, even before the actual Field of 64 is announced.

Oklahoma State and North Carolina enjoy the biggest jumps for winning the Big 12 and ACC tournaments, respectively. Ole Miss returns to the Top 25 after advancing to the SEC championship game for the second year in a row, this time losing to Vanderbilt, while both Creighton and Indiana State enter the rankings for the first time after winning the Big East and Missouri Valley Conference tournaments. For Creighton and Indiana State it also reflects very high RPI ratings for both teams, as both have been among the considered teams for over a month.

Congratulations to the 31 teams that won their conference titles earning an automatic bid to the NCAA postseason. Here is a list of those teams:

Conf. Automatic Bid Conf. Automatic Bid
America East Stony Brook MEAC Florida A&M
American Cincinnati MVC Indiana State
A10 Fordham MWC Fresno State
ACC North Carolina Northeast Central Connecticut
ASUN Liberty OVC Jacksonville State
Big 12 Oklahoma State Pac-12 UCLA
Big East Creighton Patriot Army
Big South Campbell SEC Vanderbilt
Big Ten Ohio State SoCon Mercer
Big West UC Santa Barbara Southland McNeese
Colonial UNCW Summit Omaha
C-USA Southern Miss Sun Belt Coastal Carolina
Horizon UIC SWAC Southern
Ivy Harvard WCC Loyola Marymount
MAAC Quinnipiac WAC Sacramento State
MAC Central Michigan

More congratulations to the 16 programs selected to host a Regional. While the seedings are yet to be released, the sites were released Sunday evening:

Host Location Host Location
Arkansas Fayetteville North Carolina Chapel Hill
East Carolina Greenville Oklahoma State Stillwater
Georgia Athens Oregon State Corvallis
Georgia Tech Atlanta Stanford Stanford
Louisiana State Baton Rouge Texas Tech Lubbock
Louisville Louisville UCLA Los Angeles
Mississippi Oxford Vanderbilt Nashville
Mississippi State Starkville West Virginia Morgantown

Stay tuned to Perfect Game for a full list of the Field of 64 as it's announced later today and tune in to Perfect Game College Baseball on SiriusXM channel 84 ESPNU Radio from 5-7 p.m. ET as Daron Sutton and Mike Rooney break down the NCAA postseason field while looking ahead to Regional action.

Rk Prev Team Record Week
1 1 UCLA 47-8 2-0
2 2 Vanderbilt 49-10 4-0
3 3 Stanford 41-11 2-1
4 4 Mississippi State 46-13 1-2
5 5 East Carolina 43-15 1-2
6 6 Arkansas 41-17 1-2
7 8 Georgia Tech 41-17 3-1
8 9 Georgia 44-15 2-1
9 16 Oklahoma State 36-18 4-1
10 10 Louisville 43-15 0-2
11 11 Texas Tech 39-17 3-2
12 7 UC Santa Barbara 45-9 1-2
13 21 North Carolina 42-17 4-0
14 12 Oregon State 36-18-1 1-2
15 13 NC State 42-17 1-2
16 14 Miami 39-18 1-1
17 15 Texas A&M 37-21-1 1-2
18 17 West Virginia 37-20 3-2
19 18 Louisiana State 37-24 3-2
20 20 UC Irvine 37-17 3-1
21 NR Mississippi 37-25 4-2
22 NR Creighton 38-11 3-0
23 NR Indiana State 41-16 5-1
24 19 Baylor 34-17 1-2
25 24 Tennessee 38-19 0-1

Dropped out: BYU (22), Illinois (23), Dallas Baptist (25).

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