College Baseball Update: Conference Tournaments Set to Determine NCAA Automatic Bids and At-Large Selections

On Sunday, the 16 NCAA regional hosts will be revealed, and on Monday, the remaining 64 teams will be revealed. Omaha, Nebraska will host the College World Series from June 14 through June 23 or 24.

Examining the competitions inside the power conferences:


Site: Truist Field; Charlotte, North Carolina.

Days: Tuesday to Sunday.

2023 champion: Clemson.

Top seed: North Carolina.

Short hops: With 22 ACC victories, the Tar Heels have won 10 of their past 11 games overall, which ties their record from 2018. The 26th ACC Tournament to be held in North Carolina is this one, which is the 50th overall. In all of them, only Virginia and Clemson have taken part. With 169 strikeouts, Chase Burns of Wake Forest leads the country. Virginia’s batting average of.340 is third nationally and tops among Power Five teams.


Site: Charles Schwab Field; Omaha, Nebraska.

Days: Tuesday to Sunday.

2023 champion: Maryland.

Top seed: Illinois.

Short hops: The Illini captured their first regular-season championship since 2015. They have 103 home runs, which is more than any other club in the conference—26 more than Maryland. JT Marr of Penn State is hitting a conference-best.419 at bat. With 10 strikeouts in 200 at-bats, Illinois’ Camden Janik is the second-toughest batter in the country to strike out. Brett Sears (8-0) of Nebraska is one of five pitchers in the nation without a loss who have made at least eight decisions.

BIG 12

Site: Globe Life Field; Arlington, Texas.

Days: Tuesday to Saturday.

2023 champion: TCU.

Top seed: Oklahoma.

Short hops: In the former Big Eight, the Sooners won their first regular-season championship since 1995. Ten teams are involved, and seven of them are in the top 50, with an RPI in the top 70. Entering with a 2.96 ERA and 116 strikeouts—both conference bests—Payton Tolle (7-3) of TCU is the Big 12 pitcher of the year. … Texas’s Max Belyeu, the conference player of the year, is hitting.341, with 14 doubles, 49 RBIs, and 11 of his 17 home runs coming in league play. First baseman David Bishop of Kansas State is perfect in 354 opportunities after making three in 178 at TCU the previous year.


Site: Scottsdale Stadium; Scottsdale, Arizona.

Days: Tuesday to Saturday.

2022 champion: Oregon.

Top seed: Arizona.

Short hops: ten of the twelve participating programs will be moving on to different leagues after this final Pac-12 tournament. The strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.42-to-1) in Arizona is the highest in the nation. .. First in the country with a.587 on-base percentage, Travis Bazzana of Oregon State has the second-best batting average (.429). Entering with six-game winning streaks are Arizona State and Southern California. In order to qualify for their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament, Stanford (20-32) have to win the tournament after dropping ten straight games. Three College World Series were played by the Cardinal. Their 33rd program record loss would be their next one.


Site: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium; Hoover, Alabama.

Days: Tuesday through Sunday.

2022 champion: Vanderbilt.

Top seed: Tennessee.

Short hops: Lance Berkman’s 41 home runs for Rice in 1997 was the previous record held by Charlie Condon, who now has 35 for Georgia. Condon tops the country in batting average (.451). It looks like Hagen Smith of Arkansas will break the Division I record for strikeouts per nine innings. He had an average of 17.53 going into the competition. With 11 grand slams, Tennessee holds the SEC record. The national record, set in 2003 by Arizona State, stands at 14. … The reigning national champion LSU is in position to receive an NCAA at-large bid after winning 14 of its past 19 games and four of its last five SEC series.

According to and Baseball America surveys, Tennessee and co-SEC regular-season champion Kentucky remained ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Baseball America ranks North Carolina third, and D1Baseball ranks Clemson third.

With four consecutive victories, including a sweeping of South Carolina, Tennessee (46-10) concluded the regular season. Kentucky (39-12) defeated Vanderbilt in the series finale.

After dominating Boston College, Clemson (40–13) took first place in the ACC Atlantic Division.

Large 12-bound. Arizona defeated Oregon State 4-3 on Saturday to earn the last Pac-12 baseball regular-season championship. The Wildcats won their eighth walk-off game of the year thanks to a two-run double by Brendan Summerhill in the ninth inning.

Columbia’s campus stadium was replaced with Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair (N.J.) State for the last two days of the Ivy League Tournament. Player was put in jeopardy when a hole appeared on the artificial mound surface. ..In 2025, following his 22nd season, Ed Servais, the coach of Creighton, stated on Monday that he will retire. In program history, he has the most victories (678) and winning percentage (.627). After Minnesota’s John Anderson won 4-2 at Northwestern to become the all-time Big Ten coaching wins leader, he announced his retirement. In their attempt to make it to the conference tournament, the Gophers (25-23, 11-13) were unable. In the end, Anderson, 69, recorded an all-time record of 1,390-1,018-3 (.577) with 623 Big Ten victories. His career wins rank him fourteenth in the country. .. Taking first place in the Mountain West regular-season standings, Air Force (26-26, 18-12) finished one game ahead of New Mexico.