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2020 College World Series Fan Vote



With the 2020 college baseball season being cancelled, a lot of players, fans, parents, and coaches were left with an empty "what if" feeling. Since there will not be an official 2020 National Champion, we have decided to run a voting tournament for the fans to determine who they think would've won the 2020 National Championship!


We will be teaming up with Foul Pole Sports to run this voting tournament. Starting Wednesday (4/8), you will be able to vote for who you believe had the best 2020 season using the poll feature on our Instagram story. The team with the most cumulative votes on both @foulpolesports and @collegebaseballhub will advance to the next round.

SCHEDULE


The schedule for the voting tournament is as follows:


4/8 Regionals Day 1 (Left side)

4/9 Regionals Day 2 (Right side)

4/10 Regionals Day 3 (Left side)

4/11 Regionals Day 4 (Right side)

4/12 Super Regionals (Sweet 16)

4/13 Omaha (Elite 8)

4/14 Omaha (Final 4)

4/15 College World Series Finals

4/16 Winner Announced


You can print out a fillable bracket here.

HOW THE TEAMS WERE SELECTED


- 31 teams earned an Automatic Qualification (Best team in each conference)

- 33 teams earned an At-Large Bid (Remaining teams from any conference)


All teams were selected and seeded based on a combination of these 3 categories:


- 2020 Record

- RPI Rank (See full RPI list here)

- Top 25 Ranking (See last Top 25 here)


RPI can be thought of as performance based on strength of schedule. So the better the RPI rank, the better that team performed against tough competition. Every team in D1 is ranked in RPI, with #1 being the best and #301 being the worst.


*This is not a perfect system given the limited sample size for the 2020 season. That is why it is important for you to look at both their 2020 record as well as RPI Rank when voting for who you think had the better season!

SELECTION SHOW

GAINESVILLE REGIONAL

1. University of Florida

- Conference: SEC

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: 1


2. Louisiana State University

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 19


3. Mercer University

- Conference: Southern

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. University of Pennsylvania

- Conference: Ivy League

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


ORLANDO REGIONAL

1. University of Central Florida

- Conference: American Athletic

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 14


2. Vanderbilt University

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 8


3. University of Iowa

- Conference: Big 10

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Northwestern State University

- Conference: Southland Conference

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


LUBBOCK REGIONAL

1. Texas Tech University

- Conference: Big 12

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: 5


2. University of San Diego

- Conference: West Coast

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. University of Arkansas

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 15


4. University of Nebraska, Omaha

- Conference: Summit League

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


RALEIGH REGIONAL

1. North Carolina State University

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 11


2. Dallas Baptist

- Conference: Missouri Valley

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: 24


3. New Mexico State University

- Conference: Western Athletic

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Central Michigan University

- Conference: Mid-American

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


LOS ANGELES REGIONAL

1. University of California, Los Angeles

- Conference: Pac-12

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: 2


2. Oklahoma State University

- Conference: Big 12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. U.S. Naval Academy

- Conference: Patriot League

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Rider University

- Conference: Metro Atlantic

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


AUSTIN REGIONAL

1. University of Texas, Austin

- Conference: Big 12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


2. Florida State University

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 13


3. Santa Clara University

- Conference: West Coast

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Davidson College

- Conference: A-10

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


CORAL GABLES REGIONAL

1. University of Miami

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 3


2. University of California, Santa Barbara

- Conference: Big West

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. Auburn University

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 21


4. Alabama State University

- Conference: Southwestern

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


COLLEGE STATION REGIONAL

1. Texas A&M University

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 17


2. University of Southern Mississippi

- Conference: C-USA

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. University of Virginia

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. University at Albany

- Conference: America East

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL

1. University of Alabama

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 22


2. Mississippi State University

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 12


3. University of Texas, Arlington

- Conference: Sun Belt

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. North Carolina A&T State University

- Conference: Mid-Eastern

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


LOUISVILLE REGIONAL

1. University of Louisville

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 6


2. Wichita State University

- Conference: American Athletic

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. California State University, Northridge

- Conference: Big West

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Belmont University

- Conference: Ohio Valley

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


ATHENS REGIONAL

1. University of Georgia

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 7


2. Duke University

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 16


3. West Virginia University

- Conference: Big 12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Lipscomb University

- Conference: ASUN

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


NORMAN REGIONAL

1. University of Oklahoma

- Conference: Big 12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 10


2. Pepperdine University

- Conference: West Coast

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. University of New Mexico

- Conference: Mountain West

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Villanova University

- Conference: Big East

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


OXFORD REGIONAL

1. University of Mississippi

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 4


2. Arizona State University

- Conference: Pac-12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 9


3. Georgia Southern University

- Conference: Sun Belt

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Sacred Heart University

- Conference: Northeast

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


GREENVILLE REGIONAL

1. East Carolina University

- Conference: American Athletic

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 18


2. Texas Christian University

- Conference: Big 12

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. College of Charleston

- Conference: Colonial

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Texas State University

- Conference: Sun Belt

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL

1. Tulane University

- Conference: American Athletic

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


2. University of Notre Dame

- Conference: ACC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


3. Long Beach State

- Conference: Big West

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 25


4. University of South Carolina, Upstate

- Conference: Big South

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


CLEMSON REGIONAL

1. Clemson University

- Conference: ACC

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: 20


2. University of Tennessee

- Conference: SEC

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: 23


3. Coastal Carolina University

- Conference: Sun Belt

- At-Large

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


4. Youngstown State University

- Conference: Horizon

- Automatic Qualification

- Top 25 Rank: N/A


FIRST 10 OUT

The following 10 schools were in consideration for an At-Large bid, but were not selected because of their record, RPI Rank, or Top 25 Ranking.


School (Conference, Record, RPI)


- Arizona (Pac-12, 10-5, 45)

- ETSU (Southern, 12-3, 55)

- Georgia Tech (ACC, 11-5, 56)

- Indiana (Big 10, 9-6, 39)

- North Carolina (ACC, 12-7, 69)

- Samford (Southern, 13-2, 98)

- South Carolina (SEC, 12-4, 103)

- USC (Pac-12, 10-5, 46)

- Virginia Tech (ACC, 11-5, 57)

- Wofford (Southern, 14-3, 99)


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