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2016 College World Series Schedule

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2016 College World Series Schedule

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament has reached the final venue with the 2016 College World Series ready to begin. The eight teams that won their Super Regional will meet in Omaha, Nebraska to play in a double elimination format until two teams are left standing. Those two teams will then play in a best of three Championship Series to determine the National Champion.

The College World Series will begin on Saturday, June 18 and the double elimination portion will end on Saturday, June 25. The Championship Series will begin on Monday, June 27. Below are the eight teams that made the 2016 College World Series with both Coastal Carolina and UC Santa Barbara making their first appearance.

All games at the 2016 College World Series will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

SeedTeamRecordConferenceCWS Appearances
(Including 2016)
1Florida52-14SEC10th
3Miami (FL)50-12ACC25th
5Texas Tech46-18Big 122nd
UnseededArizona44-21Pac-1217th
UnseededCoastal Carolina49-16Big South1st
UnseededOklahoma State41-20Big 1220th
UnseededTCU47-16Big 124th
UnseededUC Santa Barbara42-18-1Big West1st

Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2016 College World Series. An updated bracket can be found here. Super Regional scores can be found here while Regional scores can be found here. The Championship Series Schedule can be found at the bottom. The schedules below are subject to change due to weather or NCAA decisions.

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)
TV
Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/18/2016Game #13 PM
ESPN2
UC Santa BarbaraOklahoma State0-1
6/18/2016Game #28 PM
ESPN2
Arizona#3 Miami (FL)5-1
6/19/2016Game #33 PM
ESPNU
TCU#5 Texas Tech5-3
6/19/2016Game #48 PM
ESPN2
Coastal Carolina#1 Florida2-1
6/20/2016Game #52 PM
ESPNU
#3 Miami (FL)UC Santa Barbara3-5Miami (FL) Eliminated
6/20/2016Game #67 PM
ESPN
Oklahoma StateArizona1-0
6/21/2016Game #75 PM
ESPN2
#5 Texas Tech#1 Florida3-2Florida Eliminated
6/21/2016Game #89 PM
ESPN
TCUCoastal Carolina6-1
6/22/2016Game #97 PM
ESPN
UC Santa BarbaraArizona0-3UC Santa Barbara Eliminated
6/23/2016Game #108 PM
ESPN2
Coastal Carolina#5 Texas Tech7-5Texas Tech Eliminated
6/24/2016Game #113 PM
ESPN2
ArizonaOklahoma State9-3
6/24/2016Game #128 PM
ESPN
Coastal CarolinaTCU4-1
6/25/2016Game #133 PM
ESPN2
Oklahoma StateArizona1-5Oklahoma State Eliminated
6/25/2016Game #148 PM
ESPN
TCUCoastal Carolina5-7TCU Eliminated

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)
TV
Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/27/2016Game #18 PM
ESPN
ArizonaCoastal Carolina3-0
6/28/2016Game #29 PM
ESPN
Coastal CarolinaArizona5-4
6/30/2016Game #33 PM
ESPN
Coastal CarolinaArizona4-3Coastal Carolina Wins 2016 NCAA Baseball Title

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Super Regional Schedule

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Super Regional Schedule

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball tournament has been cut down to 16 teams after the Regional round. Seven of the top eight National Seeds remain with only the Clemson Tigers falling in the Regional round. The Super Regionals will take place between Friday, June 10 and Monday, June 13 as long as the weather cooperates.

All 16 teams are listed in the table below. The first eight teams are the Super Regional hosts while the following eight teams will be visitors. The Super Regionals employ a best of three format with the eight winners advancing to the College World Series.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida50-13SEC
2Louisville50-12ACC
3Miami (FL)48-11ACC
4Texas A&M48-14SEC
5Texas Tech45-17Big 12
6Mississippi State44-16-1SEC
8LSU45-19SEC
Unseeded Host
(Regional Winner)
South Carolina46-16SEC
Regional WinnerOklahoma State39-20Big 12
Regional WinnerCoastal Carolina47-16Big South
Regional WinnerArizona42-21Pac-12
Regional WinnerEast Carolina37-21-1American
Regional WinnerTCU45-15Big 12
Regional WinnerBoston College34-20ACC
Regional WinnerUC Santa Barbara40-18-1Big West
Regional WinnerFlorida State40-20ACC

Super Regional Schedules

Below are the schedules for each of the 8 Super Regionals. Game times are subject to change and will be updated as soon as they are known. There is also a daily schedule of all the games below the final Super Regional.

Gainesville Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/11/2016Game #16 PMFlorida State#1 Florida3-0
6/12/2016Game #26 PM#1 FloridaFlorida State5-0
6/13/2016Game #37 PMFlorida State#1 Florida0-7Florida State Eliminated

Baton Rouge Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/11/2016Game #19 PMCoastal Carolina#8 LSU11-8
6/12/2016Game #29 PM#8 LSUCoastal Carolina3-4Coastal Carolina Eliminated
6/13/2016Game #3TBDCoastal Carolina#8 LSUIf Necessary

Lubbock Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/10/2016Game #18 PMEast Carolina#5 Texas Tech8-6
6/11/2016Game #23 PM#5 Texas TechEast Carolina3-1 (13 Innings)
6/12/2016Game #33 PMEast Carolina#5 Texas Tech0-11East Carolina Eliminated

College Station Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/10/2016Game #19 PMTCU#4 Texas A&M8-2
6/11/2016Game #29 PM#4 Texas A&MTCU7-1
6/12/2016Game #39 PMTCU#4 Texas A&M4-1Texas A&M Eliminated

Louisville Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/11/2016Game #112 PMUC Santa Barbara#2 Louisville4-2
6/12/2016Game #212 PM#2 LouisvilleUC Santa Barbara3-4Louisville Eliminated
6/13/2016Game #3TBDUC Santa Barbara#2 LouisvilleIf Necessary

Columbia Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/11/2016Game #13 PMOklahoma StateSouth Carolina5-1
6/12/2016Game #23 PMSouth CarolinaOklahoma State1-3South Carolina Eliminated
6/13/2016Game #3TBDOklahoma StateSouth CarolinaIf Necessary

Starkville Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/10/2016Game #16 PMArizona#6 Mississippi State1-0
6/11/2016Game #26 PM#6 Mississippi StateArizona5-6 (11 Innings)Mississippi State Eliminated
6/12/2016Game #36 PMArizona#6 Mississippi StateIf Necessary

Coral Gables Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/10/2016Game #15 PMBoston College#3 Miami (FL)7-12
6/11/2016Game #212 PM#3 Miami (FL)Boston College3-5
6/12/2016Game #312 PMBoston College#3 Miami (FL)4-9Boston College
Eliminated

Friday Schedule by Game Time

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesSuper Regional
6/10/20165 PMBoston College#3 Miami (FL)7-12Game #1Coral Gables
6/10/20166 PMArizona#6 Mississippi State1-0Game #1Starkville
6/10/20168 PMEast Carolina#5 Texas Tech8-6Game #1Lubbock
6/10/20169 PMTCU#4 Texas A&M8-2Game #1College Station

Saturday Schedule by Game Time

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesSuper Regional
6/11/201612 PM#3 Miami (FL)Boston College3-5Game #2; Possible Elimination GameCoral Gables
6/11/201612 PMUC Santa Barbara#2 Louisville4-2Game #1Louisville
6/11/20163 PM#5 Texas TechEast Carolina3-1 (13 Innings)Game #2; Possible Elimination GameLubbock
6/11/20163 PMOklahoma StateSouth Carolina5-1Game #1Columbia
6/11/20166 PM#6 Mississippi StateArizona5-6 (11 Innings)Game #2;
Mississippi State Eliminated
Starkville
6/11/20166 PMFlorida State#1 Florida3-0Game #1Gainesville
6/11/20169 PM#4 Texas A&MTCU7-1Game #2; Possible Elimination GameCollege Station
6/11/20169 PMCoastal Carolina#8 LSU11-8Game #1Baton Rouge

Sunday Schedule by Game Time

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesSuper Regional
6/12/201612 PM#2 LouisvilleUC Santa Barbara3-4Game #2
Louisville Eliminated
Louisville
6/12/201612 PMBoston College#3 Miami (FL)4-9Game #3;
Boston College Eliminated
Coral Gables
6/12/20163 PMEast Carolina#5 Texas Tech0-11Game #3;
East Carolina Eliminated
Lubbock
6/12/20163 PMSouth CarolinaOklahoma State1-3Game #2;
South Carolina Eliminated
Columbia
6/12/20166 PM#1 FloridaFlorida State5-0Game #2; Possible Elimination GameGainesville
6/12/20169 PMTCU#4 Texas A&M4-1Game #3;
Texas A&M Eliminated
College Station
6/12/20169 PM#8 LSUCoastal Carolina3-4Game #2; LSU EliminatedBaton Rouge

Monday Schedule by Game Time

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesSuper Regional
6/13/20167 PMFlorida State#1 Florida0-7Game #3;
Florida State Eliminated
Gainesville

College World Series

The 2016 College World Series will be start on Saturday, June 18 and end on June 28 or 29. The College World Series is held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams that make the CWS will play until two teams remain with those two teams then playing a best of three Championship Series to determine the National Champion.

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Regional Schedule

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Regional Schedule

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament teams have been announced. 64 teams will compete to play in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The bracket can be found here at the NCAA.com website.

Regional play begins on Friday, June 3 with 16 host sites with four teams in each regional employing a double-elimination format. Below are the 16 schools hosting a regional as well as the 64 teams that made the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball tournament.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida47-13SEC
2Louisville47-12ACC
3Miami (FL)45-11ACC
4Texas A&M45-14SEC
5Texas Tech41-16Big 12
6Mississippi State41-16-1SEC
7Clemson42-18ACC
8LSU42-18SEC
Regional HostNorth Carolina State35-20ACC
Regional HostSouth Carolina42-15SEC
Regional HostLouisiana Lafayette41-19Sun Belt
Regional HostVirginia37-20ACC
Regional HostTCU42-15Big 12
Regional HostOle Miss43-17SEC
Regional HostVanderbilt43-17SEC
Regional HostFlorida State37-20ACC

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastBinghamton30-23Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
AmericanConnecticut37-23Tournament ChampionsGainesville
ACCClemson42-18Tournament ChampionsClemson
Atlantic 10Rhode Island30-25Tournament ChampionsColumbia
Atlantic SunStetson29-29Tournament ChampionsCoral Gables
Big 12TCU42-15Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Big EastXavier30-28Tournament ChampionsNashville
Big SouthCoastal Carolina44-15Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
Big TenOhio State43-18-1Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Big WestCal State Fullerton35-21Regular Season ChampionsStarkville
ColonialWilliam & Mary29-29Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
C-USASouthern Miss40-18Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
HorizonWright State44-15Tournament ChampionsLouisville
IvyPrinceton24-19Championship Series WinnerLafayette
Metro AtlanticFairfield32-24Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mid-AmericanWestern Michigan22-32Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Mid-EasternBethune-Cookman29-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
Missouri ValleyDallas Baptist41-17Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mountain WestNew Mexico38-21Tournament ChampionsLubbock
NortheastBryant47-10Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri State39-19Tournament ChampionsStarkville
Pac-12Utah25-27Regular Season ChampionsOxford
PatriotNavy42-14-1Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
SECTexas A&M45-14Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
SouthernWestern Carolina30-29Tournament ChampionsClemson
SouthlandSam Houston State41-20Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SWACAlabama State38-15Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
SummitOral Roberts38-19Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette41-19Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACUtah Valley37-21Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
West CoastSaint Mary's33-23Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
ACCBoston College31-20At-LargeOxford
ACCDuke33-22At-LargeColumbia
ACCFlorida State37-20At-LargeTallahassee
ACCGeorgia Tech36-23At-LargeGainesville
ACCLouisville47-12At-LargeLouisville
ACCMiami (FL)45-11At-LargeCoral Gables
ACCNorth Carolina State35-20At-LargeRaleigh
ACCVirginia37-20At-LargeCharlottesville
ACCWake Forest34-25At-LargeCollege Station
AmericanEast Carolina34-21At-LargeCharlottesville
AmericanTulane39-19At-LargeOxford
Big 12Oklahoma State36-20At-LargeClemson
Big 12Texas Tech41-16At-LargeLubbock
Big TenMinnesota34-20At-LargeCollege Station
Big TenNebraska37-20At-LargeClemson
Big WestLong Beach State36-20At-LargeCoral Gables
Big WestUC Santa Barbara37-18At-LargeNashville
ColonialUNC Wilmington39-17At-LargeColumbia
C-USAFlorida Atlantic38-17At-LargeCoral Gables
C-USALouisiana Tech40-18At-LargeStarkville
C-USARice35-22At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12Arizona38-20At-LargeLafayette
Pac-12Arizona State34-21At-LargeFort Worth
Pac-12Washington32-21At-LargeNashville
SECFlorida47-13At-LargeGainesville
SECLSU42-18At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMississippi State41-16-1At-LargeStarkville
SECOle Miss43-17At-LargeOxford
SECSouth Carolina42-15At-LargeColumbia
SECVanderbilt43-17At-LargeNashville
SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana39-19At-LargeBaton Rouge
Sun BeltSouth Alabama40-20At-LargeTallahassee
West CoastGonzaga35-19At-LargeFort Worth

Regional Schedules

Below are the schedules for each of the 16 regionals. Game times for the first day are known, while the game times for other days will be filled in as they are known.

Gainesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMConnecticutGeorgia Tech7-6
6/3/2016Game #26 PMBethune-Cookman#1 Florida3-9
6/4/2016Game #312 PMGeorgia TechBethune-Cookman12-3Bethune-Cookman
6/4/2016Game #46 PM#1 FloridaConnecticut6-5
6/5/2016Game #512 PMGeorgia TechConnecticut7-5Connecticut Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PM#1 FloridaGeorgia Tech10-1Georgia Tech Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Tallahassee Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #112 PMSouth AlabamaSouthern Miss2-14
6/3/2016Game #26 PMAlabama StateFlorida State6-18
6/4/2016Game #312 PMAlabama StateSouth Alabama3-6Alabama State Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMSouthern MissFlorida State2-7
6/5/2016Game #512 PMSouthern MissSouth Alabama5-7Southern Miss Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMFlorida StateSouth Alabama18-6South Alabama Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Raleigh Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMSaint Mary's (CA)Coastal Carolina2-5
6/3/2016Game #27 PMNavyNC State8-13
6/4/2016Game #31 PMNavySaint Mary's (CA)8-5 (13 Innings)Saint Mary's (CA) Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #412:30 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State4-0Game postponed due to weather
6/5/2016Game #51 PMNC StateNavy17-1Navy Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #61 PMNC StateCoastal Carolina8-1Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #76 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State7-5NC State Eliminated

Baton Rouge Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMUtah Valley#8 LSU1-7
6/5/2016Game #212 PMSE LouisianaRice2-7Game postponed to 6/5/16 due to weather
6/5/2016Game #34 PMSE LouisianaUtah Valley3-2Utah Valley Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #48 PMRice#8 LSU2-4
6/6/2016Game #53 PMRiceSE Louisiana15-0SE Louisiana Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #68 PM#8 LSURice6-10Possible Elimination Game
6/7/2016Game #78 PM#8 LSURice5-2Rice Eliminated

Lubbock Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMFairfield#5 Texas Tech1-12
6/3/2016Game #27 PMNew MexicoDallas Baptist12-6
6/4/2016Game #33 PMDallas BaptistFairfield8-5Fairfield Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PM#5 Texas TechNew Mexico4-3
6/5/2016Game #53 PMDallas BaptistNew Mexico5-3New Mexico Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67 PM#5 Texas TechDallas Baptist6-10Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #73 PMDallas Baptist#5 Texas Tech3-5Dallas Baptist Eliminated

Charlottesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #111 AMWilliam & MaryVirginia4-17
6/3/2016Game #26 PMEast CarolinaBryant9-1
6/4/2016Game #311 AMBryantWilliam & Mary3-4Bryant Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #44 PMVirginiaEast Carolina6-8
6/5/2016Game #511 AMVirginiaWilliam & Mary4-5Virginia Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #63 PMWilliam & MaryEast Carolina4-8William & Mary Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Fort Worth Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMGonzagaArizona State5-1
6/3/2016Game #27:30 PMOral RobertsTCU0-7
6/4/2016Game #33 PMArizona StateOral Roberts4-1Oral Roberts Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47:30 PMTCUGonzaga4-3
6/5/2016Game #53 PMArizona StateGonzaga6-3Gonzaga Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PMTCUArizona State8-1Arizona State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

College Station Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #14 PMWake ForestMinnesota5-3
6/3/2016Game #29 PMBinghamton#4 Texas A&M2-4
6/4/2016Game #34 PMMinnesotaBinghamton8-5Binghamton Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #49 PM#4 Texas A&MWake Forest22-2
6/5/2016Game #54 PMMinnesotaWake Forest8-3Wake Forest Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #69 PM#4 Texas A&MMinnesota8-2Minnesota Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Louisville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMWright StateOhio State6-7
6/3/2016Game #26 PMWestern Michigan#2 Louisville1-6
6/4/2016Game #312 PMWright StateWestern Michigan10-3Western Michigan Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #44 PMOhio State#2 Louisville3-15
6/5/2016Game #512 PMOhio StateWright State3-7Ohio State Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #64 PM#2 LouisvilleWright State3-1Wright State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #74 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Nashville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMWashingtonUC Santa Barbara2-3 (14 Innings)
6/4/2016Game #21 PMXavierVanderbilt15-1Game Postponed to 6/4 due to weather
6/4/2016Game #35 PMVanderbiltWashington8-9Vanderbilt Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #43 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier5-4Game Postponed to 6/5 due to late start
6/5/2016Game #59 PMXavierWashington7-5Washington Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #63 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier14-5Xavier Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Columbia Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMDukeUNC Wilmington1-11
6/3/2016Game #27 PMRhode IslandSouth Carolina5-4
6/4/2016Game #312 PMSouth CarolinaDuke4-2Duke Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMUNC WilmingtonRhode Island11-7
6/5/2016Game #512 PMSouth CarolinaRhode Island23-2Rhode Island Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMUNC WilmingtonSouth Carolina1-10
6/7/2016Game #72 PMSouth CarolinaUNC Wilmington10-5UNC Wilmington Eliminated

Clemson Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #112 PMNebraskaOklahoma State0-6
6/3/2016Game #27 PMWestern Carolina#7 Clemson10-24
6/4/2016Game #312 PMWestern CarolinaNebraska4-1Nebraska Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PMOklahoma State#7 Clemson12-2
6/5/2016Game #55 PM#7 ClemsonWestern Carolina15-3Western Carolina Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #69 PM#7 ClemsonOklahoma State2-9Clemson Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Starkville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12:30 PMSE Missouri State#6 Mississippi State5-9
6/3/2016Game #27:30 PMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-1
6/4/2016Game #32:30 PMSE Missouri StateLouisiana Tech4-9SE Missouri State Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47:30 PM#6 Mississippi StateCal State Fullerton4-1
6/5/2016Game #52:30 PMCal State FullertonLouisiana Tech2-6Cal State Fullerton Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PMLouisiana Tech#6 Mississippi State0-4Louisiana Tech Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Lafayette Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMSam Houston StateArizona3-7
6/3/2016Game #28 PMPrincetonLouisiana Lafayette3-5
6/4/2016Game #32 PMPrincetonSam Houston State2-7Princeton Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #42 PMArizonaLouisiana Lafayette3-10
6/5/2016Game #58 PMArizonaSam Houston State6-5Sam Houston State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #62 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona3-6Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #78 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona1-3Louisiana Lafayette Eliminated

Oxford Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #14 PMBoston CollegeTulane7-2
6/3/2016Game #28 PMUtahOle Miss5-4 (10 Innings)
6/4/2016Game #32 PMTulaneOle Miss6-5Ole Miss Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMUtahBoston College3-4
6/5/2016Game #52 PMTulaneUtah4-1Utah Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMBoston CollegeTulane6-3Tulane Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #78 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Coral Gables Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMLong Beach StateFlorida Atlantic5-1
6/3/2016Game #27 PMStetson#3 Miami (FL)2-4
6/4/2016Game #31 PMFlorida AtlanticStetson8-4Stetson Elminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PM#3 Miami (FL)Long Beach State4-3 (11 Innings)
6/5/2016Game #51 PMFlorida AtlanticLong Beach State1-5Florida Atlantic Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67 PMLong Beach State#3 Miami (FL)8-9Long Beach State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Friday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Friday’s regional action sorted by game time.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/3/201611:00 AMWilliam & MaryVirginia4-17Charlottesville
6/3/201612:00 PMNebraskaOklahoma State0-6Clemson
6/3/201612:00 PMSouth AlabamaSouthern Miss2-14Tallahassee
6/3/20161:00 PMConnecticutGeorgia Tech7-6Gainesville
6/3/20161:00 PMLong Beach StateFlorida Atlantic5-1Coral Gables
6/3/20161:00 PMDukeUNC Wilmington1-11Columbia
6/3/20162:00 PMSaint Mary'sCoastal Carolina2-5Raleigh
6/3/20162:00 PMWright StateOhio State6-7Louisville
6/3/20162:00 PMSam Houston StateArizona3-7Lafayette
6/3/20162:30 PMSE Missouri State#6 Mississippi State5-9Starkville
6/3/20163:00 PMFairfield#5 Texas Tech1-12Lubbock
6/3/20163:00 PMUtah Valley#8 LSU1-7Baton Rouge
6/3/20163:00 PMGonzagaArizona State5-1Fort Worth
6/3/20163:00 PMWashingtonUC Santa Barbara2-3 (14 Innings)Nashville
6/3/20164:00 PMWake ForestMinnesota5-3College Station
6/3/20164:00 PMBoston CollegeTulane7-2Oxford
6/3/20164:00 PMEast CarolinaBryant9-1Charlottesville
6/3/20166:00 PMBethune-Cookman#1 Florida3-9Gainesville
6/3/20166:00 PMWestern Michigan#2 Louisville1-6Louisville
6/3/20166:00 PMAlabama StateFlorida State6-18Tallahassee
6/3/20167:00 PMNew MexicoDallas Baptist12-6Lubbock
6/3/20167:00 PMRhode IslandSouth Carolina5-4Columbia
6/3/20167:00 PMNavyNC State8-13Raleigh
6/3/20167:00 PMWestern Carolina#7 Clemson10-24Clemson
6/3/20167:00 PMStetson#3 Miami (FL)2-4Coral Gables
6/3/20167:30 PMOral RobertsTCU0-7Fort Worth
6/3/20167:30 PMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-0 B7; Will be finished on 6/4Starkville
6/3/20168:00 PMUtahOle Miss6-5 (10 Innings)Oxford
6/3/20168:00 PMSE LouisianaRiceGame postponed to 6/4/16 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/3/20168:00 PMPrincetonLouisiana Lafayette3-5Lafayette
6/3/20168:00 PMXavierVanderbiltGame postponed to 6/4/16 due to weatherNashville
6/3/20169:00 PMBinghamton#4 Texas A&M2-4College Station

Saturday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Saturday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/4/201610:00 AMSE LouisianaRice1-4 T7; Game will resume at 12 PM ET on 6/5/16Baton Rouge
6/4/201611:00 AMBryantWilliam & Mary3-4Bryant EliminatedCharlottesville
6/4/201611:00 AMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-1Completion of Game from 6/3Starkville
6/4/201612:00 PMArizona StateOral Roberts4-1Oral Roberts EliminatedFort Worth
6/4/201612:00 PMSouth CarolinaDuke4-2Duke EliminatedColumbia
6/4/201612:00 PMAlabama StateSouth Alabama3-6Alabama State EliminatedTallahassee
6/4/201612:00 PMWestern CarolinaNebraska4-1Nebraska EliminatedClemson
6/4/201612:00 PMGeorgia TechBethune-Cookman12-3Bethune-Cookman EliminatedGainesville
6/4/201612:00 PMWright StateWestern Michigan10-3Western Michigan ElimiantedLouisville
6/4/20161:00 PMFlorida AtlanticStetson8-4Stetson EliminatedCoral Gables
6/4/20161:00 PMXavierVanderbilt15-1Game Postponed From 6/3Nashville
6/4/20161:00 PMNavySaint Mary's (CA)8-5 (13 Innings)Saint Mary's (CA) EliminatedRaleigh
6/4/20162:00 PMTulaneOle Miss6-5Ole Miss EliminatedOxford
6/4/20162:00 PMPrincetonSam Houston State2-7Princeton EliminatedLafayette
6/4/20162:30 PMSE Missouri StateLouisiana Tech4-9SE Missouri State EliminatedStarkville
6/4/20163:00 PMDallas BaptistFairfield8-5Fairfield EliminatedLubbock
6/4/20163:00 PMUtah ValleyGame #2 LoserGame Postponed to 6/5 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/4/20164:00 PMVirginiaEast Carolina6-8Charlottesville
6/4/20164:00 PMMinnesotaBinghamton8-5Binghatmon EliminatedCollege Station
6/4/20164:00 PMOhio State#2 Louisville3-15Louisville
6/4/20165:00 PMVanderbiltWashington8-9Vanderbilt EliminatedNashville
6/4/20166:00 PMUtahBoston College3-4Oxford
6/4/20166:00 PM#1 FloridaConnecticut6-5Gainesville
6/4/20166:00 PMSouthern MissFlorida State2-7Tallahassee
6/4/20166:00 PMUNC WilmingtonRhode Island11-7Columbia
6/4/20166:00 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State3-0 T9; Game postponed due to weatherRaleigh
6/4/20167:00 PM#5 Texas TechNew Mexico4-3Lubbock
6/4/20167:00 PM#3 Miami (FL)Long Beach State4-3 (11 Innings)Coral Gables
6/4/20167:00 PMOklahoma State#7 Clemson12-2Clemson
6/4/20167:30 PMTCUGonzaga4-3Fort Worth
6/4/20167:30 PM#6 Mississippi StateCal State Fullerton4-1Starkville
6/4/20168:00 PM#8 LSUGame #2 WinnerGame postponed to 6/5 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/4/20168:00 PMArizonaLouisiana LafayetteGame postponed due to late startLafayette
6/4/20169:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavierGame postponed to 6/5 due to late startNashville
6/4/20169:00 PM#4 Texas A&MWake Forest22-2College Station

Sunday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Sunday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/5/201611:00 AMVirginiaWilliam & Mary4-5Virginia EliminatedCharlottesville
6/5/201612:00 PMSouth CarolinaRhode Island23-2Rhode Island EliminatedColumbia
6/5/201612:00 PMOhio StateWright State3-7Ohio State EliminatedLouisville
6/5/201612:00 PMSE LouisianaRice2-7Finish of Postponed GameBaton Rouge
6/5/201612:00 PMSouthern MissSouth Alabama5-7Southern Miss EliminatedTallahassee
6/5/201612:00 PMGeorgia TechConnecticut7-5Connecticut EliminatedGainesville
6/5/201612:30 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State4-0Finish of Postponed GameRaleigh
6/5/20161:00 PMNC StateNavy17-1Navy EliminatedRaleigh
6/5/20161:00 PMFlorida AtlanticLong Beach State1-5Florida Atlantic EliminatedCoral Gables
6/5/20162:00 PMArizonaLouisiana Lafayette3-10Lafayette
6/5/20162:00 PMTulaneUtah4-1Utah EliminatedOxford
6/5/20162:30 PMCal State FullertonLouisiana Tech2-6Cal State Fullerton EliminatedStarkville
6/5/20163:00 PMWilliam & MaryEast Carolina4-8William & Mary EliminatedCharlottesville
6/5/20163:00 PMDallas BaptistNew Mexico5-3New Mexico EliminatedLubbock
6/5/20163:00 PMArizona StateGonzaga6-3Gonzaga ElimiantedFort Worth
6/5/20163:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier5-4Nashville
6/5/20164:00 PM#2 LouisvilleWright State3-1Wright State EliminatedLouisville
6/5/20164:00 PMSE LouisianaUtah Valley3-2Utah Valley EliminatedBaton Rouge
6/5/20164:00 PMMinnesotaWake Forest8-3Wake Forest EliminationCollege Station
6/5/20165:00 PM#7 ClemsonWestern Carolina15-3Western Carolina EliminatedClemson
6/5/20166:00 PMFlorida StateSouth Alabama18-6South Alabama EliminatedTallahassee
6/5/20166:00 PMBoston CollegeTulane6-3Tulane EliminatedOxford
6/5/20166:00 PMUNC WilmingtonSouth Carolina1-10Possible Elimination GameColumbia
6/5/20167:00 PM#5 Texas TechDallas Baptist6-10Possible Elimination GameLubbock
6/5/20167:00 PMLong Beach State#3 Miami (FL)8-9Long Beach State EliminatedCoral Gables
6/5/20167:30 PMTCUArizona State8-1Arizona State EliminatedFort Worth
6/5/20167:30 PMLouisiana Tech#6 Mississippi State0-4Louisiana Tech EliminatedStarkville
6/5/20167:30 PM#1 FloridaGeorgia Tech10-1Georgia Tech EliminatedGainesville
6/5/20168:00 PMArizonaSam Houston State6-5Sam Houston State EliminatedLafayette
6/5/20168:00 PMRice#8 LSU2-4Possible Elimination GameBaton Rouge
6/5/20169:00 PM#7 ClemsonOklahoma State2-9Clemson EliminatedClemson
6/5/20169:00 PM#4 Texas A&MMinnesota8-2Minnesota EliminatedCollege Station
6/5/20169:00 PMXavierWashington7-5Washington EliminatedNashville

Monday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Monday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays over the weekend, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/6/20161:00 PMNC StateCoastal Carolina8-1Possible Elimination GameRaleigh
6/6/20162:00 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona3-6Possible Elimination GameLafayette
6/6/20163:00 PMRiceSE Louisiana15-0SE Louisiana EliminatedBaton Rouge
6/6/20163:00 PMDallas Baptist#5 Texas Tech3-5Dallas Baptist EliminatedLubbock
6/6/20163:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier14-5Xavier EliminatedNashville
6/6/20166:00 PMCoastal CarolinaNC StateFinish postponed to 6/7; Elimination GameRaleigh
6/6/20166:00 PMSouth CarolinaUNC WilmingtonElimination Game; Postponed to 6/7Columbia
6/6/20168:00 PM#8 LSURice6-10Possible Elimination GameBaton Rouge
6/6/20168:00 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona1-3Louisiana Lafayette EliminatedLafayette

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Teams Released

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Teams Released

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament teams have been announced by the NCAA. 64 teams will compete to play in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The bracket can be found here at the NCAA.com website.

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament begins on Friday, June 3 with regional play. The regionals will be broken down into 16 host locations featuring a double elimination. The 16 winners from the Regional round will then move on to play in the Super Regionals starting Friday, June 10 with a best of three format.

The 8 winners of the Super Regionals will then contest the 2016 College World Series starting on Saturday, June 18 and end on June 28 or 29. The College World Series is held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Below are the 8 National Seeds as well as the 8 other hosts for the regional round.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida47-13SEC
2Louisville47-12ACC
3Miami (FL)45-11ACC
4Texas A&M45-14SEC
5Texas Tech41-16Big 12
6Mississippi State41-16-1SEC
7Clemson42-18ACC
8LSU42-18SEC
Regional HostNorth Carolina State35-20ACC
Regional HostSouth Carolina42-15SEC
Regional HostLouisiana Lafayette41-19Sun Belt
Regional HostVirginia37-20ACC
Regional HostTCU42-15Big 12
Regional HostOle Miss43-17SEC
Regional HostVanderbilt43-17SEC
Regional HostFlorida State37-20ACC

Below are the 64 teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The automatic bids that were handed out to conference winners are listed first followed by the at-large bids. The table is sortable by any of the column headers (Conference, Team, Record, Route, or Regional).

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastBinghamton30-23Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
AmericanConnecticut37-23Tournament ChampionsGainesville
ACCClemson42-18Tournament ChampionsClemson
Atlantic 10Rhode Island30-25Tournament ChampionsColumbia
Atlantic SunStetson29-29Tournament ChampionsCoral Gables
Big 12TCU42-15Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Big EastXavier30-28Tournament ChampionsNashville
Big SouthCoastal Carolina44-15Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
Big TenOhio State43-18-1Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Big WestCal State Fullerton35-21Regular Season ChampionsStarkville
ColonialWilliam & Mary29-29Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
C-USASouthern Miss40-18Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
HorizonWright State44-15Tournament ChampionsLouisville
IvyPrinceton24-19Championship Series WinnerLafayette
Metro AtlanticFairfield32-24Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mid-AmericanWestern Michigan22-32Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Mid-EasternBethune-Cookman29-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
Missouri ValleyDallas Baptist41-17Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mountain WestNew Mexico38-21Tournament ChampionsLubbock
NortheastBryant47-10Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri State39-19Tournament ChampionsStarkville
Pac-12Utah25-27Regular Season ChampionsOxford
PatriotNavy42-14-1Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
SECTexas A&M45-14Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
SouthernWestern Carolina30-29Tournament ChampionsClemson
SouthlandSam Houston State41-20Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SWACAlabama State38-15Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
SummitOral Roberts38-19Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette41-19Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACUtah Valley37-21Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
West CoastSaint Mary's33-23Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
ACCBoston College31-20At-LargeOxford
ACCDuke33-22At-LargeColumbia
ACCFlorida State37-20At-LargeTallahassee
ACCGeorgia Tech36-23At-LargeGainesville
ACCLouisville47-12At-LargeLouisville
ACCMiami (FL)45-11At-LargeCoral Gables
ACCNorth Carolina State35-20At-LargeRaleigh
ACCVirginia37-20At-LargeCharlottesville
ACCWake Forest34-25At-LargeCollege Station
AmericanEast Carolina34-21At-LargeCharlottesville
AmericanTulane39-19At-LargeOxford
Big 12Oklahoma State36-20At-LargeClemson
Big 12Texas Tech41-16At-LargeLubbock
Big TenMinnesota34-20At-LargeCollege Station
Big TenNebraska37-20At-LargeClemson
Big WestLong Beach State36-20At-LargeCoral Gables
Big WestUC Santa Barbara37-18At-LargeNashville
ColonialUNC Wilmington39-17At-LargeColumbia
C-USAFlorida Atlantic38-17At-LargeCoral Gables
C-USALouisiana Tech40-18At-LargeStarkville
C-USARice35-22At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12Arizona38-20At-LargeLafayette
Pac-12Arizona State34-21At-LargeFort Worth
Pac-12Washington32-21At-LargeNashville
SECFlorida47-13At-LargeGainesville
SECLSU42-18At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMississippi State41-16-1At-LargeStarkville
SECOle Miss43-17At-LargeOxford
SECSouth Carolina42-15At-LargeColumbia
SECVanderbilt43-17At-LargeNashville
SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana39-19At-LargeBaton Rouge
Sun BeltSouth Alabama40-20At-LargeTallahassee
West CoastGonzaga35-19At-LargeFort Worth

The ACC tied the all-time record with 10 teams placed in the tournament while those 10 teams set a conference record. The SEC had 7 teams in the field with all 7 teams hosting a regional, which is also a record.

The first timers for 2016 include Alabama State, Fairfield, St. Mary’s (CA), and Utah Valley. There will be no regionals in the Mountain or Pacific time zones as the southeast corridor dominated with the regional hosting sites.

The match ups and schedule for each regional can be found here.

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Conference Tournaments

Virginia defeated Vanderbilt to win the 2015 College World Series. Who will win in 2016? (Peter Aiken/Getty Images North America)
Virginia defeated Vanderbilt to win the 2015 College World Series. Who will win in 2016? (Peter Aiken/Getty Images North America)

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Conference Tournaments

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 baseball season is closing in on the postseason with the pivotal conference tournaments offering a final chance to make the final field of 64. There are 31 automatic bids handed out for the NCAA Tournament with only three going to regular season champions. Those three conferences are the Big West, Ivy League, and Pac-12 with the Ivy League two playing a best of 3 series to determine their champion.

The regular season champion is included below for each conference. The Horizon League has the regular season champion host the tournament while the Patriot League has the higher seeded team host the Championship Series.  In all, there are 31 automatic bids handed out while another 33 at-large bids will be determined by the Baseball Selection Committee.

ConferenceRegular Season ChampTournament ChampDatesLocationHost
American EastBinghamtonBinghamtonMay 25 - 28Lowell, MassachusettsUMass Lowell
AmericanTulaneConnecticutMay 24 - 29Clearwater, FloridaNeutral Site
ACCMiami (FL)ClemsonMay 24 - 29Durham, North CarolinaDuke
Atlantic 10Rhode IslandRhode IslandMay 25 - 28Bronx, New YorkFordham
Atlantic SunKennesaw StateStetsonMay 24 - 28Nashville, TennesseeLipscomb
Big 12Texas TechTCUMay 25 - 29Oklahoma City, OklahomaNeutral Site
Big EastXavierXavierMay 26 - 29Aberdeen, MarylandNeutral Site
Big SouthCoastal CarolinaCoastal CarolinaMay 24 - 28Lexington, South CarolinaNeutral Site
Big TenMinnesotaOhio StateMay 25 - 29Omaha, NebraskaNeutral Site
Big WestCal State FullertonNo Post Season Tournament
ColonialUNC WilmingtonWilliam & MaryMay 25 - 29Mount Pleasant, South CarolinaCollege of Charleston
C-USAFlorida AtlanticSouthern MissMay 25 - 29Hattiesburg, MississippiSouthern Mississippi
HorizonWright State*Wright StateMay 25 - 28Fairborn, OhioWright State
Ivy LeaugeLou Gehrig: Princeton
Red Rolfe: Yale
PrincetonMay 14 - 15Princeton, New JerseyPrinceton
Metro AtlanticFairfieldFairfieldMay 25 - 28Wappingers Falls, New YorkManhattan
Mid-AmericanKent StateWestern MichiganMay 25 - 29Avon, OhioNeutral Site
Mid-EasternNorth: Norfolk State
South: Florida A&M
Bethune-CookmanMay 19 - 22Salisbury, New YorkMaryland Eastern Shore
Missouri ValleyDallas BaptistDallas BaptistMay 25 - 28Terre Haute, IndianaIndiana State
Mountain WestFresno StateNew MexicoMay 25 - 29Albuquerque, New MexicoNew Mexico
NortheastBryantBryantMay 26 - 29 Norwich, ConnecticutNeutral Site
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri StateSoutheast Missouri StateMay 25 - 29Jackson, TennesseeNeutral Site
Pac-12UtahNo Post Season Tournament
PatriotNavy*NavyMay 14 - 15 &
May 20 - 22
Annapolis, MarylandNavy
SECMississippi StateTexas A&MMay 24 - 29Hoover, AlabamaNeutral Site
SouthernMercerWestern CarolinaMay 24 - 29Greenville, South CarolinaNeutral Site
SouthlandSam Houston StateSam Houston StateMay 25 - 29Sugar Land, TexasNeutral Site
SWACAlabama StateAlabama StateMay 18 - 22New Orleans, LouisianaNeutral Site
SummitOral RobertsOral RobertsMay 25 - 28Tulsa, OklahomaOral Roberts
Sun BeltLouisiana LafayetteLouisiana LafayetteMay 25 - 29San Marcos, TexasTexas State
WACSeattle UniversityUtah ValleyMay 26 - 28Stockton, CaliforniaNeutral Site
West CoastBYU
Gonzaga
Saint Mary's
Saint Mary'sMay 25 - 28Mesa, ArizonaNeutral Site

* Denotes Highest Seed Hosts Conference Tournament or Final Series

There have already been two champions decided as Princeton who came back from a 1-0 deficit in the Ivy League Championship series to clinch their postseason berth while Alabama State won the SWAC tournament.

As the conference tournament champions are known, the table above will be filled out. The conference tournaments listed above will help determine the field for the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball tournament. We will find out which teams made the tournament on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12 PM Eastern Time on ESPNU with the Selection Show.

Regional action will commence on Friday, June 3 and end on Monday, June 6 with 16 regionals at designated sites determined by the Selection Committee under a double-elimination format. The 16 regional winners will then play in the Super Regional round from June 10 through June 12 in a best of three series. The Super Regional hosts will be determined after the Regional round.

The tournament wraps up in Omaha, Nebraska with the 8 Super Regional winners advancing to College World Series. The CWS will take place from Saturday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 29. The two teams that remain standing will take place in the CWS Championship Series, which is a best of three.

Edmonton Oilers Continue Their Lucky Streak

The Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night (Sportsnet Canada)
The Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night (Sportsnet Canada)

Edmonton Oilers Continue Their Lucky Streak

In case you missed it, the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night for the fourth time in six years. It is widely expected that the Oilers will select Connor McDavid with the top pick in June.

According to some, McDavid is being touted as the best player since Sidney Crosby in the 2005 NHL Draft. Only time will tell if McDavid will live up to the hype.

Even more impressive than the potential accolades for McDavid is the probability of Edmonton actually winning the NHL Draft Lottery in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015.

In 2010, Edmonton had a 25% chance to win the lottery and the same percentage in 2011. In 2012, the Oilers were the second worst team in the NHL and had an 18.8% chance of winning the top pick, which they did.

2013 was a better season for Edmonton and they had much worse odds of winning the top pick. In 2013, the Oilers had a 4.7% chance of winning the lottery with the 7th worst finish in the NHL. They ended up picking 7th in the Draft.

In 2014, the Oilers had a 14.2% chance of winning the lottery as the third worst team in the NHL during the 2013-14 season. The Oilers ended up drafting third overall in the 2014 Draft.

For 2015, the Oilers had just an 11.5% chance of winning the lottery.

Taking a look at just the 4 years in which the Oilers won the Draft Lottery (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015), it becomes apparent just how difficult it was to win ALL 4 drafts. The calculation comes out to 0.001351 or 0.1351% of winning the lottery in all four of those years.

By comparison, if a team had the top chances in the lottery for four years under the old system (25% chance of winning the lottery), their chances would be 0.00391 or 0.391%, which is nearly three times better than the odds the Oilers had.

Complication the calculations above is the new allocation of the lottery chances. Here is a comparison of the new odds and old odds (courtesy of mynhldraft.com):

Under the new allocation, the odds of a team winning the lottery in any 4 years would be 0.0016, or 0.16%. Of course, if a team was not the worst team during the season, their odds would become worse.

In case you were wondering what the odds are for the Oilers winning the lottery again in 2016, well that will depend on where they finish overall. Assuming they do not make the playoffs in 2015-16, here are the Oilers odds of winning the lottery in 2016 at each position:

1. 0.0002703 or 0.02703%

2. 0.00018242 or 0.018242%

3. 0.00015539 or 0.015539%

4. 0.00012837 or 0.012837%

5. 0.00011486 or 0.011486%

6. 0.000101344 or 0.0101344%

7. 0.00008783 or 0.008783%

8. 0.000081075 or 0.0081075%

9. 0.000067563 or 0.0067563%

10. 0.000047294 or 0.0047294%

11. 0.0000405375 or 0.0040538%

12. 0.000033781 or 0.0033781%

13. 0.000027025 or 0.0027025%

14. 0.000013513 or 0.0013513%

In other words, the odds of the Oilers winning the lottery for the 5th time in 7 season are unlikely in 2016.