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.
|Conference||Regular Season Champ||Tournament Champ||Dates||Location||Host|
|American East||Binghamton||Binghamton||May 25 - 28||Lowell, Massachusetts||UMass Lowell|
|American||Tulane||Connecticut||May 24 - 29||Clearwater, Florida||Neutral Site|
|ACC||Miami (FL)||Clemson||May 24 - 29||Durham, North Carolina||Duke|
|Atlantic 10||Rhode Island||Rhode Island||May 25 - 28||Bronx, New York||Fordham|
|Atlantic Sun||Kennesaw State||Stetson||May 24 - 28||Nashville, Tennessee||Lipscomb|
|Big 12||Texas Tech||TCU||May 25 - 29||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Neutral Site|
|Big East||Xavier||Xavier||May 26 - 29||Aberdeen, Maryland||Neutral Site|
|Big South||Coastal Carolina||Coastal Carolina||May 24 - 28||Lexington, South Carolina||Neutral Site|
|Big Ten||Minnesota||Ohio State||May 25 - 29||Omaha, Nebraska||Neutral Site|
|Big West||Cal State Fullerton||No Post Season Tournament|
|Colonial||UNC Wilmington||William & Mary||May 25 - 29||Mount Pleasant, South Carolina||College of Charleston|
|C-USA||Florida Atlantic||Southern Miss||May 25 - 29||Hattiesburg, Mississippi||Southern Mississippi|
|Horizon||Wright State*||Wright State||May 25 - 28||Fairborn, Ohio||Wright State|
|Ivy Leauge||Lou Gehrig: Princeton|
Red Rolfe: Yale
|Princeton||May 14 - 15||Princeton, New Jersey||Princeton|
|Metro Atlantic||Fairfield||Fairfield||May 25 - 28||Wappingers Falls, New York||Manhattan|
|Mid-American||Kent State||Western Michigan||May 25 - 29||Avon, Ohio||Neutral Site|
|Mid-Eastern||North: Norfolk State|
South: Florida A&M
|Bethune-Cookman||May 19 - 22||Salisbury, New York||Maryland Eastern Shore|
|Missouri Valley||Dallas Baptist||Dallas Baptist||May 25 - 28||Terre Haute, Indiana||Indiana State|
|Mountain West||Fresno State||New Mexico||May 25 - 29||Albuquerque, New Mexico||New Mexico|
|Northeast||Bryant||Bryant||May 26 - 29||Norwich, Connecticut||Neutral Site|
|Ohio Valley||Southeast Missouri State||Southeast Missouri State||May 25 - 29||Jackson, Tennessee||Neutral Site|
|Pac-12||Utah||No Post Season Tournament|
|Patriot||Navy*||Navy||May 14 - 15 &|
May 20 - 22
|SEC||Mississippi State||Texas A&M||May 24 - 29||Hoover, Alabama||Neutral Site|
|Southern||Mercer||Western Carolina||May 24 - 29||Greenville, South Carolina||Neutral Site|
|Southland||Sam Houston State||Sam Houston State||May 25 - 29||Sugar Land, Texas||Neutral Site|
|SWAC||Alabama State||Alabama State||May 18 - 22||New Orleans, Louisiana||Neutral Site|
|Summit||Oral Roberts||Oral Roberts||May 25 - 28||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Oral Roberts|
|Sun Belt||Louisiana Lafayette||Louisiana Lafayette||May 25 - 29||San Marcos, Texas||Texas State|
|WAC||Seattle University||Utah Valley||May 26 - 28||Stockton, California||Neutral Site|
|Saint Mary's||May 25 - 28||Mesa, Arizona||Neutral 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.