Softball Tournament Projections IV

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Cheridan Hawkins

Never thought we see the day where Pac 12 Leader be seeded lower then the Colonial Conference champion but that is what the commitee did in its initial rankings. I dont expect to last.  Check out Graham Hays 5 observations.

Here is my Fourth 2016 NCAA Softball Tournament Projections of the season. () is RPI ranking.

ACC (4): Florida State (5), Notre Dame (26),  Louisville (48), North Carolina (35)
American (3): UCF (28), South Florida (20), Tulsa (42)
Big East: DePaul
Big 12 (4):  Oklahoma(3), Baylor (14),  Texas (31), Kansas (44)
Big Ten (5): Michigan (2), Minnesota (22), Nebraska (32), Ohio State (33), Illinois (47)
 Pac-12 (7):  Oregon (6), Washington (8), UCLA (15),  Arizona (21), Utah(25), Oregon State (23), California (39)
 SEC (11): Florida (1),  Alabama (4), Auburn (7), Missouri(10),  Kentucky (12),  Tennessee (13), LSU (16), Georgia (19), Texas A&M(18), South Carolina (27), Ole Miss (29)
 A-10: Fordham
 America East: Albany
 A-Sun: USC Upstate (54)
 Big Sky: Sacramento State
 Big South: Longwood
 Big West (3): Cal State Fullerton (30), Long Beach State (38), CSUN (53)
 CAA:  James Madison (9)
 C-USA: Florida Atlantic (24)
 Horizon: Wright State
Ivy: Dartmouth
 MAAC: Marist
 MAC: Miami (Ohio)
 MEAC: Delaware State
 MVC: Wichita State (50)
 MWC: Fresno State (17)
 NEC: Saint Francis
 OVC: Jacksonville State
 Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Samford (51)
 Southland: McNeese State (37)
 Summit: North Dakota State
 Sun Belt (3): Louisiana-Lafayette (10), Texas State (49), South Alabama (45)
 SWAC: Alabama State
 WAC: New Mexico State
 WCC: BYU (45)
Last 4 In : Illinois, CSUN, Tulsa, North Carolina
First 4 Out : Virginia Tech ,San Diego State, Boston College, Arizona State,
Projected Host Teams
1- Florida
2- Michigan
3-Oklahoma
4- Oregon
5- Florida State
6-Alabama
7-Auburn
8- Washington
9- Tennessee
10- Louisiana Lafayette
11- James Madison
12- Kentucky
13- Missouri
14- LSU
15-Baylor
16- UCLA
Teams in Contention to Host
 Fresno State, Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota
Conference RPI Rankings Top 12
1- SEC
2- Pac 12
3- Big 12
4- ACC
5- Big Ten
6- Sun Belt
7- American
8- Colonial
9-Big West
10-A-Sun
11- Mountain West
12- CUSA
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