Final Projections Before Selection Sunday

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

Here on the In The Circle Podcast, we breakdown the Conference Tournaments, Teams that are in and out and seeding scenarios and more. Below are the final projections heading into Selection Sunday how we think the Commitee will pair them up not how We would do it.

ACC (4): Florida State (7), Notre Dame (29),  Louisville (46), North Carolina (35)
American (3): UCF (31), South Florida (20), Tulsa (41)
Big East: Butler
Big 12 (5):  Oklahoma(4), Baylor (13),  Texas (26), Oklahoma State (34),Kansas (47)
Big Ten (5): Michigan (2), Minnesota (22), Nebraska (32), Ohio State (40), Illinois(48)
Pac-12 (7):  Oregon (9), Washington (6), UCLA (14),  Arizona (21), Utah(25), Oregon State (30), California (37)
SEC (11): Florida (1),  Alabama (3), Auburn (8), Missouri(10),  Kentucky (16),  Tennessee (11), LSU (15), Georgia (19), Texas A&M(17), South Carolina (24), Ole Miss (27)
A-10: Fordham
America East: Maine
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Longwood
Big West (2): Cal State Fullerton (28), Long Beach State (36)
CAA:  James Madison (5)
C-USA: Florida Atlantic (23)
Horizon: Valparaiso
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Marist
MAC: Miami (Ohio)
MEAC: Florida A&M
MVC: Wichita State (50)
MWC: Fresno State (17)
NEC: LIU Brooklyn
OVC: Jacksonville State
Patriot: Boston U
Southern: Samford (53)
Southland: McNeese State (33)
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt (3): Louisiana-Lafayette (12), Texas State (44), South Alabama (43)
SWAC: Alabama State
WAC: Cal State Bakersfield
WCC: BYU (45)
Last 4 In : Kansas, Illinois, South Alabama, Oklahoma State
First 4 Out : CSUN (52), Virginia Tech (42) , Boston College (52), Arizona State (39),
Projected Regionals (Teams listed 1-4 as Seeds)
1- Florida, USF, FAU, FAMU
2- Michigan, Oregon State, Wichita State, Valpo
3-Oklahoma, Utah, Tulsa, Boston
4- Oregon, Nebraska, Kansas , Weber State
5- Auburn, Oklahoma State, South Alabama, Alabama State.
6-Florida State, Georgia, UCF, Jacksonville State
7-Washington, Cal State Fullerton, BYU, Princeton
8- James Madison, South Carolina, North Carolina, Fordham
9- Alabama, California, USC Upstate, Samford
10- Louisiana Lafayette, Ole Miss, Illinois, Maine
11-LSU, Texas, McNeese State, LIU Brooklyn
12- UCLA, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Cal State Bakersfield
13- Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas State, Marist
14- Tennessee, Arizona, Louisville, Longwood
15-Kentucky, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Miami Ohio
16- Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota State, Butler
Teams in Contention to Host
Fresno State, Arizona, Georgia
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
11- Mountain West
12- CUSA
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