2009 NCAA Division I baseball season

The 2009 NCAA Division I baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level, began on February 20, 2009. The season progressed through the regular season, many conference tournaments and championship series, and concluded with the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and 2009 College World Series. The College World Series, which consisted of the eight remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament, was held in its annual location of Omaha, Nebraska at Rosenblatt Stadium. It concluded on June 24, 2009, with the final game of the best of three championship series. LSU defeated Texas two games to one to claim their sixth championship.

2009 NCAA Division I baseball season
DurationFebruary 20–June 24, 2009
Number of teams302
Preseason #1LSU
Tournament
DurationMay 29–June 24, 2009
Most conference bidsACC (7)
College World Series
DurationJune 13–June 24, 2009
ChampionsLSU Tigers )
Runners-upTexas Longhorns
MOPJared Mitchell
Seasons

Realignment

New programs

Five new programs joined Division I for the 2009 season. Three programs, Bryant, North Dakota, and SIU Edwardsville, joined from Division II.[1][2][3] The two other Division I members, Oregon and Cal State Bakersfield, were new varsity baseball programs.[4][5]

Dropped programs

Hawaii-Hilo, which had competed as a Division I independent, dropped to Division II.[6]

Conference changes

The Big South Conference added two new members. Gardner–Webb, previously of the Atlantic Sun Conference, and Presbyterian, previously a Division I independent, both joined the conference.[7]

Two conferences add a single member. Oregon's new program joined the Pacific-10 Conference.[4] Samford left the Ohio Valley Conference to join the Southern Conference.[7]

Four schools became Division I independents− Bryant, from the Division II Northeast-10 Conference; North Dakota, from the Division II North Central Conference; SIU Edwardsville, from the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference; and Cal State Bakersfield, in its first season of varsity intercollegiate baseball.[1][2][5]

Preseason rankings

After a 49–19 season in 2008, the LSU Tigers were ranked #1 prior to the season. Defending World Series champion Fresno State was ranked #19.

Conference standings

America East Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Albany159.62526311.457
Binghamton137.6503022.577
Stony Brook1410.5832923.558
Vermont1410.5832233.400
Maine1311.5423021.588
Hartford715.3181532.319
UMBC418.182936.200
Atlantic 10 Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Dayton216.7783419.642
Rhode Island196.76037201.647
Xavier189.6673921.650
Charlotte1611.5933122.585
Massachusetts1611.5932726.509
Fordham1611.5932231.415
Saint Louis1213.4803025.545
George Washington1115.4231133.389
Richmond1116.4072225.468
Temple1116.4071733.340
St. Bonaventure917.3462425.490
Saint Joseph's917.34616301.351
La Salle918.3331930.388
Duquesne719.2691441.255
Atlantic Coast Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Atlantic
Florida State199.6794518.714
Clemson1911.6334422.667
Boston College1315.4643426.567
Maryland1020.3332727.500
North Carolina State1020.33332531.446
Wake Forest624.2002230.423
Coastal
North Carolina1910.6554818.727
Georgia Tech17101.62538191.664
Miami (FL)1812.6003622.621
Virginia16111.58949151.762
Duke1515.5003524.593
Virginia Tech1217.4143221.604
Atlantic Sun Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Florida Gulf Coast237.7673618.667
Kennesaw State209.6903022.577
Jacksonville1911.6333722.627
Lipscomb1713.5672432.429
Stetson1614.5332730.474
Belmont1515.5002829.491
North Florida1515.5002331.426
Mercer1215.4442323.500
East Tennessee State1020.3332528.472
Campbell719.2692724.529
South Carolina Upstate723.2331737.315
Big East Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Louisville197.7314718.723
South Florida189.6673425.576
West Virginia1710.6303718.673
St. John's1611.5933022.577
Notre Dame1512.5563523.603
Connecticut1413.5193624.600
Pittsburgh1313.5002821.571
Seton Hall1314.4812524.510
Cincinnati1314.4812929.500
Georgetown818.3081632.333
Rutgers819.2962231.415
Villanova620.2312028.417
Big South Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Coastal Carolina215.8084716.746
Winthrop189.6673525.583
Liberty179.6543321.611
Radford169.6402624.520
Gardner–Webb1314.4812525.500
High Point1112.4782132.396
VMI1015.4001835.340
Charleston Southern1015.4001637.302
Presbyterian719.2691338.255
UNC Asheville521.192942.176
Big Ten Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Ohio State186.7504218.700
Minnesota176.7394018.690
Indiana167.6963227.542
Illinois168.6673420.630
Michigan State1311.5422331.426
Purdue1112.4782426.480
Michigan915.3753025.545
Penn State816.3332526.490
Northwestern517.2271235.255
Iowa419.1741435.286
Big West Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
UC Irvine222.9174515.750
Cal State Fullerton177.7084716.746
Cal Poly1410.5833721.638
UC Riverside1212.5003320.623
UC Santa Barbara1113.4582823.549
Long Beach State1113.4582529.463
Pacific915.3752132.396
Cal State Northridge717.2922432.429
UC Davis519.2081342.236
Big 12 Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Texas1791.64850161.754
Oklahoma1710.6304320.683
Kansas1612.5713724.607
Missouri1612.5713527.565
Kansas State14111.55843181.702
Texas A&M1413.5193724.607
Texas Tech1215.4442432.429
Baylor1016.3853026.536
Oklahoma State916.3603324.579
Nebraska819.29625281.472
Colonial Athletic Association
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
George Mason195.7924214.750
Georgia State129.5713622.621
Northeastern1311.5422824.538
Old Dominion1311.5422227.449
UNC Wilmington108.5563123.574
James Madison1211.5223024.556
Delaware1110.5242720.574
Towson1212.5002825.528
William & Mary914.3912425.490
Virginia Commonwealth816.3332026.435
Hofstra618.2501132.256
Conference USA
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East Carolina177.7084620.697
Rice168.6674318.705
Tulane1311.5423425.576
Houston1311.5422731.466
Southern Miss1212.5004026.606
UAB1112.4783126.544
Marshall915.3752132.396
Central Florida915.3752235.386
Memphis716.3042132.396
Horizon League
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Illinois-Chicago176.7392723.540
Wisconsin-Milwaukee149.6092627.491
Wright State1412.5383230.516
Valparaiso1211.5222524.510
Cleveland State1213.4801931.380
Youngstown State1014.4171635.314
Butler620.2311139.220
Ivy League
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Lou Gehrig
Princeton1010.5001819.486
Cornell1010.5001723.425
Columbia713.3501132.256
Penn515.2501623.410
Red Rolfe
Dartmouth164.8002618.591
Brown155.75024191.557
Harvard1010.5001328.317
Yale713.3501324.351
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Manhattan186.7503518.660
Canisius168.6673622.621
Marist159.6253128.525
Rider1410.5832623.531
Niagara1410.5832035.364
Fairfield1014.4172027.426
Siena915.3751535.300
Saint Peter's717.2921737.315
Iona519.2086401.138
Mid-American Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East
Bowling Green188.6922722.551
Ohio189.6672624.520
Kent State179.6544117.707
Miami (OH)1512.5563025.545
Akron1215.4441833.353
Buffalo620.2311935.352
West
Ball State1410.5832625.510
Toledo1412.5382329.442
Eastern Michigan1314.4812535.417
Central Michigan1215.4442530.455
Northern Illinois1016.3851934.358
Western Michigan918.3331435.286
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Bethune-Cookman162.8893228.533
Delaware State108.55616251.393
Florida A&M98.5291930.388
Norfolk State99.5002223.489
North Carolina A&T98.5292134.382
Maryland-Eastern Shore99.5001442.250
Coppin State018.000029.000
Missouri Valley Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Missouri State175.7733420.630
Indiana State157.6823021.588
Wichita State117.6113027.526
Creighton149.6093125.554
Southern Illinois119.5502428.462
Illinois State1111.5002423.511
Northern Iowa715.3182126.447
Evansville717.2922330.434
Bradley417.1901731.354
Mountain West Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Texas Christian155.7504018.690
New Mexico158.6523720.649
San Diego State159.6254123.641
Brigham Young148.6363024.556
Nevada-Las Vegas915.3752632.448
Utah816.3332831.475
Air Force318.1431237.245
Northeast Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Wagner169.6403021.588
Sacred Heart1610.61529271.518
Central Connecticut1611.5932622.542
Monmouth1511.5773225.561
Mount St. Mary's1511.5772325.479
Quinnipiac1117.3931834.346
Fairleigh Dickinson1117.3931634.320
Long Island620.2311039.204
Ohio Valley Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Eastern Illinois134.7653314.702
Murray State1381.61431211.594
Southeast Missouri State1210.5452523.521
Morehead State1210.5451932.373
Tennessee Tech10111.47730231.565
Jacksonville State1013.4353126.544
Eastern Kentucky1013.4352424.500
Austin Peay State712.3682230.423
Tennessee–Martin915.3751930.388
Pacific-10 Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Arizona State216.7925114.785
Washington State198.7043225.561
Oregon State1512.5563719.661
UCLA1512.5562729.482
Arizona1314.4813025.545
Stanford1314.4813025.545
USC1314.4812828.500
Washington1314.4812429.453
California918.3332429.453
Oregon423.1481442.250
Patriot League
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Army137.6503621.632
Bucknell137.6502125.457
Holy Cross117.6112227.449
Lafayette911.4502429.453
Navy812.40020261.436
Lehigh414.22211361.240
Southeastern Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East
Florida1911.6334222.656
South Carolina1713.5674023.635
Georgia1515.5003824.613
Vanderbilt1217.4143727.578
Kentucky1218.4002826.518
Tennessee1119.3672629.473
West
LSU2010.6675617.767
Ole Miss2010.6674420.688
Alabama1811.6213721.638
Arkansas1415.4834124.631
Auburn1119.3673125.554
Mississippi State920.3102529.463
Southern Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Elon234.8524118.695
Georgia Southern208.7144217.712
The Citadel2010.6673722.627
Western Carolina1910.6553522.614
College of Charleston1713.5673522.614
Appalachian State1513.5363321.611
Davidson1116.4071831.367
Furman1020.3332431.436
Samford921.3001735.327
UNC Greensboro721.2502029.408
Wofford722.2411732.347
Southland Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East
Southeastern Louisiana2112.6363722.627
Lamar2013.6063822.633
Northwestern State1813.5812626.500
Central Arkansas1021.3232230.423
McNeese State1022.3122130.412
Nicholls State823.2581731.354
West
Texas State247.7744117.707
Texas-San Antonio2012.6253224.571
Texas-Arlington1913.5942826.519
Sam Houston State1814.5623624.600
Stephen F. Austin1418.4382332.418
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi923.2811738.309
Southwestern Athletic Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East
Mississippi Valley State155.7501725.405
Jackson State1610.6152621.553
Alcorn State119.5501518.455
Alabama A&M1012.4551027.270
Alabama State318.143325.107
West
Southern188.6923017.638
Arkansas-Pine Bluff1311.5421724.415
Grambling State1013.4351636.308
Texas Southern1014.4171630.348
Prairie View A&M915.3751325.342
Summit League
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Oral Roberts162.8893315.688
Southern Utah157.6822724.529
South Dakota State1710.6302630.464
Centenary1610.6153019.612
North Dakota State1014.4171527.357
Oakland1018.3571934.358
Western Illinois816.3331032.238
IPFW621.2221338.225
Sun Belt Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Middle Tennessee218.7244418.710
Western Kentucky218.7244020.667
Troy1810.6433323.589
Florida International1812.6003223.582
Louisiana-Lafayette1415.48327301.474
South Alabama1316.4482530.455
Louisiana-Monroe1217.4143227.542
Florida Atlantic1217.4143026.536
New Orleans1218.4002233.400
Arkansas State1218.4002030.400
Arkansas-Little Rock721.2501634.320
Western Athletic Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
San Jose State157.6824020.667
Louisiana Tech1311.5422722.551
New Mexico State1212.5004017.702
Fresno State1212.5003230.516
Hawaii1112.4783226.552
Nevada1013.4352531.446
Sacramento State814.3642327.460
West Coast Conference
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Gonzaga147.6673618.667
Loyola Marymount138.6193029.508
Pepperdine129.5713123.574
San Francisco129.5712828.500
San Diego1110.5242925.537
Saint Mary's912.4292827.509
Portland714.3332326.469
Santa Clara615.2861934.358


Division I Independents
TeamWLTPct
Dallas Baptist3817.691
Bryant3022.577
Longwood2622.542
Le Moyne2423.511
NYIT19291.398
Savannah State1321.382
Utah Valley1835.340
Northern Colorado1435.286
SIU Edwardsville1437.275
Cal State Bakersfield1337.260
Houston Baptist1236.250
North Dakota826.235
Texas-Pan American1241.226
North Carolina Central534.128
NJIT433.108
Chicago State236.053

Key

Team won the conference tournament and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament
Conference does not have conference tournament, so team won the autobid for finishing in first
Team received at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

College World Series

The 2009 season marked the sixty third NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with LSU claiming their sixth championship with a two games to one series win over Texas in the final.

Bracket

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
2 Cal State Fullerton 6  
Arkansas 10  
  Arkansas 1  
  3 LSU 9  
Virginia 5
3 LSU 9  
  3 LSU 14 -  
  Arkansas 5 -  
2 Cal State Fullerton 5  
Virginia 7  
  Virginia 3*
  Arkansas 4*  
  3 LSU 7* 1 11
  1 Texas 6* 5 4
1 Texas 7  
Southern Miss 6  
  1 Texas 10
  5 Arizona State 6  
5 Arizona State 5*
4 North Carolina 2*  
  1 Texas 4 -
  5 Arizona State 3 -  
Southern Miss 4  
4 North Carolina 11  
  4 North Carolina 5
  5 Arizona State 12  

Award winners

All-American teams

Major player of the year awards

Major coach of the year awards

Other major awards

References

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  2. "Sioux Team Schedule Division I Competition". Grand Forks Herald. North Dakota. 17 February 2007. p. 03 C. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  3. "SIUE Ready to Join Ohio Valley Conference; Announcement Tuesday". TheTelegraph.com. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  4. "Oregon Reinstates Baseball Program". Chron.com. The Associated Press. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. Kehe, Andy (9 December 2007). "CSUB Baseball Lands 14 Recruits". BakersfieldCalifornian.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  6. "Fresh Start". HiloAthletics.com. Hawaii-Hilo Sports Information. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. "Samford Joins Southern Conference; Big South Adds Gardner-Webb". TimesNews.com. The Burlington Times-News. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
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