2010 NCAA Division I baseball season

The 2010 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 19, 2010. The season progressed through the regular season, many conference tournaments and championship series, and concluded with the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and 2010 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. It was the final College World Series held at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, which closed following the event. It concluded on June 30, 2010, with the final game of the best of three championship series. South Carolina defeated UCLA two games to none to claim their first championship, which was also South Carolina's first national championship in any men's sport.

2010 NCAA Division I baseball season
DurationFebruary 19, 2010–June 30, 2010
Number of teams301
Preseason #1Texas Longhorns
Tournament
DurationJune 4–30, 2010
Most conference bidsPac-10, ACC and SEC (8)
College World Series
ChampionsSouth Carolina Gamecocks )
Runners-upUCLA Bruins
MOPJackie Bradley, Jr.
Seasons

Realignment

New programs

Seattle added a varsity intercollegiate baseball program for the 2010 season.[1]

Dropped programs

Both Northern Iowa and Vermont dropped their varsity intercollegiate baseball programs following the 2009 season.[2][3]

Conference changes

Eight former Division I independents formed the new Great West Conference, whose champion would not qualify for the NCAA Tournament until the conference completed the transition period to Division I in 2020. The eight schools that formed the conference were Chicago State, Houston Baptist, NJIT, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, NYIT, TexasPan American, and Utah Valley.[4]

The Northeast Conference added Bryant, a former Division II member that had been an independent in 2009.[5]

The Missouri Valley Conference, which lost Northern Iowa when it dropped its program, and the America East Conference, which lost Vermont when it dropped its program, each lost one member.[2][3]

Conference formats

The Southland Conference eliminated the divisional format it had used from 20082009.

Preseason

The Texas Longhorns, defeated by LSU in the 2009 CWS championship series, entered the season ranked #1 in the major polls. Defending national champions LSU received a #2 ranking in the preseason.[6][7]

Conference standings

America East Conference[8]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Binghamton2130.85731200.608
Maine1770.70834220.607
x–Stony Brook1590.62530270.526
Albany10140.41713400.245
Hartford5190.20811370.229
UMBC4200.1679390.188
Atlantic 10 Conference[9]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Charlotte2070.74139170.696
Xavier1890.66726320.448
Rhode Island17100.63031260.544
x–St. Louis15120.55633290.532
Fordham15120.55621350.375
George Washington14130.51926280.481
La Salle14130.51922320.407
Massachusetts13140.51919270.413
St. Joseph's13140.48118290.383
Dayton12150.44423320.418
Richmond10170.37024280.462
Duquesne10170.37016400.286
Temple10170.37014370.275
St. Bonaventure8190.29617310.354
Atlantic Coast Conference[10]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Atlantic Division
xFlorida State18120.60048200.706
y–Clemson18120.60045250.643
y–North Carolina State15150.50038240.613
Boston College14160.46730280.517
Wake Forest8220.26718370.327
Maryland5250.16717390.304
Coastal Division
y–Virginia2370.76751140.785
y–Georgia Tech2190.70047150.758
y–Miami (FL)20100.66743200.683
y–Virginia Tech16140.53340220.645
y–North Carolina14160.46738220.633
Duke8220.26729270.518
Atlantic Sun Conference[11]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Florida Gulf Coast2550.83338200.655
x–Mercer16110.57138240.613
East Tennessee State15120.55632280.533
North Florida14120.53830280.517
Jacksonville14120.53827290.482
Stetson14130.51927310.466
Belmont13130.50027270.500
Kennesaw State12150.44423320.418
Lipscomb9170.32119360.346
Campbell8190.29628270.509
South Carolina Upstate8190.29619370.339
Big East Conference[12]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
y–Louisville2160.77850140.781
y–Connecticut2060.76948160.750
Pittsburgh1880.69238180.679
x–St. John's16110.59343200.683
South Florida16110.59326320.448
Rutgers15120.55630260.536
Cincinnati13140.48129290.500
West Virginia10170.37027300.474
Notre Dame10170.37022320.407
Villanova9180.33329230.558
Seton Hall8190.29619301.390
Georgetown5220.18524310.436
Big South Conference[13]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
x–Coastal Carolina25001.00055100.846
Liberty1980.70442190.689
Radford15110.57729260.527
High Point15120.55631290.517
VMI13140.48133220.600
Winthrop13140.48127300.474
Gardner–Webb10170.37025300.455
UNC Asheville10170.37017350.327
Presbyterian7200.25915390.278
Charleston Southern6200.23117380.309
Big Ten Conference[14]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
x–Minnesota1590.62532300.516
Michigan14100.58335220.614
Iowa13110.54230280.517
Northwestern13110.54224320.429
Purdue12120.50033240.579
Indiana12120.50028270.509
Michigan State11130.45834190.642
Ohio State11130.45828230.549
Illinois10140.41726260.500
Penn State9150.37522300.423


Big 12 Conference[15]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
y–Texas2430.88950130.794
y–Oklahoma15100.60050180.735
y–Kansas State14120.53837220.627
xTexas A&M14121.53743211.669
y–Baylor12130.48036240.600
Texas Tech13140.48128290.491
Kansas11151.42331271.534
Missouri10160.38529260.527
Nebraska10170.37027270.500
Oklahoma State8190.29629260.527
Big West Conference[16]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
z–Cal State Fullerton2130.87546180.719
y–UC Irvine1770.70839210.650
UC Riverside13110.54232230.582
Pacific12120.50031230.574
UC Santa Barbara10140.41724300.444
Cal Poly10140.41723320.418
Cal State Northridge9150.37529270.518
UC Davis9150.37526290.473
Long Beach State7170.29223320.418


Colonial Athletic Association[17]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
James Madison1860.75030230.566
Georgia State1761.72934231.595
x–Virginia Commonwealth1671.68834261.566
North Carolina-Wilmington13110.54233270.550
George Mason11130.45828220.560
Old Dominion11130.45824300.444
Towson11130.45819360.345
William and Mary10140.41727240.529
Hofstra10140.41720281.418
Delaware9150.37527240.529
Northeastern5190.20813310.295
2010 Conference USA baseball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#26 Rice   177 .708  4023 .635
Southern Miss   1410 .583  3624 .600
Memphis   1212 .500  2830 .483
Marshall   1212 .500  2731 .466
Houston   1113 .458  2532 .439
East Carolina   1113 .458  3227 .542
UAB   1113 .458  2825 .528
UCF   1014 .417  3322 .600
Tulane   1014 .417  3224 .571
Conference champion
Tournament champion
y Invited to the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 2010[18]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Great West Conference[19]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Utah Valley2620.92942170.712
Northern Colorado2260.78634240.586
Houston Baptist15130.53628310.475
New York Tech15130.53626291.473
North Dakota13150.46419350.352
Texas–Pan American9180.33322330.400
New Jersey Tech9180.33313440.228
Chicago State2260.0714520.071
Horizon League[20]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Wright State1760.73931250.554
x–Milwaukee1780.68033260.559
Illinois-Chicago1590.62524300.444
Valparaiso9100.47424320.429
Butler11130.45821290.420
Youngstown State9170.34622340.393
Cleveland State5200.20012430.218
Ivy League[21]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Lou Gehrig Division
Columbia1460.70026210.553
Pennsylvania10100.50021200.512
Cornell9110.45018200.474
Princeton6140.30012300.286
Red Rolfe Division
x–Dartmouth1370.65027180.587
Harvard10100.50017260.395
Brown10100.50013310.295
Yale8120.40021220.488
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[22]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Canisius1950.79239210.650
Marist1680.66733220.600
x–Rider1590.62536230.610
Manhattan1590.62531200.608
Siena13110.54227270.500
Niagara13110.54217360.321
Fairfield8160.33318320.360
St. Peter's6180.25018340.346
Iona3210.1259400.184
Mid-American Conference[23]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East Division
x–Kent State1890.66739250.609
Bowling Green1890.66731231.573
Miami (OH)13140.48128280.500
Ohio13140.48120350.364
Buffalo9180.33323290.442
Akron3240.11121340.382
West Division
Central Michigan2070.74136220.621
Toledo1980.70434220.607
Ball State1980.70429290.500
Eastern Michigan13140.48127320.458
Northern Illinois12150.44424310.436
Western Michigan5220.18512420.222
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference[24]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
x–Bethune–Cookman18001.00035220.614
North Carolina A&T1530.83331260.544
Norfolk State990.50021291.422
Delaware State8100.44413360.265
Coppin State7110.38914330.298
Florida A&M3150.16710311.250
Maryland-Eastern Shore3150.1678430.157
Missouri Valley Conference[25]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Wichita State1560.71441190.683
x–Illinois State1560.71432230.582
Indiana State10100.50035190.648
Southern Illinois10100.50028290.491
Evansville10110.47632270.542
Creighton9120.42927250.519
Bradley8130.38120320.385
Missouri State6150.28621340.382
Mountain West Conference[26]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
x–Texas Christian1950.79254140.794
y–New Mexico1480.63638220.633
San Diego State13110.54228280.500
Brigham Young12120.50027310.466
Nevada-Las Vegas11130.45829290.500
Utah10130.43523280.451
Air Force3200.13013420.236
Northeast Conference[27]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Bryant2570.78134220.607
Sacred Heart20120.62531270.534
x–Central Connecticut State18140.56333230.589
Wagner17150.53126310.456
Monmouth15170.46922270.449
Mount St. Mary's14180.43820310.392
Quinnipiac13190.40614390.264
Fairleigh Dickinson11210.34416380.296
Long Island11210.34414420.250
Ohio Valley Conference[28]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Tennessee Tech1460.70031250.554
x–Jacksonville State1580.65232260.552
Murray State1281.59528281.500
Southeast Missouri State1390.59130250.545
Eastern Illinois11120.47818350.340
Eastern Kentucky9120.42928270.509
Austin Peay8130.38128250.528
Morehead State6121.34224251.490
Tennessee–Martin8160.33324310.436
Pacific-10 Conference[29]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
z–Arizona State2070.74152100.839
y–UCLA1890.66751160.761
y–Washington State15120.55637220.627
y–Stanford14130.51931250.554
y–Oregon13140.48140240.625
y–California13140.48129250.537
y–Arizona12150.44434240.586
y–Oregon State12150.44432240.571
Washington11160.40728280.500
USC7200.25928320.467
Patriot League[30]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Army1640.80028170.622
Lehigh1280.60023270.460
Holy Cross10100.50026260.500
x–Bucknell8120.40025350.417
Navy7130.35030210.588
Lafayette7130.35015300.333
Southeastern Conference[31]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
East Division
y–Florida2280.73347170.734
y–South Carolina2190.70054160.771
y–Vanderbilt16120.57146200.697
Kentucky13170.43331250.554
Tennessee12180.40030260.536
Georgia5230.17916370.302
West Division
y–Auburn20100.66743210.672
y–Arkansas18120.60043210.672
y–Ole Miss16140.53339240.619
y–Alabama15150.50042250.627
xLSU14160.46741220.651
Mississippi State6240.20023330.411
Southern Conference[32]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
x–The Citadel2460.80043220.662
y–College of Charleston2280.73344190.698
y–Elon19110.63338240.613
Georgia Southern19110.63334240.586
Samford17120.58631250.554
Western Carolina16131.55037211.636
Appalachian State14141.50038181.675
Furman11190.36719370.339
Wofford9210.30017380.309
North Carolina-Greensboro7230.23320330.377
Davidson5250.16719320.373
Southland Conference[33]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Texas State23100.69738220.633
Northwestern State22100.68836210.632
Southeastern Louisiana21120.63640190.678
Stephen F. Austin20120.62534200.630
Texas–Arlington19140.57629310.483
x–Lamar16170.48535260.574
McNeese State16170.48531270.534
Nicholls State15180.45527290.482
Texas-San Antonio13200.39422280.440
Sam Houston State11220.33319360.345
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi10221.31820331.380
Central Arkansas10221.31819351.355
Southwestern Athletic Conference[34]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Eastern Division
Jackson State1960.76036170.679
Mississippi Valley State1680.66723300.434
Alcorn State1580.65227270.500
Alabama State6180.25013270.325
Alabama A&M3200.13017320.347
Western Division
Texas Southern1860.75030260.536
Southern1760.73924210.533
x–Grambling State10140.41722320.407
Arkansas-Pine Bluff8160.33319320.373
Prairie View A&M6170.26112350.255
Summit League[35]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
South Dakota State1990.67939210.650
x–Oral Roberts1990.67936270.571
Centenary1790.65428260.519
Oakland13140.48123340.404
IPFW13150.46417380.309
North Dakota State11160.40722300.423
Southern Utah11160.40718360.333
Western Illinois6210.22214390.264
Sun Belt Conference[36]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
y–Louisiana-Lafayette2190.70038220.633
y–Florida Atlantic2190.70037240.607
Middle Tennessee State18120.60035230.603
x–Florida International17130.56736250.590
South Alabama17130.56732270.542
Western Kentucky16140.53335230.603
Troy16140.53336250.590
Arkansas State16140.53330280.517
Arkansas-Little Rock12160.42929250.537
Louisiana-Monroe7230.23317380.309
New Orleans2260.07113390.250
West Coast Conference[37]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
z–San Diego1920.90537220.627
Portland1470.66734180.654
Pepperdine1290.57124300.444
San Francisco10110.47628280.500
Santa Clara8130.38123310.426
St. Mary's8130.38119321.375
Gonzaga8130.38120360.357
Loyola Marymount5160.23823330.411
Western Athletic Conference[38]
ConfOverall
TeamWLTPctWLTPct
Fresno State1680.66738250.603
Nevada1491.60436221.619
New Mexico State1491.60436231.608
x–Hawai'i12120.50035280.556
Louisiana Tech11130.45827300.474
San Jose State9150.37523370.383
Sacramento State7170.29218351.343


Division I Independents[39]
TeamWLTPct
Longwood28200.583
Dallas Baptist28270.509
Le Moyne28270.509
Savannah State24260.480
Cal State Bakersfield26300.464
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville14380.269
Seattle11390.220
North Carolina Central3440.064


Key
x– Won Conference Tournament and Automatic NCAA Tournament Bid
y– At-Large Selection to NCAA Tournament
z– Won Conference Regular Season and Automatic NCAA Tournament Bid

Rankings

The Pac-10 Conference champion Arizona State Sun Devils (47–8) ended the regular season ranked #1 in the USAToday/ESPN poll while the Virginia Cavaliers (47–11) finished #1 in the Baseball America poll. Preseason #1 Texas stumbled to an 0–3 Big 12 Tournament record to drop to #3 in both final polls. South Carolina finished the season as a unanimous #1 after winning its first College World Series.

Postseason

The 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on June 4, 2010. 64 teams qualified for the tournament. The following teams earned Top 8 National Seeds:

  1. Arizona State (47–8)
  2. Texas (46–11) — Eliminated in Super Regional
  3. Florida (42–15)
  4. Coastal Carolina (51–7) — Eliminated in Super Regional
  5. Virginia (47–11) — Eliminated in Super Regional
  6. UCLA (43–13)
  7. Louisville (48–12) — Eliminated in Regional
  8. Georgia Tech (45–13) — Eliminated in Regional

Atlantic Sun Conference champions Mercer earned their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament while New Mexico earned their first appearance since 1962.[40]

College World Series

The 2010 season marked the sixty fourth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska, and for the last time was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with South Carolina claiming their first championship with a two games to none series win over UCLA in the final.

Bracket

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
Florida State 1  
TCU 8  
  TCU 3  
  6 UCLA 6  
6 UCLA 11
3 Florida 3  
  6 UCLA 2 10  
  TCU 6 3  
3 Florida 5  
Florida State 8  
  TCU 11
  Florida State 7  
  6 UCLA 1 1*
  South Carolina 7 2*
South Carolina 3  
Oklahoma 4  
  Oklahoma 4
  Clemson 6  
Clemson 6
1 Arizona State 3  
  Clemson 1 3
  South Carolina 5 4  
1 Arizona State 4  
South Carolina 11  
  Oklahoma 2*
  South Carolina 3*  

Award winners

All-American teams

Major player of the year awards

Major coach of the year awards

Other major awards

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