ESPN College Baseball Bracketology

The latest NCAA Tournament Projections by ESPN have Connecticut (23-12-1, 10-2) as the No. 4-seed in the Charlottesville Region (Host: University of Virginia).

UConn is the lone team that is currently projected to be in the field of 64 from the Big East Conference. The Big East received a conference-record three bids a year ago and were projected by many publications to receive three bids for the 2011 NCAA Tournament at the start of the season (Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville).

Big East analysis by ESPN’s Jeremy Mills:

“St. John’s moved onto the bubble and knocked Louisville out of the field with a sweep of its series this weekend, while Connecticut solidified its hold on the top of the Big East standings. The Big East and Big Ten both have several solid teams this season, but parity among the top contenders could cost the conferences in June. Neither has a lock to earn an at-large bid if they fall short in the conference tournament, so it will likely come down to one week in May to determine the winner between Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville in the Big East…”

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About adamgiardino

I am from Franklin, Massachusetts which is about 1:15 northeast of Storrs. As a senior, I am double-majoring in Communications and Journalism at the University of Connecticut and will be graduating May 2011. I work at 91.7 WHUS as Sports Director and I have been broadcasting UConn games on the radio for four years. I broadcasted the Big East Baseball Tournament as well as the 2010 NCAA Regional in Norwich, Conn. and will continue to be covering the team throughout the 2011 season. With any UConn-related questions, leave a comment or e-mail me at giardino.adam@gmail.com. View all posts by adamgiardino

One response to “ESPN College Baseball Bracketology

  • Mike G

    How is it that you can’t get a second team from the Big East in baseball…. Is it just because they are in the Northeast so they can’t be good. If solid teams keep beating each other.. shouldn’t they all be considered strong. If the big east regular season team loses in the tourney, does that mean they don’t make the 64 team bracket ?????

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